SHOT Show Media Day at the Range: Long Lines, Long Day

As expected, Media Day at the Range was an absolute zoo. There were GOBS of people there, lines for the “good” guns were miles long, and vendors treated us more like annoying cattle than media professionals. AAC hosted their own “Big Bang Shoot” at a different range (invite only, BTW) which was much more quiet and intimate, but also had fewer vendors. Overall it was a fun experience, but like anything involved with these massive conventions one needed the virtues of patience and understanding to make it through with sanity in tact. And despite all of the guns I fired my favourite moment was meeting this guy for the first time. At least from here on in things will be climate controlled…


  1. avatar Aharon says:

    That is who I think it is, right? The ex-Marine and Drill Instructor from the film Full Metal Jacket? That is so cool that you met him.

  2. avatar Tim McNabb says:

    No such thing as an ex-Marine.

    Did he call you numb-nuts?

  3. avatar Joe nobody says:

    R lee ermey is “this guys” name.

  4. avatar adrian says:

    Your website keeps crashing Chrome browser. I have 4 computers in the house and if I open your website on any of them using chrome it crashes, something about shockwave plugin.

    I thought you might wanna know this since it is probably happening to other visitors. From Firefox and IE works fine, but it is annoying having to startup firefox just to read your website :). Keep up with the good work. Thanks.

    1. avatar Rick says:

      +1 on the website crashing on Chrome but not all the time. Started a few weeks back.

    2. avatar Joe says:

      I use the Chrome browser and i haven’t ever had a problem veiwing the site

    3. avatar Avid Reader says:

      I have the same problem with Chrome and Shockwave with this site. It crashes about 10% of the time for me.

    4. avatar Aharon says:

      Opera works fine.

    5. avatar Brian says:

      I’ve had the same problem too for a few weeks now. It happens about 2 out of 3 times I come here.

    6. avatar Matt in FL says:

      About one time in three page loads for me, as well. It’s a Shockwave Flash crash, and it’s related to the YouTube videos, because I’ve never had a crash on a page without a video on it somewhere.

      I have no issues with Flash or YouTube on any other site I visit.

      Glad to hear it’s not just me.

  5. avatar John says:

    R. Lee Ermey FTW!

  6. avatar Sutton says:

    “more like annoying cattle than media professionals.” A HA HA HA HA HA HA

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    Don’t insult cattle. They do more to alleviate the human condition that do media professionals.

    1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

      Or lawyers, for that matter. 😉

  8. avatar OldSquid says:

    I want to know what’s in the box behind Gunny marked “Cool Stuff”

  9. avatar "Dr."Dave says:

    I got him to give me his autograph on a GLOCK 17 magazine when he was the guest speaker at our Marine Corps ball.

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