Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2009
It's never been easier to keep up with what's going on regarding the annual Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition. Just go online and visit http://twitter.com/customguns.
The event takes place Jan. 22-24 at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Reno, NV. Among its many goals: Promote the artistry of fine custom firearms.
The American Custom Gunmakers Guild and the Firearms Engravers Guild of America will showcase the work of their membership at the exhibition. Also participating are select members of American Bladesmith Society, the Contemporary Longrifle Association and the Knifemakers Guild.
The event, known as "The Finest Assembly of Custom Guns and Engraving in America," features talented and respected craftspeople who display their handiwork as well as exchange ideas, views and techniques related to their field of expertise. The exhibition is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person per day.
Reservations at John Ascuaga's Nugget (http://www.janugget.com) can be made by calling (800) 648-1177 and using reservation code GFIRE10. The deadline is Dec. 19. Room rate is $104 per night, plus tax and fees.
The exhibition is open to the public on Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As in past years, seminars will take place the day after exhibition, on Monday, Jan. 25.
"This is the only event in 2010 to see truly fine quality firearms and meet America's best custom gunmakers and firearm engravers," organizers said, adding that, "All functions will be in the premier convention area on the second floor of the Nugget."
The exhibition's Saturday night schedule includes a banquet, an awards presentation and the joint FEGA/ACGG auction. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. Cost is $45 per person.
Conveniently for exhibition-goers, the Safari Club International annual Hunters' Convention -- which features former President George W. Bush as banquet keynote speaker -- takes place Jan. 20-23 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
About ACGG and FEGA: The American Custom Gunmakers Guild (ACGG) is dedicated to the advancement of the art of custom gunmaking. Among its goals is to increase public awareness and appreciation for fine quality custom firearms and to promote custom gunmaking as an accepted art form. The Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) was founded in 1981. Among FEGA's goals is to provide opportunities for engravers to exchange ideas and knowledge, to assist in improving individual skills and to raise public interest and appreciation in quality firearms engraving.