Las Vegas this year is sunny and actually warm! Last year it was so cold all of the fountains and “lakes” were frozen around the hotels. This year I am walking around with no jacket required. That is the only reason I did not plan on going to Media Day this year. Ah well, next year. Tuesday, Day one of Shot started with a booth appearance I did for one of my sponsors, Froglube CLP. This was the first year they were able to get a booth to themselves but it was a tiny 10×10 and they must have had 10 people working the booth. It certainly drew the customers in. Froglube this year has taken a marketing side of having Froglube Girls. No, not booth babes but actual shooters and women who hunt and women that own their own business. Each of us get our time in the booth this week. From there I hit the ground running trying to visit other of my sponsors and I am also writing 3 blogs a day for Thefirearmblog.com. It is so easy to get distracted along the way by people you run in to and the newest and coolest products. Allow me to apologize that I am in most photos rather than just the product themselves. I will try to keep my mug out of future ones.
I ran over to Mcree Precision Rifles and met Scott Mcree in person finally.
If you have seen photos of my new precision (tactical) rifle with its raw aluminum chassis, that is his. He has a way cool new rifle design out that works very well for military especially. He has basically made bolt action components that are two entire pieces, upper and lower that just screw together. Even the trigger assembly is part of the upper. Almost like an AR set up. What is handy for the military is it can be built and maintained with the M4 tool kit. No extra training needed. The barrel change can be done without a gunsmith as well. Pretty sleek I tell you. This model is called the BR-10 RAP. The chassis he has for my rifle is the G5-TMAG. He now also has a line of steel targets that are half the cost of some other major brands out there. You should really check these out.
I visited the guys at Accu-Grip my favorite grip for AR and AK and similar chassis systems that is adjustable for length of pull from finger to trigger. They managed to get a booth their first year and I really wish them great business success here. I love the new design off their website. This product is one of those that make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” This will explode.
Charles found an awesome product called Battlehook Sights for your pistol
(Glock models for now) distributed by Henning Group. The rear sight blade is extended over the back of the slide for longer sight radius and the coolest part of this piece is that it you can do a one handed rack of the slide off of your pant leg or edge of heel if you have for some reason lost use of support hand. The sits acts as a very strong hook. Awesome! Then the front sight encloses your fiber optic. How many times has that little glowing green tube been knocked out of my sight or broken? Too many. This encloses it and that problem goes away. Again. Awesome!
I will update you more throughout Day 2 today. Also check in on Twitter and the Facebook Page.