Attending the SHOT Show each year means mixing, mingling and interacting with about 65,000 of our closest gun industry friends and acquaintances. They clog the aisles, restaurants, rest rooms, bars and casinos of the Venetian, Palazzo and the Sands Convention Center for three solid days (the crowd thins considerably on Friday).
And while the gun industry is remarkable for how pleasant the great majority of those who work in it are, by the end of the annual confab, most of us have pretty much had our fill of dealing with the masses. But also mixed in among the throngs are more than a few canine companions as well as the trained pooches that the extensive security crew have on hand.
We snapped some photos of a few of the many pups that plied the miles of aisles of this year’s now-concluded SHOT Show because they bring a smile to those of us for whom some of the best people we know are dogs.
All photos by Dan Z, Josh Wayner, Jeremy, and Beth Baumann for TTAG