2012 SOFIC in Tampa

I’m headed to the 2012 SOFIC in Tampa this morning.  SOFIC is the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, which is a meeting of commanders and operators inside the special forces community along with allied partners from the defense industry.

Think of it as a very specialized SHOT Show.

I’m headed to the conference this morning, and I hope to bring you some information on the small arms being shown.  For obvious reasons, operational security is important, so I will not be able to get nearly as many photos as I might like.

Also, vendors are not showing the civilian versions of their gear.  So, if you want to know about a California-compliant anything, forget about it.  However, if your interest is more to the FN heavy machine guns…well, I might be able to help.

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About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, police trainer and really bad joke teller. Check out his other writing in Combat Handguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, on The Firearm Blog and at BlueSheepdog.


  1. Jealous. I haven’t been to SOFIC in a few years now. It was always a neat show.


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