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2018 SHOT SHOW
Januay 23-26, 2018
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV








Firearms enthusiasts around the world anxiously await SHOT Show each year to see the latest and greatest firearms, ammunition, gear, and accessories that the shooting, outdoor, law enforcement, military, and hunting industries have to offer.  Well - the time is here! 

As usual, the GunLink team will be there to see it all; from the annual pre-show SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range to the closing of the exhibit hall, we'll be bringing you all the news about this year's innovations in the world of firearms, ammo, and gear.  We'll bring you everything from the smoothest-shooting firearms to the flattest-shooting ammo, from the the sneakiest camo patterns to the ruggedest gear, and from the brightest tactical lights to the clearest optics.

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 11:47:02 PM »
Hopefully companies will be rolling out some pretty awesome stuff this year. They've had over a year to R&D new goodies without the election worries or having an anti-gun POTUS breathing down their neck.

I predict a lot of 6.5CM (for some reason) rifles, illuminated magnified optics, and rapid fire devices (binaries, bump-things, etc). Hopefully I'm right about the R&D and we see lots of cool new stuff that doesn't even occur to me.

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 01:37:35 PM »
We couldn't make it last year but we will have people there this time!

We're happy to be a part of the GunLink show coverage again this year.
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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 02:25:54 PM »
Yea! Lets see what companies have been sitting on for the last 8+ years! I hear Kimber will have new version of the revolver, Springfield is building a 6.7 M1A. There will be even more pistol caliber rifles this year but still not from Glock.

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 04:11:56 PM »
Yea! Lets see what companies have been sitting on for the last 8+ years! I hear Kimber will have new version of the revolver, Springfield is building a 6.7 M1A. There will be even more pistol caliber rifles this year but still not from Glock.

I like the 6.7L cummins, but I don't know that caliber  ???

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread
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Just in time for SHOT Show - New Glock 19X coming January 22
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 02:05:50 PM »
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COMING JANUARY 22

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ANNOUNCING GLOCK 19X

GLOCK, Inc. introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size frame and the compact slide have joined forces to produce the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.

“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” says GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “The pistol was developed for the military using GLOCK’s combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability. Through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in all situations with ultimate reliability and accuracy. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection. With proven results, the G19X delivers maximum efficiency and trustworthiness.”

Confidence now comes in the coyote color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The nPVD slide coating of the GLOCK 19X prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. Additional design features of the G19X include the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown for increased accuracy, ambidextrous slide stop levers and no finger grooves for better versatility, and a lanyard loop for retention. The pistol includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round extended magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the assurance to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.

The G19X will be available beginning January 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread January 23-26 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 06:11:44 PM »
January 22 is actually the day before the show starts, which happens to be.... SHOT Show Range Day.

I would guess that they will have it in their shooting bay for us to try out.  If so, we will be sure to get some trigger time on it and let everyone know about it.
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Everything about the Glock 19X has been sent to the memory hole.  The page is gone, the video has been taken down.

But at least Springfield is trying to play catchup to Colt, Sig, and Kimber with a single-action pocket .380.



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Springfield Armory’s 911 .380 is the perfect pistol for your EVERY day carry. The lightweight 7075 T6 aluminum frame and black Nitride or stainless 416 steel slide measure 5.5 inches long and less then 4 inches high, with a snag-free profile that’s undetectable under clothing. Springfield’s Octo-Grip™ front strap texturing ensures a secure grip and is complimented by a G10 Octo-Grip™ textured mainspring housing. G10 Thin-line grips and a short reset, crisp 5-pound G10 trigger shoe by Hogue® come together to give the feel of shooting a full-sized firearm. Designed for life-saving defensive use at close range, the 911 features an ambidextrous safety and is perfectly matched with an Ameriglo® Pro-Glo™ green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle, and a tactical rack rear sight with green tritium inside of white luminescent circles. Approved for the most advanced and modern .380 defensive ammunition, the 911 comes with a flush 6-round and 7-round extended magazine. The Springfield Armory 911 is also offered with integrated green Viridian® laser grips, making target acquisition all but effortless.

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Re: hotels screening for guns during shot show should be fun
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 11:45:19 AM »
I wonder how many places will have these things installed. This could be interesting during SHOT Show when there's a million people gun industry people there:  The Las Vegas Resort Using Microwaves to Keep Guns Out of its Casino (from https://www.wired.com/story/the-las-vegas-resort-using-microwaves-to-keep-guns-out-of-its-casino/ )

...That fact has prompted Westgate to be an early adopter of not just architectural features but surveillance tactics. And it's why, this week, the resort began testing a discreet weapon-sensing device called the Patscan Cognitive Microwave Radar. Marketed by Canadian security outfit PatriotOne, the Patscan CMR combines short-range radar with machine learning algorithms to scan individual guests for guns, knives, and bombs in real time—without forcing them to line up and walk through metal detectors. And unlike the giant, whole-body scanners you see in places like airports, Patscan units are small enough to hide inside existing infrastructure, from walls and doorways to turnstiles and elevator banks. Most people will never realize they're there—and that's exactly how Westgate wants it....



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Re: hotels screening for guns during shot show should be fun
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 05:04:29 PM »
Westgate is a dump and has been since they stripped the Hilton name off of it to call it LVH and then Westgate. That's one of the last places I'd expect new tech to be, but it's right next to the big convention center, so maybe that's why they put it there.  Guns are illegal at the LVCC (Westgate bans guns, but it's a policy not law, and grounds for trespass if you screw up.) and on my recent visits they have been wanding random people at every entrance, dogs at every entrance and roaming around, more security in general, etc.

Wynn (I believe) flat out bans guns on his property too and I read somewhere (can't find the article) that said they had some kind of hidden metal detectors or passive system or something that would detect guns in guest luggage. On Oct 2, the day after the concert attack, Bloomberg said everyone was getting wanded and bags searched and there was a 10 minute wait to get inside. I have a hard time imagining a casino saying "hang on, let us hassle you for ten minutes instead of letting you in and taking all of your money".

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Franklin Armory to showcase non-NFA 11.5" barreled firearm at SHOT Show
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 05:23:50 PM »
We're not sure what the thing is, but it's probably cool, we're kind of excited to see it, and we probably want one.

They say it will be at Range Day and in their booth, so we'll be sure to stop by and try it out and let everyone know all about it.  Since the included images says that it's not a rifle, not a shotgun, and doesn't need a tax stamp (despite the 11.5" barrel), we presume that "NRS Technology" probably stands for "Not Rifle or Shotgun" but, who knows?

Franklin Armory to Release new Non-NFA Short Barreled… Thing
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Innovative firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory, has brought another out of the box idea to the firearms industry. Known for their ground breaking American made products such as their Binary Firing System, F17 series rifles, and the XO-26, Franklin Armory has changed the industry once again. The new products are part of the Reformation line of patent pending NRS firearms, and the first SKUs in the Reformation line include a non-NFA configuration with an 11.5″ barrel and a conventional stock as depicted below:



Having already received approval as a non-rifle from the Chief of the Firearms Technology Division, Reformation will be shipping without any onerous NFA paperwork required.

Franklin Armory President, Jay Jacobson, noted, “The patent pending technology employed in Reformation will create a whole new market segment that will not require NFA approval.”

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Re: Franklin Armory short barreled "firearm"
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 08:54:31 PM »
It's about got to be some kind of trick to make it a "firearm" instead of a "rifle" "pistol" or "shotgun." 26+ inch OAL. Something to do with a smooth bore, .410 maybe? Something with one of their fancy triggers?  Jacobson has a "RFS" Release Firing System patent on file (https://patents.justia.com/patent/20170299309) that only shoots when the trigger is released. Does that buy them anything to skirt NFA or other classification?

The ATF site says "The term “Rifle” means a weapon designed ... to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger."
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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread January 23-26 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 09:32:25 PM »
The release trigger is on their website at https://www.franklinarmory.com/blogs/news/45401281-franklin-armory-is-pleased-to-announce-the-limited-availability-of-the-release-firing-system-which-has-a-mode-that-fires-only-on-the-release-function-of-the-trigger-stroke

Franklin Armory™ is pleased to announce the limited availability of the Release Firing System™, which has a mode that fires only on the release function of the trigger stroke.

Since varmint hunters and target shooters are always looking for a lightweight trigger, they will likely enjoy the RFS™. The pull weight is actually measured in negative numbers! Here is how it works: It features a three position selector that allows the user to switch from Mode 1 for Safe, Mode 2 for traditional Semiautomatic Mode, or Mode 3 for Release Fire Mode. In Mode 3, the firearm is not de-signed to fire on the pull stroke of the trigger. However, when the trigger is released, the hammer will fall forward and hit the firing pin. If the shooter were to have an emergency cease fire after pull-ing the trigger, the RFS™ will allow the shooter to rotate the selector back to Mode 2 and release the trigger without firing a shot. The selector could then be placed on Safe and unloaded. With the added safety features in place, Franklin Armory™ intends to petition various governing bodies to al-low the RFS™ equipped firearms to be used in competition. The RFS™ will be available in all V-Series rifles, as well as the F17-L™ and F17-V4™. RFS™ equipped firearms are slated to start shipping during the first week of December 2015.

 

It is important to note that both triggers will only be available in complete firearms for the initial launch to ensure that no production issues jeopardize the product success. Every firearm will be tested with a full magazine before shipping so that we can guarantee that every trigger is working absolutely perfectly.

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The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread January 23-26 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 10:16:28 PM »
From the Franklin instagram feed, another view


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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread January 23-26 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 01:41:23 PM »
It almost has to be a smooth bore right? That’s the only way I can see to get around the definition of a rifle, unless they did something to the firing mechanism that somehow gets around the definition of semi-automatic? Maybe that trigger mentioned early or something else that my brain can’t imagine.  I’m intrigued. Hopefully they’ll be set up at Range Day again n

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread January 23-26 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 01:18:40 PM »
We're kind of excited to see the Ruger PC Carbine takedown pistol caliber carbine. It comes from the factory capable of accepting 9mm SR9/Security 9 magazines as well as Glock magazines with the included adapter. Comes apart like a 10/22 takedown for storage/transport. We have a few pistol caliber carbines around GunLink HQ, but this one looks like it could hang with them.

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Re: 2018 SHOT Show Discussion - January 23-26 - SHOT Show Crud, Stay Healthy
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 07:30:02 PM »
I was at the doc the other day and mentioned that some of our team was headed out to Vegas for SHOT Show. He was pretty emphatic that we should not go because the flu is supposed to be especially lousy around Las Vegas and nearby California. He recommended wearing a mask and, in reply to saying that our folks had a hefty supply of Airborne and hand sanitizer he, again, recommended a mask.

Hopefully everyone that goes stays healthy and doesn't come down with (and share) some kind of Super SHOT Show Crud. One of our guys became ill at the show last year, but we think it was something food related, not the usual SHOT Show Crud.

My recommended SHOT Show Pack List must-haves includes plenty of hand sanitizer, chapstick, airborne, and comfortable boots/shoes. The 10-day forecast looks like highs below 60 and lows in the high 30s/low 40s so bring your jacket too.

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Re: Franklin Armory to showcase non-NFA 11.5" barreled firearm at SHOT Show
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 11:43:49 AM »
I would bet that the stock is pinned all the way forward so it's a "cheek rest" instead of a "stock". No thanks.


We're not sure what the thing is, but it's probably cool, we're kind of excited to see it, and we probably want one.

They say it will be at Range Day and in their booth, so we'll be sure to stop by and try it out and let everyone know all about it.  Since the included images says that it's not a rifle, not a shotgun, and doesn't need a tax stamp (despite the 11.5" barrel), we presume that "NRS Technology" probably stands for "Not Rifle or Shotgun" but, who knows?

Franklin Armory to Release new Non-NFA Short Barreled… Thing
http://blog.gunlink.info/2018/01/11/franklin-armory-to-release-new-non-nfa-short-barreled-thing/

Innovative firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory, has brought another out of the box idea to the firearms industry. Known for their ground breaking American made products such as their Binary Firing System, F17 series rifles, and the XO-26, Franklin Armory has changed the industry once again. The new products are part of the Reformation line of patent pending NRS firearms, and the first SKUs in the Reformation line include a non-NFA configuration with an 11.5″ barrel and a conventional stock as depicted below:

http://blog.gunlink.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FranklinReformation2-300x68.jpg

Having already received approval as a non-rifle from the Chief of the Firearms Technology Division, Reformation will be shipping without any onerous NFA paperwork required.

Franklin Armory President, Jay Jacobson, noted, “The patent pending technology employed in Reformation will create a whole new market segment that will not require NFA approval.”

http://blog.gunlink.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FranklinReformation.jpg

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Re: The Official GunLink 2018 SHOT Show Discussion Thread January 23-26 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2018, 04:25:57 PM »
Just got a press release for an item of tactical wear called Ranger panties.  They look like shorts.  I feel like I’m missing something.

 

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