As many of you are aware, the SHOT Show is only about 48 hours away. For those who do not know what the SHOT Show is, have you been living under a rock? The SHOT Show, or The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show, is the largest trade show and conference involving the firearms industry. When they say, “It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services,” there is no puffery in that statement. Everyone from four star generals with the Department of Defense to local law enforcement is in attendance. With individuals from all fifty state and over one hundred countries in attendance, there is no wonder that it is the largest trade show and conference involving the firearms industry. It is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
Unfortunately, it is not open to the public. In order to register, you must prove that you are in the firearms industry, such as by providing your FFL number. Nevertheless, I will be bringing you news and announcements from the SHOT Show! Because of being a firearms law attorney, as well as a blogger, I have been granted media credentials for the SHOT Show. This means that I will be able to bring you first-hand, test fired, reviews of all the new toys that will be on display at SHOT! Media day is Monday, January 16, 2012, from 8:30am – 4pm . For more info on Media Day, see here. If there is a new firearm that you want a review of, please feel free to comment and I will attempt to try it out and write a review regarding that specific firearm.
In the meantime, sit back and get ready for some exciting reviews and news from SHOT! For those who are curious, yes, I will again attend the ATF Townhall Meeting. While I don’t expect any earth shattering surprises this year (last year was the Shotgun Importability Study), I will be blogging about any hot topics.