Since posting yesterday on Knight’s products, Team Gun Nuts has been in direct contact with the guys at Knights, who have been very polite and professional in our exchanges. Here’s a quote on the media policy from SHOT SHOW:
[W]e wanted Media personnel to talk to one of our senior personnel, preferably Trey Knight if available, before taking pictures so we could explain what we would prefer they focus on, (and what they tend to pass by or at least not focus the camera in close ups of). The reason for that is we had several of our weapons systems on display that we rarely show publicly, mainly our PDW and our LMG. We feel these systems are revolutionary enough that we try to ensure that detailed pictures of their mechanisms are not shown.
I believe that what happened was a misunderstanding of the intent of our photo policies, which where not designed to hide or block access to items we had on display. The policy was there to protect our intellectual property, and not to hinder the viewing public and the press, and unfortunately we seem to have applied it to restrictively in some circumstances.
Knight’s has also agreed to a Q&A session on an upcoming episode of Gun Nuts Radio; they are aware of the rumor and statements that KAC is unfriendly to the civilian market, and have agreed to the aforementioned Q&A. Here’s how that’s going to work: all questions should be submitted here with the title “Knight’s Armament Q&A”. We’ll then use those questions on air with KAC on an upcoming episode of Gun Nuts Radio.
We’ll also have some pretty nifty images of KAC gear coming out here in the next couple of days. I do want to thank Knight’s Armament for being so quick to respond, it’s good to see companies getting involved online and working directly with the social media component of the gun industry.