NRA weekend slated at Cabela’s

By Stacy Kess

February 5, 2014

Cabela’s Columbus is partnering with the National Rifle Assocation for an NRA membership drive and series of firearms safety seminars Saturday and Sunday.

NRA Weekend is an annual Cabela’s event, and is the second at Cabela’s Columbus, 1650 Gemini Place at Polaris in Delaware County. Cabela’s Columbus hosted its first NRA Weekend in September 2013.

Seminars include:

• “Basic Pistol Safety Q&A on Ohio Concealed Carry” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at which NRA Certified Instructors from review basic pistol safety and information about obtaining a concealed handgun license.

• “Personal Protection in the Home” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, at which NRA Instructors review home security measures, developing a security plan and implementing plans for security measures.

• “Get a Grip: Which Handgun is Best for You” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, at which participants can learn about which firearm best fits their needs.

NRA Weekend will also include in-store product demonstrations and workshops including patterning your firearm for turkey season, ammo selection, knife sharpening and proper gun cleaning.

“It’s important to provide a comfortable, safe and enjoyable setting for people to become more education about firearm safety, Ohio conceal carry laws, home protection and more,” said Cabela’s Columbus spokesperson Derrek Shively. “Cabela’s is excited providing that venue during NRA Weekend.”

The NRA also will renew memberships and selling new memberships throughout the weekend at Cabela’s. Those who sign up for or renew a membership at $35 or more will receive a $25 Cabela’s gift certificate.

For more information about NRA Weekend events, visit