Many years ago, when I was working at the gun shop I heard wonderful stories of "Media Day" at SHOT Show, where members of the media get to go shoot the new product lines. As a gun shop employee, I was never eligible for the wonderfulness that was "Media Day". Fast forward several years and I'm now a "media professional" and able to attend. Last year was a miserable mess. Miserable. 25*F before the wind chill. We had the afternoon session and missed a lot of vendors who had packed up and left early (probably in an attempt to avoid frostbite).
They've recently begun to allow buyers to attend, which (I'm assuming) brought about the name change from "Media Day" last year to "Industry Day" this year.
This year, we went prepared for the worst and got the best! We were invited to the morning session, and were allowed to stay through the afternoon. The morning was a bit breezy and cool, but not cold.
(We'll post reviews of the guns we shot throughout the year, but I wanted to do a quick overview of the day.)
|Springfield XDS 3.5 (.45 ACP)|
|Devil Dog .308 Precision|
|Remington 1100 Competition|
|Mez trying out the Taccon Trigger System|
|Beretta O/U, customized by Cabela's|
|Just a cool picture of shooting clays|
|Throwing knives at SOG|
|Steyr AUG/A3SA NATO|
|Who needs Daryl Dixon? I can shoot my own crossbow.|
|*sigh* IWI Tavor. I love this gun.|
Lots of rounds down range and lots and lots of grins.
Just like in years past, I'll be giving away swag bags from the show once we're home. Stay tuned for the give-away...
Oh, man! Looks like so much fun!
THIS [finger circling my puppy dog eyes and out thrust lower lip) is my jealous face.
The .308s made my heart lurch. I could roll over and just flat-out pass-out from jealousy.
I am so stink'n jealous! Glad you went so you can share!
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