Live: 2014 SHOT Show Floor Report

January 14, 2014

View The Goods By Day

Day 0: Pre-Show Fun

Day 1: It Begins

Day 2: Never Stops

Day 3: Winding Down

Day 4: The End


Check out everything new from this year's annual SHOT Show from Las Vegas. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries.

It is the world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. It is owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

How Big is the SHOT Show?

Courtesy of Bill Dunn | NSSF

Did you know there are 12.5 miles of aisles at the SHOT Show (a little less than a half marathon)? How about that the show's 630,000 square feet of exhibit space is the equivalent of 10.9 football fields as well as the size of the New Orleans Superdome? These other fun facts about the show are packed into an infographic released by the NSSF.

Day 4: The End


Redheads

Hilary Dyer

Along with the new Pro-Grade Redheads, the new Pro-Grade canvasbacks are the newest addition to an already extensive Greenhead Gear Pro-Grade decoy line. Three different postures include both drakes and hens, along with realistic paint schemes sure to please any diehard diver hunter.

ProGrade Redhead


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Hybrid Vision

Mark Olis

Sightmark's new hybrid night vision scope — the Photon 5x42 — is a digital night vision optic with a lighted reticle and built-in IR illuminator. This sight has 5X magnification and can be used in the daytime unlike many night vision optics. The image inside is a black and white view instead of the green picture used in most night vision scopes.

Sightmark Photon


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The Cutting Edge

Mark Melotik

Ontario Knife Company is jumping on the hot demand for Bushcraft survival-type blades, which double nicely as great all-around hunters, with this great-looking new model, and several other truly cutting-edge styles.

Bushcraft Blade


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Keep Your Phone

Mark Melotik

Never lose your rangefinder or cell phone or other must-have gear with help from the complete line of retractable cord systems from Gear Keeper.

Finder Phone


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Glow Your Attractant

Mark Melotik

The big news at Evolved Habitats is a slew of great whitetail attractants that are now infused with Glo-Cote, a unique additive designed to make any kind of attractant "glow" when seen through a deer's eyes ... much like humans would see white in a room illuminated by black light.

Evolved Cane


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Five Arrows In Your Quiver

Mark Melotik

One of bowhunting's iconic brands, Kwikee Kwiver was recently acquired by Altus Brands, and also introduced some new products, including this 5-arrow quiver that can be adjusted up or down to ensure better balance and arrow protection.

Kwikee Kwiver


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Cover Up With An Ozone Blanket

Mark Melotik

One of the most-talked-about scent-reducing technologies for whitetail hunters is ozone ... and the Ozonics system blankets your hunt area with ozone that physically alters human scent molecules so you won't burn out your hotspot.

Ozone Scent




Day 3: Winding Down


A Less Invasive 1911

Christian Lowe

Now there's a less invasive option for 1911 shooters to give their guns the rails they need for optical add-ons. Watch a video to learn more about the gun.

CC3 1911


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Clear As Crystal

Mark Olis

Nikon's Aculon rangefinder is extremely compact and light, but is crystal clear and delivers fast reads on yardage.

Nikon Aculon


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Hang On A Hyde

Mark Melotik

Easily some of the coolest new treestands of 2014 are the new Hyde hang-ons from Ameristep that offer strong, lightweight molded aluminum platforms.

Hyde Hang


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More Dupe

Mark Melotik

Dupe more (and older and wiser) trophy bucks with help from Flextone's Ground Grunt'r grunt call that delivers more-realistic sounds from lofty treestand perches.

Flextone Gruntr


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Awakening To Half The Population

Rick Sapp

Hunting and shooting have traditionally been male activities, but that is changing. Read the full story to learn more about industry thoughts from the NSSF.

Awakening Population


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Affordable Innovation Right Here

Mark Melotik

Backcountry hunters everywhere need to check out the lightweight, functional knives, lighting systems and backpacking stoves from Industrial Revolution, some of the most affordable innovation you'll find anywhere.

Industrial Backcountry


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Knife Of The Year

Mark Melotik

Some of the coolest, affordable custom knives hail from Silver Stag, which offers many handsome made-in-the-US styles including the NRA's knife of the year.

NRA Silver Stag


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As Sharp As A Scepter

Mark Melotik

Sharpen broadheads and knives quickly and easily in the field with Gatco's neat new Scepter sharpener.

Gatco Scepter


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Earth & Estrus

Mark Melotik

New from scent specialist Wildlife Research Center is Golden Estrus Xtreme, and an easy to use and apply Earth Cover scent all bowhunters need to see.

Wildlife Research


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More Than One

Scott Brown

Forget pulling out extra magazines next time you find yourself on a killer hog hunt. The GL Mag from FAB Defense will end the trouble.

FAB Mag


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Popular With The Fishermen

Hilary Dyer

Stormr has entered the hunting world with a camo version of the 1.5mm neoprene jacket, popular with the hardcore fishermen.

Stormr Jacket


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Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Struck

Mark Melotik

One of the hottest turkey calls for 2014? The new Thunder Yelper from Flextone promises ease of use and great sound for those critical close to mid-range situations.

Flextone Call




Day 2: Never Stops


Maybe Not Ram Tough, But Damn Tough

Oliver Shapiro

Every camper, probably every outdoorsman, needs a lantern. No-brainer there, but why should this new item from Zippo merit any attention? Read the full story to learn more about the lantern.

Zippo Lantern


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Use The GForce, Luke

Oliver Shapiro

Let's start with some basic stats, like half-yard accuracy, and a range up to 1,300 yards. Even better, it processes and reads out "five times faster than the competition" the gentleman stated. If you want to get even farther out, the Elite version of this unit reaches out to a mile, perfect for those real long-range shots. And the VSI (Variable Sight-In) Feature lets you tune the gizmo to your rifle's particular performance parameters. All for less than 400 bucks (a tad more if you prefer Realtree camo). The force is indeed strong in this one.

Bushnell Rangefinder


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First Look At The Gerber MP1AR Multi-Tool

Christian Lowe

New for 2014 and debuting at SHOT Show, Gerber has developed a new multi-tool that's designed to help AR shooters perform basic maintenance and adjustments on their rifle and have a couple extra implements for everyday needs. Watch a video to learn more about the tool.

Gerber Multitool


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First Look At The Trijicon 1-6x VCOG

Christian Lowe

Love your ACOG but wish you had the ability to zoom in and out? Well, Trijicon delivered this year with its first variable-power illuminated optic dubbed the "VCOG." Watch a video to learn more about the new scope.

Trijicon VCOG


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The Concealed Carry Pistol For Women

Rochelle Kaplan

Bersa may not be a name one immediately thinks of when it comes to buying a concealed carry pistol, but the Argentine firearms manufacturer offers a few nifty compact semi-auto handguns. Read the full story to learn more about the Bersa pistol.

Bersa Thunder 380


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Hightlights From The Day

Scott Brown

Check out some new high-end insulation for premium hunting clothing, a cool line of replaceable-blade knives from Gerber and a unique new pink camo pattern for the girl who likes her guns to stand out. Watch a video to learn more about the day.

Gerber


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Fasten Your Ammo Belts

Bob Rogers

In the world of deuces and guns, it's the innocuous twenty-two that continues to surprise, but you have to be a history buff to take full advantage. A trip to your local auctioneer could help, but pick one with a passion for guns. Read the full story to learn more about firearms of yesteryear.

Fasten Your Seatbelts


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Extreme Ability To Record & Download

Mark Olis

Cass Creek's new RPS Extreme e-call allows you to record or download your own calls. It comes pre-loaded with 10 calls and features remote wireless play.

Cass Creek RPS


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Low-Tech Bridge For High-Tech Needs

Oliver Shapiro

Carson has shown us that you don't need anything fancy to link up your Droid to that spotting scope. Their new Optics Adapter will, in their words, "hook up any smart phone to any optical device," and it sure as heck looks that way. Need to take a video of that mule deer across the ridge? Want to take digital pics of that target after you whack it with that new load you've been trying? For less than 80 bucks you can marry the two dissimilar objects together, and get those still or moving close-up images. And when you start to consider some of the other smartphone apps that are available, well, just don't let your imagination run away with you. Or, better, go ahead.

Carson Droid


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Charge Your Hunt With Power Scrape

Mark Melotik

Improve your whitetail hunting with premium scents from Tink's, a great example being the Power Scrape line that makes building mock scrapes fast, easy and effective.

Tinks Hot Shot


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Save Your Hunt

Mark Melotik

Lansky offers some of the smartest bowhunting accessories around, including broadhead/knife sharpeners and compact bow tools ready to save your hunt from unexpected challenges.

Lansky Sharpeners


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Benelli Ethos Blends Art And Function

Scott Brown

The new Ethos from Benelli will appeal to upland hunters and clay shooters alike. Weighing just six pounds with a new recoil-reduction system in the stock, it's perfect for going from the field to the range. Watch a video to learn more about the Benelli Ethos.

Benelli Ethos


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Get Down With This Jacket

Mark Melotik

Badlands is best known for its innovative, bombproof packs, but all outdoorsmen need to check out its lineup of hunt apparel including this incredibly light and compactible new down jacket that packs easily.

Badlands Jacket


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IR Detection For Your Head

Mark Olis

The EX100 headlamp from Olympia Products has a really cool IR detection feature that allows you to turn the light on and off by waving your hand in front of it. This hands-free design is slick, especially if your hands are messy from cleaning game or getting muddy.

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The E-Collar For The E-World

Hilary Dyer

SportDOG's Tek 2.0 e-collar incorporates maps with a GPS so you can view your dog's location in real-time, right on your remote.

SportDOG Collar


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Continuous Computed Aiming Solution... Okay

Scott Brown

A "Ma Deuce" for a deer gun? Well, no. But Trijicon's CCAS would definitely increase your chances for bringing home dinner.

Ma Deuce


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Light From The Diablo

Mark Olis

Guard Dog Security has a unique line of flashlights. This is the Diablo, which comes in a camo version. The light has 160 lumens of power, but also packs a whopping 4.5-million-volt stungun in the metal ring around the tip of the light. This could really come in handy on those pesky squirrels that just won't leave you alone while sitting in your deer stand.

Diablo Flashlight


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We All Need Maximum Protection

Mark Melotik

Bowhunters and gun hunters looking for maximum protection for their precious weapons and gear need to see the well-rounded, virtually bombproof lineup from SKB.

SKB Case


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Survive The Ready & Rugged

Mark Melotik

Ensure your smart phone or tablet is outdoor ready and rugged with the complete line of Survivor cases by Griffin, available in an assortment of great-looking camo colors.

Griffin Phone Case


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A New King Of Rubber Boot

Mark Melotik

Ready to experience a new kind of rubber boot? The Game Changer from Rocky breaks new ground in athletic fit and is reportedly 30 percent lighter than other models in the category.

Rocky Game Changer


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Bold/Bolt-Action Leader Surprise

Rick Sapp

One would expect that bold industry leaders like the Freedom Group companies and in particular Remington Arms, would be on top of every projectile category, from rocks to the latest commercial AR platform. Read the full story to learn more about Remington.

Remington Bolt Leader


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A Can Within A Can

Shelby Murdoc

Utilizing a special "can within a can," DuraCoat's new Aerosol contains both finish and hardener in one easy to use package. Read the full story to learn more about this paint.

DuraCoat Aerosol


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Big Game Hunter's Dream

Mark Olis

Nemo's new Recon rifle is a big-game hunter's dream in an AR platform. The easy to maneuver 18-inch barrel launches a .300 Win. Mag bullet for real knockdown power.

Nemo Recon Rifle


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The Buckthorn Pink X-Bolt Micro

Hilary Dyer

Browning's also showing the X-Bolt Micro in a variety of deer-appropriate calibers in "Buckthorn Pink" camo. The pink camo is also available on a 20-gauge Silver.

Browning X-Bolt Micro


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As Cool As They Come

Hilary Dyer

Browning's Long Range Hunter now comes in a cool two-tone/carbon fiber finish with a stainless barrel.

Browning Long Hunter




Day 1: It Begins


Take A Load Off Your Thumb

Bob Rogers

One of the coolest new products at SHOT comes from Battenfeld Technologies. It's a rifle cartridge loader that relieves all those sore thumb callouses that comes from pushing, for example, .223/5.56 rounds into a magazine. Read the full story to learn more about this time-saving product.

Battenfeld Thumb


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Our Industry Is Thriving!

Rick Sapp

The Outdoor Channel's Jim Libatore pressed the crowd of more than a thousand attendees to be imaginative, energetic and pro-active in defense of our shooting, hunting and outdoor lifestyle. Read the full story to learn more about our sport.

Thriving Industry


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All-New Hunting Shotguns Revealed

Steve Comus

The 2014 SHOT Show opened to aisle-choking crowds and booth-bulging buyers. Even so, there were early indications that the hunting shotgun arena this year is packed with a combination of line extensions peppered with the introductions of a few actually new models. Read the full story about the latest shotguns.

Remington Versa Shotgun


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Knives, Knives And More Knives

Steve Comus

Knives are some of mankind's most basic tools, yet every year manufacturers come up with new models, all intended to fill voids somewhere for someone in the world. Read the full story about the latest knives.

Swiss Army Knives


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The Accu-Tek AT 382 Is Pretty In Pink

Rochelle Kaplan

The Accu-Tek model AT 382 may not be new or high-tech, but it continues to be a top seller for Ontario, California-based Excel Arms. Read the full story about the handgun.

Accu-Tek 382


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Tenzing Hunting Pack With Seat

Christian Lowe

Tenzing Outdoors has introduced a new hunting pack that incorporates a convenient collapsible hunting seat with about as many pockets as a turkey hunter could need. Read the full story and watch a video about the pack.

Tenzing Pack Seat


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Browning's Old-School Autoloading Rifle

Christian Lowe

Despite a world chock full of pistol-gripped black guns, there's still room for the confident feel of a traditional stock and sight line. Read the full story about the rifle.

Browning Auto Rifle


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Midwest Industries KeyMod Handguards

Shelby Murdoc

As the AR platform matures and lessons learned from combat troops and civilian shooters are incorporated into new designs, trends emerge and evolve. One such trend is the realization that quad-rail handguards are not an optimal choice for most shooters. Read the full story about the handguards.

Midwest KeyMod


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Everyday Tactical Gear

Marjorie Sessions

When shooting instructor Kim Klein couldn't find concealed carry handbags that she liked, she designed her own. Read the full story about the handbags.

Everyday Tactical Gear


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Caldwell's New AR-15 Mag Charger

Scott Brown

Caldwell caught our eye on Day 1 of SHOT Show 2014 with the AR-15 Mag Charger and a ballistic chronograph. Check them out. Watch a video about the charger.

Caldwell Mag Charger


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Smart Yet Rugged

Mark Melotik

Bowhunters looking for smart, rugged and affordable storage/transport solutions need to check out the extensive line from MTM Molding, which includes broadhead and arrow cases, and a complete line of cases for guns, ammo, and general storage.

MTM Arrow Case


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Eliminate The Awkward

Mark Melotik

Crossbows too awkward to pack any distance in the field? Not with the cool new Crossbow pack from innovator Tenzing, shown here by designer Jay Robert.

Tenzing Crossbow Pack


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More Than A Myth

Mark Melotik

Hunters everywhere need to check out the new line of innovative outdoor blades from Gerber, which has expanded its Myth series with a versatile compact hatchet and easy-packing foldable lopper that's ideal for trimming shooting lanes.

Gerber Outdoor Blades


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A Sure Way To Light Your Way

Mark Melotik

Looking for a really bright headlamp? Check out the incredible Maximus from SureFire, which checks in with an amazing 500 lumens to light your way.

SureFire Headlamp


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Say Hello To Rachel

Hilary Dyer

Prois Apparel for Women presents the 2013 Prois Award to Rachel Ahtila.

Prois Rachel Ahtila


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It's All Hard Core

Hilary Dyer

Hard Core has new blue-wing decoys and a Waterfowler's Rucksack with a waterproof see-through, touch-through cell phone pocket.

Hard Core Decoy Sack


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With Better Penetration

Hilary Dyer

Winchester Ammo's new turkey load, the Long Beard XR, uses Shot-Lok technology to keep the shot almost perfectly round as it leaves the barrel. It all adds up to 10 percent greater penetration over standard lead beyond 50 yards.

Winchester Long Beard


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A Bra With A Purpose

Hilary Dyer

Flashbang's innovative bra-mounted holster adds new options to conceal nearly all popular models of handguns.

Flashbang Bra


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Duck Commander AR With Bandana

Scott Brown

The Mossberg Duck Commander AR-15 making some waves at the show. Bandana included. Now, it's a must-get.

Duck Commander AR


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Now You Can Write In The Rain

Scott Brown

Ever been on a hunt during a rainstorm? Well, with Rite in Rain you won't have to worry about losing any notes you might have made on your journey. Watch a video to see the paper in action.

Rite in the Rain


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New furniture for your DDM4 & AR-15

Shelby Murdoc

New furniture adorns the entire line of DDM4 rifles from Daniel Defense as well as the hunting ARs from Ambush Firearms. The texture of the new furniture is aesthetically pleasing and provides a good, solid grip whether the shooter is gloved or not. Read the full story about the new firearm furniture.

Ambus Furniture


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Fire Away

Hilary Dyer

Beretta Tactical's ARX160 .22 looks like a fun way to burn through a few brick.

Beretta Tactical Rifle


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Olympians, Medals & Beretta

Hilary Dyer

Decorated Olympian Kim Rhode is showing off medals and signing autographs at the Beretta booth.

Kim Rhode Olympics


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Boots For The Polar Vortex

Hilary Dyer

Muck's Peak Essential has a full neoprene bootie inside a comfortable leather boot, ideal for waterproof comfort down to -20 degrees.

Muck Peak Boots


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The Red Label Is Back

Hilary Dyer

After a few years out of production, the Ruger Red Label is back!

Ruger Red Label


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Get Your Single Stack

Hilary Dyer

Remington's got a sleek new single-stack 9mm, the R51. Features include a match-grade barrel, CCW trigger system, ambidextrous mag release, aluminum frame and 25 percent less muzzle flip.

Remington R51


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Can't See It

Hilary Dyer

Camo Camero?! Yes please.

Camo Camero


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Cool Concealed Carry Purses

Hilary Dyer

Galco Gunleather is showing cool concealed carry purses that don't look like your grandma's handbag. This model, the Wisteria, fits up to a full-sized Glock

Galco Gun Purse


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Triple-Barrel Threat

Hilary Dyer

Chiappa's triple-barrel shotgun has been making waves this year. 12-gauge with a 28-inch barrel, weighs only 7 pounds.

Chiappa Three Barrel


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"Gun It" In The House

Hilary Dyer

Look who I found? No other than "Gun It" TV show host Benny Spies on the show floor.

Gun It Show Host


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Yamaha Grizzly Now Blazes

Hilary Dyer

Yamaha is showing the Grizzly in blaze orange as a concept color to see how it's received. It definitely wouldn't be hard to find where you parked your bright orange ATV in the woods! What do you think?

Yamaha Grizzly Orange




Day 0: Pre-Show Fun


EOTech's New Drop-In Laser Battery Cap

Christian Lowe

EOTech debuted its newest holographic weapons sight accessory at this year's SHOT Show range day, showing off the drop-in Laser Battery Cap for its 512 and 552 optics. Read the full story and watch a video about the sight accessory.

SHOT Show 2014 EOTech Laser


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Introducing The 25-45 Round From Sharps

Christian Lowe

During the range day at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas, we had the chance to get an up close and personal look at a brand new round designed to turn your AR (or even a bolt gun) into a great all-around hunting gun for medium-sized game. Read the full story and watch a video about the firearm.

SHOT_Show_Live_Sharps


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FLIR's New R-Series Scope

Mark Olis

It's the night before SHOT Show and I'm at Range 702 in Las Vegas testing FLIR's new R-Series weapon-mounted thermal scope. This is FLIR's first weapon-mounted scope for civilians, and it's awesome.

SHOT_Show_Live_FLIR