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.
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.
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.
The 2015 Louisiana turkey season could provide a bumper crop for hunters looking for a free meal. Bad weather last winter meant fewer than the normal number of birds were taken, so hunters who missed a bird in 2014 should have better luck this time around.
The ATF giveth and the ATF taketh away. That’s the moral of the story of the SB-15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace which launched a revolution in the AR-style pistol market that in less than one year has collapsed into uncertainty.
The plan only makes reference to “high-intensity hazing techniques by trained personnel.” Techniques include throwing rocks or golf balls, as well as “aggressive hazing” meant to “address more egregious coyote-related incidents” or attacks.