The National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting and Exhibits (NRAAM) 2023 in Indianapolis signaled a triumphant return for the event after facing cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst this resurgence, Universal Coin & Bullion, 1st National Reserve, and 1st American Reserve experienced a staggering 75% increase in new customers compared to the previous year's event in Houston, Texas. Those distinguished companies are recognized as the Exclusive Precious Metals and Rare Coin Experts of the NRA Publications.
Reflecting on the success of NRAAM 2023, NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre passionately declared, "The unbreakable spirit and unity of our NRA members were truly exemplified at this year's event. As we reunited, it became clear that our commitment to protecting our Second Amendment rights remains unshakable, even in the face of adversity. Our members continue to stand by and support those companies, like Universal Coin & Bullion, 1st National, and 1st American, that unapologetically contribute to safeguarding our constitutional rights."
This year's event in Indianapolis signified not only a return to normalcy but also an opportunity for the companies to showcase their resilience and dedication to their clientele. The 2023 NRAAM proved to be an extraordinary success for Universal Coin & Bullion, 1st National, and 1st American, marking a remarkable 75% increase in new customer sales from the previous year.
The impressive growth also surpassed the number of customers gained during the 2019 NRAAM in Indianapolis and 2018 NRAAM in Dallas, highlighting the companies' ability to bounce back stronger than ever.
Universal Coin & Bullion President, and Numismatic Consultant to 1st National and 1st American, Dr. Mike Fuljenz expressed his gratitude and acknowledged the achievement, saying, "Our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch services and products has led us to this incredible milestone. We are deeply grateful for the trust of our customers and the support from the NRA and its millions of members. As we continue to strive for excellence in the coin and bullion industry, we remain dedicated to championing the rights and values we all share."
As the world gradually moves towards recovery, the results of NRAAM 2023 stand as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of businesses in the face of unprecedented challenges. With the triumphant return of the event and the extraordinary growth of Universal Coin & Bullion, 1st National, and 1st American's customer base, the future looks promising for both the companies, the NRA and the enthusiasts they serve.