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Shot 2023

There is a uniqueness to conventions that manifests to those who pay attention to such things. My first experience with conventions was the NPE back when I was in the plastics industry. Every three years we would all converge on Chicago and walk around the convention floor looking at industrial machinery.   When I became a...

SHOT 2022

Every year those of us in the firearms industry make our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for SHOT Show. For those of you who are unaware of SHOT, it is the “Detroit Auto Show” of guns. New products and, in certain instances, concept products are introduced by manufacturers and everyone gushes (or pans) the...

Saddle Up

Howdy ya’ll!   The United States has always had a love for archetype characters. They serve as national models for emulation. While the histories surrounding these individuals and groups may be a bit sanitized or exaggerated, depending upon the needs of the audience, their ultimate purpose is to serve as guides both for our youth, as...

SHOTSHOW Recap

Once again we found ourselves in Vegas in January for the annual NSSF SHOT Show.  This annual convention has gone through interesting transitions over the years.  From an organic market experiment, SHOT is fascinating.  Thousands of independent businesses converge on SHOT every year to showcase their new product lines.  There is no coordination between...

ITSEC

There has been a historic progression of training in weapons, literally, since the dawn of time.  People have relied on others to educate them on the usage of tools and tactics to protect themselves and their tribes against the aggression of others. Through constant training, the pupil strives to become a Master of Skill...

§ 30605(a)

A recent case that resulted in the education of when an assault weapon is actually considered a one.