Posted August 29, 2017 7:00 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

The inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo — geared toward concealed carry and the gun lobby’s new insurance options — was held in downtown Milwaukee. Given the location, the event floor was a welcome home to a number of Wisconsin firearms-related companies both big and small.  Featuring everything from custom gun manufacturing to rifle barrels to law enforcement and civilian gear, some of the Dairyland’s finest was on display.
The Blue Stone team works together like family to produce high-quality, American-made gear for law enforcement and civilians alike. Blue Stone does all its manufacturing and distribution business out of Wisconsin Dells.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
Enthusiastic volunteers Sarah and Dave staff the booth for WI Force, the state’s official NRA-Chartered organization. In addition to supporting the NRA, WI Force dedicates significant time and money into its junior shooting programs and state gun ranges. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
Josh Vogel with Wisconsin Tactical and his geared-up buddy were happy to discuss their options in force-on-force training.  Based out of Waukesha, in addition to tactical and in-depth training for civilians, Wisconsin Tactical also offers full gunsmithing services and gun-building and repair courses. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
Michael Ross and Stephanie Dahlke of Criterion Barrels were gracious hosts and happy to


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