SHOT Show 2020

TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #98: Getting Revved Up for SHOT Show 2024

As the TFB and TFBTV teams gear up for the single biggest event of the year, SHOT Show 2024, we’ve brought out a special previously unreleased podcast that goes all the way back to the inception of the podcast during SHOT Show 2020. This podcast features TFB Writer Marcus H who is an avid long-range shooter and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the subject. This week we’ll get to hear from Marcus at SHOT Show 2020 as well as Pete as they discuss everything long-range, and the classic podcast guest question – what gun would you bring to an end-of-the-world scenario?

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[SHOT 2022] NEW Aero Precision Lahar 30 Suppressor

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Industry Day at the Range with Aero checking out their new line of house-made suppressors. The Lahar 30 will come in a direct thread and QD configuration to the market. For anyone who’s already invested in a different mounting system, you need not worry. The rear of the silencer will accept any industry-standard 1.375×24 mounting option.

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Gemtech Lunar 9: Super Light (5-8 oz.) $600 Silencer for 9mm, .300BLK, or .22LR

Today on TFBTV, James Reeves looks at Gemtech’s quietest 9mm suppressor ever, the Gemtech Lunar 9. How does it perform on the S&W M&P 2.0 and the Heckler & Koch SP-5 / MP5? Check today’s video to see (hear?) for yourself.

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Hush Puppy Project Model 2 Suppressor and More Pistols With Slide Lock Device

At SHOT Show 2020, I stopped by the Super Vel Ammunition booth and learned about the latest developments in their Hush Puppy Project. The products of this project include silencers with wipes and handguns featuring external slide locking levers that allow having utmost sound suppression by eliminating the noise of the cycling action. For 2020, the company has introduced the Model 2 suppressor which is more compact than the first model and they will also expand the line of pistols with Slide Lock Devices (SLD).

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POTD: Cutaway IWI Tavor

One of the coolest things at IWI’s 2020 SHOT Show booth wasn’t a new gun, like the IWI Zion or their very cool bullpup shotgun, but something a little older, something that couldn’t even fire a shot if it wanted to -an instructional cutaway of a Tavor SAR.

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[SHOT 2020] Top 5 Optics, Gear, and Accessories from SHOT Show 2020

What was the best gear from SHOT 2020? In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks about the five best bits of kit that he liked at SHOT Show 2020. There was a LOT there – did you see anything you liked? Let us know in the comments.

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Top 5 SMGs and Pistol Caliber Carbines of SHOT Show 2020

In this episode of TFBTV’s Show Time, James reviews the BEST SMGs and pistol caliber carbines from SHOT 2020. Do you agree with his list? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments!

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[SHOT 2020] Uberti's Outlaw Pistols and Courteney Stalking Rifle

Uberti U.S.A announces the Dalton, an 1873 Single Action Army pistol based on a pistol custom ordered for the outlaw Bob Dalton. With intricate engraving, a beautiful blued finish, and simulated pearl grips it’s sure to turn heads. Uberti’s new Courteney stalking rifle is one of the first commercial rifles to be chambered in .303 British since WW2. Built on an 1885 lever action, this is a unique hunting rifle with a refined British style. 

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The Most ____?____ SHOT Show Interview Ever + Dead Air Nomad-L Suppressor [SHOT Show 2020]

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves visits Mike Pappas of Dead Air Silencers to talk about the new Dead Air Nomad-L and to crush McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffins.

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[SHOT 2020] Italian Firearms Group's Flintlock Hand Cannon

The Italian Firearms Group shows off Pedersoli’s beautiful, period-correct flintlock Howdah pistol and announces F.A.I.R.’s new youth and women’s shotgun, the Giovanni. Both guns will be available later this year. 

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[SHOT 2020] Savage's CEO Talks SHOT

James Reeves of TFB talks with Savage CEO Al Kasper about SHOT Show 2020, new products on the show floor, and what’s on the horizon for Savage. Savage recently parted ways with Vista Outdoors and was required by Mr. Kasper and a group of investors. Now that Savage is under new ownership, watch our video to find out what direction Al will take the company.

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The Top 5 Rifles and/or Shotguns of SHOT Show 2020

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[SHOT 2020] Hornady Upgrades Subsonic Ammunition, Introduces RFID Gun Safes

Hornady has upgraded a number of their different lines of ammunition, to include a subsonic line for popular lever-action cartridges. In addition, they have a whole new line of gun safes that use RFID technology to open. These chips can be embedded in everyday objects such as a phone case allowing users to activate the doors to the cases.

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Top 5 Handguns of SHOT Show 2020

Want to know what the top 5 handguns of SHOT Show 2020 are? In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves talks about what he believes to be the five best handguns, pistols, and/or revolvers from SHOT Show 2020. It’s always so hard to decide – what will he choose?

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[SHOT 2020] SIG Cross Bolt Action Rifle

Check out the brand new SIG Cross Bolt Action! 6.8 lbs, two-stage 3lb match trigger, completely adjustable buttstock, side folder for compact carry, available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, and SIG’s own .277 Fury cartridge. It could be the perfect backcountry precision hunting rifle. What do you think of it?

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[SHOT 2020] Canik TP9 Elite Sub Compact Optics-Capable

Canik is entering the handgun mounted optics market with their latest version of the TP9 Elite in a subcompact variant complete with a standard optic mount. The optic is a RIVIS red dot optic complete with co-witness iron sights that shooters can still utilize while aiming through the optic itself.

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[SHOT 2020] CMMG Releases 9mm AR Conversion Upper, 10mm Pistol AR

CMMG had a number of new entries at their booth this year in their 300 Banshee series of AR pistols with telescoping braces. Of note is their 9x19mm conversion upper receiver that when paired with a Magpul PMAG and conversion spring/follower allows shooters to use their existing PMAG magazines instead of a proprietory magazine or a Glock magazine in a proprietory magazine well. Also released was a dedicated 10mm AR pistol in a glossy white finish.

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[SHOT 2020] Chiappa's Black Rhino CBR-9

Chiappa’s new Black Rhino CBR-9 charges into the 9mm PDW/PCC pistol market with a low axis barrel and a unique design to reduce muzzle flip. The CBR-9 comes with ambidextrous features and a collapsing brace. We go hands on with the new design and check out the firearm’s unique design.

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[SHOT 2020] MDT releases new XRS chassis and lots more.

MDT has been coming on very strong in the precision rifle world in the past few years.  With the release of their ACC chassis last year, they became contenders for a seat at the head of the precision rifle chassis table. Not ones to let up on the accelerator they have expanded their product line again this year, most notably with the XRS (Crossover Rifle Stock)

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[SHOT 2020] Friday Night Lights – Cloud Defensive REIN

For this week’s Friday Night Lights we will take a look at Cloud Defensive’s latest entry into the weaponlight market. Last year they unveiled their flag ship light, the Cloud Defensive Owl. It was met with enthusiasm however it was too task focused. Due to its size and shape, it did not share rail space well with others. Check out my review to refresh your memory. Since that time other companies stepped in and came out with some serious competition. Just last week Cloud Defensive showed off their new REIN light.

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[SHOT 2020] Israel's Bul Armory Shot Show Pistol Lineup

Bul Armory is a Tel Aviv, Israel based gun manufacturer that specializes in competition-ready 1911 style handguns. Since 1990, Bul Armory has been manufacturing and developing and innovating guns to suit their users and over time this has lead to them producing firearms for every day carry and even law enforcement and military applications.  I had a great time talking to the guys from BUL armory who are themselves, competitive shooters and I’m more than happy to share their SHOT 2020 offerings with you all here.

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[SHOT 2020] Command Arms Accessories Roni MCK-Gen2

Command Arms Accessories is bringing an updated version of their Roni carbine conversion for popular handguns. Updated this year is an integrated light mount, pistol brace, and a grip that functions as a spare magazine when one is inserted. There are plans to bring a version in for H&K handguns as well.

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[SHOT 2020] A Big Year for Ultimatum Precision – Deuce and DeFacto Actions

I think I can say this without offering offense, this year was the best SHOT Show yet for Ultimatum.  Two years ago when they were exhibiting in the “N” booths on the 3rd floor they faced some challenges.  They were introducing their new action, the “Deadline”, named as such for a good reason, on the heals of the less than successful U300.  Unfortunately, that year circumstances beyond their control (U.S Customs) kept them from bringing in any sample actions from Canada, so all they had was a large rotating model of the new design.  Last year was relatively uneventful, but this year……this year they knocked it out of the park.   

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[SHOT 2020] Horus Vision – A Complete Solution

Most long-range shooters know Horus for their reticles like the H-59, Tremor2, and Tremor3.  They were the pioneers in what we now refer to as Christmas tree style reticles. They focused on the ability to have a refined hold point for hold-overs and provide for faster follow-up shots.  What many shooters may not know is Horus was also one of the early providers of ballistic software. At that time there weren’t apps for in the iTunes store for long-range shooting, in fact, the solver came on an SD card and needed to be run on a PDA or a Trimble device.  Things evolved and ATrag was integrated into the Kestrel 4500. Finally, ATrag was eclipsed by Applied Ballistics and we haven’t seen much of it since. Well, Horus Vision (under new ownership since 2016) is back with a suite of equipment to help the long-range shooter.

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[SHOT 2020] Sightmark's Solar Powered Red Dots, 4K Night/Day Optic

Sightmark is coming out with solar-powered red dot optics, the Element and the Volta. We asked Sightmark how the sights would work in the dark or while in the gun safe, then taken out and the answer is a backup battery that will power the optic while in the dark.

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[SHOT 2020] Inexpensive Vehicle Seatback Gear from 5.11: The Vehicle Ready Hexgrid System

Starting at just $15, the 5.11 Vehicle Ready Hexgrid system for your car or truck looks like a great way to carry guns and gear in your vehicle. James Reeves interviews the creator of this system and brings you the full scoop. Per 5.11:

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[SHOT 2020] Federal's New Rounds

Federal’s new Terminal Ascent ammunition aims to deliver better accuracy and terminal ballistics at longer ranges with their Slipstream tipped rounds and new AccuChanels. In addition, Federal’s new HammerDown ammo was designed for greatly improved performance and reliability in lever action rifles. 

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[SHOT 2020] Accurate, Gas-Adjustable AK! The Arsenal AK-20

James Reeves visits with Arsenal at SHOT Show Range Day 2020 to discuss the new Arsenal AK-20. Per Hrachya H. of The Firearm Blog:

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[SHOT 2020] Ultra Light .22 AR Takes Ruger 10/22 Mags! The POF Rebel

Is 2020 going to be the year of the Rimfire? The new Rebel .22LR Sub Gun takes Ruger 10/22 magazines which is going to make a lot of people happy.

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[SHOT 2020] Guns.com Dealer Network and Program

Guns.com formerly existed as a news and content website, however that has changed in previous years and is now becoming an online brick and mortar outlet for gun stores across the United States in offering products for sale online. We go through some of the features of Guns.com in this episode.

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