I have been attending the 2006 SHOT Show this weekend, and I must say... wow. I have never seen anything quite like it. For those out there that think the gun industry is somewhat "smallish", think again. I have spent about a day and a half walking through the Las Vegas convention center, and I still have yet to see everything. Imagine about 15 super Wal-Marts all together, and that's about how big this is. All guns, gun manufacturers, police and military equipment, etc. Simply stunning, the amount of stuff there. Including Ted Nugent, who, upon seeing, I promptly ran up to, kicked in the nuts and said "'Strangle Hold' was a stupid song and I'm sick of hearing it on the classic rock station every time I turn it on!" Ha. Seriously though, he seemed like a pretty good guy. R. Lee Ermey was also there, signing autographs at the Glock booth. By the way, he looks really, really old in person. Much older than the girl I saw walking by wearing underwear and, uhh, chaps. I must not have received the memo on proper SHOT Show attire, and thus, was obviously out of uniform.
Overall, a very impressive amount of technology for any gun enthusiast on display. As this was a dealer only convention (I was there supporting Rocky Mountain 3 gun), there were no curmudgeonly old men trying to pawn off some old relic that Billy the Kid's friend's nephew's cousin once shot. Mostly all high-tech stuff. And Ted Nugent. I guess I should go back today and apologize to Mr. Wango Tango.