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Story Posted 04-10-2015

Benelli Brings Out Their Big Guns for NRA Annual Meetings

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ACCOKEEK, Md. — If you're a hunting and shooting enthusiast who'd like to meet some of the sport's biggest stars and top shooters, Benelli USA's booth is the place to be at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, April 10-12 in Nashville. The Benelli pro-staff and other celebrities will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and talk guns and shooting, including Benelli's accomplished 3-Gun team and celebrities like Aaron Lewis, Theresa Vail and Julie Golob. Every brand in the Benelli USA lineup will be represented.

Team Benelli 3-Gun, lead by Dianna Liedorff Muller, will be on hand 2-3 pm Friday, 12-1 pm Saturday and 12-1 pm Sunday. Although Benelli has sponsored several shooters and pro-staffers in 3-Gun over the years, this is the inaugural year for Team Benelli 3-Gun, already off to a great start with several top ten finishes.

Young shooting phenomenon Katie Francis started shooting a .22 at the tender age of five, but the 16 year-old soon graduated to larger calibers and now shoots a Benelli on the 3-Gun circuit. Katie will meet fans and sign autographs 1-2 pm Friday, 1-2 pm Saturday and 1-2 pm Sunday.

Shooting celebrity, author and TV star Julie Golob is host of Shooting USA's Impossible Shots. The USPSA National Champion brings another dimension of professionalism to the Benelli brand and will be at the Benelli USA booth 10-11 am Saturday and 11 am-noon Sunday.

USPSA Champion and Grand Master James Casanova's 3-Gun performance earned him a top-ten 3-Gun Nation Series win and spot at the 3-Gun Nation Shoot-off. He'll be at signing autographs and meeting fans from 3-4 pm Friday, 3-4 pm Saturday and 2-3 pm Sunday at the Benelli USA booth.

Outdoor celebrities and stars of the Benelli-sponsored television show "On the Road" Aaron Lewis and Rock Bordelon will be at the booth from 11 am – 1 pm Friday, while Franchi pro-staffer Theresa Vail, former Miss Kansas and star of upcoming Outdoor Channel television show "Limitless with Theresa Vail", will be at the Franchi booth from 3-6 pm on Friday, 9 am-noon on Saturday and 10 am-noon on Sunday.

Popular shooter, blogger, YouTube star and 2nd amendment advocate TacTissy will be at the Benelli Booth from 5-6 pm Friday and 2-3 pm Saturday.

Stoeger's pro-staffer and 3-Gun competitor Ryan Muller will talk shooting and sign autographs from 2-3 pm Friday, 12-1 pm Saturday and 12-1 pm Sunday and the family shooting team Yackley 5 will be on hand from 1-2 pm Friday, 1-2 pm Saturday and 1-2 pm Sunday.

2014 World Champion Cowgirl [TK1] Mounted Shooter Kenda Williams, now sponsored by Uberti, will also be on hand at the Uberti booth from 10 am-noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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