Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Fred

    Lucky such and such! Some day I’ll get to go…

    (on another note: “great overage”?)

    • Steve

      Fred, thanks. I have fixed up the spelling and grammer.

  • Fred

    It happens, especially early in the morning. I get to go to bed in 2 hours!
    Seriously though, I hope you’ve got a good camera ready with lots of memory.

  • Jay.Mac

    You lucky devil! Really looking forward to seeing your take on the show.

  • War Wolf

    Buy a netbook, a good camera and make sure you live-blog the event. When exactly is it, and where?

  • D.Coleman

    War Wolf,
    The show is the third week of January in Vegas.

    It’ll be fun. I’m looking forward to the trip. I went for the first time last year, and it’s like a bizarre and fascinating toyland for firearms. Just mind your camera. Technically they’re against the rules, but I’ve never seen the rule enforced.

  • FatWhiteMan

    Good. Objective coverage will be nice.

  • Vak

    Well, I guess I won’t be able to go to SHOT show 2010, but I’ll surely go to SHOT 2011.

    Please, report EVERYTHING !

  • ericire12

    I really look forward to your coverage of the event

  • D

    congrats *insanely jealous* maybe I shouldve made a blog too :(

  • Mu

    Las Vegas, NV Jan 19 – 22

  • Clark Kent

    Is that Michael Bane in the lower left corner?


    Maybe I’ll run into you there… Look for a guy with a Nikon D700, a Macbook Pro, and an Oakley dark urban camo book bag haha. If you need some high quality/high res shots, shoot me an email and I’d be happy to meet up with you and share the photos.

  • Jimmy W

    A helmet-cam could be good. :)

  • PaulMcM


    Good for you. Hope to meet you at the show. Perhaps we can “exchange notes”. Try to make it early for the Media Day at the Range. Details here:

    I’ll be staying at Harrah’s. Let’s try to connect at some point.

  • XxleoxX

    how much to get in?

  • Mike

    Great to hear! You should wear a large hat with an HD camera hidden in it, and stream LIVE hahah

    • Steve

      Mike, LOL

  • JGS

    I too would like to know when and where, and can just anyone attend (open to public)?

    • Steve

      JGS, technically only industry. If you really want to go, ask your local gun shop if they can get you in.

  • KP

    yaaaaay *clap clap clap*

  • Heath

    That’s going to be fun!

  • Lance

    Dont forget to get pics of a H&K 416 IAR there. And buy a 416 too.

  • Steve

    Clark, lol, it could be!

  • Ermac

    Good for you man.

  • jdun1911

    Bring good walking shoes and a lot of money if you want to buy vendor products after the show end. They sale it at a deep discount because they don’t want to take it back with them.

  • Titleist

    I’ll be there running my fancy new Canon 5DmkII on behalf of TFB. A promise of great photos for those who can’t make it in person are a guarantee.

  • yamalink

    Went to SHOT in 2008. Crazy great time!

  • Mcain

    Please be sure to check out Remington if they happen to be showing their new 1911 (though I’m not sure if it’s in the showing stage). Have fun!

  • Ed

    Looking forward to seeing you here and out in Vegas! The most important item is comfy shoes. These are more vital than pants at SHOT.

    • Steve

      Ed, if I forget my pants I will refer the show security to your comment.

  • Himmel

    Great! Looking forward to your reports ;)

  • Beaumont

    Ed….please wear pants.

  • mort

    Ed, try to get some pictures of the pile of a.r.m.s mounts at the LaRue booth.

  • Annie Oakley

    I am going to and am just about as excited as you are. What a great way to start 2010.

  • Tim

    Have fun in LV, it’s a ton of walking that’s for sure.
    Stop by booth 25501 in the LE section and say Hi.
    This is my 24th SHOT show so I will be the old man with the gray beard, unless some “Just for Men” has any thing to say about it!