SHOT Day 1 round up! | SHOT 2017

SHOT 2107 Day 1 has come to an end. Below are some pictures of Day 1 of SHOT show.

EOTech has created a new logo, and according to a rep upgraded their holographic weapons sights. The EOTech booth was packed. EOTech had a very impressive suite of long range rifle scopes.

Robinson Armament XCR. A very neat rifle. This one was chambered in 7.62×51.

2017 is going to be the year of the 6.5 Creedmoor and the chassis rifle.

The SOTIC rifle from Kinetic Research Group. Justin Juarez took me through the specs of the rifle. I will be doing a post in the very near future. Amazing rifle.

Billet Rifle Systems BR-47 with a custom Cerakote job from Nevada Cerakote. The artist at Nevada Cerakote is extremely talented.

The new MkW Anvil from CMMG. This rifle is chambered in .458 SOCOM. This would be perfect for hog hunting.

The Sig booth was damn near epic.

I snapped a very similar photo last year. Sexy camo is still a thing.

Troy is adding a Mk-12 rifle to their My Service Rifle suite of products.

Sales of the Mk-12 rifle go to the Lone Survivor Foundation.

FILSON had an amazing booth.The United States has a beautiful flag.


Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at


  • Bill

    Booth babes please. Like a best of show booth babe post.

    Guns come and go, but T&A is forever. And to the ladies on the board, they should get you some stall studs or display dudes.

    I’ve debated, and held off, getting a Filson coat for years. I may pull the trigger, though I’m culturally and socially obligated to Carhartt, the Appalachian Tuxedo.

    • Standard Velocity

      I own quite a bit of Filson and would say it’s not very practical. My hunting coat is 5 lbs vs the 8 oz of the Arc’teryx that has replaced it.

      Many of their products are no longer made in USA (just like Pendleton and L.L. Bean). QC is still high but most of their products are more nostalgic than useful.

      If you do buy a coat I would recommend getting the lightest weight waxed canvas with no liner or removable liner.

      Outback is a company in Australia that sells similar coats for 1/4 the price. I’ve looked at them in person and would say they are just as good.

      • Bill

        You talked me out of it. I have a Barbour bike jacket so I’m familiar with the downsides of waxed cotton, particularly the babe-repellent smell. Maybe UK chicks dig it.

  • They should rename it the colorful AR-15/useless accessory show, Sure seems the industry is running on empty for new rifle ideas.

    • Major Fret

      Well considering A) Getting a new rifle into production is expensive (meaning you have to charge the consumer more to be profitable) and B) No matter what it’s still gonna shoot 5.56/.308/7.62×39 etc you can’t really blame them.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      How much of the show do we not see? It may not be that it is only colorful ARs and accessories, but that we are only shown those things.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I really like what troy is doing with the Military builds.