Photos were taken by Ken Lunde (email@example.com) using a Canon PowerShot S90 IS compact digital camera (some common settings: RAW, Auto White Balance, Aperture-Priority Mode, ISO 800, No Tripod), and were processed using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.
The 2010 SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show) was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 19th through the 22nd, 2010.
UPDATE: Ken Lunde's 2011 SHOT Show Photos & Report
Links to my previous SHOT Show Photos & Reports: Ken Lunde's 2009 SHOT Show Photos & Report, Ken Lunde's 2008 SHOT Show Photos & Report, Ken Lunde's 2007 SHOT Show Photos & Report
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Last updated on September 9th, 2010.
This page will be updated, before, during, and after the 2010 SHOT Show, with photos and commentary.
My dad and I somehow managed to "rough it out" at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Chris Lynch, who owns and operates AlumaGrips, always has something new, and it is always interesting. This time, he has AlumaGrips for the Beretta 92/96 series, along with grips for the new Sig-Sauer P238 with various patterns and textures.
Beretta introduced the Px4 Storm Compact. Unlike the Px4 Storm Subcompact, that does not use the rotating barrel of the full size Px4 Storm, this new Compact version does.
Big Horn Arnory plans to release their Model 89 .500 S&W Magnum lever-action rifles, in rifle (with a 22-inch barrel) and carbine (with an 18-inch barrel) configurations, later this year.
Bushmaster had on display their ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle), and I took photos of two variations that differed in the buttstock, fixed versus collapsible.
Chris Reeve Knives introduced a new fixed knife, called the Nyala.
Colt has joined the other 1911 manufacturers in offering a 1911 with an accessory rail, called the Colt Rail Gun, available in all-stainless (O1070RG) or all-stainless with blackened finish (O1980RG).
My first stop was the Cooper Arms (and now Wilson Arms) booth. Their new offering for 2010 is the short-action repeater action, specifically the Model 54.
Crimson Trace introduced LaserGuards for the Kahr P380 (LG-433) and Taurus TCP (LG-407).
CZ-USA had the CZ 75 P-07 DUTY in 9mm and .40 Auto on display, with two frame colors. A few new Dan Wesson 1911s were on display, and what caught my eye was a V-Bob, which is based on the Valor pistol.
CzechPoint had their new Sa vz. 58 rifles chambered in 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) on display.
Travis Brown introduced me to their newest offering, the Molon Labe Special, which is similar to an Executive Elite, but with a few special features, such as the "Molon Labe" engraving (in Greek) on the left side of the slide, a solid trigger, a special rear sight that facilitates cocking (and with a "U" rear notch), and even front cocking serrations (though it can be ordered without this feature.
FNH USA introduced the SCAR 16S rifle, along with the FNX line of pistols.
HK had a P30 on display that was chambered in .40 Auto, and also had an ambi safety/decocker. They also had a grenade launcher.
Ithaca had on display an AOW (Any Other Weapon) version of their Model 37 shotgun.
Here are photos of Glock's new Gen4 (Generation 4) frame that has interchangeable backstraps.
Kahr Arms now has night sights available for their new P380, which is a unique .380 Auto pistol in that is is not blowback, but rather based on a locked-breech action.
Kel-Tec is introducing a semi-auto pistol chambered in .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) called the PMR-30 that holds 30 rounds in its magazine.
Kimber introduced a new line of "Super Carry" pistols that sport a "round heel frame" (aka, Bobtail).
Here is Les Baer's newest 1911, the Boss .45, whch is based on their highly-successful Premier II.
Lone Wolf Distributors had on display their own Glock frame, which like the new Gen4 frame from Glock, has interchangeable backstraps.
Magnum Research has revamped their line of Desert Eagle pistols. They also had their Micro Desert Eagle on display, which is chambered in .380 Auto.
Here is Magpul's FPG (Folding Pocket Gun), when open and fully-extended.
Rock River Arms is introducing their new piston-driven ARs, the PPS (Performance Piston System) Carbine (LR1222) and Pistol (LP2110).
Ruger had samples of their new SR9c (SR9 Compact) on display, in all-black and Two-Tone configurations.
Sig-Sauer had lots of new things, such as several P238 variations, but what caught my eyes were the "E2" (Enhanced Ergonomics) versions of the P226 and P229. Note the lack of grip screws, and the new grip texture. Also on display was the California-certified P250 Compact, which sports an honest-to-goodness loaded-chamber indicator.
Smith & Wesson had a few new revolvers, and among them are the M43c (.22LR), M351c (.22 WMR), M637CT with 2.5-inch barrel, and M640.
As many are aware, Springfield Armory introduced a new line of XDM pistols, specifically the XDM-3.8.
Uh, Honey, I think I may need a bigger gun safe...
Taurus introduced the TCP (aka, PT 732 and PT 738), which is a compact polymer pistol that is available in .32 Auto and .380 Auto. They also introduced a new version of "The Judge" (a revolver that shoots .410 shotshells) with a polymer frame.
Umarex, the parent company of Carl Walther, introduced a line of "HK Tactical .22 Long Rifle" rifles that are HK look-alike .22LR firearms.
VLTOR had on display two sizes of their Fortis pistol, which is based on the Bren Ten.
The new thing at the Walther America booth were P99 and PPS pistols delivered with three-dot night sights installed.
That is all for now.