2014 SHOT Show Wrap Up
I finally arrived home late yesterday afternoon from Las Vegas. The shuttle ride to the airport, the flight to Seattle, and the shuttle ride from Seattle's airport to Whidbey Island all seemed long, tiring, and best of all, uneventful! It had been a long several days at the SHOT show, but it was well worth the trip. I made some new business contacts, renewed contact with companies that I have dealt with in the past, got a chance to see some new and interesting devices ( not all of which were firearms), met and visited with some old friends, and met a number of new people too!
what is the likelihood, you think, of ever seeing me wearing an Olympic medal, let alone a whole bunch of them? You would think the probability would be somewhere in the negative number region! However, the radio talk show host Lars Larssen, was broadcasting his radio show from the SHOT show one afternoon, and is broadcast booth, rather than being on the main show floor, was down at the end of a long hallway where most people did not even know that the radio show was going on. I saw a few people down at the end of the hallway, and being curious, decided to walk down there and see what was going on. To my surprise, Lars was interviewing Gov. Rick Perry from Texas live! I did not get a chance to talk to Gov. Perry but listening to the interview was very interesting. I could not help but to think that I wish there was some way to clone Gov. Perry and bring him to Washington state and let him run the state too!
The next person for Lars to interview after Gov. Perry was Kim Rhode, the incredibly talented shotgun shooter. Kim has been on the Olympic team several times and has managed to bring home a bunch of Olympic medals. After the interview was over, I got a chance to talk to Kim myself. Kim has been shooting and hunting all of her life, and actually got her start with a shotgun hunting ducks. I suspect the ducks never had a chance! After speaking with Kim for a bit, I asked if I could have my picture taken with her, and she said sure, and then hung her Olympic medal medals around my neck for the picture! WOW, What an honor! I met a lot of really nice people at the shot show, but Kim must be one of the nicest of all!
|Kim Rhode and I. (WOW)|
|Peter Hoffmann of Caliber Magazine and I in the Press Room.|
That pretty much wraps up the SHOT show coverage for this year, but if I find any other pictures or think of anything interesting I will try to get a post up about it.