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SHOT Show 2023: Day Two Discoveries
Today's coverage includes our favorite items from day two of walking the aisles, including suppressors, uniforms, eyewear, and a high-tech crisis negotiator tool.
SHOT Show 2023: What Caught Our Eyes on Day 1
The 2023 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show opened in Las Vegas today with tens of thousands of square feet of law enforcement booths.
Day One at SHOT Show 2022: Guns, Gear, and PepperBall Pastries
An interesting hands-on experience was over at the KelTec booth where I was surprised at just how good the new P15 feels. The striker-fired polymer handgun only weighs 14 ounces, is super thin for a double-stack 9mm, and carries 15+1.
POLICE Readers Overwhelmingly Support Right to Bear "Assault Weapons"
Slightly more than 50% of respondents in our survey said 18-year-olds should be legally permitted to buy firearms. About 42% of respondents would like to see 21 as the minimum age for firearm purchase.
A Trauma Surgeon Talks About Wound Ballistics and Stopping Power
"I got involved in wound ballistics and what it really took to stop a threat during residency in Philadelphia because I had a friend on the police force who lost his job for use of excessive force by shooting somebody, I think it was, 18 times, and I always thought, maybe he needed to shoot that person 18 times to stop the threat."
SHOT Show 2017: First Impressions from Industry Day
Industry Day at the Range has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception last decade. The event has become something of a SHOT Show in miniature. Yesterday’s Industry Day involved more than 100 exhibitors of rifles, pistols, shotguns, gear, apparel, and even archery equipment.
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Appendix Carry…Thousands of Thugs Can’t be Wrong
During the course of the 3-hour run of scenarios in their “town”, I found the appendix style to work very well. I consistently outdrew my competitors and teammates from the seated position and even seemed to be faster than usual in the standing scenarios.
SHOT Show 2015: Days 1 and 2 on the Floor
It doesn’t seem to be a “year of the gun” but more of a “year of the gun stuff,” as many of the firearms manufacturers seem to be circling the wagons a bit and simply giving some of their biggest hitters a facelift. That isn’t to say there aren't a few standouts, though.
SHOT Show 2015: Report from Industry Day at the Range
The biggest challenge for me was to narrow down those firearms and products that are applicable to law enforcement and try to keep my eye from wandering to those I think would just plain be fun to shoot!
Talon Grips for AR-15
After some trial and error, the company's founder began producing laser-cut grip panels that not only fit perfectly but also provide a fantastic grip surface that is impervious to grease and sweat.
FullPro SoundVision Eye Protection
One of my biggest frustrations is the sound intrusion that occurs because of my sunglasses when wearing earmuffs. FullPro Protective Gear has a solution called Sound Vision that eliminates this annoying problem completely.
Aimpoint Micro T-2 Red-Dot Optic
With its Micro T-2, Aimpoint has taken a proven winner and made it even better by adding flip-up lens caps, increased protection for the windage and elevation turrets, and a new lens coating to enhance clarity.
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