How Many Miles Do You Walk At SHOT Show?

My Danner Mountain Light II hiking boots on the plane ride back. A little dirty but none-the-worse for wear.

The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) is a mammoth affair. I’m talking epic. Hosted by the Sands Convention Center in the Venetian / Palazzo Hotel complex in Las Vegas, the SHOT event takes up all one million square feet of exhibition space. To put that in perspective, there are 12.5 miles of […]

Glock Goes Optical and Adds a New 10mm Powerhouse

The new Glock 40 MOS 10mm (top) and G41 MOS .45 ACP (bottom)

There’s been much speculation about what Glock may or may not announce at the 2015 SHOT Show. Single stack 9mm, the Glock 1911 and pocket polymer flamethrower have all been tossed around as potential product announcements. Well, at the pre-SHOT media range event, I found out. The new product line announcements  include a series of […]

Win FREE Crimson Trace Lasergrips By Guessing How Many Miles I Walk at SHOT Show

Crimson Trace Lasergrips

If you’ve been to SHOT Show, you know you need to bring plenty of Advil. Long hours and miles and miles of walking take their toll throughout the week of the industry’s premier shooting, hunting and outdoors trade show. As I mentioned in These Boots Were Made for Walkin, I’m going to have a little […]

These Boots Were Made for Walkin’

Danner Mountain Light II boots

I picked up this pair of classic Danner hiking boots after touring the Danner factory back on November. Seeing the handcrafting process in detail gave me a major itch to try out a classic pair of stitched down sole boots.  I scratched that itch with this pair of Mountain Light II boots. They’re the closest thing […]

A Gun I’m Particularly Anxious to Try at SHOT: Sig’s New MCX 300 Blackout

Sig's new 300 Blackout MCX in the short-barrel rifle configuration.

I’ve got some type of irrational love affair going with the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge. Maybe it has to do with my interest in reloading. The 300 AAC Blackout offers a near-infinite range of load possibilities ranging from subsonic 220 grain projectiles to supersonic 110 grain bullets and everything in between.. It’s an incredibly versatile cartridge. Compatibility with .223 / 5.56mm […]

Nine Shooting Industry Predictions for 2015

The NRA Annual Meeting 2014, Indianapolis, IN.

2014 marked a return to some semblance of normalcy in our industry. Whew, the past couple of years have been a pain. Too little product and too high prices. In 2015, we’ll get back to a sane business model with new products and broad availability. Danger looms on the political front with a lame duck […]

2014: The Year in Review

Crimson Trace turned 20. Next year, they can legally have a beer.

2014 was yet another interesting year for the shooting community. While we regained some of the sanity lost in 2013 with astronomical prices and negative product availability, we still had a slightly tumultuous adventure. Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at some of the year’s highlights and lowlights. Monkeys flew out of my […]