Thursday, January 22, 2015

SHOT Show Reportv #2

well, I have survived a day and a half of the shot show, although my feet are not entirely pleased with how I have been treating them for the last 36 hours. There is something like 15 miles of aisles at the shot show and most of them are on hard concrete. Just about everyone, by the end of the show, has feet that are not in a very good mood! In addition to walking up and down all of the aisles of the show, it is also a fairly good hike from the hotel where I am staying to the show itself. It's a combination of walking down long hallways of various hotels, casinos, up elevators, down elevators, escalators, and cutting through parking lots to get to the show. And that if you take all of the shortcuts! Once you get to the show, the hallways and aisleways are packed elbow to elbow with people. Last year, the attendance at the shot show was a bit over 61,000 people. That's 61,000 different people, as they only counted each person once, even if they attended all days of the show.

 In one of the booths on display was a grand new Dodge power wagon pickup with every bell and whistle that you could even had special lockers on the topsides of the bed with adjustable racks inside that could be turned one way or the other so that they could hold either rifles for fishing poles. The truck was super deluxe in the cab and it had a huge motor. Even with all of its size and weight, the guy in the booth told me that it would still get 18 to 22 Miles per gallon. The list price of the truck was $60,000. I guess I will have to put off buying it perhaps until next month!

 I stopped by the booth for MKS Supply  and took a look at the new US manufactured M-1  carbine. It is extremely true to the original design, and looks like it would be a fun gun to shoot. It's not cheap, though, so I will probably have to by it at the same time that I buy the truck!

Everything is very expensive here in Las Vegas, including the food. A dinner buffet is over $25. Fortunately, close to the hotel where I am staying, there is a Denny's, and their prices are the same as at every other Denny's, rather than being marked up higher since they are in Las Vegas. a senior dinner was only $7.95. Much more in my budget!

That's about it for the moment, so I am going to finish my cup of coffee and head back out to the floor of the show.

 More later......


At Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:50:00 PM, Blogger Merle said...

Too much to see, I suspect a go-pro camera mounted on my shoulder would work well.

I had not even heard of the new M1 Carbine; any info you can share?


At Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:50:00 PM, Blogger Greg said...

The Shot Show is always a great event. A lot to see for sure, and lots of great people to meet and talk guns to. Always fun to see the latest accessories. I'd say that pickup counts as an accessory, wouldn't you?

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