Every year, the day before the SHOT Show has been Media Day at the Range. Â It is a chance for vendors and reporters from the firearms industry to meet at the range and get hands-on time with all of the new guns coming out in the new year. Â It is at Media Day that I have gotten my hands on the first Ruger LCR revolvers, Gen 4 Glock pistols and some pretty trick stuff from Wilson Combat.
The 2012 Media Day at the Range promises to be even better than in the years past. Â Previously, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (the organization that puts on the SHOT Show) has not been a participant at Media Day. Â This year, however, the NSSF is throwing their weight behind the event.
Perhaps because of the additional support of the NSSF, Media Day is welcoming a lot of new manufacturers to the event. Â These “new” exhibitors include, but are not limited to:
- Smith & Wesson
- Daniel Defense
- Kahr Arms
SIG SAUER is also slated to return after a hiatus. Â I don’t recall seeing them at the past two Media Days, but did get to shoot their guns at the 2009 Media Day in Orlando. Â It will be great to see them again. Â I hope they bring some of their recently introduced toys to play with. Â I really like many of their guns and it would be great to get a look and trigger time with these top tier firearms.
For all of the up-to-date coverage of Media Day at the Range make sure youÂ visit our 2012 SHOT Show page. Â We will have all of the latest information on all of the new guns, ammo and holsters, plus video and photos. Â We will run regular updates leading up to the show and we will have posts daily from the show floor. Â We are gearing up for a great event this year!