Images and Reporting by Barbara Eldredge
The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is a trade-only event and we were lucky enough to be able to attend and cover some of the newest design innovations from the category. Here's a quick photo tour of some of the trends, ideas and innovations from 2012 (and don't miss the timelapse of the show at the end!)
MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE
The day before the SHOT Show opens its doors, Media Day at the Range provides a preview for that year's best new products while giving members of the press an opportunity to shoot and test the best new products for the season.
SHOT SHOW FLOOR
The SHOT Show was over 300,000 square feet of booths promoting firearms and equipment for hunting, shooting sports, the military and security personnel.
GA Precision Rifles - The middle rifle show is another example of the zombie-themed products exhibited at this year's SHOT Show.Quick Clot - The implications of needing something called "QuikClot" were a little disconcerting. I felt nervous for the adventurous stick figures on its packaging.
More from the SHOT Show 2012:
» First Impressions on the Slide Fire
» The Year of the Zombie
» Concealed Carry
» Kriss Systems' Vector Submachine Gun
» APO's Custom Firearms
Barbara Eldredge is a design writer and researcher living in New York City. An MFA candidate in SVA's Design Criticism program, Eldredge has spent the past year exploring the relationship between design, guns, museums and morality for her forthcoming master's thesis.