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Old January 12, 2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Is anyone going to the national NRA show in Indy?

I missed last year in Houston, but Indy is just a hop and a skip. Anyone else going?
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Old January 12, 2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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Yes. I will be manning the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association booth right up front.

Stop by, say hi.

If you need any info about restaurants, hotels, what to do in Indy, let me know.
See you at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indy!
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Old January 12, 2014, 06:14 PM   #3
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Yup, I'll be there from Michigan
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Old January 12, 2014, 07:11 PM   #4
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Restaurants please...

If you're waiting for someone to ask, I'll bite.

What are the good restaurants?
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:27 PM   #5
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I was going to book a hotel through the NRA website, but it looks like 10 miles away is as close as you can get. I haven't been to Indianapolis since 02-03? We used to come up for the Farm machinery show. Spent some time at the Coyote club, which I believe isn't there anymore... Edit, that was Louisville, been too many years.

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Old January 12, 2014, 08:30 PM   #6
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Not planning on going to Indy but made the St. Louis show a couple years ago and it was a blast. I am glad I did it even though it was not a good time of the year for me. It is something I won't likely get to do again. So cross that off the bucket list. Next is the Tulsa gun show, hopefully this spring.
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:34 PM   #7
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Excellent restaurant is The Slippery Noodle, which is 4 blocks east of Lucas Oil Statium. Exceptional food, great selection of beer and drinks, and three live bands on the week ends.

It's the place Peyton and the rest of the team went after every home game.

There are a ton of good places right downtown

Indy is real easy to navigate, and traffic isn't nearly as bad as most other large cities. Ten miles in Indy is usually 15 minutes.
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:45 PM   #8
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I'll be there, walking around.
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:51 PM   #9
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:53 PM   #10
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A girl tried to take me in the Slippery noodle once. Long story. Didn't imagine it was still there. I was at St Louis too. Only missed Houston because my boss scheduled his vacation on top of mine.
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Old January 12, 2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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I'll be there.
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Old January 12, 2014, 10:29 PM   #12
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The best place to eat in Indy is St. Elmo's Steak House. If you go, order the shrip cocktail. They gring their own horse radish for the cocktail sauce. You will never forget it.

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Old January 13, 2014, 08:00 AM   #13
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Pulled off their website.

The 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center in the center of downtown Indianapolis, IN, April 25-27, 2014!
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Old January 13, 2014, 08:02 AM   #14
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Old January 13, 2014, 01:24 PM   #15
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Indy is one big, spread out city. 10 miles won't get you half way across town especially from north to south. It's about 35 miles across if you count all the suburbs that are really part of the city now like Noblesville to Mooresville. It's one of the most spread out cities in the US. But getting around is fairly easy except at rush hour of course.

I might try to go too. It's not that far from me. I'm just east of Cincinnati and we have relatives in Indy that are always asking us to come and stay with them. I lived there for few years.
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Old January 15, 2014, 08:48 AM   #16
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what does it cost to get in?......another question......will it be a "gun free zone"?.....never been to a NRA shin dig.....
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Old January 15, 2014, 06:38 PM   #17
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The product show is free for NRA members, but the speeches, banquets, and breakfast all cost out of pocket. The show is worth seeing, free or not. Pretty much every gun produced is there to fondle. Plus deals on things, like $25 Ruger BX25 mags at St Louis when they had just been released and cost twice that anywhere else...
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Old March 21, 2014, 12:46 PM   #18
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I'm planning to go. I will update to confirm once my PTO is approved at work.
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Old April 6, 2014, 07:00 PM   #19
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My wife and I will be there. Had hotel reservations since last Aug. What a great time. Missed Huston due to a knee replacement but don't plan to miss any more. I just retired so we can make them for a long time now.
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