The 2016 iteration of the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits (NRAAM) has drawn to a close and it was a resounding success.
With just over 80,000 in attendance over the three-day span, this year’s event was the second biggest in the show’s 145-year history, creating what the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates to be a $53 million economic impact for the city.
The GunLink team was there from the pre-show events to the closing bell on the last day (serenaded out by Mark Wills at the FN booth). We got to catch up with some old friends, speak with exhibitors and attendees, spend money on show specials, and snap photos. In case you were not able to make it to Louisville, here is some of what you missed…
NOIR Episode 22 “NOIR’s Last Chance” wraps up the first season. Colion and LaSorte reveal who won the NOIR Challenge, the guest challenge, and explain why the show has opened up a new world for shooters. Watch the season one finale below.
Although this may be the last episode of NOIR season one, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep watching. Catch up on old episodes that you missed or re-watch your favorites in the GunLink NOIR archives. Continue reading
All athletes have their own pregame routine. For shooter athletes, it’s a pre-range routine. In NOIR Episode 12 “Pregame is THE Game” LaSorte and Colion highlight some of the pre-range routines they’ve come across. Whether you practice dry fire like LaSorte or physically train like Colion, routines help you stay prepared and focused at the range or during a workout.
The latest episode of NOIR is online and ready to watch in case you missed watching it live. Scroll down to watch this episode in its entirety or click here to view all past episodes of NOIR.
How important is strength in shooting? After preparing with some exercises led by David Vobora at Performance Vault, Colion and LaSorte put Branch Warren to the test in NOIR Episode 11 “NOIR’s Strongest Man.”
NOIR Episode 10 – I’m Seeing Double – is online and ready to watch in case you missed watching it live. Scroll down to watch this episode in its entirety or click here to view all past episodes of NOIR.
In this episode, LaSorte takes his transformation into the shooter athlete a little too seriously. Okay, way too seriously. Being a shooter athlete is all about versatility, and firearms can be used in so many different ways; that’s why Colion started a freestyle course.
Colion Noir’s show, NOIR, on NRA Freestyle started out back in May with the first episode, titled Start Here. The episode title was appropriate enough, as that first episode created a lot of buzz.
The 8-episode first part of season one wrapped in late June as the series went on a two month hiatus. The series now returns, kicking off the next leg of the season with Amy and Colion introducing a head-t0-head battle with Darren LaSorte to find out who is the best “athletic shooter.”
“Stuck in his tactical ways, LaSorte struggles to comprehend the idea of athletic shooting. In an effort to bring him into the light, Colion and Amy realize the easiest way might be to show him.”
Watch Episode 9: Lasorte’s Last Stand below and be sure to keep coming back to the GunLink Blog each week to catch the latest episodes. Continue reading