At the 2014 SHOT Show we had the opportunity to meet with some of the staff at Survival Armor to... View ArticleView Article
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–1700– SHOT Show 2014 is a wrap! We hope you enjoyed the coverage and we’re already looking forward to next year (as soon as we get some rest)! ^MP
–1629– Oakley Sunglasses
–1628– KeyMod Rail System
–1625– EOD Equipment from United Shield International
–1618– Dodge Sprinter
–1600– Precision guided firearms amplify innate human ability by exploiting target tracking, heads up displays, and advanced fire control technology. The TrackingPoint Smart Rifle will track and range the target, calculate the ballistic solution, and ensure the optimal firing alignment before releasing the shot. They also had a simulation set up to show how the process works. New for this year is an AR version available in a variety of calibers. ^NH
–1558– New Gerber Ghoststrike fixed blade for $65 with neoprene ankle holster. It includes belt loop mounts with this option or is available without the ankle holster for $45. ^BB
–1557– Gerber’s awesome booth setup provided a visual representation of their history in the hunting and military communities. Plus, we got to see how Bryan might look as a deer. ^KB
–1552– New from Gerber lightweight and durable American made EDC options with rubberized grips, all made with American steel. S30V Steel $85, 154CM Steel $65 and 420HC Steel $45 available at traditional Gerber retailers. ^KB
–1434– Polaris ride at the SureFire booth. I never get tired of checking out the cool vehicles they have at SHOT Show. ^MP
–1427– The new Remington R51 subcompact 9mm pistol. Features an optimized grip angle, slim aluminum frame, ambidextrous mag release and comes with 2 flush 7-round mags. MSRP $420 (w/o Crimson Trace Grip option). It’s light, has an easy to rack slide, but requires a slightly longer reach than my index finger has to naturally grip for proper form. Looks like it would be fun to shoot, wish it had been released for Media Day at the Range earlier this week. ^KB
–1407– The new Ethos from Benelli balances art and technology. Features easy access cartridge drop lever and an enlarged bolt release making operation easy and intuitive even when wearing gloves. Interchangeable carbon fiber rib is easy to change and reduces weight along with an interchangeable fiber optic sight for various light conditions. MSRP $1999-$2199 depending on model. ^KB
–1404– Awesome looking bike at the Benelli Ethos booth. This is the X132 Hellcat Combat LSR from Confederate Motorcycles. 177.596 mph average speed (and record) and 181.373 top speed pass for an unfaired, naturally aspirated pushrod V-twin over 2000cc at Bonneville in August 2012. ^MP
–1202– SureFire X300V white/IR LED weapon light. White light run time of 2.5 hours, IR run time of 1.8 hours. It weighs 4 oz. and runs on two 123A lithium batteries. X400-IR Ultra comes with a 5mW infrared laser designed for use with NVGs. Remote switch for long guns is available.
–1157– The new Price Point Silencers from AAC are available in 5.56 7.62. They’re only an ounce or two heavier and a decibel or two louder. They reached this lower price through a revamped reduction in machining. Each will be available around $650. ^MP
–1155– New from AAC are their Silencer Ready Barrels for the Glock 19, 17 and 21, M&P9 and 45 and XD9 and 45. These will be available around February near the price of $199 and this includes a thread protector. ^MP
–1152– The new Benchmade 7505-132 is a Shane Sibert design that can be opened as a manual or auto through its dual action mechanism. This knife features an M390 premium stainless steel blade as well as titanium and textured G10 handles. 3.90″ blade length and 9.08″ total length when open. MSRP $600. ^MP
–1144– New for 2014 from Benchmade is the 710-141. “The original AXIS knife gets a cool new suit for its 15th birthday.” It features a Twist Damasteel blade and carbon fiber handles with blue C-Tek inlay and anodized blue barrel spacer. 3.9″ blade length and is 8.8″ when open. MSRP $600. ^MP
–1130– Knives in the new Benchmade Hunt line are built for rugged use in the backcountry as well as hunting and harsh environments. The wood handles and leather sheaths provide a more classic look. ^MP
–1118– Had to stop by the Benchmade booth as they were offering free cleaning, sharpening and engraving for Benchmade knife owners. A great little SHOT Show exclusive. Also got to check out a few of their new knives this year. ^MP
–1043– The Dagger Sleeve from Marz Tactical is new for 2014 and designed to hold daggers and small fixed blades (3-4″). Rear grommets allow for securing sheath inside with zip ties or 550 cord (interior sheath not included). Webbing on front allows attaching additional pouches. ^MP
–1022– New from Mechanix Wear are their Multicam gloves in three styles. The FastFit, Original and M-Pact. Very cool to hear that Mechanic isn’t marking these up just because of the pattern. They’re making no premium on these gloves and the prices will range from $15 to $35 (respectively). The FastFit features an elastic cuff for easy on and off. The Original has a seamless palm and is the same great style as their original versatile design. The M-Pact is built for tough use and utilizes a knuckle guard and padded palm for increased protection. Shipping in April, look for them on Mechanix. ^MP
–1008– First Spear Kraken combat swimmer rig. Built in soft cell floatation inside of the plate carrier for buoyancy compensation. Quick release system that is in accordance with NSW safety standards. Ideal for any Marops scenario.
–0915– Today is the final day of the 2014 SHOT Show and we’re here to see everything we can before they shut the doors. It’s been a crazy week and things certainly seem to be winding down but we still have some swag to giveaway if you find us on the show floor! ^MP
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