SHOT Show 2009

Alright, we are now officially 1 month away from SHOT ’09.  As of right now, I’m not sure what my travel plans are due to some uncertainty in that area, but I will definitely be there, bringing you the latest on new guns, gear, and items available to the shooting public.

Now, last year’s coverage was pretty good, but there was a lot of material that I didn’t get to.  I spent most of the first day just wandering around the show floor, trying to get my bearings, and then the 2nd and 3rd days I managed to get some pretty good content.  This year, I want to have a laser-beam focus, so I can deliver the information that you’re interested in; which seems to be hi-cap handguns and EBRs.  I think I can swing that for you guys.

Plus, this year I am going to diligently try to schedule a broadcast of Gun Nuts Radio from the show.  That’s still in the works, although it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to broadcast from the show floor – I’ll still have a live episode centered around SHOT ’09.

When the show does get here, I’ll be on my Blackberry as well, so if there is something special that you want me to get coverage of, send me an email or drop me a comment, and I’ll do my level best to get your requests on the blog.


  1. Two requests: MASADA (assuming there is an actual, physical, honest-to-God one at the show) and KRISS.

    I will never have the money for either, so pictures suffice for the time.

  2. Never been to SHOT? I burn vacation time to go to the show, even though I’m in the industry and shouldn’t have to count that time against my vaycay.

    The show is too big to see all of in the time allotted. The key is to plan your route to minimize back-tracking, and figure out ahead of time what you want to see. I don’t care about deer piss and fish lures, so I skip that wing of the show. I generally have a least a sketch of a plan for each day of the show, and by doing it that way, I can go back on Sunday to buy stuff, spend more time with friends at their booths, and stuff like that.

    This show is likely to be weak compared to years past, for two reasons: first, its in Orlando rather than Vegas. Secondly, there are a whole lot of vendors that have sold everything they have due to the Great Post Election Buying Frenzy of 2008, and don’t have anything to sell. I’m still gonna have fun, though.

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