Innovation | SHOT 2017

The 2017 SHOT Show has come and gone. This photo set will highlight some innovative products that I personally saw at the SHOT Show. This is my last SHOT related article for 2017. SHOT Show this year was a blast. A big thanks to my TFB colleagues, our Editors and most importantly our Readers.

THE Fix, by Q. The rifle is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester. The rifle was very light and the 45 degree rotational bolt was lighting fast to cycle. Controls were similar to an Ar-15.

Predator Warpaint. Camo face paint that also serves as sun screen.


Angel Armor ENLIGHT Level IIIA Armor

The CMMG MkW ANVIL chambered in .458 SOCOM. The ANVIL uses the same bolt carrier group as the CMMG Mutant.

OLIGHT Universal Battery Charger. This USB Battery charger can charge a variety of batteries.

The Micro Roni from CAA. Every year CAA seems to slightly refine this product.

Schmidt and Bender premiered some scope that feature their new turrets. These turrets have some tactile indicators that pop out when the turret makes a full revolution.

CruxOrd had their tripod mount on display at the Legacy Sports booth on Range Day. This would be perfect for high angle shooting.

Walking around Industry Day at the Range, I got to meet the owners of Range Recovery Technologies. Range Recovery Technologies specializes in cleaning up lead from shooting ranges.

The TRIAD scope mount from iota Outdoors. The mounts have a small piece of metal that indexes the mount perfectly on a MIL-STD1913/Picatinny rail. Very innovate product.

FoxFury had some very bright and highly portable lights on display.

The lumens and battery life on their lights were very impressive. This light folded into a relatively small tube.

FoxFury also had lighting solutions for drones.

Horus Vision had the new Tremor 4 reticle on display. Horus was recently acquired by Nightforce. I am looking forward to seeing what Horus does in the future.

The Universal Lethal Lace Holster from Letha Lace. The holster solution looked like a comfortable way to conceal a pistol.

Applied Ballistics Munitions is a relatively new company. The companies chief ballistician is Bryan Litz. Bryan Litz created the Applied Ballistics, ballistic calculator, and has written several books about long range shooting. Bryan is hands down, one of the best ballisticians in the world.

Newcon Optik had some neat range finders on display. The rangefinders were integrated with a spotting scope.

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


  • M.M.D.C.

    Cool stuff, Thomas. Thanks!

    • Thomas Gomez


  • aguywhoknows

    Indexing pieces on mounts are available since a couple of years already.

    • Thomas Gomez

      Who else is the industry is doing it? Got a set of those rings on the way for testing. Anxious to shake them out. Hope this finds you well!

  • MuchWow


    • Thomas Gomez

      lol I knew someone was going to say that!

  • Gusto

    Does the fix have any relation to Merkel kr1 because that odd looking Bolt /boltshroud (?) is The same

    • Julio

      Asked the same question the other day…


  • James Reeves

    Nice article, Tom. I would have picked a lot of the same things.

    • Thomas Gomez

      Cheers amigo! Wish I could have stayed in Vegas a few more days. Successful trip though.

  • DMZ

    Do I even want to know how much that Newcon rangefinder/spotting scope is gonna be? A 3km range is pretty impressive.

  • mazkact

    The Fix by Q has my attention.