What a great time with Team Sofrep who was all over Shotshow 2023!
Sofrep Radio host Aaron ” Rad” Radl was boots on the ground grabbing interviews, shooting rifles, pistols, including a Springfield 10mm Pistol, Bergara Rifle system, 350 Remington, 338 lapua, and a freaking cool Carl Gustav Airsoft grenade launcher for wargames!
2023 Shotshow did not disappoint. New products from Bolle, Drifire, Flux, Faxom, Browning, Steiner Optics, Crye Precision(modern nanm jacket) Lancer Tactical, Spiritus Dryfire Mag, and more.
Ya know, I really like that Shot Show has cut down on the registrations to the event for only Industry professionals which makes the convention well worth the trip knowing its deal time.
I also liked seeing the Media/Podcast area and thought it was a nice touch and will have to look into that next year cough shotshow cough
In the “new exhibit space” where photos are not allowed we saw (Tactical legos, gun rack systems, thermal scopes , body armor and Bison Jerkey.
ShotShow is a great place to network , create deals, and attend exclusive after parties where the deals are finalized for example at the Grayman and Company after party, what a great time in that venue full of spirits, dancing, and acrobatics and let’s not forget the chandeliers upon entering the venue swayed like you were in a timwarp as you brush shoulders with the likes of Ian Mcollum from Forgotte Weapons, David, Myself and of course other heads of the industry mingaling and talking shop while sipping on pineapple rum (captains of industry. )
Shotshow for me (Rad) is always a good time, last couple years with the pandemic made shot show a baron landscape of empty booth space, lack of innovation , and just a stale smell in the air, this year 2023 was the exact opposite. I did notice a bit of a smaller Range day perhaps it was compressed for our walking/legs however, the show floor was a sea of people in plaid , khaki , and team polo shirts which are back in full force (check out my personal loadouts in the vlog)
I have attended shotshow since 2008 I’m always wanting to see the next innovation or cool concept for my own wargame world and 2023 showed me something practical yet Tactical and that is the new Bolle Anti Fog Safety glasses and goggles system which we take a look at in my ShotShow vlog. You may say wow a pair of glasses , Yes, what good are you if you fog up during intense training or weather conditions where seeing is believing. Do you like to fog while taking aim cheeking your buttstock? Do you like to fog while working on a lathe machine? Your eyes are priceless so then why risk not seeing?
We also talked at Revsion Eyeware who has brought eye protection to the show floor and if you are a pilot or deal with lasers at your face , revision makes a lazer resistant lens that is a must for you , check out their segment in my shotshow Vlog.
We spoke to the Spiritus crew who have gone from one table on an obscure floor to the main floor with a chill booth where everyone was begging for most saught after swag, the infamous iceking spiritus patch and we talk about batman and muff lots of muff talk.
We were approached by Hearher Lynn BRCC at the glock booth and did an interview with her an inturn we interviewed her (sorry heather about the audio but we left it in and you are awesome!)
ShotShow 2023 was such a great time, if you are in the shooting sports industry you need to put ShotShow 2024 on your Calendar, boom your rooms and travel plans now.
Until then, thanks Shot Show, Sofrep.com and my wife and of course myself for waking up and putting the crocs on my feet to get things done.