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SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:54:14 PM »

2018 SHOT Show
Industry Day at the Range

Januay 22, 2018
Boulder City, NV






It's SHOT Show 2018 time and, as we have in previous years, we again return to Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club for the SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range - where invited media members and buyers get to experience hands-on time with the latest firearms and gear from all of your favorite manufacturers (and many you might not have heard of).

Industry Day at the Range features nearly 200 exhibitors as of this post, who are listed below. The GunLink team does our best to visit as many as possible to bring our readers updates about what is coming, but there are only so many hours in the day!  Be sure to post here in this thread and connect with us on social media to let us know what you are most interested in to help us bring you the coverage you want!



                  



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SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
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SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range 2018 Exhibitors
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 12:54:40 PM »
SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range 2018 Exhibitors

3M Peltor SportM1A Rifles
5.11 Tacticalmaglula Ltd.
Ace LimitedMagPump, LLC.
Action TargetMantis
Adams ArmsMarksmanship Technology
Aero PrecisionMauser
Aguila Ammunition/TxATMaven
AimpointMaxim Defense Industries, LLC
AimSteadyMEC Shooting Sports
ALG DefenseMechanix Wear
American AirgunnerMedia Lodge
American TacticalMetalform Magazines
AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc.MINOX
Angel ArmorMission Crossbows
Arsenal FirearmsMKAarms
Ascendance InternationalMKEK
Ashbury Precision Ordnance, Mfg.Mossberg
ATW CompaniesMT2, LLC
Axeon OpticsMyTopo, a Trimble Company
Ballistic AdvantageNational Shooting Sports Foundation
BarrettNcSTAR, Inc
Barrett SovereignNight Optics
Battle Arms Development, Inc.NRA Youth Programs
Beretta USAOptical Dynamics
BergaraOSS Suppressors
Black Rain OrdnanceParmatech Corporation
BLACKHAWK!PepperBall
Blaser USAPheasants Forever
Bore-tipsPhone Skope
Bore-WhipsPolymer 80
BrownellsPOMA
BrowningPrimary Arms Optics
Browning AmmunitionPrimos
Buck KnivesQ
BushnellQuail Forever
Caldwell Shooting SuppliesRADETEC
Camp ChefRam Truck
Caracal USARAND CLP
CCIRavin Crossbows
ChampionReal Avid
Civilian Marksmanship ProgramRing Power Corporation
CMMGRISE Armament
CMP TargetsRiton USA Optics
Cobalt KineticsRitters&Stark GmbH
Colt’s Manufacturing Co.Rock Island Armory / Armscor
D3LLC – Desert Design & DevelopmentRocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Dark Storm Industries, LLCRogue Ridge
Decibullz Custom Molded Earplugs and EarphonesRuger Firearms
DEFIANCESaint Rifles
Desert TechSako
DOA Shooting BenchSalient Arms International
DoubleStarSAR USA
Ducks UnlimitedSauer
Edge Tactical EyewearSavage Arms
EOTechSchmidt & Bender
Escort ShotgunsSimmons
European American ArmorySitka Gear
Evolve Weapons SystemsSME
Excalibur CrossbowSmith & Wesson
Federal Premium AmmunitionSOG Specialty Knives & Tools, LLC
FightLite IndustriesSol Invictus Arms
First TacticalSPHINX
FN America, LLCSpringfield Armory
Franklin ArmoryStag Arms
Freedom HuntersSTI International
Freedom Munitions/X-Treme BulletsSuppressed Weapon Systems LLC
FrogLubeSwab-its
Gas Block GenieSwagger
GatorzSwarovski Optik North America Limited
GearfireSWORD International
Geissele AutomaticsTanfoglio
GEMTECHTepui Tents
Glock, Inc.The Firearm Blog
GPO, USA German-Precision-OpticsThe Ion Productions Team
Gun-tipsThompson Center Arms
Hailey Ordnance CompanyTikka
HDTargetsTrackingPoint, Inc
Heckler & KochTwo Two Three Innovations
HIPERFIREUmarex USA
Honor DefenseUnique-ARs
Hoppe’sUnique-Grip
Howa RiflesUS C-SOG
Howard Leight by HoneywellUTAS-USA
Hudson Mfg LLCVG6 Precision
Hudson Supplies IncVista Outdoor
Huntego LTD – CleanShotW.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company
Hydra Series Edged WeaponsWalker’s
Inceptor AmmunitionWalther Arms, Inc
Inland MfgWeaver
IWI US, Inc.Weihrauch
Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc.Winchester Ammunition
KI`OTE CorpXD/1911
Kimber Mfg. Inc.XM42
KRISS USA Inc.Yankee Hill Machine
Kryptek Outdoor GroupYETI
Legacy Sports InternationalZenith Firearms
LeupoldZippo Manufacturing Company
Lewis Machine and ToolZQI Ammunition
Lithgow Rifles     

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 05:59:57 PM »
What is everyone excited to see this year?

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 01:23:08 PM »
Franklin Armory will be at Range Day, so we look forward to getting to, first of all, find out what the big new secret firearm is and, secondly, get to shoot it (hopefully).

Ruger will also be at Range Day. We'd like to get some trigger time on their new 9mm takedown carbine that can take Ruger or Glock magazines (and presumably others in the future). With a 16" barrel, it might handle funny with a suppressor on the end, but maybe not as bad as a SUB2000 since it has a more substantial stock and receiver.

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 05:54:09 PM »
Unique AR will be at Range Day this year, for the first time. They will be releasing their new unique grip that is supposed to be able to adjust for each persons hand. Should be interesting to see.

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 05:42:45 PM »
Made it to the Franklin Armory lane to shoot the Reformation. Details will be released tomorrow at an official press conference but we were allowed to look at, handle and shoot the mystery weapon.  Well, it fired 5.56. So it isn’t chambered in .410. It also had in the Franklin Binary Trigger system. So I don’t think it’s doing weird in the actual firing system. It had an adjustable stock so it could fit multiple users.

I would say smooth bore but I was accurately hitting a target. So, I still have no idea.

With that, it was fun to shoot with very little recoil. So maybe it’s doing something unique with how the rounds cycle?

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 02:46:18 AM »
I also got totes fire the new Mossberg 590M, the new magazine fed shotgun. It comes with the 5 round magazine, however, the option to purchase a 10, 15, and 20 round magazines exists. And its pretty cool looking.

The shotgun fired like pump action shotgun. My personal use is definitely tainted by the fact that I am a short woman. This meant I had a very long reach with my support hand, so long that I had to tilt the weapon and my body to be able to pump it. I also had a long reach on my strong hand, which means that I have now have a nice shotgun bruise on my shoulder. Overall, I enjoyed this weapon.

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 03:04:41 AM »
One of the best booths this year, in my opinion at least, was the HiperFire booth. They had three triggers and their new compensator out for tests. I was a huge fan of the Hipertouch ECLipsbb  the trigger features a 2.50 lb pull  with a very, very short reset.   the trigger was installed on a 9mm carbon. I want one of these.

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 03:15:47 AM »
UniqueARs Unique grip was an interesting fine. With a multitude of grips in the market, Unique Grip stands out because of the unique, and colorful designs.  The grip is adjustable to the point that the grip is customizable between shooters on the same weapon within seconds. One needs to simple hold the grip as they should when shooting, turn a key to lock the shape in place and go. When it needs to changed, just unlock it and repeat. I can see this being the most beneficial when a weapon is shared between people of two vastly different sizes, such as a parent vs child.

I look forward to seeing this this item on the show floor.

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 03:37:25 AM »
I also had the opportunity to test fire the new Archon pistol. The grip is a new map texture that appears fairly rough, and it is. Not only do my small hands struggle to maintain a grip on normal pistols, I usually struggle with the slide. While I did find the slide of normal difficulty, I liked the rougher grip texture. The firearm fired well, and it was accurate. Recoil was manageable  and I did not experience a lot of movement between shots. Overall, it was a nice pistol.

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Re: SHOT Show 2018 Industry Day at the Range January 22, 2018
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 03:42:43 AM »
My least favorite thing this year was the Springfield XDE. Nothing, per se, was wrong with the pistol. I just hated the trigger. I felt like I had pulled all the trigger all the way to the back, nothing happened. So I squeezed more, which causes me to have to use more of my finger , finally it went off. By this point in time, the shot surprised me. The reset felt normal, but I kept feeling like in was over squeezing and each shot surprised me.

 

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