Housekeeping: TTAG Takes Its Best SHOT

The Venetian registration (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

The 2014 SHOT Show kicks off Monday with Media Day at the Range. After that testing and evaluation OD, there’s four days of industry madness. Once again, some 60k firearms folk will gather in Sin City to do deals, chew the fat and try to convince their wives they’re schmoozing with gun guys while they’re at the Hard Rock for the AVN porn conference. And TTAG will be there. The SHOT Show, I mean. In force. I’ve got our A-Team on the job: Chris, Nick, Dan, Jeremy, Barry and Joe. OK, Joe’s more of an epic poet than a blogger. I’ll blog a bit but I’m gonna be busy signing-up exhibitors for the Texas International Firearms Festival. Suffice it to say, content and lots of it. Meanwhile, I’m pleased to report that TTAG ranked 44th on‘s list of the top 50 firearms industry Twitter accounts to follow. [Click here to do so.] As always, thank you for making all this possible. As Paul Harvey said, stand by for news!


  1. avatar jwm says:

    A-Team. Which ones nuts? Which one did you have to tranq to get on the plane? Gun guys comparing themselves to the A-Team doesn’t inspire confidence. I don’t think those guys ever hit anything they shot at.

  2. avatar Hal says:

    Whatever happened to Frank? He was a nice guy…

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I’m a nice guy.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Then why did the other boys go to Vegas and leave you behind?

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          Someone needs to stay close to a computer to fix the grammar and spelling after the other boys drink in some Vegas night life.

        2. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Roger that.

      2. avatar That Guy says:

        Honestly I am really sad you aren’t going. I was hoping to get your fresh and honest take on the whole shot show. Robert missed out on the everyman experience content you would have provided and we missed out on the real world believability of the gear and guns SHOT show provides.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          I appreciate the thought.

      3. avatar Hal says:

        Indeed Matt. You are a nice guy. Surprised you’re not attending.

  3. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    And where, pray tell, in Texas will this glorious sounding festival be taking place? Please say San Antone so I don’t have to drive anywhere.

    1. avatar Dan Zimmerman says:

      Austin. Weird wonderful Austin.

      1. avatar B.Malloy says:

        As much as I hate the liberal haven that is Austin, I might have to make the drive.

  4. avatar William Burke says:

    WTF is that hideous crap on the floor? Is the interior decorator a unicorn?

    1. avatar 0351 says:

      Look up “unicorn meat” if you’ve never seen it.

  5. avatar Dave says:

    What, no Matt in FL? I think one of the best on TTAG got left behind.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Haha, I guess I don’t rate.

      On the other hand, you have to write under your real name to get credentials, and I’m not prepared to do that yet. Too many people close to me that aren’t aware that guns are my thing, and I’m in the job market at the moment.

      1. avatar Pulatso says:

        I also would have loved your take (I was one of the voices calling for you to be added as an contributor), maybe RF will pony up for an extra ticket next year.

      2. avatar Avid Reader says:

        Sad that’s the case but I certainly understand.

        Good hunting!

  6. avatar Ross says:

    I was so hoping to make it to SHOT this year but alas I will be glued to TTAG instead.

  7. avatar Catalyst says:

    Could it be that Matt in FL is FC (FirearmConcierge) on Reddit???

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      We live in the same state, but that’s as close as it gets. He’s on the east coast, I’m in Orlando.

  8. avatar Todd says:

    1. Where is base camp for you guys?
    2. I get in around lunch.
    3. what time are we drinking?

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      …..Really? It’s a trade show in Vegas.

      To answer number 3, see number 2.

  9. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Just send me some pics from the AVN. I really have taken a liking to amber rayne. She reminds me of a horny shannon watts and has a body that won’t quit. . .

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Hmm… April O’Neil.

  10. avatar Sledgecrowbar says:

    AYFKM? This is the biggest gun show of the year, and they advocate REGISTRATION? I want my entrance fee back, I’m going to whatever is across the street from here.

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