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Monday, January 21, 2013

SHOT Show, Day Three...

One more post recapping the 2013 SHOT Show, and then I want to focus on some specific manufacturers I had a chance to talk to last week. I even took some video - don't worry, I'm not in any of them - for a chance of pace. There's some new and exciting stuff out there, and I'll be putting it out over the next week or so. Here's some of the new items I encountered on my third and final day at SHOT Show:

Fully tricked out Ruger Mark III on display at the Brownell's booth:


All the parts used to transform the standard Mark III into the tack-driver pictured are available from our good friends at Brownells, from the Paclite top end to the Vortex Razor red dot sight.

Someone tell Ambulance Driver we found his next hog gun:


This is the new B.mag from Savage in the new .17 Winchester Super Magnum - a necked-down .22 Magnum. Should be hell on those feral hogs, AD!

I did a double-take when I saw this display:


Yes, those are defensive shotguns from, of all people, Weatherby. This is their new Threat Response series of semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns based on their existing line of hunting shotguns. It's a welcome departure for a company known for making safari rifles!

And lastly, one of the most beautiful pieces I saw at the show:


Yes, that is a stainless LeMat reproduction by Pietta. It is far more gorgeous than that picture transmits. And it's a muzzle-loader, so that's a 20 gauge shotgun in the middle...

It was a good week, indeed, at SHOT Show - and more to come!

That is all.

3 comments:

Ambulance Driver said...

.17 Winchester Super Mag.

Do. Want.

Anthony Welsch said...

Glad to see you made it back to MA!

That Pietta is gorgeous, I'll put it on my list right after the Perazzi shotguns I will never be able to afford!

It was great meeting/chatting with you.

-Anthony

Stretch said...

Of course the LeMatt's 153 year old design is illegal in NY, soon to be in Conn., and undoubtedly makes Chuckles (D-NY) go poo-poo in his pampers.