I guess Tom Cruise wasn’t the last samurai afterall.
It seems like a ton of companies jumped on the zombie bandwagon at this years SHOT Show. I for one am pretty tired of all the hokey zombie themed products, and from the looks of the gun blogosphere is seems like many others agree with me. I saw a few at the Media Range day, I even posted about them last week. Then I saw a few more while walking the floor at SHOT. Then I couldn’t walk through one of the various exhibit rooms at SHOT without seeing some sort of product that made your zombie killing experience more efficient.
The zombie craze needs to stop, or at least be more thought out. One thing I’ve noticed in the firearms industry is the real old school mentality when it comes to marketing products with some companies. You wouldn’t believe how many companies snubbed us at the SHOT Show because we weren’t print media, just lowly bloggers. Newsflash to the marketing managers at all the major gun and gear makers out there, the internet is here to stay, learn to embrace it. Back on topic, the zombie craze is just one indication of the industry grasping at straws to market their “new” products. Slap on a zombie image or some green paint and voila! You have a new product or even a new product line.
The plethora of new zombie products seen at this years SHOT Show tells me that A) my thoughts that gun and gear makers are stuck in the past with the way they market their products and are late to the party as usual, B) they’re running out of new product ideas, or C) people actually want this stuff. I really hope it’s not C.
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I wonder how many people brought up FnF? Securing America through innovation and partnerships alright.
I ran into Mr. Ferrigno checking out a Barrett .50 caliber rifle at the 2012 SHOT Show, he actually makes the beastly Barrett .50cal seem like a normal sized rifle. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to see Lou when he’s angry, especially with that rifle!
On day three of the 2012 SHOT Show we explored the lower floor of the show as well as the booths of the main room that we missed, here’s what we thought was of interest. Even more pics are on the way.
Note, click on the thumbnail to view and scroll through larger versions of the pictures.
You can view all of our SHOT Show 2012 pictures HERE.
I usually don’t like to post about politics, but that sign has a point. Dr. Paul is also the most 2nd Amendment friendly candidate. That’s a mighty fine looking rifle too.
[Source: Ron Paul Gun Owners]
Sig Sauer debuted their special edition 1911 at the 2012 SHOT Show. It features the famous historical phrase “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ” in the same script on the monument at Thermopylae in Greece in remembrance of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The ancient Greek phrase ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, or Molon Labe and pronounced mo-lone lah-veh, means “come and take them”. It has been a battle cry as of late for gun owners and patriots alike. It is currently the emblem of the Greek First Army Corps as well as the motto of the United States Special Operations Command Central. No word on pricing or availability as of yet from Sig, stay tuned for more info as we get it.
EDIT: Apparently I’m blind, the MSRP on the the Spartan 1911 is $1,356.00. Thanks for the catch Stan.
Mossberg has spruced up the trusty old “Appalachian assault rifle” with their new 464 SPX lever action rifles that they debuted at the 2012 SHOT Show. They added picatinny rails, an adjustable six position stock, flash suppressor and fiber optic sights. Currently the new 464 SPX lever action rifles are available in .22lr with a 18″ barrel in 13+1 capacity and in .30-.30 with a 16″ barrel and 5+1 capacity.