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Anyone headed to SHOT show?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by IronMonster, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I had not planed on it but out of the blue it just occurred to me I could head down to Vegas and spend a couple of days milling around looking at stuff I shouldn't buy.

    Any of you going this year? Gone in years past? Whats it like? Worth going?

    I have never been to SHOT and typically am not the "trade show" type but it seems like it would be a fun thing to do at least once.

    Since it is such short notice It would probably simply be me getting in the car and driving down till I got bored and then head home.
     
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  2. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You already registered? It's not just a show up and go type of thing.
     
  3. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Get bored? At the Shot Show? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha;)

    I would love to go sometime.....unfortunately I don't have any qualifications
    to be let in the door :(
     
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    No but the website seemed to imply its just a matter of paying the fee.
     
  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  6. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Uh, no. They need to vet you and what company you are there for. If the company you are representing is already registered then things are easier, otherwise, plan on bring a bunch of info on the company.
    When I signed up my company, there was a 2 week wait while they checked things out.
     
  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Gotcha, I was unaware it was that stringent.

    I have a manufacturing/fab shop. I figured I could just say that I built targets or something but there really is no information to support that. (I do and have but nothing that is commercially viable in regards to SHOT)
     
  8. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    WHAT, No instant background check?!?!?!?!?

    Sheldon
     
  9. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When I signed up, I had to provide info on what the company did, what category it fit into for SHOT, who I was for the company, provide photo ID and a company card. They wanted my wesite, company address, And EIN. After that it was a 2 week wait for approval.

    You might get approved, but I don't know that you'd want to do it this year. I'd apply next year so you aren't wasting your time driving to Vegas just to find out you don't have everything they want to see.
     
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  10. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    If you ever get a chance to go it is amazing if you are into firearms. Hard to discribe how large it is. We had such a great time for four full days.
     
  11. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I'll have to start planing for next year. I know several folks with legitimate shops who could get me in.

    I have been to quite a few trade shows and none really made much stink about letting you in. It never occurred to me they would be sticky about you having a real reason to be there.
     
  12. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    The other thing would be, maybe see if establishing and running a gun-blog could qualify you for Press credentials. :)
     
  13. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I will be there. It is a ton of fun. I mainly like it because I am walking all day looking at stuff so I spend my evenings in my hotel room eating junk food. I am anxious to see what Kimber has done with their new revolver.

    As far as credentials go, I have a media pass. I was able to get it pretty easily from my YouTube viewership and from some articles I have had published.

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  14. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    PP, mind putting together a How To on minimums to be Media eligible? I'll never make it, but it might be useful for others. :)
     
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    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    You're the Yankee Marshall? Awesome! I watch your channel all the time, along with the Hickok45 channel. Good reviews and an honest perspective. I like that you don't just say everything is great.

    You know what else they have in Las Vegas? Yup...... Tranvestite Hookers.

    (Anyone who watches his channel should get that joke)
     
  16. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I think he'd be more into the transvestite hookers if they were also midgets.
     
  17. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would looooove to go to that show just to drool over everything.

    I saw Magpul is coming out with a Remi long action hunter stock now
     
  18. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If you want to really get a good look at all the products the NRA show is better. Same stuff but open to all NRA members without salespeople getting in the way.
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,I mean come on. They let all these you tube hacks in why would they not let real people in?
     
  20. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I just read on Facebook that Colin Noir was denied entry. If his reasons were not good enough to get in then I have no hope.