The SHOT Show 2013 Experience

A picture says a thousand words, so instead of describing SHOT Show ’13, here are a collection of photos taken by our talented friend Bryan William Jones.

Shot Show opening

Tuesday morning. Going in the opposite direction of the crowd is a challenge.

Shot Show fisheye

Show Floor (Level 2)

KRISS booth

The KRISS booth.

Beretta booth Elvis one

Elvis outside Beretta’s booth.

Sig Booth

The SIG Booth

Crye's booth.

Crye’s booth.

Sgt Sammy Davis

Sammy L. Davis, recipient of the Medal of Honor.


Venetian Hotel’s Canals (The Sands Expo Center is part of the Venetian/Palazzo Hotel).


Venetian Hotel’s dome.

SPECOPS Chenoweth

SPECOPS Chenoweth

Kendall Flashbang Holster copy

Kendall Montgomery of Ultimate Concealed Carry


SHOT would not be complete without R Lee Ermy.

A SHOT Show would not be complete without R Lee Ermy.


Gas mask

We only cover guns on this blog, but there is a lot of military and law enforcement gear on display at the SHOW.

Sig P210

A Custom SIG P226.

The FLIR night shoot. More on this shoot later.

The FLIR night shoot. More on this shoot later.


The Media Day 960 yard range.


Everyone was cold.

Phil with Tavor

Phil White shoots a Tavor for the first time.

Skeet 2

Busting clays.

I felt like this SHOT Show attendee after each day on the show floor.

I felt like this SHOT Show attendee after each day on the show floor.

The title photo shows one of Kahr Arms’ advertising models.

Photos © Bryan William Jones.

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.


  • The “P210” isn’t a P210, it’s one of the custom P226 models that Sig offers.

    • Giolli Joker

      …and it shouldn’t have a finger on the trigger…
      BTW, TFB, I know this is a (THE) firearm blog, but just a single post with a series of photos of new knives shown at the SHOT?

      • Steve (TFB Editor)

        I really wanted to cover knives this year, but there was so much to cover I never got a chance. You could spent an entire day just photographing the new knives!

      • Well sir I’ll dig through my photos. I think I have some. They will be SOG knives or Tops.

        • Steve (TFB Editor)

          I know remember I was with you looking at knives, but I forgot to take some pics.

      • arron

        it looks like she’s about to let the hammer forward.

        • Giolli Joker

          Or to shoot in SA 😛 🙂 (you’re probably right, just kidding)

          About Knives, thanks for the replies… if you’ll come up with something, it will be appreciated, and I don’t think I’ll be the only one doing so… 😉
          BTW, I’ve not found yet a blog on knives that I could compare to TFB… most of them are either collections of adverts from an online shop or focused on a single brand…

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      I should have noticed that. Its fixed.

    • noob

      Hmm. I prefer having that shade of blue reserved for nonfiring rubber training replicas.

  • joe

    I wonder how easy it is to get a date there?

    • noob

      It’s Vegas buddy. It all depends on what you mean by a “date”.

  • noob

    The Multicam Girl is quite visible against that background.

  • noob

    I like the cheekweld gas mask. Who makes it, Scott Safety or a new company?

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      I don’t know, sorry.

  • 101st

    I just thumbed thru to the booth babes.

  • gunslinger

    i guess you gotta give us some fan service….

    just noticed in the 2nd pic… any news in the gun safe/storage side of things?

  • Vlad

    man, i wish I could go to shot show so much, it’s so fricken far away… oh well, looks awesome.

    Vlad from Romania

  • Clayton

    I want the gunnys shirt! Where can I buy one of those ?

  • sxm235

    Kind of disappointed with the objectification of women at the show, still… but I love boobies, so I can’t complain 🙁

  • JT

    Will the gun industry follow the IT industry in phasing out booth babes or will their be booth babes and booth bros? I would think there’s a very sexual vibe in the gun culture regardless of sex where there might not be in other sectors.