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The Q Ball – SHOT Show 2017

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Traditionally, Kevin Brittingham has been known for holding some really great SHOT show parties at the Rio’s Voodoo Lounge. If you want to know what a Kevin Brittingham SHOT Show party is like, this  video from 2010 features MiniKISS. It was a rocking good time.

Now that he has the new company Q, why should things be any different? In fact, I’d bet The Q Ball will be even better.

You need to four important things about this event: Zip line, party, girls, fun! Sounds great, right? Be Military, Government or an Industry customer, and you are the kind of person this party is meant for. However, it’s invite only, so the only way to get a pass is through a sponsor, or Q. Unfortunately, there is a limited number of passes as the venue holds only about 500 people. There are still sponsorship packages available and interested parties can reach out to for more info.

If a cool party atmosphere wasn’t enough of a reason to go, how about some business? The Q Ball will feature product releases as well as giveaways and an auction to benefit the great work of the Special Operations Care-Fund.

As an aside for those of you who attend all of these parties at SHOT Show, that graphic gives you an idea of what they cost. So think about that next time you’re sucking down booze provided by a company that you’ll never buy a thing from. Vegas isn’t cheap and Q isn’t making money here, they’re just paying the going rate.

Tactical Fashion Police – SHOT Show Tattoo Gone Bad

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

This photo was sent to me by longtime SSD reader Lasse and taken from InstaGram (@jasonlouitattoo). Below is the story.

After getting tattooed for 3 days straight a total of 14 hrs at ShotShow in Vegas, not surprisingly Jared got a massive infection, MRSA and had to be on heavy antibiotics. I was lucky enough to see pictures of Jareds leg while healing and I can honestly say I have never seen any tattoos with the kind of lime green pus oozing from it. He had a long 4 months of recovery and damn lucky to still be walking around. I was happy to help him redo and fix up his @sigsauerinc #P228 for him. Next we fix up the rest of the leg.


Saturday, February 20th, 2016

SilencerCo Maxim 9

Monday, February 8th, 2016

SilencerCo’s initial Maxim 9 prototype was built on the Smith & Wesson M&P frame, because it’s what they had lying around.   This latest example, shown at SHOT Show, now has a lot more in common with a GLOCK.

The 3D printed frame accepts GLOCK magazines as well as sights. While the slide catch/stop/release is ambidextrous, SilencerCo plans to make the mag release ambi as well. Adding to the changes, the Maxim 9 now features removable baffles much like the Salvo 12 and Osprey Micro, which allows users to shorten the overall profile of the Maxim 9. Future developments include accommodations for the mounting of a light and/or laser.

As you can see, it integrates a GLOCK style trigger.

RRT THiEF System

Friday, February 5th, 2016

While visiting with Regulus Global during SHOT Show, something caught my eye.  It was Tactical Handheld Emitter Finder System from Radio Reconnaissance Technologies.  THiEF provides intercept and Radio Direction Finding Line of Bearing against VHF and UHF, analog, single-channel, push-to-talk transmitters.


I’ve used a variety of radio direction finding systems when I was in the service. But, they were much larger, and heavier. Take a look at the THiEF’s antenna head. It’s so compact, it could be integrated into a helmet or other equipment as a body worn system.

The Controller/Display weighs just 15 oz and the Receiver/Antenna comes in at 16.5 oz.


THiEF uses a custom controller to provide the operator with an intuitive, easy-to-learn User Interface with full audio recoring and playback along with a map display.

RRT’s THiEF is available for qualified international customers through Regulus Global.

Tactical Pro Shop Is Aready Planning For SHOT Show 2017

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Beamshot – Insider Multi-Function Laser Light System

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Rather than just a single light device, Beamshot’s Imsider is actually a system, consisting of multiple, plug-and-play components which can be quickly configured. In fact, it offers a minimum of two, and up to four different aiming and illumination combinations.

The system incorporates a visible laser sight (Red or Green) with either an IR or White LED or even an IR laser sight or laser illuminator. Multifunction light modes give you the flexibility for momentary, constant on, strobe and dimmer operation ambidextrously. The base model offers an infrared or 500 Lumen LED light. Upgrades include a red or green visible laser sight, an IR laser sight, a laser illuminator as well as a camera module or thermal camera module.

The battery power supply is interestingly contained in the pistol grip. They’ve developed a push-button system to “fast reload” a battery pack. The pistol grip also features a built-in switch, allowing one hand to operate the rifle, laser and light while giving you a free hand for another task. You can also see the wire chase which conforms to the side of the receiver.


Although shown here on an AR, they are also developing a variant for the AK. Finally, the Insider MFLLS is certified to IP67 Waterproof standards.

Oakley SI – ALPHA Eco-System

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

This video showcases Oakley’s new ALPHA Eco-System which debuted at SHOT Show.