Media Day: A Freezing Start To SHOT Show

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There are many gun nuts out there who wish that today they also had been at Media Dat At The Range. Don’t be. Bryan’s Nissan rental car reported that outside temperature was 18 degrees when we arrived. That was not the problem for me. I like chilly weather. Icy unrelenting wind on the other hand, not so much. The freezing wind never stopped. Attendees were complaining, exhibitors were complaining even more. Groups of tough looking men dressed from tip to toe in tactical gear, huddling around a small heaters and bitterly complaining about the weather was a common sight. It would have been amusing if I too was not one of them (although not as tough looking and not wearing tactical gear).

Still, this was the best organized Media Day I have ever attended. The food, ribs and chicken, was delicious. I am sure there were many more companies showing off their guns than in previous Media Days. I want to congratulate the NSSF for doing such a good job.

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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.


  • MJM

    Glad you made it to the show thanks for braving the temperature. I can just see you in action.

  • I suspect that the first thing homo sapiens did when acquiring language was to complain about the weather… and in particular about how cold it is. That said, after a hot shower and two hours inside the hotel room processing images from Media Day, I am still cold.