Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:30

SHOT Show 2016: Hornady

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The Hornady Iron Press is an impressive piece of equipment. I really like the accessory mount, however, I have to admit I was drawn in and then disappointed that it is not a turret press. They had their line of mini-safes on display too. I have reviewed the entry level model very favorably against the GunVault.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:34

SHOT Show 2016: Colt

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Ok,

Colt fans don't think that I am being negative towards Colt, because I am a fan -- but I didn't see anything exciting or new at their booth. I can confirm for 10mm fans that the Delta Elite (the current O-frame model) was there again this year. Missing again, was the Enhanced O-frame/XSE displayed previously. I didn't think to ask about it.

Here are a few pics that I snapped while I was there (yes, all from the Colt booth):

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:22

SHOT Show 2016: Sarsilmaz

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Sarsilmaz (or commonly SARARMS) may not be a name that you are heard of. However, they are a renown firearms maker from Turkey. Their claim to fame are CZ-style pistols. I had the opportunity to shoot several at SHOT in 2014. I was genuinely impressed. I liked them better than the standard line (not the Match series) of EAA Witness Tanfoglios. SARARMS had a very good presence this year also - two separate booths with a lot of items on display.

However, that changed this year. They have introduced several new higher end models which may give pistols like the Witness Elite Match and Witness Elite competition pistols. For those that are not familiar with the higher end Witness line, they really shouldn't even called Witness. They should be re-branded their own line. Anyway, here is one of the new pistols:

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It was VERY nice. I asked the rep who the importer is and they responded EAA. Hmm...EAA, who I just compared the pistol to as the primary competition. EAA who already offers several different lines of imported CZ-style pistols? Well, that doesn't seem ideal.

You may have noticed that there are a couple of SARARMS pistols available from companies like CDNN for reasonable prices (sub-$300). They are an extraordinary good by IMO. My only complaint is that they appear to take their own mags, at least without going online and possibly modifying them. I asked the rep about this and he said that he was confident that the new pistols would work with Tanfoglio mags, although of course, recommended theirs.

This year they demo'd something new, that I unfortunately didn't get to try, but the rep said was by far the most popular item at Industry Range Day. I'll leave the pic here and let folks Google as I don't know too much detail. Unfortunately, at this time there is no importer:

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:56

SHOT Show 2016: IWI

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You may have my range experience with the Tavor from SHOT Show 2014. I am a big fan, they simply shoot straight and are great ergonomically. Of course, that is not all that IWI offers and they had quite a big on display this year.

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Saturday, 23 January 2016 13:37

SHOT Show 2016: Taurus' Jessie Duff

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Carry On!

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Saturday, 23 January 2016 13:24

SHOT Show 2016: Team S&W (tm)

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This year I decided to end my embargo of going to the "Smith & Wesson" (tm) booth.
I figure that since they are a presenter at the SHOT Show and that I am media that I should be ok going to their booth and showing pictures of their trademarked products without fear of additional threats of litigation. I should point out (per their cease and desist letter) that I am not affiliated with the company or products and that any logos or products shown are registered trademarks of the company.

Anyway, I wanted to go to the booth to meet some really great shooters. I did actually ask the reps a question, which I did not really get an answer to, but I will cover that in a later post. Onto the shooters!

 

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Julie Goleb and Jim Scoutten!

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Julie Goleb!

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Jerry Miculek!

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