2012 Media Day at the Range

2012 Media Day at the RangeEvery year, the day before the SHOT Show has been Media Day at the Range.  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.  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.  Previously, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (the organization that puts on the SHOT Show) has not been a participant at Media Day.  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.  These “new” exhibitors include, but are not limited to:

  • Smith & Wesson
  • Daniel Defense
  • Hornady
  • Kahr Arms
  • Remington

Media Day with Michael BaneSIG SAUER is also slated to return after a hiatus.  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.  It will be great to see them again.  I hope they bring some of their recently introduced toys to play with.  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 you visit our 2012 SHOT Show page.  We will have all of the latest information on all of the new guns, ammo and holsters, plus video and photos.  We will run regular updates leading up to the show and we will have posts daily from the show floor.  We are gearing up for a great event this year!

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

3 replies on “2012 Media Day at the Range”

when is media day also i have a mosssberg 500 and would like to do some modifictions to it like the chain saw idea….how do i get the add on items…like the front flash supperor and the add on to the pump… chuck tines senior staff photog. the detroit news

Hi Chuck,

You missed this year’s media day; it was back in January. If you can make it to St. Louis this weekend, the NRA annual meetings and expo will be going on and you can talk directly to Mossberg there. Otherwise, give them a shout directly.


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