Cool things you missed at NRA Carry Guard Expo (PHOTOS)

08/30/17 7:00 AM | by

Detail of the hand airbrushed modern minuteman artwork on the American Rebel Vette’s hood. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The vast majority of the NRA Carry Guard Expo floor was filled with concealable handguns, defense shotguns, holsters of every kind, and self-defense training options.  Yet no show is complete without some impractical eye-candy for gun lovers.  Here’s what you missed if you didn’t make the Expo.

The patriotic, lighted-suit dude at DS Arms was an attention grabber at the company's booth. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The patriotic, lighted-suit dude at DS Arms was an attention grabber at the company’s booth. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Musician Andy Ross' American Rebel brand booth set the tone for the Expo with this 2A-painted Corvette. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Musician Andy Ross’ American Rebel brand booth set the tone for the Expo with this 2A-painted Corvette. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Detail of the hand airbrushed modern minuteman artwork on the American Rebel Vette's hood. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Detail of the hand airbrushed modern minuteman artwork on the American Rebel Vette’s hood. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

A long line of indoor range simulators was a popular spot during the Expo as attendees could test out some of the most popular guns on the show floor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

A long line of NRA Mobile Tactical indoor range lanes was a popular spot during the Expo as attendees could test out some of the most popular guns on the show floor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The NRA Museum brought a sampling of their collection geared towards the concealable. Here, we have the Harmonica Gun. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The NRA Museum brought a sampling of their collection geared towards the concealable. Here, we have the Harmonica Pistol. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

After talking with some Museum staff who actually shot this Ring Gun, it may be more novelty than concealed weapon, but nonetheless high on the neat factor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

After talking with some Museum staff who actually shot this Ring Pistol, it may be more novelty than concealed weapon, but nonetheless high on the neat factor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The Triple Threat, housed at the NRA Museum, is an early concealment weapon. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The Triple Threat, housed at the NRA Museum, is an early concealment weapon.  So named because it features a double action revolver, brass knuckles, and a folding dagger all in one.   (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The holster may look outdated but this early Remington Double Derringer setup is not unlike many modern offerings today. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The holster may look outdated but this early Remington Double Derringer setup is not unlike many modern offerings today. It’s made more interesting by the backstory that this particular rig was worn by a pilot flying combat missions during the Korean Conflict.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The star of this NRA Museum display is the Remington Cane Gun, one of the more ornate of its kind. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The star of this NRA Museum display is the Remington Cane Gun, one of the more ornate of its kind. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

In a different era of concealed carry, this Palm Pistol was en vogue. This example is housed at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, VA. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

In a different era of concealed carry, this .32 caliber rimfire Palm Pistol was en vogue. This example is housed at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, VA. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

From museum displays to this modern custom NRA raffle truck, ATV, and UTV/trailer combo, the show floor was packed with something for everybody. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

From museum displays to this modern custom NRA raffle truck, ATV, and UTV/trailer combo, the show floor was packed with something for everybody. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

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