Gearing up for SHOT Show

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I’m excited to attend my first ever SHOT Show next week, owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. For those unfamiliar with SHOT, it’s the year’s largest industry trade show where new products are often announced. Shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries will be represented, amongst many others. I will also have fun meeting up with fellow Top Shot alumni from Seasons 1-4. Top Shot host Colby Donaldson will be making special appearances throughout the week.

Some stats from SHOT 2012:

The largest trade show of its kind in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, a city of trade shows, the 2012 SHOT Show set an overall attendance record of more than 61,000, including new highs for buyers at 36,383 and media at 2,466. Though show organizers deliberately reduced the size of the show to better accommodate attendees at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, still some 1,600 exhibitors filled booth space covering 630,000 net square feet. The show attracted industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.

We here at The Firearm Blog will be blogging live throughout next week, excited to share all the fun and exciting stuff we see and experience. Hit us up in the comments if there are any specific things you’d like us to check out!

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.

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Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • kramer

    I really want to hear about what rifles/revolvers(hopefully) that the new .17 will be chambered in. Other than that, anything NEW, not another stock where they added battery storage, or some other piece of plastic tweaked just to make a buck….

  • http://johnbearross.blogspot.com John Bear Ross

    As a Southern NV resident, welcome. Please enjoy your stay. Try the Haufbrau House over by the Hard Rock Hotel (go to the HRH for eye candy, too). Great beer and atmosphere. Also, if you’re into dive bars, the Double Down Saloon is right around the corner.

    Best,
    John Bear Ross

    • West

      Careful what you say in the Hard Rock Hotel bar. The ceiling has a weird parabolic effect that throws your voice around.

  • David

    How bout…. when is Top Shot Season 5 going to air…? :-)

  • J

    Could you find out if they are actually going to produce the Tavor in the US?

  • ZeCatnip

    Any chance of getting a look at the Caracal Carbine?