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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