Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:48

SHOT Show 2016: Sig Sauer (suppressors)

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These are very cool. They appear to be well-made and I took pics of this display (instead of the hands on one) because they had the cut away of their interesting baffle construction. Also, as it happens a person who works for the company that builds the baffles for SIG was there. In short, the message from him was that the baffles are extraordinarily high quality.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:38

SHOT Show 2016: GLOCK

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By now everyone has seen the (awesome) Glock 40 10mm long-slide pistol and the tiny Glock 42 and 43 slimline compacts.

What I hadn't seen in person yet were the new 17 MOS and 19 MOS pistols. Very cool!

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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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