Monthly Archives: January 2012

26 Jan

SHOT Show 2012 Media Day Video

Steven K. Ledin,


OpticsPlanet @ SHOT Show 2012 Media Day from Steve Ledin on Vimeo.…

25 Jan

Shot Show Media Day 2012

Steven K. Ledin,

Involuntary facial expression when burning buckets of free ammo

The 2012 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) show media day event is held annually the day before the actual SHOT SHOW convention starts. It was held 20 miles outside Las Vegas again this year, at the Boulder Pistol and Rifle Club in Boulder City, Nevada. The media day event invites bona fide gun writers from around the world to fondle and learn about new products, and most importantly to us, burn truckloads of free ammo of every kind imaginable out of every kind of gun and optic system that is new …

15 Jan

Leaving for SHOT, Eye Injury, and New Daughter!

Steven K. Ledin,

Leaving for SHOT tomorrow morning early. Monday is media day, and this gives me credentials to play with the other writers during this event. After about 20 SHOT shows, I’ve never been able to attend. It’s held at a local range, and we’ll shoot all the new stuff from scores of manufacturers. Several people from our marketing group will attend and film some shots. We’ll try to keep everyone informed about new products and developments.

This whole week I’ll be wearing 5.11 Taclite Pro shirts and pants with 5.11 Tactical Trainer boots and a Galco SB3 leather dress belt

09 Jan

SHOT Show 2012 in Vegas, OPMOD, and Rad’s Departure

Steven K. Ledin,

The pot is simmering, quickly coming to the full boil that the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) show is every year. Lots of filming and investigations of OPMOD manufacturers. 14 different OPMOD products were delivered in 2011, and we hope to have several times more than that in 2012. Several new products we’ve been waiting for should be delivered by the end of January.

Dad and Rad

We had to put our boy Rad down Saturday. He was 100 years old and just used up. All three of us were ready for it. He was my and My Shirley’s only …