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18 January 2016

SHOT Show Industry Day 2016: Seen & Heard

SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range is always the pre-opener before the regular SHOT Show and is owned and operated by CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl Public Relations and Advertising.

With over 170 manufacturers exhibiting, and over 500,000 rounds of ammunition being shot, Industry Day is the premier shooting event in the industry, giving media and buyers the opportunity to shoot and test new products for the upcoming year. This year’s exhibiting companies include firearms, ATV and truck demos, knife throwing, archery and more.

According to the organisers, Industry Day at the Range is the largest, most influential one-day event in the hunting and shooting industry. For ten years, Industry Day has been the epicenter where gun, archery and hunting manufacturers, dealers, buyers, retailers and the media join together for one day on the range where new products are unveiled, tested and analysed. It provides a hands-on experience that one cannot get anywhere else.

The SHOT Show will open tomorrow and is a four day event being held from 19-22 January 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV/USA. This event showcases products from Industrial Products, Sporting Goods, Toys & Games, and Business Services, as well as a special section for law enforcement and military equipment.

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GoPro, the world famous action camera, is the official camera of SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range. The GoPro experience was set up at the Browning Shotgun Range where one was able to use GoPro cameras on a variety of mounts to capture the experience on the range. The latest GoPro cameras, gear for the military (helmet mounts, etc.) were launched at Range Day.

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TacticalWalls is a family owned and operated business, offering solutions for personal home defence plans. Their home defense philosophy is simple: Be prepared. To that end, they make products that are simple to install, are easy to use, and offer discrete (weapon) storage solutions for every room.
Their in-wall Concealment Covers are a two-part concealment solution. The Insert sits recessed in your wall space flush with your drywall between 16-on-center studs. The Cover mounts around the Insert to conceal your new storage space. And it’s all protected with a seamless magnetic locking system. The Concealment Shelves are designed to mount on the wall for an easily and rapidly accessible concealed storage option that doesn’t require cutting a hole in your wall. The bottom of the shelf hinges down to allow an access to the stored items with ease. Accessories like LED lighting and extra foam pads allow a truly customise shelf. They also offer Concealment Furniture and Decor – latest is brand new.


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Hunter Electronics (SRO LCC) introduced the Hunter SMART, an active hearing protection, wireless connectivity to smartphones, a retractable microphone and 3.5mm outlet for connecting to hunting radio. This headset allows for use of replaceable AAA batteries, or can be upgraded to rechargeable batteries and charged in the headset. The Hunter SMART also features Individual volume control for the left and right channel, allowing the user to maximise their ability to amplify sound and communications.

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Edge Tactical Eyewear showcased their latest safety eyewear. Their glasses are not only designed for shooters, but for all professions with safety-related eyewear – like law enforcement, firefighter, medical rescue personnel, etc. The Edge Tactical Eyewear line is specialized for law enforcement and military – and available since 2012.

The SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range at the 18th January was not the only event that day. DMPC, TACWEAR and TACPROGEAR performed their own ATAC Range Day at Nellis AFB between 10.00 and 16.00 hrs. There was a live fire demonstration by DMPC firearms, new TACWEAR apparel, new body armour and much more.

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CMMG showcased their Mk4, Mk9 and MUTANT Series rifles, including the new Mk47 MUTANT AKS Models with KRINK Muzzle device.  The rifle Mk47 AKS13, 7.62X39mm, SBN is the newest Mk47s of CMMG and features a new KRINK muzzle device pinned and welded to a 13in barrel to meet the 16in legal requirement. Additionaly it features a pinned on gas block for improved reliability. The Mk47 AKS13 features CMMG’s mid-sized receiver based on our Mk3 platform, carved from billet 7075-T6 aluminum. It also features an improved 15? hand guard. The Mk47 was designed to harness the power and reliability of the 7.62x39 mm cartridge utilising a robust bolt based off our Mk3 (.308). The Mk47 lower receiver readily accepts all standard AK Magazines. Every rifle comes equipped with a MOE pistol grip, CTR stock, Krink muzzle device, Pinned gas block, Mil-Spec Trigger, 30rd AK PMAG, and CMMG’s lifetime quality guarantee.

Technical Details:

  • Barrel: 13” 1:10 medium taper 4140 SBN barrel
  • Muzzle: pinned and welded KRINK muzzle device, threaded 5/8-24
  • Hand guard: CMMG rkm15
  • Furniture: Magpul moe pistol grip, Magpul ctr stock
  • Receivers: Billet 7075-t6 al
  • Trigger: CMMG Mil-Spec
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs (unloaded)
  • Length: 32” (stock collapsed)
  • Gas port location: Carbine with pinned lo pro

The Mk47 AKS13 is one of CMMG newest Mk47s and features CMMG's new KRINK muzzle device pinned and welded to a 13in barrel to meet the 16in legal requirement. Additionaly it features a pinned on gas block for improved reliability.  The Mk47 AKS13 features CMMG’s mid-sized receiver based on CMMG's Mk3 platform, carved from billet 7075-T6 aluminum.  It also features an improved 15? hand guard. The Mk47 was designed to harness the power and reliability of the 7.62x39mm cartridge utilising a robust bolt based off our Mk3 (.308). The Mk47 lower receiver readily accepts all standard AK Magazines. Every rifle comes equipped with a MOE pistol grip, CTR stock, Krink muzzle device, Pinned gas block, Mil-Spec Trigger, 30rd AK PMAG, and CMMG’s lifetime quality guarantee.


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ATN, innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD optics for military and law enforcement, has introduced the first ever true HD, digital, intelligent spotting scope: The ATN Smart X-Spotter. Utilising the latest Obsidian II Core, the X-Spotter offers a day/night mode and boasts an array of sensors, a powerful 1GHz processor and impressive wired (USB, SD card, HDMI) and wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) connectivity. A 300mm crystal clear lens means the user can see objects at incredible distances, all while recording to the memory card for sharing with family and friends later. True 1080p full HD resolution provides unparalleled performance. Built-in Wi-Fi lets the user stream what the spotting scope sees to a tablet or phone. Now friends and family can see on the tablet or phone exactly what the user is seeing through the eyepiece. Photos or videos can also be viewed remotely on a mobile device without ever touching the X-Spotter. ATN designers have worked long and hard to create the most user friendly and intuitive experience for its customers. Powered by ATN’s Obsidian II Core, the X-Spotter displays information on the user’s screen such as pitch and yaw angles, distance to target, ballistic corrections, zoom and direction. The X-Spotter’s next generation barometer gives the user precise, accurate data so he or she can make sure everything is dialed in. Because of the X-Spotter’s built in gyroscope and image stabilisation, the hunter always sees a smooth, steady image that makes it easier to spot game. A 3D magnetometer sensor inside the X-Spotter creates a handy electronic compass that continuously tracks the precise direction the user is looking at. Rugged, light and compact, the X-Spotter is the perfect device in any weather for the casual user or the most demanding professional.


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