SHOT Show NEXT Pavilion: The Most Important Booths Of SHOT | TFBTV | SHOT 2017

It is so easy to get distracted by the free beer, booth babes, and multi-level displays on the main floor of SHOT. Too many attendees get caught up in the glamor of the big guys and entirely overlook the NEXT Pavilion. This is where the true innovation is hiding at the show, where innovators and new companies get their first chance to display their product at SHOT.

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  • Norm

    It would be helpful to list some of these up and comers, so that we could check them out online.

  • Norm

    Could you give a list of some of the most promising up and comers? From there, we could check them out online.

  • Bill

    I protest the complete and total lack of booth babe coverage. It would help me cope with the inevitable pointless AR, 1911 and GLOCK doodads to see some real doodads, or even fake silicone doodads.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    I thought the video was going to highlight some of the new products from the smaller and more innovative companies. I love that stuff! However, the video merely discussed the concept of the third floor where the little guys hang out, sort of like the kid’s table at Thanksgiving, without showing any actual products. I appreciate TFB being my eyes and ears at the SHOT Show, but there wasn’t much useful info in this video. The effect was, “Most people don’t give much attention to these smaller companies… and we don’t either. Now back to the coverage of BigCo’s new Cerakote color on their AR-15, and a new 1911 trigger.”

    • Vaughan

      Great point! I want to know the 3rd floor guys. Where is that coverage please? Anyone?

  • CruisingTroll

    I’ll echo what LTLA, Vaughan, and Norm said. Don’t merely tell us that these guys (and gals) exist, ACTUALLY GIVE THEM SOME COVERAGE. Show us what they got, who they are, etc.