Category Archives: SHOT SHOW 2016

NSSF Announces New Online SHOT Show Store

  NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its all-new SHOT Show Online Store. The store will feature a wide variety of hats, t-shirts, … Continue reading

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IMAGES FROM SHOT SHOW 2016, LAS VEGAS, NV

We’re wrapping up our coverage of Shot Show 2016 and getting back to our business as usual . Shot Show is immense and getting bigger year over year. So, to give you a flavor of the event we put together … Continue reading

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WITH MAGPUL AT SHOT SHOW 2016

There’s no grass growing under Magpul’s feet and consumers can expect a slew of new products from the company to start shipping in 2016. Before getting into to the traditional Magpul lines, I’d like to talk about their departure into … Continue reading

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WITH RADETEC SAFE SHOOTING RANGE AT SHOT SHOW 2016

Who is Radetec? Rade Tecnologías specializes in research and development of new technologies with a focus on their application to firearms. They develop electronic devices that enhance the security and control in the use of firearms. The company was founded … Continue reading

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Dana Loesch Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America Book Signing

Dana Loesch is an American conservative talk radio host, television host at TheBlaze and author of “Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America.” Dana is one of America’s self-made women and ardent proponent of 2nd Amendment rights. … Continue reading

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With Juggernaut Tactical At Shot Show 2016

M1A aficionados will remember California company Juggernaut Tactical and the  M14 Rogue Chassis for the M14 / M1A platform. Juggernaut was one of the first to introduce an advanced chassis for the M14,  designed around the bull-pup concept. Their approach … Continue reading

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SIG SAUER MCX and MPX Air Rifles

  In an earlier post, I alluded to SIG Sauer’s vertical integration, and that extends to its air rifle products. The company manufactures replicas of their MCX and MPX rifles in .177 caliber air rifle variants. I can’t think of … Continue reading

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EOTech Vudu 1–6 x 24mm Rifle Scope

EOTech is also jumping into the midrange magnified optics space. The company introduced the Vudu line of rifle scopes in three magnifications of 1 – 6 x 24mm, 2 – 10 x 44mm and 3.5 – 18 x 50mm and … Continue reading

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SIG SAUER OSCAR3 IMAGE STABALIZED SPOTTING SCOPE

SIG ARMS is not just another prestigious firearms manufacturer that’s vertically integrated, it’s also adding product lines at a blinding pace; this was clearly visible at this year’s Shot Show in Las Vegas. Optics is one of those areas where … Continue reading

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With Nemesis Arms At SHOT Show 2016

I made a speed run to Nemesis Arms’ booth to quench a burning desire to check out the Vanquish Multi-Caliber Takedown. A very nice little package that’s available in almost any caliber that floats your boat. The minimalist design does … Continue reading

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WITH COOL FIRE AT SHOT SHOW 2016

CoolFire is a revolutionary firearms training system that utilizes CO2 and an integrated laser to convert a standard pistol into an effective firearms training tool. The company sells a complete kit that includes a replacement barrel, laser insert and CO2 … Continue reading

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WITH MAGNUM BOOTS AT SHOT SHOW 2016

Magnum Boots is my favorite boot supplier for two reasons. First, the company’s boots are superbly comfortable. Second, they stock and sell wide sizes. Magnum Boots does not sell gimmicky footwear; they simply wear well, comfortable and durable as hell. … Continue reading

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WITH SUREFIRE AT SHOT SHOW 2016

Late in 2015, Surefire introduced two weapon mounted lights with some very impressive features, the X300V and X400V IRC. These lights are high performance tools with price tags not for the faint of heart. The SureFire X400V IRc is a  … Continue reading

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WITH DEAD AIR ARMAMENT AT SHOT SHOW

Had a great visit with the Dead Air Armament staff at Shot. A great bunch of guys with a very impressive product line; firing their Sandman suppressor at Media Day convinced me of that.  The company produces a very high … Continue reading

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BERETTA CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE POWERED RAIL CONCEPT

Developers at Beretta are moving forward with the powered rail concept bringing the company closer to the fully integrated weapon, an ambitious idea the DoD advanced several years ago. I had the opportunity to meet with a representative engineer from … Continue reading

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WITH BERGARA RIFLES AT SHOT SHOW 2016

A trip to the Bergara booth was well worth it. Eric took me through the designs concept behind Bergara’s success. Eric is holding the Bergara Heavy Tactical Chassis rifle (this is sniper platform selected by the COBB County SWAT) which … Continue reading

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WITH SPYDERCO AT SHOT SHOW 2016

I had a great visit with our friends at Spyderco who were kind enough to take us through their interesting and very attractive new offerings for 2016. The Spyder produces exceptional folding and fixed blade knives; absolutely some of the … Continue reading

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WITH HECKLER & KOCH AT SHOT SHOW 2016

HK VP9 9mm striker fired pistol. I had the opportunity to fire the VP9 at media day. This pistol is typical HK – nothing is overlooked. I particularly liked the slide serrations and the charging supports. The replaceable back strap … Continue reading

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WITH ARC’TERYX LEAF AT SHOT SHOW 2016

Readers unfamiliar with the ARC’TERYX brand, I’ll devote a paragraph to introducing them. The company derives its names from ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA which is sometimes referred to by its German name Urvogel (“original bird” or “first bird”). ARCHAEOPTERYX is a genus … Continue reading

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KALASHNIKOV USA BOOTH WITH THE KR-103, KR-9 and ALFA

I had the Kalashnikov USA booth on the must see list because I was very interested in checking out the company’s 103 series Avtomat Kalashnikova. These rifles are gorgeous and a close inspection reveals quality workmanship and components throughout. Try … Continue reading

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AT SHOT SHOW 2016 WITH STEINER E-OPTICS

  Just prior to SHOT Show 2016, Steiner announced the new DBAL-A4. We’re not easily impressed but this is an impressive accessory available in both military and commercial specification. There is much to like here readers. The DBAL-A$ provides 4 … Continue reading

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GLOCK BOOTH WITH NEW MOS MODELS

Glock 41 Gen 4 MOS Glock 19 Gen 4 MOS Glock 17 Gen 4 MOS Glock 35 Gen 4 MOS

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ASHBURY PRECISION ORDNANCE RSTA-II AT SHOT SHOW 2016

Another company needing little in the way of introduction is Ashbury Precision Ordnance. The company has built its reputation building some extraordinary precision rifles, advanced chassis and a number of accessories integral to the tactical precision shooter. This year, I … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT AT SHOT SHOW 2016

New for 2016, Streamlight has expanded its ProTac®  family with two new gun-mounted tactical lights, the ProTac® Rail Mount 1 and ProTac® Rail Mount 2. These lights are exceptionally low profile mounting very close to your weapon’s Picatinny rail. Both … Continue reading

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Badger Ordnance At SHOT Show 2016

Badger Ordnance has done more to improve on the Remington 700 platform than any other company on the planet, and the author of that success story is Marty Bordson. His company’s rails, scope mounts and scope rings adorn the rifles … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH THE GLOCK MOS

New for 2016, Glock introduced the MOS series of Glock pistols. MOS, which stands for Modular Optical System, is in simplest terms a modified slide with a set of 4 mounting plates to allow the installation of micro red dot … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH ROMTE Short Circuit Targets

ROMTE is an Israeli company offering a interesting target / live fire training system. Whereas other systems use reactive steel plates or impact sensing technologies, the ROMTE Short Circuit Targets consist of a conductive mesh sandwiched between two layers of … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH CMMG

I’ve been wanting to check out the CMMG MK47 riles for a while now. These rifles are chambered in 7.62 x 39 and feed from your garden variety AK magazine. CMMG had selective fire models on hand which made my … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH 3M PELTOR

I made a quick stop at the 3M Peltor stand to check out the 3M™ PELTOR™ Tactical Earplug, which turned out to be a complete gas, and I’ll extend my apologies to the 3M employee on site for the harassment. … Continue reading

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SilencerCo Weapons Research Releases A How-To Video For Zeroing The Radius

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DESERT TECH NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS FOR THE MDR ( Micro Dynamic Rifle )

DesertTech’s booth at SHOT was center of the universe for customers aspiring to own the company’s Micro Dynamic Rifle and airsoft hacks. At this year’s show, the company began accepting pre-orders for a rifle that is the most accurate bullpup … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2016 WITH COLUMBIA RIVER KNIFE AND TOOL

CRKT has a number of new fixed blade designs that are part of their Forged By War™ program, the company has also launched a new line of Ruger knives. Also new for 2016 is the Birler Ax designed by the … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE ON THE LONG RANGE SHOOTING LINE

This is clearly my favorite  segment of Media Day because it presents me with the opportunity to shoot some of the best long range tactical rifles in the world.  Beretta, Ashbury Precision, Bergara, Barret and several others live here. All … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH DEAD AIR ARMAMENT

If ever there was an exhibit that I did not want to miss it was Dead Air Armament. I was hoping they had representation at Media Day because the only way to assess a suppressor is shoot it, period! You … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH FIRST TACTICAL

I ran across the First Tactical folks at the Boulder Gun Range and took a real liking to their pack and rifle sleeve arrangement. The pack is First Tactical’s TACTIX pack. It has some very nice features that I’ll list … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SOCOM 16 CQB

  Just when you thought the M1A has seen its day, this old warhorse proves it’s not ready for the farm just yet. Of any military weapon system, the M14 / M1A has a glorious history. When SOF needed a … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH WALTHER’s PPQ

Handguns are like well made suites, if they fit well they help you look good; such is the case with Walther’s latest addition to the company’s line of fine firearms. The Walther PPQ is the first .45 caliber pistol produced … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH THE RUGER PRECISION RIFLE AND ITS LATEST Ruger 22/45 LITE

  The Ruger Precision Rifle is an amazing value at an MSRP of $1,399. This rifle is an outstanding choice as an entry to mid level precision platform. Ruger included a fully adjustable buttstock, pistol grip and a full length … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE–KRISS USA

My first stop at the range was the KRISS exhibit. KRISS has been a year over year favorite since having the opportunity to test drive the prototype at Blackwater in Moyock, NC. The company has been refining their SMG since … Continue reading

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2016 AXELSON TACTICAL RIFLE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT SOWW

Brownells, in collaboration with Axelson Tactical, have created a one of a kind rifle, the Axelson Tactical Rifle, to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Navy Seal Jeff Axelson. This amazing rifle is being raffled with all proceeds going to … Continue reading

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