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Old 05-24-2013, 8:16 AM
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Default Proper attire at an NRA dinner?

Is there such a thing?

Wife and I are going to our 1st one and aren't sure what to wear...

I assume nice jeans, shirt, and shoes will suffice, but I don't want to show up and be surprised (under-dressed).

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Real-Tree Cammo Suit....

Seriously, probably dress pants and a collared shirt (polo or button-up) with a belt and nice shoes. If you are a big contributor, probably a suit.
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Seriously if you see pictures most of the people are wearing suits or Tuxedos
Kind of depends on what type of dinner it is a more formal or a BBQ.
I would check out what venue this is at and maybe call them and see if they know what the suggested attire for the evening is or check with the sponsor.
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Which one are you going to? Dress depends a bit on the venue. Some are fancier than others. In general, a dress shirt / slacks will get you by.
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Don't worry if your only going to something like a friends of the NRA event.
Wearing nice jeans and a polo, you'll fit in just fine.
There just looking to sell raffle tickets and make as much $ they can off of you. What you wear is not really important in my opinion and it's for a good cause. No one's going to ask you to put on a spare tie or leave.
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Obama T Shirt......great ice breaker.
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^obama shirt, haha, I will have to do that next year, that would be pretty funny...

I wore dockers, nice shoes, and a collared shirt, and I was slightly over-dressed, most were in jeans and t-shirts, didn't see a single coat or tie. The dinner in our county was at the Elks Lodge, which is at the local airport.

Had a great time, perfectly cooked t-bone steak, good conversation around the dinner table, and the best part was winning a Henry AR-7 .22 survival rifle. Woo-hoo!
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The one I attended was filled with "regulars" who were non-judgmental of new people [me]. I vote for being comfortable and neat since this is all about helping the gun community.

As was said in a previous comment by another Calgunner, it really depends on the venue. Mine was at a small Fairfield location. I wasn't about to wear a dress with heels since I was trying to seriously win a new 1911

Just bring $$$ for the bar -- and have fun!
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Be comfortable and have fun. No dress code.
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Like others have said, it sort of depends on which one you go to. I go to the one in Dixon. Pretty much anything goes. Others may be a bit more dressy.

I typically wear nice jeans, nice shirt, nice shoes. No tie, no jacket. Some of the ladies do get a little gussied up...
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jeans, button up shirt, cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and a leather belt with the biggest buckle you can find.
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A jacket of the dress/business type won't hurt if you want to be more formal.
And that over nice jeans or dress slacks.
Unless it's the $1,000, $5,000 and up dinner. Then your tux. If you don't have a tux, be sure to up your donation rather than buying one. And inform everyone at the dinner in a tux that you upped your donation, rather than buying a tux.
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I would say a Smith and Wesson #442 or maybe a # 642.

and of course one without that built-in safety lock.




just joking.
just dress like you would if you and a bunch of your friends were getting together to have a nice dinner, no more, no less.
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