The 12th annual Outdoor Blast is coming to the Infinite Energy Center the last weekend of July, and GON will again give away a gun every hour of the show. The extremely popular Gun-An-Hour Giveaway returns. While you shop and browse the vendor booths and enjoy show events, every hour you will have a chance to win a free gun.
We will draw a name every hour for someone who registers for free that day at the show. The person drawn will simply come by the GON booth, complete the federal background check, pick up their brand-new gun, and take it home that day.
The Gun-An-Hour Giveaway is made possible through partnerships with 30-30 Ministries and the Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation, and with some awesome help from Adventure Outdoors. There are no raffle tickets to buy, just a simple sign-up for all show attendees who are 18 and older who have a paid ticket to that day’s show. You must be present to win.
We will again be giving away some awesome brand-name guns during the course of the weekend. There are two Browning A-Bolt deer rifles, Remington and Weatherby rifles, a Smith & Wesson .40 Shield handgun, a Core 15 TAC M4 5.56, several hunting shotguns and two Glock pistols.
Here’s the complete 2018 Gun-An-Hour-Giveaway lineup of guns and the schedule of the hourly drawings:
Friday, July 27:
2 p.m. Taurus 738 TCP .380 ACP
3 p.m. Mossberg 500 Slugster 12 ga
4 p.m. Sig Arms 1911-22LR, 5-inch
5 p.m. Remington 700 SPS 7mm-08
6 p.m. Browning BPS 12 Gauge
7 p.m. Winchester 1892 Short Rifle 45 Colt
Saturday, July 28:
10 a.m. Rossi Rifle Combo 20 ga – .243
11 a.m. Weatherby Vanguard S2 .270
12 noon Remington 700 VTR .223
1 p.m. CZ Youth 20 Gauge
2 p.m. Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander 12 Gauge
3 p.m. Glock 31 LE .357 SIG FS
4 p.m. S&W M&P40 5-inch BK FO
5 p.m. Remington 700 SPS Stainless Steel .300 WSM
6 p.m. Core 15 TAC M4 5.56
Sunday, July 29:
11 a.m. Chiappa 1911 .22lr tactical
12 noon Springfield XD40 S&W
1 p.m. Tikka T3 Lite .30-06
2 p.m. Browning BPS Micro Mid 20 Gauge, Black Walnut
3 p.m. Glock 37 LE Gen4 . 45GAP FS 1
4 p.m. Browning XBolt SSA Predator .223 MOBU
The Outdoor Blast will again be held at the Infinite Energy Center, formerly known as the Gwinnett Center, just off I-85 north of Atlanta. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. There are lots of restaurants and hotels in the area if you are planning to attend multiple days.
The Outdoor Blast will begin this year at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and runs through the weekend until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29.
• See Georgia Deer Hunters Win Big: The Truck-Buck Contest and Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Outs are held during the Outdoor Blast. Winners from last season’s big-buck contests will take part in exciting pellet-rifle competitions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
• See Huge Georgia Bucks: The Wall of Fame, a display of the state’s best bucks from last season, is a must-see at the Outdoor Blast.
• Let The Kids Play: The Outdoor Blast is free for kids 12 and younger. Once inside, there’s a free Kids Zone that includes a Wipe Out bar and a mechanical bull. There are free “Snakes Alive” and “Birds of Prey” shows. And there’s tons of cool stuff the kids will love to see and do at the more than 300 vendor booths.
For more info, go to www.gon.com/outdoor-blast, or call (800) 438-4663.