Friday, January 30, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Well it is time for my yearly visit to the SHOT SHOW, that stands for SHOOTING HUNTING OUTDOOR TACTICAL !!! SHOW . It is the best show I have ever been to .
|SHOT Show Blast|
|Grab a Directory and New Product Guide|
The 2015 SHOT Show Directory and Official Buyers' Guide, plus a New Product Guide, will be available for pick up as you enter this year's show. These publications provide exhibitor details, introduce new product information and outline important show schedules for onsite planning. They are also great tools to keep in your office all year long as a reference to key vendors and products in the industry.
|Reminder to Catch the Latest Product Announcements at the SHOT Showcase Theater|
This year, exhibitors will be releasing new product announcements and demonstrations to the press and buyers during 15-minute special presentations in a live, Las Vegas showroom — and you're invited. The SHOT Showcase Theater will be open Tuesday, January 20. Press and buyers are welcome to watch the announcements and learn about some of the year's most exciting product releases. Click here to RSVP.
|Hold the Show in Your Fingtertips...Download the SHOT Show Mobile App|
The 2015 SHOT Show mobile app — sponsored by Daniel Defense — is available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. With enhanced features this year, attendees can easily navigate the show floor and schedule appointments with exhibitors. The mobile app is free, and also available as a web-based app for Blackberry and Windows devices. Click here to download.
|Hassle-Free TSA Experience — Do Your Part|
Your part is easy — avoid placing any weapons, or replicas of weapons (even if they aren't very realistic), in your carry-on baggage. The McCarran Airport has assembled a quick checklist for our attendees, which outlines what should be included in checked baggage and what is allowed in carry-on baggage. Click here to view.
|Attendee Badge Pick-Up|
If you have not received your SHOT Show entry badges, please print and bring your registration confirmation to the show. You can retrieve your badges at the Attendee Badge Pick-Up. It will even be open 24 hours a day beginning Sunday, January 18, through Tuesday, January 20.
The Express Attendee Badge Pick-Up is located in the corridor between the Sands Expo Center and The Venetian Hotel on Level 2, adjacent to the Law Enforcement section of the Exhibit Hall. If you do not yet have your bar code from completing your registration, please go to the Main Registration, located in the Level 1 Lobby of the Sands Expo Center.
|Airport Shuttle/Transportation Details|
Avoid long taxi lines by using the shuttle services the SHOT Show has set up for its attendees. LASxpress Airport Transportation Service offers one-way, special discounted rates to and from the McCarran Airport.
Free shuttle service is available from select hotels to and from the Sands Expo during show days. Free shuttle service is also available from the Sands Expo Center to the airport on Thursday and Friday. View shuttle schedules, discounts and fares by visiting our Hotel/Travel webpage.
|Thank You to Our 2015 Show Sponsors|
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
ARE YOU READY?
If the recent events in Paris have proven anything, it's that terrorism and violence have no boundaries. Incidents like this erupt without warning and those who are not prepared will be forced to sit dumbstruck and wait for help. This help may not arrive in time to save lives. The question we now raise is this: What are you prepared to do?
Even if you feel you are mentally prepared to deal with a violent attack, you will still need the proper equipment to save your life and possibly the lives of others. Below is a brief checklist that will allow you to see just how prepared you really are for the day you will never forget.
If you plan on using a gun for protection, that gun must be with you at the time the attack starts. You will not have time to go get your gun once the attack begins. Some people claim to have a sidearm on their person in hopes of using that sidearm to fight their way to a long gun, which they believe is a better tool in a deadly force encounter. Regardless of what tool you intend to use in a fight, that tool must be ready for immediate action.
✔ Firearm (carried on your person for immediate access)
✔ Spare ammunition
✔ Alternate weapon, Pepper spray, Kubaton
or other impact weapon
COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPORTATION
Cellular phones are nearly ubiquitous in today's society, but they require batteries and a good signal. We can't do much about the signal, but we can have at the ready a battery back up for the cell phone. Such devices are cheap and reliable. A spare vehicle key is mandatory if you need to leave the area. Keep your keys on your person. If you set your keys on your desk and a workplace shooting occurs, you will quickly be without access to your vehicle if you need it. A spare key provides extra insurance.
✔ Cellular phone
✔ Battery backup
✔ Spare vehicle key
FIRST AID OR TRAUMA CARE
Even if you do not carry a gun, you can be caught up in a violent incident. If you survive, a good First-Aid Kit will allow you to treat yourself or others who may be injured. This kit should not be your simple homeowner's kit of Band-Aids and antibiotic ointment. Violence brings trauma and trauma requires a specially stocked First-Aid Kit. Here is the minimum you will likely need when dealing with a victim of a gunshot wound. The elements listed below would easily fit in a pouch that could drop into a pocket, purse, or briefcase. Can you think of any reason not to get basic first-aid training and have a trauma kit nearby?
✔ Israeli Bandage or Compress Dressing
✔ Surgical Pads or Large Gauze Pads
✔ Surgical Tape
✔ Nitrile Gloves
✔ Medical shears
✔ Quik Clot or Quik Clot-infused bandage
✔ Asherman chest seal
✔ Trauma treatment guideline card
These are minimum elements that, combined with proper training, will help you to survive a violent incident. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but preparation and immediate action will go a long way toward saving lives. Remember, you don't pick the day. The day picks you. Are you ready?