Viva Las Vegas, Shot Show 2011, Jan. 25
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With over 1,600 exhibiting companies, 57,000 attendees and 1,300 media, the 2011 National Shooting Sports Association’s Shot Show in Las Vegas had the 3rd greatest attendance on record and suggest a healthy outdoor market for the next year. This show is open only to dealers and buyers and is often where new products are introduced to North American shooters, hunters and outdoorsmen.
I participated in a Range Day before the show opened and had a chance to shoot some of the new guns and crossbows. The first section of this show covers these products and in the following segments I do interviews with makers of outdoor gear, hunting accessories, crossbows, firearms and shooting components. I covered those products that seemed to be of most interest, those that solved some outdoor problem or presented a new solution to hunters’ needs.
Listed below are the URLs for making contact with the vendors or manufacturers of the products that I described in the show.
5 11 Tactical Series (flashlights and knives) – www.511tactical.com.
Battenfield Technologies (gun rests and gunsmithing tools) – www.battenfieldtechnologies.com.
XS-Sight Systems (white outline sights for rifles and handguns) – www.xssights.com.
Blaser Jagdwaffen (hunting rifles and shotguns) – www.blaser.de.
Charter Arms (American made revolvers) – www.charterfirearms.com
10 Minute Deer Skinner (deer skinning tool for easy hide removal) –
Ruko Knives (inexpensive high-quality knives with lifetime warranty) – www.rukoproducts.com.
Dan’s Whetstones (Arkansas novaculite whetstones) – www.danswhetstones.com
MOJO Decoys (duck decoys, wading staff and puppy coyote decoy) – www.mojooutdoors.com.
Big Game Treestands (safety harness) – www.BigGameTreestands.com.
Hunt Zone (safety signs) – www.huntzonesigns.com.
Western Powders, Blackhorn 209 powder, black powders www.blackhorn209.com
Ten Point Crossbows (crossbows and accessories) www.tenpointcrossbows.com
Eastman Crossbows (crossbows and accessories) www.eastmanoutdoors.com.
Heritage Manufacturing (American made single-action revolvers) www.heritagemfg.com.
Davide Pedersoli (replica American and European firearms) www.davide-pedersoli.com.
Traditions (replica and modern muzzleloaders) www.traditionsfirearms.com.
Chiappa (replica and modern rifles and Rino revolver) www.chiappafirearms.com.
Lyman (replica muzzleloading guns and Chiappa small-frame Sharps rifle) www.lymanproducts.com.
OTHER GOOD PRODUCTS THAT TIME DID NOT ALLOW TO BE AIRED ON THE SHOW
Gun Huggi (a protective gun sock for bolt, tactical and black rifles) www.thegunhuggi.com
Silver Stag (American makers of stag handled knives and swords including using customer-supplied horn) www.silverstag.com
Outdoor Youth Adventures (coloring books featuring hunting and the outdoor life) www.OutdoorYouthAdventures.com.