NRA 2014: Day 2- Nathan Forgot his Camera Battery, D’oh!

In a very poingant reminder that TFB writers are indeed human, I completely forgot my camera battery today. Outside of forgetting a pen and notepad, Its about the biggest boo-boo a reporter can make.

The HTC One does NOT take good photos. This was me trying to capture Colin Noir and Marty Daniels being interviewed. Hence the lack of further photos.

The HTC One does NOT take good photos. This was me trying to capture Colin Noir and Marty Daniels being interviewed. Hence the lack of further photos.

In many ways, it was a good thing; I spent over 10 hours on the show floor searching for the latest and greatest. Unlike some of the other major online publications, I have been searching for the small companies and the hidden gems of the show. Without a camera, I was free to spend time talking to people behind the products. I am constantly impressed by the gung-ho attitude of these entrepreneurs and am humbled to be writing on their wares.

Don’t worry! I will be circling back tomorrow with the battery firmly in hand (it is already packed) and getting great photos. What this does mean is that coverage will be delayed 24 hours for the big stuff and I will be posting up the other items over the next week (there is a lot!)

Until then, a sample of the companies to be covered below:

  1. EO Tech
  2. Rite-in-the-Rain
  3. Hawke Sport Optics
  4. Concern Kalashnikov/CAA/Izmash
  5. Precision Firearms
  6. PTR Industries (American Made HK-91/G-3’s)
  7. James River Armory
  8. BlackHawk!
  9. IWI Tavor
  10. Kodiak Industries
  11. Kel-Tec
  12. Meopta
  13. FMR Firearms
  14. Cabbot Guns
  15. Hatson Airguns
  16. YHM Firearms
  17. SilencerCo
  18. GemTech
  19. AAC
  20. Tradition Firearms (Golden Bullseye, Striker-Fired Muzzle-Loaders
  21. H&M Metal Processing (Nitride Finishes and Low-Mass BCG’s)
  22. Anderson Manufacturing (Run-Dry AR-15s)
  23. Eagle Imports
  24. Shepard Firearms
  25. Palmetto State Armory (Upcoming AR-10s and home-built 1911’s)
  26. Barrett

That was just today! A full second day at the show starts tomorrow at 8AM. If you see me, say hi!


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • An Interested Person

    Is that a Magpul branded VW Bus? So much win.

  • iksnilol

    You do know that you have to clean the lense on the camera of modern phones? That is why the picture looks so blurry.

    • I did. It was a refurbished phone from my day job…

      • iksnilol

        Oh, sorry then. It just looked like the lens was dusty, it has happened to me several times.

  • guest

    Gotta ask: why even bother posting this post? There is no content, basically. The writing is about you not firearms, and the photos are un-look-at-able. This is a firearms blog, right… not a blog about you. What do we, the readers, care about your battery and your blurry cameraphone?