Saturday, January 29, 2011

After SHOT

SHOT 2011 was a lot of fun. Very busy, but I found that working with definite goals on behalf of The High Road actually let me enjoy myself even more than I did when I was there just for my own benefit. Perhaps the biggest reason for attending, was to give THR members a glimpse of new or rare products.

Taurus has sold a boatload of their Judge revolving .45 Colt/.410 shotshell handguns. This year they are introducing a variety of carbine/shotguns through their Rossi subsidiary, as well.

The Rossi Judge carbines actually feel really good, but I would be happier with them if they were offered in a .454 Casull/.410 version (similar to the "Raging Judge" revolver coming out), so I could be certain my hot .45 Colt loads could be safely fired. One of the Taurus reps told me that a Casull Judge carbine wasn't offered because of the potential for cylinder gap blast to cause injury, but there is a .44 magnum Judge carbine...dunno. I especially liked the "Tuffy" Tactical Judge carbine, which has a short LOP synthetic stock, fiber-optic front sights, and light rail! It remains to be seen how well the Colt ammunition will shoot from the 3" .410-length cylinders.

I finally got my hands on a Kel-Tec SU-16D SBR. I'd love to have a suppressed one. I also love, love, love what I saw of the new KT RMR-30 .22 magnum carbine. It feels absolutely great.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I'm at SHOT. Much more overtly for business, this time.

First time at Vegas. I haven't decided if this is the best or worst of the US. Maybe both. Lots of neon.