SHOT Show is a great time, overall, but I've long said that it's really only worth going if you can get into the Industry Day at the Range event where you can actually shoot all the goodies made available. Well, that's my take anyway. If you aren't familiar, it's the type of event that if you don't know someone you can't go to. An invite is needed, and even then, less than 2,000 people from the industry get to go.
It's a big event, even though it's small–if that makes any sense. What I mean, is that there are a lot of vendors there, and most of them bring guns for the attendees to shoot. Some of the highlights for me this year were the fully auto guns, like some of the ones shown in the below video and that insane 5.56 pistol from Fight Light with as close to zero felt-recoil as you can get.
No joke, you could let go with one hand and shoot it without issue. The muzzle blast was atrocious and the video can't do it justice, but it was a lot of fun to shoot.
There were others of course, but hopefully you get the point on the type of guns we get to hang out and spend some quality time with. Overall, it's some of the most fun you can have in a one day period if you're into guns. We've got a short video highlighting some of our favorite guns and gear from Industry Day at the Range: