2011 SHOT Show Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day for a lot of folks in the gun and hunting industry. The SHOT show is were new products are unveiled. Its the gun world’s trade show and thousands of folks from all over the world will be there. A few will be folks just like you and I, that have come up with some unique new product or gadget they have put their ever last cent into and maybe money they borrowed against every thing they own. They’ll be at SHOT, tucked away in a back corner, hoping someone notices them.

Check in here each day for an update on what’s new and cool. You can bet with it being the 100 year anniversary for the 1911, that pistol and accessories will be well covered by many manufacturers.

I’ll ask two favors; (1) Consumers: Don’t turn up your noses at the new products, cartridges, and guns saying things like, “Why would we need something like that.” New products, cartridges and guns are what keep this industry going. (2) Writers and media folks: look for the little guy that might have something really cool to share – the big companies won’t need any help getting the word out about their products.

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About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to 2011 SHOT Show Starts Tomorrow

  1. Mark McDowell says:

    Richard, Thanks for thinking of the little guy. I hope to be one of those in the near future. My FFL manufacturer license application goes in the mail Wednesday after my finger printing appointment at the sheriffs office. Have fun at the SHOT Show. Thanks again.

    Mark McDowell

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