SHOT Show 2017 Photo Gallery: New Guns and Gear
I just got back home from six non-stop days spent with 65,000 of my closest friends. The annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show is the place where over 1,800 manufacturers show all their latest gear to media and gun retailers. If it’s not there, you don’t need it. Range days at the beginning offer hands-on opportunities to shoot new guns and ammo while four straight days of inside convention hall activity allow plenty of time to get more info, assuming you don’t want to see everything. That’s because if you planned to stop at every single booth, you would only have 65 seconds for each. Yes, the SHOT Show is that big.
Here are a few photos to highlight some of the new gear and show happenings.
SHOT Show always has at least eleventy-billion AR rifles on display, like this new LAR-15 from Rock River Arms.
Safariland offers a new line of body armor. Mix and match the internal soft-armor with the requirements you need to the carrier. It’s like Lego’s that stop bullets.
New expanding subsonic 300 Blackout ammunition
from Sig Sauer is on the way. Note the interesting bullet profile – that’s to ensure positive feeding in regular AR-15
The new Crimson Trace
LinQ laser and light system for AK rifles also works on the Springfield Armory SOCOM CBQ model.
The show was full of vehicles – everything from this Daniel Defense NASCAR model to military trucks and offroad stuff.
Brigand Arms showed off this new carbon fiber “yarn” handguard
rifles. After weaving, it’s cured into a rock-hard state. The design allows plenty of barrel air flow and fast cooling. The adapter below allows use with an AR-10 rifle.
The Polycase ammo
team had a ton of new stuff to offer, like this practice ammo
. You can safely shoot steel from near contact distance as the bullets disintegrate on contact with a hard surface.
New .38 Special short barrel ammo
from Federal Premium. The case on the left is actually a loaded round – the bullet is contained within the case to minimize air space for more consistent velocity.
A neat new product find, dB Foam fills pistol
suppressors to reduce sound. It also cleans, protects, and helps prevent carbon build-up.
The morning stampede from the connected host Venetian and Palazzo hotels to the exhibition halls.
This nifty magazine loader from Caldwell loads just about any magazine. No more sore thumbs, just drop a bullet into the device and squeeze the handle.
A new Beretta
92 .22LR pistol
, complete with threaded barrel and a “faux” suppressor to tide you over until the tax stamp arrives for a real one.
An amazingly light .338 Lapua compatible suppressor from Griffin Armament. The Silencer Shop guys turned me on to this one. Anxious to try it when it comes out in a month or so.
The ultimate briefcase for airgunners from FX Airguns.
On the way to SHOT Show Media Day at the Range, our bus took a wrong turn and managed to get wedged between two berms of sand out in the middle of the desert. Fortunately, a pickup truck rescue a few of us…
Al of this emergency med gear fits into the belt or MOLLE mount pack at the bottom offered by Blue Force Gear. You can order the pack empty of pre-stocked. Great to have at the range or in the car.
Here’s a random SHOT Show celebrity spotting at the Brownells
booth – Lou Ferrigno from the Incredible Hulk.
Sig Sauer announce three new air pistols including this 1911 model. Cool stuff.
Everything you can see in this photo represents about 1% of SHOT Show. Yes, it’s that big.
So apparently this exceptionally handy knife sharpening system from Spyderco has been on the market for about a million years, but it took me until SHOT Show 2017 to find it.
I was sworn in as a fully certified #2A propaganda agent at SHOT Show 2017, so behave all y’all or I just might propagandize you.
Here’s a nifty SHOT Show find, a new infrared thermal monocular from Leupold. The best part? The MSRP is something like $699.
Miguel Caballeros showed off some normal “clothing” that’s actually body armor. Cool stuff used by VIPs and regular folks all over the world.
continues to expand its product offerings with a new line of both passive and electronic hearing protection. These in-ear Off Shot models have Bluetooth connectivity.
A new 3X flip-down magnifier from Bushnell Optics.
A .357 Magnum revolver
from Korth, distributed by Nighthawk Custom.
There’s always clever marketing from Cerakote, at least in the convention center men’s rooms.
Handy new lights from Princeton Tec.
We got to try a pile of new Sig Sauer suppressors at the Sig Media Range Day event.
More handy tools from Real Avid
. This one makes AR cleaning a breeze.
UM Tactical showed off this SS9 integrally-suppressed 9mm
carbine. Takes any Glock