SHOT SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: A Recap from the 2013 Shot Show

Shot ShowAfter spending the last week at the SHOT SHOW in Las Vegas, we have a bunch of news and gear reviews that we will share over the next couple of weeks.

Probably one the most common pieces of news to some out of the show, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who reads this site, is the chaos happening in the firearms industry right now.

Big News From the SHOT SHOW is Lack of Supply: Everyone you talked to was talking about the back order problem. It seems that just about every gun manufacture, Ammo Company, and firearm accessory maker that was at the show is experiencing some type of problem keeping up with demand. In fact, I couldn’t find one company at the show that wasn’t at least 3 months backlogged on orders.

A number of companies, who did not wish to be named, were experiencing back orders of over 12 months. That means if you ordered the gun today, the company would not be able to ship that gun out for at least a year.

If you haven’t bought it yet, there’s a good chance you’re not going to find it anytime soon.

On a lighter note, here is a rundown of some of the cool gear, guns and tactical equipment we discovered at the NSSF SHOT SHOW.


Only at the Shot Show would you find a Tactical VW Bus: Magpul VW Micro Bus
Tactical VW Bus

The Ultimate Bug Out Bike?

This bike was built by ROK Straps to showcase their line of tie down elastic straps.

Bug Out Bike

Best Conceal Carry of the Show: The Flashbang Holster

Flashbang Holster

Ted Nugent – Talking about the Sheeple

Ted Nugent

The Ruger 10/22 Takedown

It’s probably not a shocker that the 10/22 is one of my favorite guns; so I was happy to see that Ruger came out with a new addition to the 10/22 line, with their TAKEDOWN Series. The New 10/22 Takedown enables you to quickly and easily break down the rifle for easy transportation. Once the barrel is separated from the action, it’s small enough to fit into any size backpack or bugout bag. The best part; it takes under 5 seconds to break apart and then put back together.

Ruger 10/22

ruger 10/22 takedown split apart

Mossberg Flex System

The Mossberg Flex system, which is built on the 500/590 platform, is a modular firearms platform that allows you to quickly and easily swap out stocks, forends, and recoil pads in a matter of seconds. The FLEX system is great for those that don’t have a lot of money to spend on multiple shotguns.

Mossberg FLEX

US NIGHT VISION iPhone optics adapter




The Reaper and the Intrepid are this year’s addition to Buck’s survival/tactical line of knives.

BUCK Survival Knives

Shirts of Liberty

OFFGRID Survival book



  1. I have one of the ruger 10-22 takedowns and I love it! Unlike other take apart 22s like the Ar7 or the Springfield over under once put togather it is a rifle you wont mind using.

  2. Make the gun on top of the VW bus a pop up and it would be a real sleeper. I have some old Toyota station wagons, can you see the electric drive hatch come up and a stream of gun fire streaming out the back, YES! You know like the SUV the gubmint built for presidential protection!?!?!? Imagine the news media(OFE)oracal for evil and the disinformation they would engage in. Gotta go-got some work to do on those yoders!!!

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