OK, I'm finally getting caught up on the remainder of my photos from SHOT Show . . . .
Check out this .416 Hushpuppy round . . . isn't that a weird-looking sucker?! I didn't get the details of the round, but there's a writeup here by WAGunRights: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/01/17/am-tac-precision-announces-416-hushpuppy/
Next up are two CZ race guns. These were both beautiful pistols with great triggers, blah blah blah . . . but what I found interesting were the red dot sights. The first pistol has a conventional mount, which puts the dot up quite high on the pistol; this requires some practice, because the dot is so much higher than traditional iron sights.
The second pistol has a side-mounted sight, held at an angle. This puts the dot just above the top of the slide, in a location that will be much more intuitive in my opinion.
In the Sig booth they were showing off the MPX-K submachine gun . . . cool enough, but not something that we'll be owning anytime soon.
They also had full-size and compact versions of the P320 striker-fired pistol. Striker-fired is a big deal for Sig, they really like their hammers. The P320 felt really good in the hand, and the trigger was decent.
On the training front, Smart Firearms
was showing off a pretty interesting "yellow gun." This gun does a couple of interesting things:
1) Sounds a buzzer if you let your finger loiter inside the trigger guard, if you're not firing.
2) Makes a firing sound (not that loud) when you pull the trigger.
This seems like it would be a good tool to teach folks to keep their fingers indexed alongside the frame when not actively firing.
These next few are the Bersa pistols . . . for DocNugent.
We spent some time at the Bore-tips table talking about their two products: A foam tip that you use in place of a jag and patch, and a foam tip on a stick that you use in place of a Q-tip. They gave us some samples to take home . . . I used the .30-cal foam tip to clean a Mosin yesterday, and I'm still undecided. It sure was convenient, but the downside is that I was running the same dirty tip through the bore, and especially when cleaning for corrosive ammo it made me a little nervous.
Here's Dan checking out Caracal's .308 rifle. Don't be fooled by the hottie in the background . . . she was no booth babe, she knew her stuff.
Caracal also had a nice 9mm carbine on display. I really liked this gun except for a couple of things:
1) $600 price tag. Bring it to me at $400 and we'll talk . . . .
2) The horrendous grip safety. Even when depressed, it still stuck out of the grip by . . . I dunno, maybe half an inch? It was VERY uncomfortable!
We spent some quality time with the DoubleTap pistols. These carry two rounds in the barrels, plus two spares on a speed strip inside the grip. All in all . . . an interesting gun, but not anything I'd ever be interested in buying. Here's a cool cutaway:Fostech Arms
was displaying their new Origin-12 semi-auto shotgun. I can't remember all of the details, but I do know that it was badass.
There may be a few of these stickers that made their way home with me . . . .
One thing that we saw at several booths that really intrigued me were adapters to connect your smartphone to a spotting scope. Some of these are on the market now, including the Meopta shown below. Unfortunately they tend to run about $60, which I think is highway robbery . . . .
Slide Fire had a big booth, which included, from top to bottom:
1) AR-15 with belt-bed conversion
2) Ruger 10/22
And I don't know anything about this rifle except that I'm pretty sure I can't afford it:
Remember I said that Dan was shopping for a new vehicle . . . ? Well, here's another candidate: