The Column, No. 130:
SHOT Show 2020
SHOT Show ran from January 21-24, 2020, at the Sands Expo Center in
Las Vegas. Attendance figures were estimated at 55,000 or so, down a
bit from about 65,000 in 2017, 60,000 in 2018, and about 58,000 in
2019. The weather was gorgeous this year.
an industry-only trade show, it remains the largest of its type in
the world. The IWA Show (IWA OutdoorClassics) in Germany
second, with 2019 attendance of 45,476 visitors from 121 countries.
To be sure, there were a few gripes about the SHOT Show: badges and
credentials were not mailed or e-mailed prior to event, making for
frustratingly long lines, various computer hick-ups, and generally a
red hot mess of badge pick-ups.
my view, there was less emphasis this year on tactical and Armalite
platform rifles, with more focus on pistols, accessories, and hunting
gear. Winchester announced 8% antimony Winchester AA Diamond Grade
sporting clay target loads which already has some folks arguing about
what antimony does. I wonder who will actually bother to pattern
them? I'm talking with Zach
Keinbaum here: https://youtu.be/AphiJqxOwUI
Arms announced their new Made in USA Renegauge semi-auto with Patrick
E. Kelley going over the shotgun here: https://youtu.be/cIEcLjsGMoA
Mossberg did a great job with their new 940 JM Pro. I'm visiting with Jerry Miculek here: https://youtu.be/w6pp09WxB2M .
Remington has introduced a full line of Tungsten Super Shot loads: https://youtu.be/ke84LjVa6Ok .
Retay Arms of Konya, Turkey, has introduced the Gordion, a wallet-friendly shotgun still featuring their patented Inertia Plus action. I go over it a bit here: https://youtu.be/OyMp6vJMJqk .
general, I thought it was an excellent event. If you can't have fun
in Las Vegas, chances are you are just not equipped to have fun.
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