Posts Tagged ‘shot show’

It’s A Whole New World

I grew up in an age of courtesy, men opened doors for women, I wore hats and gloves on Sunday, I didn’t eat dinner in front of the TV with my fingers.   It wasn’t all Donna Reed (if you don’t get the reference, you  are under 45).  No one had heard of the Sober Friend or Designated Driver, we didn’t wear helmets to ride bikes and sexist behavior was accepted and common. Recently I attended Shot Show in Las Vegas.  I was shocked that men stepped aside for me to get on the escalator, held doors, stood to one side…I commented on it and was reminded it wasn’t Vegas, it was that Read More

Shot Show 2014 Media Day at the Range – Shooting Clays

Shooting Clays at the Range

At Shot Show 2014 Media Day at the Range the vendors bring out lots of guns, mostly new models, and provide ammunition to allow us the chance to shoot.  Think of it as Disneyland for shooters. Remington gave me a chance to use a 12 gauge and try shooting clays.  I’m a pistol shooter, slowly getting into the long guns.  Bottom line, the clays had nothing to fear.  They flew, I fired and watched each of them sail quietly to the ground, fully intact.  I watched other, more experienced shooters, take on the clays.  I could see the appeal, watching the clay shatter in mid-air.  I think Read More

The Glock 42

GLOCK 42

Glock introduced their single stack .380 compact pistol. I had to opportunity to see it at Shot Show in Las Vegas recently. I also had the chance to shoot it. Slightly larger than a Ruger LCP, it fit reasonably well in the hand, it is a small, but not tiny, gun. It shot smoothly, in true Glock fashion. While many expressed the wish that Glock would introduce a single stack 9mm, it appears that they felt the need to introduce a “pocket pistol” to meet the perceived market demand. While not my first choice for a carry gun, this was much easier to shoot than the Ruger LCP, and slightly Read More

PARTING SHOTS: THE 2014 SHOT SHOW, WHAT’S NEW AT TONY’S CUSTOM, LLC

Bryan Ciyou (Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.)  with Tony Aleo (Tony's Customs)

The long running battle between Eastern and Western worlds on the capabilities of the AK-47 and M-16, had a final chapter written in the debate on December 21, 2013, the date of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov’s death. In memory, the January, 2014 SHOT Show in Las, Vegas paid tribute to this legend by having a memory book signed by all willing attendees to send to the Kalashnikov family. As I reflected on his death and the great debate, while walking the “miles” that make up SHOT, I realized there is one area where Eugene Stoner’s —16 could be objectively said to be far better in the Read More