SHOT Show is over. The exhibitors are tearing down their booths and heading home. Many people are calling this one of the dullest shows in years, but I am not so sure. There may not have been a firearm announcement that really set the world on fire, there were a number of interesting accessories that were announced like 2 MOA Aimpoint Micros, US PALM’s Quad Stack Magazines, and several innovative plate carriers by FirstSpear, Crye Precision, and S&S Precision. I also think that the new Series 2X Multitasker and other upcoming Multitasker tools were very interesting, as was the MagPod. I wonder how the MagPod will be effected by the new PMAG 30 M3.
Knives and outdoor gear tend to see less coverage than guns and their accessories unless you know where to look. ESEE had some new offerings at the show as did the value brand Condor. Ka-Bar and Becker had some very interesting midsized Becker knives on display along with an old Becker classic, the Brute.
As with many SHOT Shows, this one seemed to have an unintentional theme – Zombies. This was definitely (and unfortunately) the year of the zombie as many companies find themselves having to rediscover the civilian market after years of depending on sales driven by 2 wars. Hopefully, the zombie stuff will go away soon and companies will realize that we would rather be marketed to as skilled intelligent shooters/outdoorsman, not half wits who love fantasy gimmicks. Zombies are great in the movies, please just keep them off my gear.
So what did you find most interesting at SHOT? Is there anything that is going on your must have list? Is there anything that you are disappointed that you didn’t see? Anything that you are disappointed with now that you have seen it?