‘Tis the season. Tomorrow we embark on that annual pilgrimage to the place where good ideas, money and a savage customer base collide. Of course, we always end up covering a few of the bad ideas as well. The 2019 SHOT Show is the firearm industry’s biggest showcase of the year. In decades past, SHOT was primarily the place where the majority of manufacturer, distributor and dealer business was handled for the upcoming year. If you’ve never been to the show, most booths, especially the bigger ones, have built in meeting rooms carved out behind the scenes where deals are penned. Excitement was built upon new product releases that had never been seen prior to day one of that year’s SHOT Show.
2019 SHOT SHOW: What Do You Want To See?
With the explosion of e-commerce and social media, the SHOT landscape has changed. Sure, deals are still brokered and new products are announced. But much of the ramp up occurs in the weeks prior to everyone arriving in Las Vegas. The crowds now flock to the show to put hands on the actual guns and gear they spotted on Instagram and Facebook sometime after Christmas.
Like in years past, The Firearm Blog is sponsoring the Industry Day At The Range, with one special difference. We will be staffing a couple shooting lanes with writers and videographers where manufacturers have scheduled slots to show off their latest and greatest. We’ll do our best to get face-time with every company on the line.
As for the rest of the week, the TFB AND TFBTV crew will be canvassing the show looking for the best, most innovative products headed to market. Hopefully we’ll go live on Instagram a few times, but we’ll definitely be pumping out more than our usual amount of posts and videos on the blog and at TFBTV.
So, what would you like to see us cover this week? Hit the form posted below and let us know.
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