SHOT Show 2013 Media Day at the Range

Not Tactical, but the new Winchester 1873 is damned fun in .357 Magnum

Today was the SHOT Show 2013 Media Day at the Range. It was about 28 degrees when we arrived in Boulder City with a steady 20 mph wind, gusting to 35. Why the weather report? It definitely affected both the guns and gunners. I saw at least one handgun negatively impacted by the freezing temps–think polymer changing its resilience. No, not a Glock.

The temperature variable and gusty wind also led to challenging conditions under which to evaluate the firearms. I know that my shivering and numbed hands definitely did not lead to steady sight pictures or clean trigger breaks.

All in all, there was substantial bitching about the wind chill, but few complaints about the guns or manufacturers. I will post some reviews of new CCF pieces, a tactical bull pup shotgun, an exotic bull pup rifle, innovative ammo, and cool accessories that will be coming out in the near future.

Tomorrow will start the show floor craziness. Can you both want to go to something and dread it at the same time? More to come…


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