Whether you’re a proficient hunter or a hesitant homeowner seeking more information and familiarity with the world of firearms, you’re encouraged to attend the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival at the Best of the West Shooting Range in Liberty Hill, Texas, Oct. 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. IWI US, Inc. is one of the exhibitors that will be on hand, and you don’t want to miss out on what they’re offering.

“We’ll have an array of IWI firearms on site, including the belt-fed Negev machine gun, the Galil 5.56 machine gun, the TAVOR X95 in 5.56 and 9mm, the TAVOR SAR, the Galil in 7.62×39 and 7.62×51, UZI Pros with stabilizing brace and various models of the Jericho pistol. I think the only thing we left in Israel is the Iron Dome. Now’s your chance to get behind the trigger of your favorite IDF firearm, so do yourself a favor and drop by the booth, it’ll put a smile on your face,” Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales & Marketing for IWI US, said in a statement.

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IWI US will be at shooting bay 4 and staffed by company personnel direct from their headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

According to the press release, if you want to try guns at the festival — under the strict supervision manufacturer representatives and training safety officers —  you have to buy “shooter tickets,” which will give you access to over 20 firearms “try and buy” bays. Attendees with shooter and non-shooter tickets will have the opportunity to browse a retail village showcasing ammo and accessories.

The Texas State Rifle Association, a sponsor of the Texas Firearms Festival, will host educational and learn-to-shoot classes for beginners on both days.

VIP tickets will also be available for both days. If you have a VIP ticket holder, you get early access into the festival each day at 9 a.m. and will also be eligible to attend a separate “Full Auto Friday” event on Oct. 14 that features automatic weapons. Moreover, VIP attendees gain “Fast Pass” access to skip the line at each exhibitor bay by showing their VIP wristbands, and can access the VIP lounge to relax, utilize the complementary Wi-Fi and enjoy nonalcoholic beverages. VIP lounge guests also receive a complementary lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

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All attendees can buy food from Austin’s finest food-truck cuisine and enjoy free parking, with preferred parking for VIP attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. No alcoholic beverages will be served, available for purchase or allowed into the event.

All licensed gun owners who bring their firearms are required to keep them holstered at all times.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for attendees who don’t keep their firearms holstered,” Festival CEO Michelle Felkins said.

For more information about the Texas Firearms Festival, visit

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