Our Technical Editor’s overview of the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
by Chick Blood
It was Wednesday at the Sands Convention Center. The annual Adult Video drink-as-much-as-possible- while- wearing-as-little-as-possible clambake wasn’t due in at the Hard Rock until Thursday. The store manikin wearing nothing but a bra had me thinking otherwise until I saw she was the centerpiece of the Deep Conceal booth in the lower level of the Sands. Then I noticed the bra was wearing something. It turned out to be a new product named BRAT. The Deep Conceal management type in attendance said it was, “Very easy to use and extremely comfortable.” I couldn’t find a live model to check out the claim so I took his word and switched my attention to another new product named The Stick Up. It’s a combination of a Velcro pad and a holster that make it possible to secrete a CCW under a chair, a desk and in a purse or briefcase. In another application, the Stick Up lets the CCW owner hide a small handgun on the sun visor of his or her car.
Speaking of concealing, by Friday there was a lot less of it happening at the Hard Rock. Proof positive this was fact dawned on me at about 4:30 PM up on the SHOT Show main floor. Manning in the hundreds of booths had morphed to minimal.
Read more in our May 2013 issue. Back issues are available.