[SHOT 2016] Day 1 round up!

    SHOT 2106 Day 1 has come to an end. Below are some pictures of Range Day and Day 1 of SHOT show.  Some are humorous, some are neat.

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    Billet Rifle Systems had a Star Wars themed rifle. I saw a lot of people posing with it. Awesome Cerakote job!

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    In my opinion Realtree has the best booth of SHOT Show

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    Jacob Bynum, of Rifles Only, is a really nice guy! We had a 20 minute conversation about some products from Rifles Only. Jacob is a brilliant individual and an excellent marksman and instructor. He did cut his golden locks.

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    Ed Brown is offering a 9mm 1911 with a red dot. Nice pistol.

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    Towards the latter part of Range Day I walked over to the Glock booth. R. Lee Ermey was super chipper and an absolute pleasure to talk to. Amazing man. Great shot. Great American. Thank you Sir. It was a pleasure to meet you!

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    Apparently this is a thing. Camo lingerie.

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    Fix it sticks! Awesome accessory. I am going to be adding these to my gun bag.

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    SOG had a throwing knife setup at Range Day. It was fun watching the older gentlemen re-live their childhoods. Go back 50 years and I bet these old timers could sink everyone of those knives!

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    Instructor Zero was at the Glock booth during Range Day. Neat guy to talk to. Endless energy.

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    I got to shoot a .416 Rigby at the Mauser shooting lane. It kicked a little bit more then a lightweight 12 gauge with heavy turkey loads. I held it like a shotgun using the “push pull” method. Not bad. I hit my target. That is $12,000 worth of rifle I am holding. Here is a video of Ken Hackathorn demonstrating the “push pull” method.

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    War Sport’s booth did not have the Chris Costa rifle. The representative would not elaborate on why they were not carrying it. Nice rifles overall.

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    Magpul’s booth was amazing as usual. Caylen Wokcik was a pleasure to talk to.

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    Iver Johnson is importing 1911’s from the Philippines and “treating them with their special coating.” When I asked the very rude rep if the “special coating” was Cerakote, she responded “yes” after a long pause.

    Great Day Overall! Looking forward to Day 2.

     

    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 [email protected]


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