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Beretta Sponsors NRA’s Freedom Festival at 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

April 10, 2015 08:31 AM

Beretta is the presenting sponsor of the National Rifle Association’s first “Freedom Festival”, which takes place on Broadway, the main street just outside the Music City Center in downtown Nashville today through Sunday.

“We are very excited to have a special role at this year’s NRA meeting and exhibit, especially since it is being held in Tennessee, “said Ryan Muety, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Beretta USA. “As the sponsor of Freedom Festival, which is free and open to the public, we have an even greater presence at the show and more opportunities for interaction with our brand for both convention goers and those who happen to be visiting or working in Nashville this week.”

The Freedom Festival is open and Beretta has both a large mobile showroom and a smaller showroom truck out on the plaza. Both have a display of firearms that visitors can handle and inspect up close. Plus there are Beretta staff on hand to answer any questions. The smaller showroom is equipped with a virtual shooting range where you can experience simulated shooting with the new Beretta M9A3 pistol. There are musical performances every day on the Beretta stage located near the Beretta mobile showroom. An impressive line up of talent is scheduled to take the stage from 10am to 5pm each day. And there are numerous other exhibitors on the plaza for visitors to enjoy.

Inside the convention center Beretta occupies one of the largest spaces on the floor. ”We’ll be hard to miss, our booth is chock full of firearms, including a brand new Tikka rifle and several new Beretta shotguns as well as the new Beretta M9A3 handgun and an historically significant pistol – the model 1915. It’s the first semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Beretta, one hundred years ago. It’s a pistol very few people ever get to see in person,” explained Muety.

The Beretta booth (#615) also includes a retail area selling Beretta logoed goods. Throughout the show, the booth also will be the site for special appearances by Michael Waddell from the Bone Collectors, and Randy Birdsong and Nate Hosic from Head Hunters TV. Additionally Bill Wilson will be stopping by to talk about the Wilson custom 92G Brigadier Tactical, and expert shooter, Ernest Langdon from Langdon Tactical Technology will be there to give pointers on shooting the Beretta M9. Demonstrations are also scheduled for the Beretta GunPod 2, a unique, downloadable app for hunters who want to keep a digital diary of their quests.

In conjunction with the launch of the GunPod 2, one lucky winner will receive an A400 Lite shotgun, and Beretta will be giving away t-shirts to the first 500 visitors who come to the booth and show the GunPod 2 app on their smart phone. Tennessee residents with proof of residence who shop the retail store will receive a special 16% discount – in recognition of Tennessee being the 16th state to join the union. Throughout the show and while supplies last Beretta will be giving away gift certificates, trinkets and literature. For a list of all Beretta’s promotions and rules visit

“We really are happy to be in Nashville for NRA and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone into our booth and showrooms and inviting them to enjoy all the entertainment out at the Freedom Festival,” concluded Muety.

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