SHOT Show 2012


December 24, 2011, 01:26 PM
What do you want to see about or see pictures of?

The 2012 Shot Show is less than a month away and some of the staff will be there to see and report on who will be new for the coming year. We'd be interested in hearing what the membership is interested in hearing about and/or seeing pictures of.

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December 24, 2011, 03:41 PM
Well I'd like to see any and all info on new .22LR rifles, handguns, and revolvers(especially revolvers since I'll be in the market for one in the coming months.)

December 24, 2011, 11:49 PM
New Frontier Armory, LLC

Kick the tires on that $99 polymer complete lower they have been talking about. I am itching to buy one, would like some first hand evaluation before pulling the trigger.

If you guys get to shoot that Colt 7.62/5.56 convertable on media day would love to hear about that--and anything Colt is up to.

December 25, 2011, 12:28 AM
New stuff.

December 25, 2011, 05:42 PM
I would like to know if anyone other than Hornady is going to get on the bandwagon and produce 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition.

December 25, 2011, 05:51 PM
See if the slim line Glock 9mm or the Glock carbine are there.

Ducking for cover.

Interested in new innovative handguns and what's new and lightweight in the 223s.

December 26, 2011, 10:14 AM
High-end Olympic target pistols and original-style muzzle loaders.

December 26, 2011, 07:41 PM
any new judge shotgun things

December 26, 2011, 08:39 PM
Two things come to mind
1. I'd love to see if Rufer has new versions of the Gunsite Scout.
2. I'd love for someone to talk to the Marlin, Remington folks and have a frank discussion regarding the lever actions manufactured in the new plant. I got one and it should have never passed QC and went out the door. Its being fixed by a reputable gunsmith on my dime. They halted production on many lever action models 2H2011 and I'd love to hear a honest answer on what they've done. I'm a huge marlin fan and am hopeful this mfg hickup is fixed soon.

December 26, 2011, 08:56 PM
Sig p238 in 9mm.

December 27, 2011, 02:30 PM
Just go to the Keltec booth and get an updated release date for the RFB.

December 27, 2011, 09:16 PM
How about something that isn't "black", "plastic", or "tactical" for those of us who appreciate fine firearms?

Test fire the new pocket pistols by Boberg, etc.

o Unforgiven o
December 27, 2011, 10:24 PM
I would like a stop at the Surefire table.

December 28, 2011, 11:03 AM
I'm holding off on buying a new gun until I see what is new.

I'd love to get a slim-line Glock 9mm for concealed carry.

December 28, 2011, 02:50 PM
Is Winchester coming out with some 2012 SHOT Show Specials?

December 28, 2011, 04:13 PM
Where is it?

December 28, 2011, 05:04 PM
in Lost Wages - aka Vegas

December 29, 2011, 04:04 PM
Saw rumours of a 22 Mag and 9m (reissue) of the SP101.

Slimline Bodyguard in 9mm from SW.

Judge in 40 mm Bofors. - just kidding on this one.

December 29, 2011, 08:21 PM
Dhow that stuff that's different! An AR is an AR, we've all seen them. Not much else can be done to them. Same with 1911's. Unless it's a new model or a drastically new variation, why bother? Otherwise it's like going to an auto show and showing pictures of a model car that doesn't have any changes to it.

December 30, 2011, 11:39 AM
Dan Wesson ECO. SIG 938. Anything from Kahr or Boberg...

Jon Coppenbarger
December 30, 2011, 08:41 PM
why go? So I can talk to my distributors in person and be there to get in on the front end of the alloted items which everyone wants. To see any new products and be able to order them right there so I can get them sooner than later.
To be able to connect straight to the makers of most products without going threw a middle man (distributor).
My share for a round trip airfare and 4 nights at a nice casino next to the convention is like $270. Since I do not gamble anymore I go for the show, great food and entertainment. Plus the collectors show at the riviara is a great place to pick up that hard to find gun or part you have been looking for.
yeah some of that I can do on the phone but heck for going for that low price and to get a chance to get out of this cold weather for a few days is well worth it.

December 30, 2011, 09:18 PM
Affordable guns. I'd like to see new guns that the average Joe can own without taking out a second mortgage. And no more black rifles ... please!

Thanks for asking!

December 30, 2011, 09:42 PM
And the KSG....

December 31, 2011, 01:59 PM
870 MagPul furniture!

January 1, 2012, 01:51 AM
I would like to see what direction the 1911 will be taking the next 100 yrs. Colt in particular. If glock is ready to release a carbine that would be cool too

January 1, 2012, 09:29 PM
FNH sub compact? There's been rumors.

Tell me this "slim line Glock" talk is more than a joke.

January 2, 2012, 08:30 AM
Anything new in the compact/sub-compact conceal carry market.

Anything new and interesting in accessories like scopes, holsters, belts, slings, bags, etc.

Coatings and finishes.

Fewer 1911 reports. I think we did that one enough last year.

January 2, 2012, 02:12 PM
Looks like we'll get a Ruger copy of the Walther P22.

January 2, 2012, 08:50 PM
I would like to see a new Ruger in 17 Hornet

January 2, 2012, 10:44 PM
The new Ruger .22 is interesting: Looks to be a great training gun for their SR9/SR40/SR9C and a complement to their new .22 wheelgun.

I'd like to see them complete the series with a .22 version of the LCP and LC9. I like my P3AT, but training with it is a royal pain in the...

... hands. :D

Also, the .223 black rifle craze is well-played out, but the market for pistol caliber carbines consists of the Kel-Tec Sub200o, the Beretta CX4, and various lever guns, and that's about it. Ruger could do worse to revive the Police Carbine with a folding stock and rails galore.

January 4, 2012, 02:17 AM
Anything chambered in .17 Hornady Hornet. Rifles or hunting type pistols in .327 fed mag, new suppressors. I do not want to hear any more of minor variations in AR's or existing tactical pistols.


o Unforgiven o
January 4, 2012, 11:43 AM
870 MagPul furniture!
I had never thought of that, but I second it.

January 5, 2012, 10:01 AM
We have a SECOND! The motion carries. MAGPUL 870 shotgun stuff MUST be reported.

January 5, 2012, 10:04 AM
I would like to see any cowboy type stuff for change.

January 5, 2012, 03:11 PM
If anyone goes by the NFATCA booth, my husband and daughter will be there in spirit. Their pictures, taken by Oleg Volk, will be up on the wall.

January 6, 2012, 11:23 AM
I would like to see any cowboy type stuff for change.

Me too. I walked all over the place last year looking for that and I only found 3 or 4 booths to take pictures of. I really thought there would be more of that sort of product on display.

January 7, 2012, 05:05 PM
I had planned to be there, but life has unfortunately intervened.

January 7, 2012, 05:15 PM
I'm interested in hearing about the new SIG P938, assuming it debuts there.

January 9, 2012, 08:10 AM
I'd like to see news about anything new from Ruger.
Also, that new "double-tap", ugly, ultra-concealable Heiser 2-shot pistol which outwardly looks like a derringer.

January 9, 2012, 10:49 AM
Now that the company has it's H.P. White testing laboratory report back, you might want to stop by the Teludyne Tech Industries booth and see how to fix most of the shooting problems with conventional firearms. The STRAIGHTJACKET barrel system was introduced 3 years ago, and from arguments that the company didn't exist to the arguments that everything that was told about them was a pack of lies, they have survived and prospered during this horrible economic time. The "proof" is in the pudding, and STRAIGHTJACKETS are now available on bolt guns, AR's, and AK platforms. In fact, my PSL will be one of the display guns at shot this year, and the results just keep piling up.

The guys at Teludyne have worked 12 and 15 hour days for the past three years to make this company a go, and they have (according to results and laboratory testing) the best technology out there for accuracy and heat control for high round-count shooting.

These are great people to know, and have a product that more than proves its worth if you're a serious shooter.


Andrew Wyatt
January 9, 2012, 01:56 PM
Who all is going, and is there any interest in a meetup?

Buck Kramer
January 11, 2012, 08:47 AM
+1 to magpul 870 stocks, I bet they look sweet on the marine magnum.
+1 to AR15 poly lowers, for some reason they fascinate me.

January 11, 2012, 09:23 AM
Someone above asked "why go"?

To see cool products and technology :cool:before anyone else and meet people who want to build gun stores / indoor ranges!

Range Development Services (

January 11, 2012, 04:47 PM
Any new chamberings for 5.7x28 please.

January 11, 2012, 10:50 PM
Hasn't everything new already been announced and is in stores already?

January 12, 2012, 01:40 PM
Any new chamberings for 5.7x28 please.

I think there is a MAC-10 type pistol in 5.7 coming form masterpiece arms.

Hasn't everything new already been announced and is in stores already?


Tim the student
January 13, 2012, 10:33 AM
I'd be interested to hear what Savage is doing.

You can buy some raffle tickets for Remington's surplus M24s for me :D. Not something I'd be interested in, but proceeds go to the Ft. Bragg Fisher House, and I greatly support them.

January 13, 2012, 02:41 PM
I going to SHOT next week. I read on the SHOT site that only official "media" are allowed to take photos / videos. Is this true? Or do they care. I was planning on recording some of the sights visually and want to plan accordingly.

Any insight?

January 13, 2012, 03:17 PM
They do care and they have staff to police this.

January 13, 2012, 07:33 PM
When is Beretta going to have a civilian version of the Beretta ARX 160? How much will it cost?

January 13, 2012, 09:53 PM
I read on the SHOT site that only official "media" are allowed to take photos / videos. Is this true? Or do they care. I was planning on recording some of the sights visually and want to plan accordingly.

They do care and they have staff to police this

correct...but the staffing is light, and it's rare that that you will get caught with all the traffic (kind of like driving faster than the speed limit on the highway).

If you ask the company who makes the sights if you can take pictures/video, you should be fine, even if you are not official media.

Derek Zeanah
January 14, 2012, 10:00 PM
We'll be traveling soon.

Additional requests would best be posted as comments on this page ( I will probably see the request sooner there than here.

Jon Coppenbarger
January 15, 2012, 06:45 AM
I'am off to Vegas. trying to decide which buffet to try tonight!!!!!!

January 15, 2012, 12:15 PM
I will be there to seek new innovative equipment, tools, merchandise, and technology that can be used in the next gun store, training, shooting range facility we build. Can't wait to go but exicited about getting back to complete the site selection on the next site here in Carolina.

Will be posting what I can of the show for those interest at Twitter: ShootingRanges (!/ShootingRanges) and Facebook: Shooting Range Advisory (

January 16, 2012, 11:11 AM
Push Kel Tec to pump out some more KSG's. I want that shotgun :)
Quality affordable guns are always a plus too.

January 16, 2012, 02:45 PM
I'd love to hear some updated news from Ruger. A lot of us are waiting on th SR 1911's production to catch up to the demand. Any chance one of you guys could at least bring the question up?

January 16, 2012, 04:10 PM
I'd be interested in any announcements associated with optics built for 300BLK ammo especially anything with split BDC for sub and supersonic.

January 16, 2012, 09:24 PM
Editing together video footage from the Media Day as I type this.

January 16, 2012, 11:02 PM
like to see more about that single stack XDM in 45 ACP
Barrel length, grip size. I hope it's not a 1911 sized Glock 36.
January 17, 2012, 01:48 AM
Some news from AAC on whether or not there will be an integrally suppressed barrel for .300 BLK Remington 700.

January 18, 2012, 12:32 PM
I'd like info from Alliant (aka ATK) about the "Black MZ" blackpowder substitute. There has been loads of speculation out here about what exactly it is. Some say it is simply retooled older stuff, while others disagree. I need to know whether it is actually new, and if the Alliant claims about moisture resistance are real.

January 19, 2012, 10:23 AM
Check out the Tavor booth, I sense a bullpup in my future.

January 19, 2012, 03:08 PM
Check out the Tavor booth, I sense a bullpup in my future.
I definitely see a Tavor in my future as well.

January 19, 2012, 03:58 PM
Tavors, .300 BLK, and Magpul 870 stuff are all neat, and I would like to see those, but my main vote will have to go to see various manufacturers of leverguns (especially big-bores). I wonder if anyone will have anything new this year (and I would like to know whether that sick monstrousity of an idea known as the Mossberg 464 SPX Tactical actually exists or not).:what:

January 19, 2012, 04:04 PM
I think the tactical mossberg levergun is a ploy to test out the integrity of gun-writers and reviewers... if they say "Hey, this is stupid, bad idea, ugly and pointless..." then they are good to go.

Any reviewer who says things like "fills a niche", "suprisingly innovative", etc... well, I'll never look at anything review-wise with their name on it again.

January 19, 2012, 07:19 PM
Media day and pics from the show at link below. No captions yet.

January 20, 2012, 12:18 PM
Action Target now has a simulator. Not all the features of gun jams and failures that Meggitts system has, but the interface is different. There are photos which make the scenarios a faster learn for the operator.

January 20, 2012, 12:58 PM
Lemme see/learn more about the Benelli M2 3-gun shotty!

January 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

This is from gunsamerica blog. Being a fan od the XD line....this may be my new carry pistol.

Hoppes Love Potion
January 20, 2012, 05:03 PM
I would like to see S&W announce they are doing away with the internal lock, dropping the price of all revolvers by $25, and offering the IL as a special-order option only.

January 20, 2012, 11:26 PM
Me too.

January 20, 2012, 11:50 PM
I would like to see and here about the sig 938 and the sig sauer spartan 1911

January 21, 2012, 12:07 AM
You folks need to go over to our sister site ( the latest from out trip to SHOT

January 21, 2012, 12:32 PM
"I would like to see and here about the sig 938 and the sig sauer spartan 1911 "

Ditto from me about the 938.

January 21, 2012, 08:56 PM
Thank you all!

I am enjoying reading all the reviews! Keep 'em coming!

Oh, I gotta have a Varmint Target. *grin*
(Tell me this thing will hold up to .17 HMR...puh-leeze)


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