UpLULA in Color: Maglula added pink to the UpLULA color options some time back, but at the 2014 SHOT Show they were displaying the new brown option, as well. Adding color options to guns and gear is trending hot lately, particularly in the tactical market, and it’s often a relatively simple process for manufacturers.
SHOT staying in Las Vegas through at least 2018 The deal to keep the show at Sands Expo extended another year and will mean at least nine straight years in Vegas. SHOT is the largest firearms trade show in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, and the city must agree […]
Should have pointed out the SHOT Show coverage I contributed to The Firearm Blog. If you’re not keeping up with TFB, you should be.
Empty shelves: It wasn’t just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands , M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always seems to have […]
Dicks: Troy Defense (Troy), a division a Troy Industries, Inc., was deeply dismayed and shocked to hear through national media outlets that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) made the decision to stop selling the Troy Carbine along with other modern sporting rifles. DSG did not contact or inform Troy of this decision prior to notifying the […]
Budweiser Returns as Sponsor of SHOT Show Press Room
Black Friday Best-Seller: Guns There were 129,166 requests to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)–a third more than the previous record of 97,848 on Black Friday 2008, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said. On Black Friday last year, there were 87,061 requests.
In July, the SHOT Show announced that they’d be “repurposing” the event: That means that we will focus our exhibit floor on those companies that are involved in our core business — shooting, hunting, outdoor and tactical. Those exhibitors that do not represent core shooting, hunting, outdoor and tactical product segments will be informed that […]