The crowds got thick and the aisles packed with show goers.
In the main room (one of a dozen or more), there were thousands of booths, mostly the larger firearms and knife companies.
Ontario Knives introduced these colorful folders, due out in a month or two.
You’ll see this in a future issue of Survivor’s Edge. This the “Astronaut Knife-M1” an anniversary model to commemorate the moon landings. This knife was part of the splashdown survival kit on all Apollo missions.
Sierra Bullets’ booth featured a snow themed display with its Pinzgauer 710M.
Interested in a $30,000 shotgun? Perazzi has you covered.
An exciting new product from Leatherman is the Free, a multi tool with some advanced upgrades. Look for this in an upcoming issue of Survivor’s Edge.
There were several companies that joined the electric off-road bike genre at this year’s show. This the Rambo R750 G3.
Most everywhere were displays of rifles, all creatively decorated by coating companies.
Our very own Dr. Joe Alton and his wife, Nurse Amy, were showing off their trauma gear at their booth. In a couple of issues, you’ll seed a review of his life-saving products.
Exotac offered a wide variety of fire starters, including an innovative on you’ll soon see more about from us.
An impressive array of historic rifles manufactured by Taylor’s & Company.
Walls provides rugged gear for hunters and those that need sturdy work gear. In their booth were a couple of cool Colorado Wall Tents from Denver Tent.
SOG’s booth was always busy.
Among other things, SOG displayed its Camp Axe and Survival ‘Hawk.
This Can-Am Defender with is Apache 360 LT track system featured prominently in the Mossy Oak booth
Buck knives displayed a couple of edged tools in their Compadre line, the Camp Knife, Axe, and Froe. Remember they blades used to be red? Yeah, we’re glad they’re not anymore.
The Sig Sauer booth was just as popular as the Glock booth.
You’ll shoot your eye out!
The CAA MCK kit on a Kalashnikov dressed up to look like a P-40 warbird.
Spyderco featured many new blades.
Yes, someone brought in the better part of a helicopter into their booth.
Every evening, Springfield Armory gave away a half-dozen of their newest firearms to a swelling crowd of hopefuls. No, we didn’t win.
The Kershaw/ZT booth featured a number of its newest knives.
Remington is almost synonymous with guns, and this American-themed beauty was a standout in its displays.
Puma got back to its roots with these wilderness-inspired folders. Beautiful blades.
Each night of the show, the talented editorial and photography contributors to the Athlon Outdoors titles were invited to a reception at Chica restaurant there in the convention center.
The lower levels held smaller companies with few products. There were thousands of innovative products on display.
Every year, tens of thousands of show goers descend on the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are there for the 41st anniversary of the SHOT Show. Put on by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SHOT Show 2019 is an American annual trade show. It focuses on the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry. It is the largest of its kind in the world, bringing people in the outdoor industry together from all over the world.
Once again, editors and photographers from many of Athlon Outdoor’s titles (Survivor’s Edge, Ballistic, New Pioneer, American Frontiersman, Tactical Life, and many others) spent several days walking the 12 miles of booths and visiting with many of the over 5,000 exhibitors. We spent a great deal of time lining up the best of the industry’s newest products to show you here on RealWorldSurvivor.com as well as in the pages of our print counterparts.
SHOT Show 2019 in Pictures
However, we don’t want to give away too much too soon. So, here is a small collection of pictures to show you what it is like to go to the show. There was literally something for everyone. If you like the outdoors, you’d like SHOT Show 2019.
Enjoy! And look to the pages of our magazines and online here for future features of the newest and greatest gear from around the world.
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