I feel like I just recovered from SHOT Show and now the NRA Annual Meeting has already come and gone. This was my first time attending this particular show and I have to say I love it. I missed a lot of highlights because I didn’t know what I was supposed to be on the lookout for!
I missed seeing the President, I missed a number of the ladies-only meetings, and I didn’t get to see a lot of Dallas (also my first time traveling to Dallas). But, I did get to see my beautiful friend Amy Robbins from Alexo Athletica. I was able to see my sister from another life, Emily from StyleMeTactical.com. Going to dinner with Sean and the amazing HK family is always a highlight, and seeing and reconnecting with other industry friends at Vortex Optics, Safariland, VooDoo Tactical, Breda USA, 5.11 Tactical, Grunt Style, LAG Tactical, and more I’m sure I’m forgetting is always a pleasure.
These conventions (much like shooting competitions) is just a mini reunion, and (frankly) the best part of being associated with this industry.
One company that has totally been a game changer for me in making my range time more productive and efficient is Elite Tactical Systems. I had to swing by their booth and say “hi” (of course). Also, it has been a little while since my initial demo / review of their pistol magazine loader, so I took a second to film a little video demonstrating their rifle magazine loader.
I also ran into my “ETS Sister” and friend Charissa Littlejohn! She was there doing the same thing I was… making a little demonstration video. ETS is such a great company to be associated with, and I love their products.
Also, while we were at their booth, they had a prototype polymer MP5 40-round magazine. I am looking forward to taking that thing for a spin in my Dakota Tactical D54 at a pistol caliber carbine match later this year!