SHOT 2015

As a first-timer to the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT), I have only one word to describe the experience, OVERWHELMING. While all the new products were fascinating, the excitement, enthusiasm and overall attendance was amazing.

Highlights for me:

Benelli 828U over/under shotgun – revolutionary, not evolutionary

Mossberg’s many new models and designs – will maintain the domination of worldwide sales of shotguns to sportsmen and law enforcement/military

Glock – people standing in line for hours to get autographs from their pistol shooting champions – a few bad-ass types were hanging out; glad they are on our side

Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Dakota & Wyoming – had economic development teams attending trying to poach businesses from states less friendly to firearm companies

Tenzing – turkey vest with folding legs to prop you up, so you do not have to lean against a tree

Buffalo Bill Center of the West – they gave me a small bison lapel pin; great venue in Cody, WY

My $175 attendee ticket was well worth it!