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.
Archery Trade Association’s leaders expect its balance of new and improved features will make 2015’s Show the biggest and best yet. Returning to Indy — the favored Show location based on ATA member surveys — is a positive and much-anticipated move.
When archery pros reviewed the first half of 2014, they found it paid to stock a wide variety of arrows and bowsights. More customers are turning to quick-adjusting single-pin sights, and interest in bowfishing keeps growing.