TTAG SHOT Show ‘Advance Team’ Is Wheels-Down

Okay, that’s kind of an exaggeration.  I’m not really an advance team (as in ‘doing something useful’) but I am the first guy here (as in ‘wife and I left the kids with Grandma for the weekend.’) I will be doing at least a little bit of scouting before the Big Event, mostly so I don’t wander into the wrong convention or get fleeced by taxi drivers.  Sin City’s wrong convention du jour happens to be the AVN Adult Expo (no, I don’t think I need to hotlink to it) which goes far to explain the unusual number of mind-bogglingly slutty women I noticed climbing into limos at the airport last night . . .

The rest of the TTAG SHOT crew will roll in tomorrow afternoon, and we’ll spend most of Monday blowing shit up at Media Day At The Range.  Dan will be concentrating on handguns, Foghorn will be keeping tabs on rifles, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for a few other odds and ends, including:

  • Anything else you can shoot (guns).
  • Anything that you can shoot at (targets).
  • Anything you can attach to a gun.
  • Anything you can wear, hold or use while shooting, or while thinking about shooting.

With this short and exclusive list in hand, I should have a pretty lazy time of it this week, don’t you think?


  1. avatar Tim McNabb says:

    I am weeping bitter tears.

  2. avatar IdahoPete says:

    Gloating is SUCH an unattractive character trait. Wish I could indulge in it.

  3. avatar matt says:

    Will KT debut the new RFBs with longer barrels and adjustable triggers? According to hearsay on the forums, they are getting ready to ship them. I hope Nick has a chance to drop by their booth.

    1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

      Hmm, they make pistols *and* rifles, so Dan and Nick can fight over that one. If I have time, I’ll ask Kel-Tec what to do about my PF9, which has resumed its bad habit of light primer strikes.

      1. avatar matt says:

        Although KT should be the one fixing it, you could try cutting a couple coils off the firing pin return spring, or cleaning up the firing pin channel with a drill bit (yes I cringed too). People on KTOG seem to recommend that for the PF9 and other pistols.

  4. avatar Sean Guerin says:

    If you see any 45ACP revolvers, take pictures! Very jealous

  5. avatar Caleb says:

    unusual number of mind-bogglingly slutty women

    That’s just Vegas.

    AVN is the 18th-21st, so it runs somewhat concurrent with SHOT, and I have no doubt in my mind that some of the SHOT attendees will sneak over to the Hard Rock for it.

    1. avatar Bob H says:

      I am appalled that you knew that off the top of your head. Does your co-writer know about this part of your life?

  6. avatar BLAMMO says:

    ( … grrr … jealous … bitter … angry … resentful … grrr …)

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    Slutty women and guns — these are a few of my favorite things. But combine the two and it’s a recipe for disaster. Oh, well. Live fast, die young…..

    1. avatar Rob J says:

      Just add alcohol.

  8. avatar Jim D says:

    Who’s covering shotguns then?? Lots of pics from the show(s)!!

    1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

      I’ll keep an eye out for cool scatterguns. The Double D is on my bizarre ‘want it’ list, even though it weighs a ton and lacks ejectors. And of course I’ll drool over the Benellis. I’m human, after all.

  9. avatar Texan says:

    Hope you get a chance to visit and review (it’s deductible, right?) Machine Guns Vegas.

    And do stay out of the casinos – those places are downright dangerous.

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