Meeting Terry Korth

I drive south from my hotel in Calgary for about 45 minutes and park in front of a low-rise building surrounded by fields. It’s 9:45 a.m. on the last Monday in January and I’m here to meet Terry Korth, the owner and chief executive officer of one of Canada’s largest distributors of guns and ammunition.

I don’t quite know what a distributor is, but the company’s website says it sells more than a dozen iconic brands including Leupold, Hornady, Glock, Ruger and Kimber. I also know that somewhere in this building is a shooting range.

Twelve hours earlier, I didn’t think I’d be here.

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NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Day One: The NRA Store

NRA Annual Meeting 2017 Atlanta

Nicolas Johnson, editor of TheGunBlog.ca, in Atlanta on 27 April 2017.

I arrived in Atlanta today for the annual meeting of the U.S. National Rifle Association, which describes itself as “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” As far as I’m aware, the group’s more than 5 million members make it the biggest shooter’s rights association in the world. Some 80,000 people are expected at this year’s gathering, more than SHOT Show.

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Q&A With Glock Canada Sales Manager James Cassells

The following is a Q&A with James Cassells, Glock Inc.’s sales manager for Canada.

Cassells joined Austria-based Glock about 5 years ago after more than 30 years with the Toronto Police Service, including 10 years with its SWAT unit, the Emergency Task Force.

TheGunBlog.ca spoke with Cassells by telephone on March 22 about Glock in Canada and the company’s plans to lower prices. (Glock Cuts Pistol Prices in Canada, Leading to Industry Shakeup)

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