Wednesday SHOT Show 2020 Day 2
First stop on Day 2, Silver Shadow to check in with Lovie and see the Gilboa double AR-15!
I liked it a lot more than the Arsenal double 1911
I knew about the Gilboa but a big surprise was that Silver Shadow also brought a Corner Shot, which I have always wanted to see in person so I was pretty happy about that!
Lovie doing some demos of how it works to shoot around corners
I always feel safer when Lovie Malespin provides cover
I have a Battle Blades Tops Wolfhawk mounted to my HK MR223 and there are a few disadvantages to the design. In my opinion, the Gripknife is a much better way to have a blade mounted to your gun. The intriguing design is a spring mounted blade that deploys out of a rail mounted fore-grip.
It comes in two sizes in multiple finishes
Thanks to Lovie for demonstrating as well
And thanks to the Gripknife team as well…great guys.
I love catching up with old friends at such shows…such as knife designer Liong Mah…I have a few of his older, more radical designs
His new lineup is geared more toward EDC and utility
For example, the Field Duty with drop point, flat ground blade and frame lock
It looks like an integral but is actually made of two pieces…either way, super solid
Next, the Lanny
Forgot the names of these two
It was also great to see Michael Janich again…and update our comparison pic lol
Spyderco now offers an all black version of Michael’s Yojimbo 2…I really like how the lock-bar on the compression lock is coated black as well
Shown here with the Chinook 4
The Chinook 4 closer to James Keating’s original design (I have a Chinook 1 with box signed by James)
Another new interesting knife from Spyderco, the Nightstick single edged dagger
As I have reported in the past, F-1 Firearms are my favourite AR15s. I dare say I like them more than my HK MR223! They are known for feeling “light” when you shoot them and I had the same sensation whenever I have shot one.
They are also known for their wild finishes, although those have been toned down this year.
This finish changes colour depending on the angle of light
Their newest model is more discrete and geared more toward law enforcement than competition
Shown here by Tom, who tests / tunes the guns that go out (thanks for all your time!)
My favourite is the Dynamis Alliance collaboration…I should add that since SHOT Show I have purchased some gear from Dynamis and they are AWESOME! Quite apart from the quality and design of the gear, they are a great company…I really like their attitude!
Here was a big surprise for me…F-1 is getting into handguns! Right now they are based off Shadow Systems guns but they are gradually transitioning to completely in-house.
A Cabot would be a good pairing with an F-1 lol…sadly they did not bring their $4.5 million meteorite guns of even the Trump gun they had at SHOT Show 2018. Fortunately they brought my personal favourite, the Ultimate Bedside gun
Of course, if you are going to buy a Cabot, you may as well buy a pair to benefit from their clone technology…their guns are made to the thousandths of an inch and unlike other custom guns that need to be hand fitted, you can interchange the parts on a cloned pair.
Some of you may know that I have a fetish for trainers, even going so far as to have custom knifemakers build training versions of their live blades for me. In the world of firearms trainers, Blue Guns is on top. There is a Blue Gun for EVERYTHING, and if not, they will custom make one for you! In fact, Blue Guns makes props for movies as well as mock ups of prototypes before they are launched. They do not use lasers, rather they make physical molds of products.
Love the 249
And the pipe wrench! Lol
Black Aces Tactical was not on my original list but thanks to online coverage of the show, I found out about their new lever action shotgun…it also caught my eye as I passed by their booth (I guess I am susceptible to shiny new things at SHOT show after all!)
While this bullpup looks similar to others on the market, it is actually 2 inches shorter
As I mentioned in my intro, I got an Otte Patrol Parka in anticipation of this show. I discovered this great piece of kit through some past SHOT show videos showing Todd explaining its various features so I wanted to stop by Otte and meet him in person. Todd gave me a similar rundown on the HT Insulated Parka that he is wearing.
Also in terms of tactical clothing, I am a big fan of Crye Precision…I have a G3 Combat Shirt and am waiting (for six + months!) for my G3 Combat Pants. It was great to see their Loft jacket in person and I have to say that G4 Field coat looks awesome (sadly I did not get a pic).
I left the show a bit early today in order to attend Doug Marcaida’s seminar on karambits…it was very educational! Once again, it was great to update a comparo pic lol
SHOT Show 2020 – Industry Day at the Range
SHOT Show 2020 – Day 1 Coverage
SHOT Show 2020 – Day 2 Coverage
SHOT Show 2020 – Day 3 Coverage