Friday, January 20, 2012

SHOT Show Report Number Something or other.......

Lisa Munson in action.
The size of this show is hard to believe. I've spent the last several days here, and there is still maybe a fourth of the show I haven't seen. The number of booths and the number of people I've seen and met with is amazing. I just met Larry Potterfield, owner of Midway USA. Yesterday I ran into Lisa Munson, whom I haven't had a chance to visit with in a couple of years. It looks like I may be setting up some lessons with Lisa to improve my competition shooting.

Thanks to the horrible weather in Western Washington, I have decided to change my flight home from today (Friday) to Sunday. This should allow the weather to warm up and for the rain to melt most of the snow. I was really not looking forward to driving from the airport in Bellingham to the South end of Whidbey Island in the snow, a drive of about two and a half hous on good roads. It's a bit ironic that I will have one day extra here in Las Vegas to kill, since I'm not a gambler and I'd really much rather be back home working on getting the new milling machine going and making parts. There certainly are folks who would be tickled to have an extra day here, but I'm not one of them.

The show is just a couple of hours from closing, and the press room is mostly empty. In a  few minutes I'll be meeting up with Nelson Dymond of the Ruger Rimfire Series, and John Allchin of Allchin Gun Parts to go get some lunch. All things considered, the NSSF has done an outstanding job of putting on one of the largest trade shows in the world.

I hope I can be here again next year.................



At Friday, January 20, 2012 10:38:00 PM, Anonymous BikerDad said...

If you're going to spend an extra day there, head out to Hoover Dam. Any man itching to set up his milling machine will appreciate the Dam.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Hey, have Nelson contact me. I'm interested in setting up a Ruger Rimfire Challenge match at the Tucson Rifle Club, and I'd like some more information on it.


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