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Industry Day at the Range Announces Registration Now Open for New Exhibitors

Monday, April 24th, 2023

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – April, 24, 2023 – SHOT Show® Industry Day at the Range, invites new exhibitors to register for the 18th annual event taking place on January 22, 2024 – one day prior to SHOT Show. After the largest attended event in 2023, Industry Day is excited to once again bring together thousands of media and buyers to experience new products before anyone else in the industry. Manufacturers interested in exhibiting in 2024 can learn more about pricing, booth availability and registration online.

“As the only official range event associated with SHOT Show, we are looking forward to bringing together over two hundred brands to showcase their products to media and buyers,” said Kelsey Puryear, Industry Day at the Range Manager. “We are thrilled to showoff continued improvements and expansions to the range, which will allow us to increase attendance and exhibitor offerings.”

Important Registration Details

Space is limited, so new exhibitors are encouraged to register as soon as possible before spots fill up. As in previous years, the 2024 Industry Day at the Range will take place at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nevada and will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024—the day before SHOT Show.

More details and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

See SureFire’s Latest at Enforce Tac

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Primos Hunting – Edge Carbon Fiber Shooting Support with Spartan Precision Technology

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

During the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas Primos Hunting unveiled their integration of Spartan Precision’s Magnetic Attachment System.

The Edge Carbon Fiber Shooting Support with Spartan Precision Technology is available with aluminum or carbon fiber legs. It features an adjustable 360° panning gun clamp for a hands-free grip on any firearm, and an angle adjustment knob to secure shot angles up to 50°.

The integrated Spartan Magnetic Attachment System allows shooters to connect their tripod quickly and efficiently to their guns for fast and accurate shots.

SHOT Show 23 – Elite Survival Systems

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

The Stealth TH SBR Backpack from Elite Survival Systems certainly doesn’t scream “gun!” but it’s got 20″ of internal length to fit many guns. Plus the interior is fitted with loop to attach tie down points and accessories.

There’s also an optional IIIA armor panel insert. Offered in Black and Heather Gray.


ePIG Group Presents: The Three Little Pigs (auf Deutsch)

Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Just in case you think I didn’t get anything done during SHOT Show.


Vielen Dank meine Fruende. Bis bald!

SHOT Show 23 – Velocity Systems

Friday, January 27th, 2023

This was so good, it deserves a post all its own.

Can you name everything in this photo, Velocity Systems/Mayflower Research & Consulting and vintage?

SHOT Show 23 – Primary Arms AutoLive Battery Cap

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

For me the Primary Arms AutoLive Battery Cap is easily the best thing to come out of SHOT Show simply because of its simplicity and relevance. I’m kind of surprised no one has done this before.

The AutoLive Battery Cap fits between OEM battery caps and the battery case on Primary Arms SLX LVPOs and many other popular optics with similar cap and thread sizes, like the Vortex Strike Eagle, SIG TANGO6, and others, to provide smart battery management for optics that don’t have this feature. The AutoLive feature powers your optic up when you are using it yet allows it to lie dormant while not moving around, like in a safe.

It accepts a standard CR2032 battery and turns on the optic’s LED when it detects motion.

SHOT Show 23 – Thales XTRAIM Weapon Sight

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Almost every meeting I have at SHOT Show is behind closed doors. It’s rare that I am able to share something immediately, even rarer if it’s a product from a defense company. Defense firm Thales is offering us a sneak peek at an upcoming weapon sight.

In anticipation of a requirement for Special Operations Forces, Thales has developed a reflex sight which incorporates thermal imaging. The XTRAIM Weapon Sight can be used in direct view reflex sight mode or with a thermal overlay.
This isn’t some commercial off the shelf capability with low resolution. It features an uncooled sensor with 12 micron pitch and 640×480 resolution.

The reticle is a 1.6 MOA red dot and visible in direct view or thermal modes. Within the thermal mode, the operator can select full IR or contour outline mode as well as 1x or 2x digital zoom.

Additionally, the operator can integrate a clip-on night vision sight to further enhance situational awareness and target acquisition. It is also compatible with operator worn night vision goggles. The sight can also be used in conjunction with 3X magnifiers popular with red dot sights to increase range.

The XTRAIM Weapon Sight was designed at Thales’s center of excellence for dismounted soldier optronics in Saint-Héand in Eastern France. It has been evaluated by individual SOF personnel as well as small units during several touch points, both here and abroad, on a variety of individual and crew served weapons. Thales paid particular attention to human factors, integrating ergonomic and simple-to-use controls.

In thermal mode, the XTRAIM offers 500m target recognition with 250m PID of a man sized target. Those ranges are extended to 600m and 320m respectively when used in conjunction with a 3X magnifier.

The sight features a Picatinny rail for weapon attachment and is powered by 2 x CR123 batteries which provide over 500 hours of reticle use or or seven hours of thermal operation. The weight with battery is 18.6 oz.

Intended for defense customers, the XTRAIM Weapon Sight will be available beginning in May 2023.

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