I caught up with Larry Keane, Vice President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation during the SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week. I talked to him about the cool new gear, the cool new guns, and wanted to find out what else stood out at this year's show.
"I actually grew up in the Shield's Valley and it was our neighbor who invented the first rack. He was a cattle rancher and he got sick and tired of trying to get that gun out of the back window to get a shot when he would be out feeding his cows and see a coyote near his herd..."
Johnny Joey Jones: "I bought my son a 10 gauge shot gun. I bought myself a 12 gauge. He's into playing the saxophone and baseball. I played football and can't carry a tune in the bucket. But we go to the skeet range and he out shoots me. That's what we've found that the two of us enjoy together and can connect on. "
Missoula, Montana's Alain Burrese was talking "less lethal defense" at the SHOT Show. He works for a company called Reflex Protect that offers up less lethal defense tools. He also is an expert that conducts training sessions here in Montana for how to respond to an active shooter.
"My kids all went to school with body armor in their backpacks...the company has these panels that fit in a briefcase very easily, or kids backpack, and I carry one with me in my briefcase and my work backpack."