Last 20 shots of gear and guns at the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club

A seven shot Smith & Wesson .357 revolver

Boulder City, Nevada - CMG Marketing & Events' Media Day at the Range wrapped up at 4:00pm on Monday, January 13. Sponsored by Cabela's, Media Day is an opportunity for more than a thousand writers, photographers, bloggers and tv crews to try out the latest and greatest innovations in the world of shooting sports.

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Smith & Wesson's Model 69 Combat Magnum revolver lightens the 5-shot load

Smith & Wesson's new .44 Magnum 5-shot revolver

Boulder City, Nevada - SHOT Show's Media Day was a little different this year. Now before starting with the rumors and speculation just stop. It wasn't all that different for anyone else ... just me. For this year I walked up and down the lanes of the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club with Glen Hoyer, the director of NRA's Law Enforcement Division.

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3-time National Champion travels from Georgia to Nevada to build business relationships

3-time NRA Long Range High Power Rifle Champion John Whidden partakes in the 2014 SHOT Show Las Vegas, Nevada - SHOT Show is more than a few football fields worth of fancy guns. Sure it's fun to ooh and aah over the latest innovations in the industry, but for most in attendance SHOT is about business. Police Department reps are here to upgrade their gear, reporters are getting the skinny on the new and improved, and vendors are meeting with customers.

Big or small, domestic or international, companies of all shapes and sizes are here to get things done. That's especially true for the smaller operations like Whidden Gunworks of Nashville, Georgia.

"As you can imagine, a face-to-face relationship always does more than a phone call or an email ever will," explained John Whidden, owner of the custom rifle and accessory shop ... more on the importance of building relationships at SHOT Show ...

New products and gear delight the crowds of the first day of SHOT Show

Top Shot favorite Gabby Franco is all smiles at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada - The 2014 SHOT Show opened its doors bright and early Tuesday morning at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Patrons pushed and prodded their way through the crowd to begin their journey into the fields of firearms ready to take on the market in 2014. New laser sights, extension tubes, .50 caliber rifles and more littered booths to the delight of everyone in attendance. It's like Christmas all over again.

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Find NRA leadership and treasured guns from the National Firearms Museum at SHOT Show

Quote from and picture of Charlton Heston at the new NRA show booth

Las Vegas, Nevada - Whether it's the first day, the first hour or the first minute of walking the SHOT Show floor, there's no doubt that it's going to happen — you're going to get lost. Distracted like the sailors of old as the siren sings promises of pretty guns and revolutionary ammo, so goes your journey down the halls of the Sands Expo Center. There are a few ways out.

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Who did you see, what did you see and what guns did you shoot on Media Day?

GLOCK's Tori Nonaka sports a new hair style and winning smile during the 2014 Media Day for SHOT Show in Vegas

Boulder City, Nevada - You never know what you're going to see on Media Day.

The unofficial annual kickoff to SHOT Show, Media Day at the Range is reporter's first chance to try out the latest in greatest in the world of firearms. New guns, new ammo, new scopes, triggers, ammo and gear. If you want to see where the firearm industry is heading, there's no better place to be.

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Get the feel for SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range with six simple shots

Rifles lined up during Media Day at the Range in Boulder City

Boulder City, Nevada - Hundreds of writers, photographers, hosts and media types made their annual trek yesterday morning from Las Vegas, Nevada to the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club Range. They arrived for Media Day. Their first chance to take the latest in firearms and firearm accessories out for spin. As you can imagine, it's a hot ticket.

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From Crosman - Crosman announces new products for 2014

Featuring Advancements in Airguns, Optics and Airsoft

Rochester, New York - Crosman Corporation, an industry leader in airguns, optics and airsoft products, will unveil a wide-ranging lineup of advanced new products at SHOT Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 14. The cutting edge products will be exhibited in Crosman booth #13940 and will be available from stocking dealers, retail sporting goods stories and on-line retailers later in the year. Dealers can be found by visiting the Crosman Dealer Locator on crosman.com.  
 
Crosman and Benjamin Airguns
Crosman Nitro Piston® 2
Crosman redefines break barrel air rifles with the introduction of the Nitro Piston 2 system, an all-new powerplant that generates 15 percent more speed, 35 percent more power and requires up to ten pounds less cocking force. Nitro Piston 2 features new patent pending technologies that minimize vibration and recoil, making airguns equipped with the system more accurate than ever.

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Testing a rifle at the 2013 SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range in Las Vegas, Nevada

Charlotte, North Carolina - Sitting at gate C13 of Charlotte Airport makes one realize that C13 is an afterthought. A view of the Phillips Crab House customers as they enjoy the final minutes of 49er vs. Panthers means little those of us on the outside of the big glass wall. Some are happy, some are sad, but most of us have no idea what's going on outside this little cubbyhole of a gate.

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