The 2012 Shot Show

I’m gonna start off by telling you that I simply was not all that impressed by this years Shot Show.  Although I did find some cool new products, it seemed that a lot of companies were holding back.  In fact, several of the vendors I spoke with specifically stated that they had concerns about investing in new products due to the unknown outcome of the upcoming elections.

Usually this show takes a full 3 days to work my way through and I spend the 4th day re-visiting those I was unable to get time with on the previous days.  This year was different though.  As I zipped along, row by row, not a whole lot caught my attention.  Some of the manufacturer reps seemed irritated and lacked any sort of customer service skills.  I spent at least 15 minutes walking around the Blazer booth trying to find somebody to talk with.  There were a few people working the booth but every time I, or most others, approached them, they would turn and walk away.  Seriously?  Blazer products cost from roughly $6,000.00 on up to over $20,000.00 and they feel it’s OK to snub people at a trade show they paid to display at?  WTF?

On the flip side, Sig Sauer, Glock Vector Industries, Glockworx, Troy Industries, Advanced Armament Corporation, and Technoframes all went out of their way to attend to everybody’s needs.  There were a lot of Zombie products and damn near every AR manufacturer came out with some sort of 300 Blackout, which was to be expected.  Although I’m kinda kicking myself for not taking more pictures, we do have some great new and innovative products to show you and there are videos of each one.

Speaking of the videos, I’d like to take a moment to thank the site supporters.  With their help, I was able to buy some new audio equipment which significantly  increased the quality of the videos.  Next year I need to buy a good Light Panel video light.  ;)  If you like the videos, please click the thumbs up on the top left after the end of the video.  If you’re a YouTube user, kindly subscribe to our channel and send a friend request while you’re at it.

Thank you to our site subscribers and visitors as well.  The second half of 2011 brought us an incredible jump in traffic and so far, we are setting new records, almost daily, in 2012.  This keeps me motivated to bring you more product reviews, more gun store & range openings, and more product giveaways.

Advanced Armament Corporation Adcor Defense Ambush Firearms
Black Rain Ordnance Coonan Corbon Ammunition
Corbon Law Enforcement Training Center Core 15 Rifles Desert Tactical
L3 EOTech / Insight Glock Glockworx
Glock Vector Industries Heizer Defense Howard Leight
LaserMax Leupold Mossberg
Rock River Arms Ruger Sig Sauer
Springfield Armory Technoframes Teludyne Tech Industries
Troy Industries TruckVault Wild West Guns
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46 Responses to The 2012 Shot Show

  1. slackerjer February 21, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like sweet ear protection

  2. DonSkokie February 21, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I was curious to see more about the Sphinx line up this year, but it seems very much the same as last years. Still waiting on availability and pricing. Thank you for the reviews.

  3. Subdriver February 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Looking forward to trying the new hearing protection! (pick me).

  4. justinuk1 February 23, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    All the zombie products make me cringe.. it’s never going to happen! What’s next, selling loads of silver bullets for vampires?

    • 702 February 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Not very likely. Silver bullets are for werewolves.

  5. 702 February 25, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Congrats to VegasExec who won this drawing and has claimed his prizes.

    Thank you to all of those who entered.

  6. rwgrif February 26, 2012 at 7:10 am #


  7. matt salveson February 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Protect those ears!

  8. ippeva February 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    sweet gotta love it

  9. VegasExec March 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    A big thank you to 702shooter for the lucky draw! The headset is awesome. Very crisp music…. and even with the music off, they are strong enough to tune out the wife and kids!

    Thank you for the giveaways, but mostly thank you for the write ups that go with them to keep us up to speed in the 702 shooting world!


  10. clarkarchery March 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    gonna have to make next years

  11. woodzie March 21, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Hoping my father and I can make it out to the next one!

  12. Ronin April 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    These look like they would be great for practicing while listening to “range calls” for Bullseye shooters… Give them a try…

  13. jonbeile April 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Commies, socialist and liberals make sure and vote for obama this November 7th.

  14. Rodger April 29, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    What a shame that this election season there are nothing but losers on both sides.

  15. BGman July 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    This election doesn’t matter for gun policy. Our own Harry Reid would kill any anti-gun legislation in the Senate.

  16. sincityvogel September 24, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Shot is always fun. Iv been A couple of years.

    Thanks Matt

  17. Mark Twain September 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Wish I could have attended.

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