SHOT Show Media Day At The Range

What was the biggest impression made on me at Media Day at the range this year? It was COLD! Air temperature was around 35-40 degrees, but the 15-20 MPH wind made for an extremely chilly experience!


Springfield debuted their new XDs in 9mm, which is something I will definitely be trying to get my hands on soon. I’ve been waiting for the 9mm version ever since they came out with the 45 version last year. It’s a great size for discreet belt carry and it shot really nicely for a gun that small.DSCN8145


Another very interesting product I was able to demo was the new Armscor 22 TCM 1911. It looked to be a 9mm case necked down to a 22 caliber bullet, and they are advertising 2100 FPS out of a 5” barrel. It had almost zero recoil and muzzle flip, and without a doubt packs a pretty good punch downrange. The gun that I shot was a double-stack, Para-Ord style frame, so it had capacity to go along with it. Hopefully I can secure one for testing a little later in the year.DSCN8157


Of course the highlight of the day had to be shooting the Kriss Super V SMG. That thing cycles wicked fast and very controllable with their recoil system.


Other than that, I didn’t see a whole bunch of new products out on the range, though I did run into a bunch of friends that I haven’t seen for the past few months since the shooting season ended. Hopefully I’ll be able to spot some more stuff on the show floor today!

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