SHOT Show story: at SHOT, the media are allowed to take photographs, and the general attendees are not. Because we want to feed the black rifle craze, Team Gun Nuts went by the Knight’s Armament booth to take some pictures. After snapping some shots, we were approached by two of Knight’s booth staff that said “no photos, even for the press.” I was kind of taken aback by this, because it’s a trade show, and the whole point of bringing your toys there is to get people excited about buying them.
So, we did like we were asked, and stopped taking pictures. However, here are all the pictures that we DID take before we were asked to stop and complied.
Please feel free to reproduce these photos to your heart’s content across the web, with or without attribution to Gun Nuts (but preferably with). While I’ve never experienced it personally, I’ve heard from reliable sources that Knight’s disdains the civilian market.
Gun Nuts doesn’t like secrets, and we really don’t like gun companies that are contemptuous of the civilian and sport shooter market. If Knight’s Armament wants to hide their products, that’s fine – but don’t bring them to the biggest industry trade show in the world and expect that to happen.