In the year that Crosman is celebrating its 90th year of designing and manufacturing airguns, the National Rifle Association recognized the company for 25 straight years of participation in the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Crosman is in unique company; since the NRA first included exhibits in 1949, of over 550 companies participating in the 2013 event, only 51 have 25 years or more of participation.
“We support the NRA and its principles of responsible gun ownership, education and training. The NRA show is a chance to visit directly with shooting enthusiasts about today’s airgun and airsoft products and no consumer event comes close to the attendance numbers of this show,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. He was on hand to accept the award on behalf of Crosman during the 2013 event.
This year the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits set a new record with over 86,000 in attendance. The organization has five million members.
What airguns were most popular among this year’s NRA show attendees? “By far our line of hunting rifles under the Benjamin brand. We also had a lot of interest in our competition products, particularly the Challenger and MAR177 AR upper,” said DeBoard. ”The enthusiasm for these products was amazing. From those new to airguns who stopped to watch our in-booth hunting highlight reel, to long-time airgunners, and even those seeking an alternative to traditional firearms due to the ammunition shortage, the activity in the booth was non-stop,” added DeBoard.
Crosman’s Shooting Services team is back on the road this week attending the world’s largest archery competition: the National Archery in the Schools Program world championship in Louisville, Kentucky. For the full travel schedule, please click here.