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Monday, January 14, 2013

Random Thoughts and Observations...

I'll be heading out in a few minutes to meet up with a friend to hang out and wait for Media Day at the Range. He's staying at a hotel down the strip (where we stayed last year); I opted for a closer, cheaper hotel this year since we didn't need extra room (the whole family came last year; this year I'm solo). I will admit to a certain amount of apprehension - the daily price for this room is lower than I think I've ever paid for a hotel room, and some of the reviews were, shall we say, less than kind...

Folks, the currently-under-renovation QUAD (formerly Imperial Palace) is not a bad stay.

Media Day at the Range will be this afternoon, followed by dinner with Mr. C. and whoever else wishes to join us. Tomorrow the full utter madness of SHOT Show begins, with the Media room open at 7:30 (and I will be there bright and early, no worries on that) and the floor open at 8:30 (Vegas time; I'm still doing the time adjust deal).

I have a handful of appointments with folks, but for the most part I'll just be wandering around gawking at the shiny. I'm really curious what'll be on display this year, given the current political climate - I don't know if anyone's been working too hard on civilian-market arms, given that there's a lot of ominous talk going on. I know, for example, that SIG SAUER has a new full-auto subgun coming out - are manufacturers going to tailor their offerings more towards law enforcement in the coming weeks and months.

It's bound to be an interesting and informative time, and I've got my shiny Nikon to take lots of gun pr0n-worthy pictures. Heck, I even brought my video camera so if there's something worth YouTubing I'll have that (although any of those uploads will wait until I get home). Looking forward to getting together with old friends, making new friends and seeing all the cool gear.

And, of course, makin' y'all jealous that I get to play in fabulous Las Vegas...

That is all.


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9 comments:

Old NFO said...

PHBBTTTTT!!! :-)

Jay G said...

Heh. Sorry NFO...

wolfwalker said...

"Folks, the currently-under-renovation QUAD (formerly Imperial Palace) is not a bad stay."

CHECK FOR BEDBUGS. And other multilegged vermin, but especially them. You do NOT want to bring them home with you.

Silver the Evil Chao said...

"Folks, the currently-under-renovation QUAD (formerly Imperial Palace) is not a bad stay."

Wait wait wait, the Imperial Palace isn't the Imperial Palace anymore? I heard that they had plans to change it to something else, but I was unaware that they had actually already started doing so! (no mention in the local news about it)

Christina LMT said...

Ahhh, nostalgia! The Imperial Palace also wasn't a bad place to work. They've shut the spa down, though, but at least Caesars Entertainment found most of the employees new jobs at other properties.
Silver, if you look for either the IP or the QUAD on Facebook, you'll be able to read all about the changes, and follow the progress of the renovations.

libertyman said...

Jay, have a look at USFA Zip gun -- it is new to me. and I guess, a great departure for USFA.

A full report, please.

Jennifer said...

looking forward to it

Joe F.D.N.Y ret. said...

Hey, I've been reading your blog for a few months. Don't know if you've ever tried the In-N-Out burger but Please take the advice of a stranger on this and TRY IT! Great blog and thanks, Joe.

HossIsBoss said...

JayG, oh, Keeper of Rage and Attender of SHOT Show in our stead: May I beseech thee to find out about the Single Action SIG 226? Help me understand, that other than "because SIG", why? Just to have a SIG with a 1911 safety? Help us understand?