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SHOT Show Thoughts

Post by Mike OTDP » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:28 am

I'm reading the coverage of the SHOT Show, and frankly, I'm gritting my teeth.

1. You aren't going to beat Glock with a clone-of-Glock. Gaston has too much of a head start. Damn it, try to come up with something new.
2. Slapping a cheese grater of a rail on the front of your pistol doesn't help. Unless you are a LEO in uniform, are you really going to use a weapon-mounted light on your CCW piece? All those rails do is add bulk and make the piece hang up on the draw.
3. Red dot sights are good. Mounting them on an adapter plate is not, it adds too much height. Mill the slide for a specific dot. Preferably a good one.
4. Whoever comes out with a dot as rugged as a Trijicon RMR but the size of a Shield RMS will own the market.
5. I'd still like to see a decent strong-side shoulder holster. IWB doesn't work for long-torsoed folks, particularly in a professional environment where an untucked shirt isn't appropriate. Mount the rig on a shoulder harness that pulls the whole affair up under your jacket, and you would have something.

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Re: SHOT Show Thoughts

Post by evan price » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:12 am

Oh boy, more polymer 9mm semi autos. Just what we need...
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Re: SHOT Show Thoughts

Post by Precision » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:16 pm

I went last year. Did not go this year although I could have.

between the Shotshow crud
Hotels forbidding CCW and X-raying bags the bell hop carries in
The shitty nature of Vegas in general
Tactical haircuts, with tactical beards on 28 year old betas... oh my
That I can do the NRA show with way less issues -- except hating on the NRA fuddiness
The lack luster effect of new products - with a few exceptions
... ...Seismic Ammo being one of the exceptions. I may be biased as I know the developer. 185 gr 9mm, 325 gr 45 ACP yeah, you have my attention

Daniel Defense bolt gun...meh
most everything else...meh

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Re: SHOT Show Thoughts

Post by HTRN » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:58 pm

evan price wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:12 am
Oh boy, more polymer 9mm semi autos. Just what we need...
^^Pretty much this^^

Frankly, the only company that seems to be putting out something interesting, year over year lately, is Ruger of all people.. :shock:
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Re: SHOT Show Thoughts

Post by Kommander » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:57 am

We seemed to have hit a bit of a slowdown in innovation in the firearms market. 10 to 15 years ago with the war in Iraq in full swing companies were pumping out coll, if sometimes rather silly, stuff left and right. Dragonscale armor, a rail system with an integrated battery to power all your accessories, AR alternatives, better red dot sights, and new rail systems like Keymod were all the rage. Over the last 5 years though it seems that people, the military, and police forces have figured out what works and what doesn't.

They only real new thing I'm seeing goes back to Mike's point #2. Weapon lights are now finally at the point where you can have something both powerful enough to be useful while being small enough to actually conceal. In addition to this there are now multi gun concealment holsters that now index themselves off of the light. No matter the gun, if you have the right light for the holster, it will hold the light/gun combo.

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