Industry Day: Another Look

Another Look at Industry Day

Looking at Rifles

Barrett M Rad

Barrett M RAD

 

Barrett REC-7

Barrett REC-7

 

 Barrett 308

 

Atticus shooting the Barrett 308

 

Clayton Shooting Barrett M RAD

Clayton shooting the Barrett M RAD

 

Atticus shooting Zenith FirearmsRoller Locker MKE Z5K

Atticus shooting the Zenith Firearms Roller Locker MKE Z5K

Zenith Firearms Roller Locker MKE Z5K

Zenith Firearms Roller Locker MKE Z5K

Zenith Firearms Z5 Rifle

Zenith Firearms Z5 Rifle

H&K MR 762 A1 LRP II

H&K 762 A1 LRP II

FM AR Variant

FM AR Variant

Atticus James is traveling in India for the month of February.  You can follow his adventures at AtticusJames.com.  In the meantime, he has left all of his photos from Shot Show 2016 for those of us left behind to post for him.  (This would explain any issues with photos being mislabeled.  Apologies in advance if this happens).

Happy 3 Years

Wow! It has been an amazing three years. Gearsofguns.com was first published on Feb 28th 2011 and we have been growing more and more everyday. For me, being able to write and review for the past thee years, has been a very fulfilling job. I have enjoyed every minute I have gotten to spend researching and reviewing and shooting for this company.  I am very thankful for all of our readers who have made us a successful blog.

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We have had the chance to the meet and work with some truly amazing individuals and companies. We have had a chance to shoot and do some really fun and exciting things these past three years. I know we have more exciting things in store for years to come.

To be able to have the opportunity to make great friends and contacts from all over the world is a true blessing. Thank you again for your support.  I can’t wait to show you all what we have in store for the rest of this year.

SHOT SHOW 2014

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In Las Vegas for the 2014 SHOT SHOW with Old Man Lefty and Aaron. We are excited to bring you pictures from the show as well as from Media Day at the range on Monday the 13th.

We will be uploading photos to our twitter account @gearsofguns  as well as our instagram account @gearsofguns

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More from SHOT 2013

Turnbull TAR-10
Turnbull TAR-10 auctioned off for $136,024 at SHOT 2013

 

Suppressed rifle at the AAC booth
Suppressed rifle at the AAC booth

DRD Tactical Paratus 16
DRD Tactical Paratus 16

Chiappa Triple Barreled Shotgun
Chiappa  Triple Threat Shotgun

Old Man Lefty at the SUREFIRE booth
Old Man Lefty at the SUREFIRE booth

The McMillan ALIAS
The McMillan ALIAS (STAR)

Scoping out the show
Scoping out the show

Ares Defense Belt Fed AR-15
Ares Defense Belt Fed AR-15

 

Full assembled DRD Paratus 16
Full assembled DRD Paratus 16

Remington Defense XM2010
Remington Defense XM2010

Learning reloading, SHOT 2013 and Old Man Lefty

This was my first SHOT Show. I have to tell you this was an unbelievable experience. I have been to a number of different trade shows in Las Vegas, but this one beat them all.

One of the first things I noticed is that even with the HUGE crowds for the most part people were very polite to each other. One could sit down at lunch and strike up a conversation with total strangers and everyone expressed a genuine interested in what everyone did, from exhibitors to gun store owners to editors of major publications.

I decided at this show that I wanted to get into reloading even though I hadn’t ever done it before. I struck up a conversation with the editor of major hunting and fishing publication and I asked him about reloaders at the show. I asked him if becoming a reloader would really save me money and his comment was yes and no. He said yes because my per round cost would go down, but I would end up shooting a lot more (which by the way would not be a bad thing). He steered me toward a couple of different brands because of his personal experience with each of them. The first he recommended was RCBS because he said this was what he used when he started reloading; it is a good quality,durable and relatively user friendly. I went over and talked to Bill, one of their warranty technicians and was very pleasantly surprised to find a company at this type of show to spend the time to talk and explain the appropriate kit to get for a beginner. He didn’t try to talk me into a multi stage press or any accessories that I didn’t need to start out.

I plan on getting and trying out a couple of different brands of reloaders and will be posting reviews to let you know my beginner impressions.