TFB SHOT Show 2014 Debrief

    Welcome to SHOT Show. Photo © Bryan Jones

    SHOT Show was crazy. So many people to see, so many guns to handle and not nearly enough time to do it all. This year SHOT `14 was the best organized SHOT I have attended. Despite having a record 67,000 people in attendance, the show floor felt less crowded and chaotic than in past years. Good job NSSF.

    The Horde. Photo © Bryan Jones

    The SHOT Show Hordes. Photo © Bryan Jones


    We published 122 posts during the show, with many posts published since the show ended and many more to come. As biased as I am, I think we had hands down the best and most comprehensive SHOT Show coverage online.

    I am so proud of my team of writers who covered the show. They did an amazing job and I cannot thank or praise them enough. SHOT is incredibly tiring and while most attendees are heading back to their hotel rooms to sleep, casinos to gamble or bars for a Margarita, our bloggers were busy communicating what they saw that day to all of you. Our SHOT Team in alphabetical order was Aaron, Alex, Anette, Bryan, Chris, Edward, Ethan, Murdoc, Phil, Ray, Richard and Sam. Many of our writers were also posting to their personal blogs about SHOT Show, so go take a look at their blogs for even more coverage of the show.

    I got a number of emails from readers congratulating us for the coverage. One reader wrote …

    Hey, I just wanted to give you a huge thanks for the excellent SHOT show coverage.  I was there last year and understand how overwhelming it is.  It is even harder to fight the other bloggers and find the gems of the show.
    A+ Articles
    A+ Subject of articles
    A+ Amount of coverage on each item

    A perfect grouping….

    … another reader wrote …

    !!!YOU GUYS ROCK!!!  Next best thing to being there, thanks for making all the latest and greatest accessible to all of us stuck drooling in front of our PCs.

    Thanks to them and everyone else who send in positive feedback. It is a real encouragement.

    Next year I am planning even better SHOT coverage!

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!