The Column, No. 104:
The 2016 38th Annual SHOT Show
This year's SHOT show was one of the best. There were over 1,740 exhibitors from all 50 states and 100 different countries. With the two main exhibit halls packed from wall to wall, NSSF added some smaller booths on the corridors along the way. A lot of new companies had the opportunity to display their latest entries into the marketplace.
We were fortunate to attend this year with Dr. Dennis Johnson, MD, PhD and his wife, Carolyn. Dennis, recently retired, is a senior medical consultant and will be posting timely articles on Guns and Shooting Online pertaining to medical and survival issues for the sportsman. As he and his wife are avid shooters, they will also be writing reviews on some neat stuff in the coming year.
We drove to Las Vegas, as usual, in Mary's GMC diesel truck and stayed at the Railroad Pass Hotel in Henderson, NV to avoid the chaos downtown. For us, it is easier to drive in each day and back at night to be able to relax without all the noise. Besides, the food at the RR Pass is superb and very reasonably priced during the off-season.
On Monday, we attended the SIG SAUER Range Day at the Clark County Shooting Complex. What a set up! We should all be so lucky to have a facility like that. The Clark County Complex has everything that any shooter could want. If they don't have it, you don't need it.
The folks at SIG SAUER really went all out for their range day. Most of their firearms were available for shooting with enough ammunition to support a small army. In addition to the many SIG SAUER pistols, their MCX and MPX semi-automatic rifles were also available for use. As were the new ASP airgun clones, which are designed for law enforcement and military training, or just fun for us regular folks.
Our thanks to SIG SAUER for a great time. Not only for the opportunity to shoot the their firearms, but also for a superbly catered lunch.
After four days of roaming around the show, we made arrangements to test and review a variety of products during 2016 for G&S Online. All of which are pretty cool and should be of interest to a lot of folks. Among others are:
It goes without saying that it was impossible to visit all of the exhibits at the SHOT Show. However, we did the best we could in the time available. SOLKOA, Battenfeld, CRKT and Olympia also introduced a variety of new products that we will test and review in the coming months.
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