Monthly Archives: May 2011

27 May

ATK Outdoor Products Conference May 2011, Remember the Alamo, and Uncle John’s Cabin

Steven K. Ledin,

Last week I attended the ATK OPC (Outdoor Products Conference) outside San Antonio, Texas.

ATK is an aerospace, defense, security, and sporting goods company, and the parent company of Federal ammo, BLACKHAWK!, Eagle Industries, CCI, Speer, Gunslick, Outers, Shooters Ridge, Champion Target, Weaver mounts and optics, Alliant powder, Estate cartridges, and others.
Opening evening was entertaining, with a tailgate party with all participants, probably numbering over 200. OpticsPlanet was the only company represented that was not a firearms dealer. Most of the attendees were the owners of gun stores from
13 May

OPMOD PVS-14, Springtime, Airguns, and ATK

Steven K. Ledin,

Our OPMOD PVS-14 is selling like hotcakes. It is the best value in a third generation night vision monocular on the market. It comes with headgear and accessories and is a couple hundred dollars less than anything like it on the market. A superb product and a great buy. The OPMOD double gun case is flying out of here as well. It is a limited edition, so buy yours now. Click on the previous link and watch the video.

I’ll be in San Antonio with ATK for a shoot and school next week. A day of shooting the hell
05 May

Happy 15th Birthday To Our Best Friend!

Steven K. Ledin,


Happy 15th birthday to our best friend ever, Radical Lee von Dundee!
04 May

Pittsburg NRA Show 2011

Steven K. Ledin,


Big show in Pittsburg. The NRA show is consumer-friendly and family oriented, unlike SHOT. About 70,000 folks attended. Quite crowded with kids, wives, and good old Joes without an agenda except to look at and drool over guns. Very little professional work is done here. At SHOT, some booths may be about 75′ x 25′, whereas at NRA the same booth is maybe 20′ x 15′. Some goods are sold here, and the gun monkeys really enjoy that. The largest booth was the NRA retail booth, selling everything NRA you can think of. People generally had a good time,