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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

- EDITOR’S NOTE -
 
SHOT Show Special Combined Editions
Through next Monday, January 28, we will be combining the daily editions of the Outdoor, Tactical and Shooting Wires. You will receive a single combined daily SHOT Show Special Edition each day. This enables our editors to more efficiently cover SHOT, and bring you the latest news as it happens each day.
- ARCHERY -
Hard hitting wicked speed, extremely accurate and durable crossbow at a phenomenal price point are just some of the feedback we received after introducing the Ripper 415 in 2018.
Team Easton shooters were all over the podium at Europe’s premiere indoor archery tournament, taking 9 of 12 podium positions in the premiere senior categories, including total podium sweeps in Men’s Compound and Recurve.

- AWARDS -
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. proudly announces that two of its rugged, reliable firearms have been honored with 2018 Golden Bullseye Awards. The Ruger Precision Rimfire was selected as the 2018 American Rifleman Rifle of the Year and the PC Carbine as the 2018 Shooting Illustrated Rifle of the Year.
- BOATING -
Sunday marked the conclusion of a four-show weekend in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Kansas City. Despite some uncontrollable elements, all shows reported strong sales, leads and qualified attendees.
- COMPETITION -
The world’s most decorated archer, Braden Gellenthien, added more hardware to his collection over the weekend at the fourth stage of the Indoor Archery World Series that took place in Nimes, France, with a commanding performance and gold medal finish.
- EVENTS -
Sightmark is ready to make its mark at the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show 2019! Enjoy the Great American Outdoor Show with your family and friends, scheduled for February 2 – 10, 2019, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Pulsar will proudly attend the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show for the first time in 2019. The event is scheduled for February 2 -11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Great American Outdoor Show is scheduled for February 2 – 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Visit with Firefield at booth #647 to learn more about their optics and accessories like the Barrage riflescope and Scarab 9-12” two-piece bipod.
- FIREARMS -
Daniel Defense has expanded its product offering with the introduction of the DELTA 5 bolt-action rifle. The DELTA 5 combines the modularity found in the DD AR platform with the features and customization a highly-experienced precision shooter would want, right out of the box.
- GEAR -
Elite Archery unveils the newest addition to the Ritual family: the Ritual 35. The 35-inch axle to axle offering has been a popular staple in the Elite lineup. Adding the smooth efficiency of the Ritual system has delivered rave reviews from early users.

- INDUSTRY -
Prym1 camo proudly announces its partnership with Justin Brands.
Melissa Bachman, hunter and conservationist and host of the TV series, Winchester Deadly Passion, currently airing on Sportsman Channel, is proud to partner with DSG Outerwear in 2019.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with three NRA Golden Bullseye Awards for 2019 from multiple NRA publications across multiple product categories.
Mossy Oak announces a multi-year partnership with Plano Synergy and its family of brands reaching across various hunting, fishing and outdoors categories beginning in 2019. The partnership encompasses Plano Synergy’s entire product line that includes archery, fishing, hunting, game cameras, blinds and more. No matter your outdoors pursuit, Plano Synergy’s family of brands has a product to meet those demands.

UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX), headquartered in Germany, expands Smith & Wesson® licensed replica offerings with the addition of airsoft and paintball categories. UMAREX® has been Smith & Wesson’s license partner for BB and pellet guns since 1996.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada is in the process of testing the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera from Viridian Weapon Technologies. Viridian and Nye County will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday, January 23 at SHOT Show.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has set a new company record, having manufactured more riflescopes in its Beaverton, Oregon factory in 2018 than any previous calendar year to date.
Drake Associates is now partnered with USIQ who handles their distribution, marketing and customer service within the United States.

Gunwerks, LLC is proud to announce that James Christiansen has joined the company as Chief Operations Officer.
- JOBS -
American Outdoor Brands is looking for a Director of Global Quality Assurance to build and lead a team of quality professionals in support of Customer Satisfaction and Product Development.
This position assists the VP of Field Operations in implementing the strategic vision and overall direction to event based fundraising.
The goal of this position is to provide a customer experience that exceeds the expectations of current and potential customers – giving them and their build the personal attention they deserve so that they can have a rifle they are proud of for years to come – while working with the entire team to meet/exceed company sales goals.

- NEW PRODUCTS -
AirForce Airguns announces the newest member of the Texan family of big bore air rifles for 2019: the Texan LSS. The Texan LSS combines the power of the original Texan with the sound suppression technology featured on the integrally suppressed Texan SS.
RAW and Airforce announce the introduction of an updated version of the popular HM1000x Long Range Target air rifle for 2019. The updated LRT rifles are in production now and will be shipping to dealers shortly after the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Timney Triggers announces today the next evolution of accuracy in a drop-in, replacement trigger for the iconic Remington Model 700 and Model 700 footprint actions is here – The Timney Elite Hunter.
For 2019, Traditions™ Performance Firearms introduces the Rawhide Ranchers series to their Single Action Revolver line. This series includes the caliber .22 LR and is available in 3 configurations.

Winchester pays honor to the anniversary of World War II with its commemorative Victory Series ammunition, specifically packaged in collector’s cartons and wood boxes. All ammunition as part of the series will also include special head stamps and period correct load specifications.
FN America announces the release of the FN 509® MRD pistol, an optics-ready duty pistol designed specifically for agencies considering miniature red dot optic-equipped pistols for their officers.
Performance Center today announced the launch of its new Ported M&P Shield M2.0 pistol, available in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 Auto.
The SIG SAUER P938 Legion Micro-Compact is a 1911-inspired 9mm pistol that’s easy to conceal and even easier to shoot, and now is your chance to win one of your very own. Register today for P938 Legion Sweepstakes by visiting sigsauer.com now through Wednesday, January 23, 2019 to participate in this promotion.
The Umarex® Hammer, being built in the USA, is the most powerful .50 caliber production airgun on the planet and it achieves its speed and power without gun powder.
Steiner Optics introduces the new DRS1X Defendu Reflex Sight featuring three interchangeable reticle options and Steiner’s legendary ruggedness.
Eagle Imports, Inc. has listened to the sounds of silence, and have responded by producing threaded barrel versions of their most popular Bersa pistols: the BP9CC, Thunder .380 and .22, and the newest and hottest Bersa models, the TPR9 and TPR9C. The suppressor-ready Bersa’s will be available in the spring of 2019.
Thompson/Center Arms announced the launch of its new entry-level IMPACT!SB line of .50 caliber break-open muzzleloaders, featuring a new, hand-removable triple lead thread breech plug and a Power Rod aluminum ramrod for easy loading.
Winchester USA Ready products provide a new option for competitors and target shooters that are looking for premium performance and components for their ammunition. Flat nose or open tip bullets are used for optimum accuracy and Match Grade primers provide improved consistency.
Browning announces its line of Long Range Pro™ ammunition in 2019, pushing the limits with five factory-loaded cartridges optimized for long-range precision rifle shooting.
The Kurz Case by DeSantis Gunhide, is a new take on the shotgun scabbard. Designed around popular 14” pump action firearms in shotgun gauges, the Kurz carries gun and shells.
DeSantis announced the FLETC 2.0 holster for snub revolvers. It’s a tan saddle leather holster paired with an ammunition pouch for a speed loader, Swift Strip or 2x2x2 – user’s choice.
In 2019, Winchester continues its long-standing investment in developing technology-driven ammunition into its Law Enforcement line with the introduction of RANGER® ONE™.
Winchester continues its commitment to innovative ammunition products for hunters and sport shooters with the introduction of the 350 Legend, the fastest straight-walled centerfire rifle cartridge in the world.
Viridian Weapon Technologies is pleased to introduce a new grip laser available for the Springfield Armory 911 9mm pistol. The laser sight is sold with select models of the Springfield Armory 911 and comes pre-installed on the gun. The new grip laser sights will be available in green laser or red laser configurations.
RISE Armament's Watchman is now available in two compact versions — as a pistol or as an SBR. Both versions feature an 11.5-inch match-grade 416R stainless steel barrel with a carbine-length gas system.
Increased range and reliable quick detach mounting has been achieved with the introduction of the new Burris AR-Signature QD P.E.P.R. quick-detach mount.
Steiner introduces the new M-Series IFS riflescope with the Intelligent Firing Solution that displays real-time targeting data on an integrated, customizable heads-up display.
Setting up a stand to hold targets for sighting in and shooting just got easier with the Birchwood Casey® Adjustable Target Stand Kit. The kit comes with six modular uprights, a target stand and a single target backer.
SME, maker of the Bullseye target camera systems, has just released the new Bullseye Sniper Edition Long-Range Target Camera.
Walker’s introduces the Razor Digital ear muffs to the company's Razor series electronic hearing protection line.
For 2019, Veil™ Camo-licensed partners will bring to market new products featuring 32 unique concealment patterns, far surpassing all camo brands in the outdoor industry.
For 2019, Traditions™ Performance Firearms has added to their popular Outfitter G2 lineup by adding the caliber of 300 AAC BLK as well as a patent-pending QD forend to several models.
Benelli enhances its first over-and-under model with improved ergonomics and must-have features for serious sporting clay shooters. The 828U Sport features a 30-inch barrel and comes with five extended nickel chokes.
Franchi raises the bar for best-in-class features with its line of semi-customized Affinity Elite shotguns. Available in 12- and 20-gauge,
Stoeger introduces a new generation of technology in its redesigned line of air rifles. Enhanced ergonomics and features unique to each model deliver some of the finest and most accurate airguns in the market at great values. Stoeger has also increased the warranty in 2019 from 2 years to a best-in-class 5-year warranty for all models.
The history of the Old West is filled with tales of wild gunfights, mid-day robberies and romance that still captivates us today. Uberti USA brings these memories to light with the extension of their limited-edition Outlaws & Lawmen Series.
Dickinson Arms has bolstered its extensive line of quality shotguns with the addition of the new Eclipse Semi-Automatic 12-Gauge. This new-for-2019 model made its industry debut at the 2019 SHOT Show, and is sure to be a hit with hunters and sport shooters alike.
See Simmons’ ProTarget Rimfire scopes in Simmons’ booth (#14551) at the 2019 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, held Jan. 22 through 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- ONLINE -
Magnum Research announces the launch of the new custom build site for BFR revolvers, CustomBFRRevolver.com.
Mossy Oak GO is now streaming over 200 videos from the award-winning outdoor production company, Drury Outdoors, including "Natural Born Killers," "100% Wild" and "Killin' it in the Kitchen."
Mossy Oak GO is now streaming the latest episode of “The Obsessed,” featuring Mossy Oak’s own Mr. Fox Haas, known well across the outdoor industry as “Mr. Fox.”
- OPTICS -
Primary Arms announces a new organizational structure dividing their optics products into four tiers, each tier with its own characteristics, each tier appropriate for different operational requirements.
Simmons is proud to introduce its ProTarget Rimfire scopes, designed for folks who love to plink. The new scopes have fully multi-coated lenses and interchangeable ¼-MOA, .17 HMR and .22 LR ballistic elevation turrets for popular rimfire loads.
- ORGANIZATIONS -
As of December 31, 2018, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation had 234,982 members, marking a 3.2 percent membership increase from 2017 and the tenth year in a row the organization has recorded record membership.
- PUBLISHING -
Inspired by Les Baer’s love of the Boss 429 Ford Mustang, the Les Baer Boss 45 is taken for a spin by Publisher Roy Huntington in the American Handgunner March/April issue. Also, the Smith & Wesson Model 19 Classic leads this month’s Handgun Of The Month package.
There is an official entry score for a pending world record hunter-taken non-typical white-tailed deer. The Illinois behemoth buck will be featured on the cover of the Spring 2019 issue of North American Whitetail magazine.
- RADIO -
This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio Chad Calder with Chad's Coastwide Sportsfishing will talk about the fishing adventures he offers at the north end of Vancouver Island for a price that won't break the bank.
- SHOT MEDIA -
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office will be announcing the testing and possible deployment of Weapon-Mounted Cameras (WMCs) at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at a news conference hosted by Viridian Weapon Technologies at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
- SHOT SHOW -
tyrka and its line-up of high-quality, affordable optics-including the new Styrka S3 Red Dot Reflex Sight--will be on display at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade or SHOT Show, January 22 to 25, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Booth #2128.
Hatsan's new Vectis is a unique, lever-action, Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) airgun that is reminiscent of a lever-action cowboy rifle, but capable of delivering up to 35 shots on a single fill.
TacSol, the rimfire leader in versatile, lightweight, and accurate firearms and accessories is “officially” revealing its 2019 product lineup at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, BOOTH # 20409, debuting the X-Ring VR, Pac-Lite IV, Pac-Lite TSS and the Aeris Suppressor that expand TacSol’s portfolio of groundbreaking products.
Clenzoil announces their special 2019 SHOT Show Glock Giveaway Competition ‘The Strip’ that will run Tuesday, January 22 to Friday, January 25, 2019 at Booth #10354.
Guntec USA will once again be attending SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Booth # 10167. This year, Guntec will be launching and showcasing several new products.
International Firearm Corporation, exclusive importer of an elite selection of European firearms will unveil its 2019 product lineup at the SHOT Show (BOOTH # 1350). Introductions will the Yaz Maximus Shotgun in Mossy Oak Obsession, the IFC 12-gauge Bullpup Shotgun and the new and improved .410 Upper.
Springfield Armory's newest pistol for 2019, the 911 9mm, brings the ease and intuitive features that your EDC should have. Unobtrusive, accurate and reliable, and now available in 9mm as a discreet carry and formidable defensive tool.
At this year's SHOT Show, MTM will highlight several new products of interest to dedicated range shooters and mobile hunters.
Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns will be showcasing its brand new officially licensed Springfield Armory® replica pistols and rifles at the 2019 SHOT Show, located in booth #2007.
Special guest, JUSTIN MARTIN and JOHN GODWIN of Duck Commander will be in the MOJO® booth #1452 Wednesday January 23 at 10:00-11:00 am/pst. They will be exchanging hunting stories, tips and signing autographs.
Escort's Dynamax Semi-Auto Shotgun is designed to offer the perfect combination of speed and comfort, with features that maximize both performance and value.
Taurus has announced the appearance schedule for World Champion pistol shooter and Taurus Team Captain Jessie Harrison.
Taurus is excited to announce that Fred Eichler—host ofPredator Nation, Easton Bowhunting, and the upcoming reality program Everything Eichler—will make several scheduled appearances at the Taurus booth during the 2019 SHOT show in Las Vegas
Samson Manufacturing subsidiary SnF Finishing will be exhibiting at the NSSF SHOT Show Supplier Showcase, from Monday, January 21, through Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.
Night Fision, a leader in advanced tritium insertion solutions, will be displaying their product line at SHOT Show 2019, January 22-25, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Night Fision can be found at booths 11051 and 15553, on the main floor of the show.
Burris announces the new Xtreme Tactical (XTR) III line of riflescopes featuring new reticle designs and enhanced field-of-view. Inspired by tactical and competition shooting, precision and reliability are at the core of the XTR III line of optics.
Rosco Manufacturing announces the successful results of their first ever “Self-Critical” quality control event. A team was assembled, in product partners and testers, conducted 3 days of torture testing and recorded the event for Rosco’s YouTube page.
Champion Traps & Targets will launch a brand new electronic hearing muff at the 2018 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. The new Champion Vanquish Electronic Hearing Protection was designed for the shooting sports. Each muff was acoustically modeled on gunshot reports to achieve the optimal balance of all day comfort and noise reduction.
Gun Talk Media brings all the action and excitement from the 41st Annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show right to you. Catch the latest and greatest guns, ammo, accessories, and more, as Gun Talk broadcasts from Media Row and the SHOT Show floor – including a live-to-tape broadcast from the Crimson Trace booth.
SHOT Show attendees are invited to join Travis Gibson in the Howard Leight booth (#2020) for moderated discussion and Q&A from 2:30 – 3:30 PM on Tuesday, January 22 and again from 2:30 – 3:30 PM on Thursday, January 24. Both sessions will include plenty of time for questions and one-on-one discussion.
Accuracy International of North America, Inc. introduces its new Advanced Sniper Rifle Limited Edition and AXSR rifles to the U.S. market on Tuesday at the SHOT Show. AINA’s ASR Limited Edition rifle system is the same package that recently was submitted to the United States Special Operations Command ASR trials.
Radians will give away two DEWALT DCHV085 Heated Fleece Vests during SHOT Show. One will be given to a show attendee who wins the contest and the other via a Facebook contest.
International Firearm Corporation, exclusive importer of an elite selection of European firearms is once again reserving a private showroom at this years annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beginning Wednesday, at 1:30, IFC will be in the Delfino Room 4001B.
Guntec USA, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative tactical weapon accessories continues to improve upon their already impressive tactical uppers line by introducing the all-new Gen II .308 Upper.
Holosun is pleased to return to the annual SHOT Show where they will debut several new products, including their HS521C closed reflex rifle sight and 3x magnifier.
RUAG Ammotec USA is set to unveil an exciting array of new products, exciting partnerships, enhanced branding and an all-new booth design at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Gun Talk Media brings all the action and excitement from the 41st Annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show right to you. Catch the latest and greatest guns, ammo, accessories, and more, as Gun Talk broadcasts from Media Row and the SHOT Show floor – including a live-to-tape broadcast from the Crimson Trace booth.
SureFire, LLC will be hosting Mike Pannone at the SureFire booth #13968 during SHOT 2019 on Thursday, January 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come by to meet Mike and ask any training questions or advice.
USIQ, a new marketing and distribution concept for complimentary brands, will be exhibiting at the 2019 SHOT show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 22-25.
2A’s Builder Series offers complete customization without the typical excessive costs of building a rifle.
This week at SHOT Show LaserMax will introduce the “Lightning” a universal fit rail mounted laser with GripSense™ Activation Technology.
The new Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon Ultra Lightweight Rifle is the latest addition to Nosler’s high-performance rifle line. The Mountain Carbon is comprised of premium, lightweight components offering hunters supreme performance in a six-pound platform.
Lakewood Products, a Division of Midwest Textile Manufacturing Corporation and the leader in shooting, hunting, and fishing protective cases, proudly announces the exhibition of their 2019 product line at this year’s NSSF SHOT Show.
Federal expands its options for 224 Valkyrie with three new loads: 80.5-grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid, 60-grain Hornady V-Max and 78-grain Barnes Triple-Shock X (TSX). All will be on display during the 2019 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551), January 22-25 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- STATES -
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is expanding public fishing and paddling opportunities on the Llano River with four public access sites opening just in time for winter trout stocking this month.
No fish kills have been reported, but the noxious algae is still appearing around southwest Florida, although it has disappeared in the northwest and on the east coast.
Michigan conservation officers have obtained confessions from two Upper Peninsula men suspected in separate, unrelated wolf poaching incidents in Ontonagon and Menominee counties.
- TECHNOLOGY -
Browning’s Strike Force series of camera has been one of the most popular in the world of trail cameras, and with the introduction of the Strike Force Apex game camera, that trend is sure to continue. With innovative 1600x900 HD+ video capabilities, a new 18MP image setting, and extended nighttime video lengths, these sub-micro sized cameras continue to raise the bar for efficiently-sized, high-performance cameras.
Gunwerks announces the release of it's latest version ballistic rangefinder, the GSeven branded BR2500. The Newly updated BR2500 carries a major upgrade in laser rangefinding capabilities, extending the effective range of the BR2500 to over 2,500 yards dependent on conditions.
- TELEVISION -
This week on The High Road with Keith Warren, huge salmon are just a bonus for Keith as he travels to Legends Ranch in the Michigan Northwoods.
This week on Deer and Wildlife Stories, Keith Warren visits Tajada Whitetails, located just outside of Houston TX. We show viewers a living legend of a deer named Gunslinger and you’ll get the chance to see the incredible sons bred from this one of a kind buck.
The High Road with Keith Warren is proud to announce the continuance of the relationship with Silencer Shop.
Outdoor Sportsman Group digital program Wentz Brothers Outdoors, featuring 2017 Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and his brother Zach Wentz, announces a presenting sponsorship deal with premium dog nutrition brand Eukanuba for the brothers’ digital series on OutdoorChannel.com.
- WASHINGTON -
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, praised the introduction of S. 94, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2019 in the U.S Senate.
- YOUTH COMPETITIONS -
With the tremendous growth of the S3DA program, the National Headquarters has called for a model in which more than one tournament is held on the same day at different regional locations in a specific state. Indiana S3DA has become a pacesetter in this aspect by implementing a schedule utilizing a North, Central, and Southern tournament format.
 

The taxi driver from the airport explained it best.

The NSSF and Project ChildSafe took advantage of the opportunity to get their message out early - and often- using signboards throughout the baggage claim areas of the Las Vegas airport. OWDN image

“Last year, everyone was still feeling bad about the shooting at the concert,” he said in broken english, “We didn’t treat you nice as normal. This year, back to business, so welcome to Las Vegas.”

It’s too-early to tell for certain, but it does look like Las Vegas isn’t shying away from the fact that the world’s largest firearms industry trade show is back in town. In fact, the first thing I saw when I arrived at baggage claim - gigantic signboards from the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe- were making quite the impression on other travelers. One man, in town for a bowling tournament, remarked to his travelmates that “that’s good advice if you got a gun.” One of his friends replied that he should lock up his bowling ball if he wanted to protect people, but you get the point...it wasn’t the disapproving looks of last year.

And as is now the case, coming on time for SHOT means you’re already trailing many in the industry. On Sunday, SHOT-related events were already underway. HAVA’s annual golf tournament (a total sellout) while media and industry types flocked to the Clark County Shooting Range to see the latest new products from SIG SAUER.

SIG SAUER took advantage of their pre-SHOT event to show their products in action. Using a helicopter dismount (above) the team of former military types were joined by SIG Academy instructors in assaulting a hostile base (below) manned by some amazingly smart targets using artificial intelligence to make it as close to "real" as possible. OWDN photos

SIG’s event was an opportunity to try everything in the SIG commercial arsenal -from their new airguns to their optics and precision rifles and handguns.

One benefit later arrivals get is the opportunity to pickup their SHOT credential at the airport. Signage was in place, but the gear wasn’t hooked up on Saturday, meaning early arrivals would have to make the trek to the Sands Convention Center sometime before formal SHOT events like Industry Day at the Range began on Monday.

I had the opportunity to spend some one-on-one talk time with SIG’s Ron Cohen, Tom Taylor and Kyle Lamb. You’ll be hearing those interviews in upcoming episodes of The Outdoor Wire Weekend Edition’s podcast over the next few weeks. If you’re a podcast fan, you should add this address to your tuners:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-outdoor-wires-weekend-edition/id1450042588

Our SHOT Show preview edition’s up there now, and 48+ hours into SHOT 2019, it looks like our editor’s predictions are all right on target.

As we predicted, shooters lined up to try Mossberg's new pocket pistol (above), and even our publisher took his turn trying out one of Crimson Trace's new red dot optics (below) mounted on another new .22 rifle. Mike Faw photo, with permission.

Yesterday, the previews got even larger as hundreds of media, buyers and others flocked to this year’s edition of Industry Day at the Range. High winds and low temperatures didn’t dampen the spirits or the lessen the gunfire as writers from around the country flocked to the ranges to get some hands-on experience at many of the products you’ve already seen previewed by The Outdoor Wire Digital Network and our editors.

This morning, the madness officially begins.

I can’t wait. And we’ll keep you posted.

--Jim Shepherd

OUTDOOR WIRE
Event Calendar

JANUARY 22-25
SHOT Show

Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
https://www.nssf.org/event/shot-show/

JANUARY 25-27
Houston Safari Club Foundation's Annual Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention

George R. Brown Convention Center 
Houston, TX
hscfdn.org/convention/attendees/ 

FEBRUARY 2-10
Great American Outdoor Show

The annual Great American Outdoor Show will be held at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

FEBRUARY 13-17
National Wild Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convention & Sport Show

Gaylord Opryland Hotel 
Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.nwtf.org/convention

FEBRUARY 14-17
Western Hunting & Conservation Expo

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City. Website: www.huntexpo.com

 
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