We’re here at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. And it’s a pretty crazy scene filled with a lot of toys. Some highlights so far:
– We made friends with Patty at Chipotle Publishing, local Las Vegas publishing house that puts out Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal.
– We ate some fresh-cooked elk sausage prepared by @thesportingchef Scott Leysath. It was delicious.
– We received a very friendly invite from Daniela at IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany, where we might have to visit. She even offered to buy us tickets and she smiled at us in a lovely way. And she wore prescription.
– We chatted with custom ear protection manufacturer SportEar and Bret picked up a pair of Ghost Stryke’s for the $HOT $how $pecial. (#FrontSight requires them.)
More updates to come..
SHOT Show is the largest, most comprehensive trade show for professionals in the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. Luckily for us, everyone involved in those industries has eyes they need to protect, whether it’s the knife-maker at his steel grinder or the hunter who needs low-light lenses for early morning bird hunting. Tactical Rx provides the highest quality custom prescription eyewear for all of these diverse groups.
So, every January we head to Vegas as SHOT Show takes over with the newest gear from manufacturers large and small. It’s a scene, to say the least. Some products are as high-tech as tech gets, such as the Leopold D-EVO Scope, and others are lower-tech (if beautifully precise traditional craftsmanship using high-carbon steel is lower-tech), such as our local knife-making friends up in Golden, Spyderco.
In any case, it’s a fun time, and it’s a great opportunity for a small, independent company like Tactical Rx to gain exposure to a national audience. In the past, the friends we make out at SHOT Show have developed into deep, long-lasting relationships with people who have diverse roles in our industry. Of course, it’s also a chance for us to keep an eye on the latest trends in eye-pro to make sure we continue to offer our customers the best they can get.
As we gear up for this year’s event, if you’re going to be out there and would like to meet us, shoot us a note and we’ll see if we can catch up.