Archive for the ‘SHOT Show’ Category
WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – Feb. 2, 2015 – SilencerCo, the industry leader in silencers and accessories, was awarded Best Booth at SHOT Show 2015 by prominent firearms marketing agency Primer Strategy. SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show is the firearms industry’s largest annual tradeshow, bringing nearly 70,000 people to Las Vegas each January.
The accolade was given to recognize SilencerCo’s enclosed art gallery-style installation, which used 10 striking gallery wrapped portraits and more than 20 silenced firearms to kick off a yearlong protest theme – #FightTheNoise. The attention to detail employed the use of pasted playbills and posters affixed to an exposed brick façade – all to illustrate the gritty, street-worn feel made iconic by many of the most successful social movements of the past century.
“While walking the SHOW Show floor we noticed a sea of repetition and lack of evolution from year to year – the same booths, same looks and same ideas,” said Katie Perrine, president of Primer Strategy. “Then we saw SilencerCo’s design and had to stop for a closer look. It really embodied what Primer sees as the new direction of the firearms industry – strong, creative, unconventional designs without fear of breaking traditions.”
“Hopefully manufacturers in the upcoming years will enter the ‘race’ for the best design at SHOT,” added Primer’s creative director, Benjamin Forde, whose past accomplishments include art direction for FX’s Sons of Anarchy and HBO’s Generation Kill and The Pacific.
#FightTheNoise – SilencerCo’s grass-roots campaign for gun owners to demand quieter firearms and fewer federal and state regulations on firearm silencers – will continue to be a major platform for mobilizing the public throughout 2015.
“SilencerCo has always been an advocacy leader in our space, and with silencers growing faster than any other segment of the firearms industry, we thought it was time to get consumers involved in change for the better,” said SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron. “Silencer owners can expect calls to action throughout the year, supporting the deregulation of silencer purchase and ownership, as well as their use in hunting applications.”
For more information on SilencerCo’s products or vision, or to join the #FightTheNoise movement, visit www.silencerco.com.
SHOT Show is big! It’s so big that even though we continue to post content almost a week after it ended, we didn’t see anywhere near everything we wanted to. One of the things we missed was the Jailbreak from Salient Arms International.
The Jailbreak is definitely unique. It’s not a muzzle device. It screws on directly to SAI’s rail and can be used with or without a muzzle device. In fact, it can be used in conjunction with virtually any muzzle device.
Yes, that’s a SureFire can sitting just below the Jailbreak which is designed to slow gasses down, reducing felt recoil.
Photos by DEFCON Group.
The newest version of the wrist mounted 2211-series of lights is a lower cost alternative that its predecessors. It relies on an easily swappable, single CR123A to offer 150 lumens at 1.5 hours or 15 lumens at 13 hours. It uses a lightweight polymer body and offers a wide beam. Push button switching at the top of the light gives max power with momentary touch or if you hold it down the light switches to low power mode.
Down in the bowls of the basement at SHOT Show are some of the coolest products on the show floor. On the third day, I ran across a very packed Yeti booth. So packed, that I couldn’t get a photo of anything. These coolers are popular! They’ve got several new items coming but I thought the readers of SSD might appreciate the Tank.
Offered in 45 and 85 sizes, the Ice Blue is currently in stock with white and Desert Tan coming in April. The larger 85 model will accommodate up to 60 longnecks, 96 cans, 1 keg, 51 blue crabs, 24 mullet & menhaden, 98 slices of watermelon, 20 gallons of trash can punch, or 2 bushels of oysters. Yeti also offers insulated lids for transport, storage, keeping everything cooler longer or as a place to plop down around a campfire.
In the stuff we missed at SHOT Show category are these new lights from Elzetta/IWC.
Elzetta Design, LLC is pleased to announce our collaboration with Impact Weapon Components in developing the new Mini-CQB Modular Weaponlights. Based on Elzetta Alpha technology, the new Mini-CQB delivers 315 lumens of diffuse neutral-tint light in a beam pattern optimized for close quarters battle engagements. The Mini-CQB is available with any of six Tailcaps (Rotary, Click, Alpha High/Low, High/Strobe, or Tape Switch with 5″ or 12″ Cable). It is also available with two ambidextrous attachment mechanisms; M-1913 Picatinny or Keymod/M-LOK. The Keymod/M-LOK system fits both mounting systems by utilizing the patent-pending reversible nuts in one direction for Keymod and flipped for M-LOK. The Mini-CQB Weaponlights join Elzetta Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie Modular Flashlights as The Toughest Flashlights on the Planet, featuring fully-potted electronics and solid-acrylic optical lenses (no reflectors). Mini-CQB Weaponlights start at $210 MSRP with deliveries beginning in April 2015. Like all Elzetta products, Mini-CQB Weaponlights are Made in USA with a lifetime guarantee.
In addition to the new stock for the Remington 700 short action, Magpul also introduced a box magazine retrofit kit that fits their stock as well as OEM stocks.
It’s a simple swap. You remove the factory bottom metal insert and replace it with this kit. Designed to work with AICS pattern, short action magazines. This kit also includes the new Magpul PMAG 5 AC which just happens to be Magpul’s new polymer, Accuracy International pattern mag.
Designed for sitting or standing, the Hunting Parka System is a camouflage snuggy. It combines a brushed tricot (for stealth) wind and waterproof outer layer with Thinsulate insulation mid-layer along with a micro fleece inner layer that incorporates SmartSilver antimicrobial.
The system can be stuffed into a bag for travel and storage and worn as a parka complete with hood, integrated facemask and sleeves. A removable long insulated tail protects the legs for periods of inactivity.
TNVC had an exclusive Ops-Core Carbon FAST Helmet in their booth.
This helmet was painted at the factory in a MAS Grey shade. Coming soon to TNVC.
I always enjoy visiting with Håkan Spuhr. He consistently offers up now, innovative products, year after year. This SHOT Show he showed me his Ballistic Adjustment Module designed for use with rifles and machine guns.
It’s a unimount for the Aimpoint M4 and magnifier which adjusts for elevation. That’s right, the mount moves up and down with distance settings found on an ambidextrous knob at the front of the BAM. The 50/200m setting is considered zero and in addition to visible settings there is a tactile “tongue” on the knob to determine zero position.
While there are 5.56mm (50/200, 400, 600, 800m) and 7.62mm (50/200, 400, 600, 800, 1000m) settings, quantity purchasers can specify custom distance settings.
Håkan exhibited at SHOT Show with Mile High Shooting Accessories.