With attendees and exhibitors from over 111 countries and 12 miles of aisles, the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show has something for everyone.
Here are some of the more interesting items that caught our eye on Day 1 of the four-day event, now in its 40th year.
FN’s SCAR 20S turned a few heads, as did their 509 Midsize pistols (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
At the HK booth, an M110 CSASS sniper rifle made an appearance.
If that doesn’t impress, how about an HK416/40mm blooper combo?
Or an HK417A2 in 7.62?
Remington-owned AAC had a number of classic arms outfitted for quiet time, such as this old-school High Standard with a Halcyon .22LR can.
And something you don’t run across very often in Remington country: A South African Denel-made SS77 Mk1 Vektor general purpose machine gun.
You just don’t see those markings every day
Speaking of belt-feds with cans, Sig had a GPMG under glass to show off their SLMAG suppressor, a .338 Norma Magnum device capable of moderating both the sound and muzzle flash that comes along with the repeated daka-daka-daka of 7.62mm NATO on full-auto.
Then, of course, there was a random, but beautiful, Warsaw Pact DShK HMG at Global Ordnance, sans any sort of can. As you may be able to tell, Global specializes in “non-standard” weapons and ammo
SilencerCo likewise followed the same mold when it came to displaying their suppressors
Seems like a beginner’s collection, though. Need to bump those numbers up
German-based Mauser has some new M18s, including a Don’t Tread on Me Model. How’s that for a different aesthetic?
Did we mention Kel-Tec had a new KS7 bullpup shotgun? MSRP is $499
Speaking of new things, HI-Point showed off a 3-D printed mock-up of their planned new pistol
Which has a lot of features not typically seen on a Hi-Point. More on that later.
They did have a neat bike on hand, though
Freedom Arms sometimes likes to stretch things out
For those missing a stock on their gun show bargain bin SKS, there is always TAPCO
Arsenal had all the fun stuff for those Kalash at heart
Including this matching pair of limited edition MKT90S’s
How about some H-S Precision bolt guns?
Do you want to get shot in the cardboard face? This is how you get shot in the cardboard face!
Along with your hipster buddies.
Seen at the X-Products booth: For when you want to launch Bud Lite cans from your AR but have to be at Bunker Hill by 5.
Walter at Safety Harbor Firearms had an eye-catching mock-up made to show off the KES buttstock/Tailhook adapter
Speaking of eye-catching, Italy’s Fausti poured on the engraving for a series of shotguns they had on display
Taylors & Company has racks of lever guns for the collector, reenactor and competitor alike.
Troy’s “My Service Rifle” series of throwback ARs includes everything from paracord-assisted slings to beat GI furniture
…as well as repro markings
SHOT Show, with an attendance expected to push towards the 60,000-mark, runs through Friday.