One of my favorite NRA Annual Meeting activities is to dash through the trade show aisles at .0007 miles per hour (due to the crowds) and find new guns, gear, and accessory products. Many of them are announced via press releases and media emails as the show begins, but sometimes you stumble onto new things that are there, but not even announced yet. Such was the case with my stop at the Sig Sauer booth. More on that below.
Here are some of the more interesting new product finds from the NRA Annual Meeting.
Team Never Quit Ammunition
My friends at LuckyGunner Ammo hosted a dinner with some very special guests. I had the pleasure of meeting Navy Seals Marcus Luttrell and Pete Scobell. They’ve teamed with KC Betzold to manufacture Team Never Quit Ammunition. The core values of the company are the same that these SEALs lived every day. In Marcus Luttrell’s words, “I’m only as good as I was yesterday. Today, I have to prove myself all over again.” You can expect the Team Never Quit folks to enter many different product categories – the business concept is not just about ammo.
The best part of the new project is that a fixed portion of all proceeds will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. You can buy Team Never Quit ammo direct from LuckyGunner.
Sig Sauer air guns?
Yes, those folks at Sig Sauer are busy. New guns, then ammo, then optics. And now, they’re entering the air gun business with the same intensity and level of investment as other Sig brands. By chance, I happened to bump into Lou Riley, former CEO of Gamo. I only say “former” as he is now the guy heading up the air products group at Sig Sauer. He dragged Jason Knight, lead engineer on the product into our discussion, and together they gave me the full rundown.
While not yet publicly announced, numerous models were on display at the Sig booth. What I like about these guns is that they are true to size and weight and, therefore, will make great trainers. Use you existing holsters and accessories to practice at home. I shot the P226 and MCX models during the show, and yes, it’s cool. The guns are C02 powered and feature innovative magazines. For example, the pistol mags have feed loops at both ends. When an eight-round mag runs dry, just flip it upside down and reinsert, and you’re shooting again.
Stay tuned for more news on this topic, there is a flood of new announcements coming over the next couple of months.