As we wrap up the SHOT Show 2015, Keith and John would like to extend their thanks to the many companies, individuals, colleagues and the Show’s host, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, that welcomed them at this premiere event that can only be described as epic or awesome!
Some of companies that they have not previously mentioned include:
–Survivor Firestarters, a small company that makes several innovative and useful firestarters.
– Zippo, a legend for their lighters, but also offers a line of outdoor tools that includes the Zippo 4 in 1 Axe and are now affiliated with W.R. Case knives.
–Chiappa Firearms who now has a folding shotgun and a sub-caliber device.
–Breakthrough Advanced Firearm Cleaning Technology a relatively new lubricant company that features non-toxic 100% synthetic gun oil.
–Swab-its by Superbrush who introduced their Bore-Whips, which can best be described as a pull-through cleaner, with a non-lint, washable, reusable cleaning tip which can serve as both an open bolt indicator and cleaning whip. They are also working with Daisy to make a product that will work with their merchandise.
One of the show sponsors, GunBroker.com, was a very happening place where John also had the opportunity to thank them for donating to the International Hunter Education Association’s Champion of Hunter Education program of which John was one of those selected nationally to receive a Ruger American. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Zack Snow discussed how important 4-H Shooting Sports is in the recruitment, training, and retention of youth leaders both throughout the country and in New York. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation also shared those same thoughts when Keith and John spoke with their representatives.
The SHOT Show is not just about firearms though – Crossbows were also in abundance. Barnett Crossbows have three new youth models, which are pictured here on the blog. They are available in 30, 60, and 100 lb. draw weights and come with a molded carrying case and you only need to remove a single bolt to break them down to a more manageable size.
Finally, a plug for the Transportation Security Administration in Las Vegas. When John went through, they made sure everyone who had attended the SHOT Show remembered to take anything out of their carry on and put into their check bags BEFORE we went into the final security line where we would have lost pocket knives, multi-tools, and other metal objects that may have failed screening. They were professional, courteous, and fun as they did so – it was a great job on their part!
Some Sights from the Las Vegas Strip
Many thanks from all of us at NYS4-HSS to Keith and John!