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The 2016 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range January 18, 2016

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2016 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range
Januay 18, 2016
Boulder City, NV

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It's that time of year again:  SHOT Show is just around the corner and you know what that means... SHOT Show Range Day! Hands-on trigger time with some of the newest firearms and gear that has either just hit the market or will be hitting the shelves soon.

The SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range have another great range day lined up with tons of great exhibitors showcasing their wares and we can't wait to go check them all out:

10X5.11Action TargetAero Precision LLCAimpoint, Inc.American TacticalAngel ArmorArmaliteArmour Wear, LLCAscendance InternationalAshbury Precision Ordnance, Mfg.Atomic AmmunitionATV Corp – Div. of Phoenix Intl.    AWCBarrettBenelli USABeretta USABergara USABioLiteBirchwood CaseyBLACKHAWK!BlaserBrass GuysBrownellsBrowningBureau of Land ManagementBushnellCaldwell Shooting SuppliesCaracal USACarl Zeiss SBE, LLC – Sports Optics DivisionCarbon Skin ProductsCarry Cleanly, LLCCCICentury ArmsChamber-View, LLCChampionCivilian Marksmanship ProgramCMC Triggers CorpCMMG, IncCobalt KineticsColt’s Manufacturing Co.Comp-Tac Victory GearCrazy QuailCrimson TraceCrosman CorporationCrosman CorporationD.O.A. Tactical BenchesDaniel DefenseDead AirDelta P DesignDevil Dog ArmsDiamondback FirearmsDoubleStarDrone MunitionEagle Crest, Inc.Edge EyewearEOTech IncEMF Company, Inc.ESS SolutionsFabryka Broni “Lucznik”-RadomFederal Premium AmmunitionFirst TacticalFix It SticksFNH USAFreedom HuntersGD-OTS Simunition OperationsGeissele AutomaticsGizzMoVestGLOCK Inc.Golra ToolsGunwerksHailey Ordnance CompanyHarris PublicationsHeadhunters FirearmsHeckler & KochHeritage Manufacturing, Inc.High Threat ConcealmentHogue Inc.Honor DefenseInland Mfg.Ironclad Performance WearIWI US, Inc.Kalashnikov USAKel-Tec CNC Industries, IncKimber Mfg., Inc.KORTH Germany GmbHKRISS USALancerLansky SharpenersLegacy Sports International, Inc.Leupold & StevensLewis Machine & Tool Co. Inc.Limitless GearLongfri Technologies Co., Ltd.maglulaMagnetoSpeedMagtech AmmunitionMark 7 ReloadingMauserMcMillanMEC Clay Target MachinesMINOXMule Deer FoundationMyTopo/Trimble OutdoorsNational Shooting Sports Foundation    NcSTARNew Order FirearmsNfusedNissanNRA Youth ProgramsOtis TechnologyOversight ShootingParadigm SRPPeltor SportPersonalDefenseWorld.comPOMAProject 1812PromaticRadical FirearmsRam TruckRavinRepublic Forge, L.L.C.RCBSRock Island ArmoryRocky Mountain Elk FoundationRomtes Technologies LTDRossiRuger FirearmsSafariland Group, TheSakoSauerSavage ArmsSeek Thermal, Inc.Self Defense FundScabbard Technology LlcSilencerCoSlip 2000Smith & WessonSnake River Shooting ProductsSOG Knives & ToolsSpeerSpringfield ArmorySRO, LLCStandard ManufacturingSterling Global ProductsSTI InternationalSurgeon RiflesSwarovski Optik North America Ltd.Tactical-Life.comTALON GripsTaurus Holdings, Inc.Team Never QuitTMS OutdoorsTrackingPointUS C-SOGUTAS-USAUTM/RBTW.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.Walther Arms, IncWeaver OpticsWhelen Engineering Co IncWildEarWinchester AmmunitionWinchester Repeating ArmsWitt Machine & Tool Co., Inc.YETI CoolersZenith FirearmsZippo Manufacturing Co.ZQI Ammunition

Stick with the GunLink family of sites leading up to the 2016 SHOT Show to stay up to date on what you can expect to see at the show and keep a close eye on the GunLink Forums, GunLink Blog, and GunLink social media feeds all through the show so you don't miss a thing!


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It's always a great time!  There's so much to see that it's tough to fit it all in.

Check out a few of the many, many pics from range day at

More to come

Range Day is over and we had to the opportunity to handle and fire a variety of new and improved firearms. We saw so many through the day that it is difficult to pick a starting place, but we are going to start with Walther.

Walther has released two new pistols this year: PPQ45 and PPS M2. The PPQ45 is currently only available in .45 ACP. In addition to the normal features that are associated with Walther handguns, the PPQ 45 has low profile sights, a Picatinny rail, three safeties, ambidextrous slide stop and interchangeable back straps.  The biggest feature though is the quick defense trigger. The Walther representative that was assisting us suggested that we dry fire the pistol a few times before actually firing. We are glad that we did. The trigger has 0.4” travel with a 5.6 lb trigger pull.  On top of that, the trigger only needs to travel 0.1” to reset. Shooting this pistol was extremely easy and exciting. The slide was easy for our female shooter to manipulate. Coming in at a barrel length of 4.25” and only 1.3” wide, this weapon will be easy for many to conceal.

The PPS M2 currently is only available in 9mm and .40S&W. Like the PPQ45, the PPS M2 features low prolife sights and ambidextrous slide stop. This pistol features a chamber view port and 3 magazine options. This pistol is slightly smaller than the PPQ45, coming at a barrel length of 3.2” and is only 1” wide. It also features a nice smooth trigger that is 6.1 lbs with a 0.2” travel time. It was very easy for our female shooter to work the slide and the minimal recoil helped to keep the pistol on target with greater ease. The PPS-M2 was small enough that our female shooter felt she would actually be able to conceal it on her person without much difficulty.

By far the stand out here is that smooth, light trigger. The smooth trigger pull was very responsive, which helped minimize anticipation of the shot. The short reset allows for successive shots to be fired quicker and with more accuracy. Be sure to keep an eye on the blog and forums for pictures.



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