Monthly Archives: February 2014

20 Feb

Leupold CDS Dial

Steven K. Ledin,
11 Feb

COSS Show, OP.50 Redux, Best Part of Vegas

Steven K. Ledin,

I had to choose a cross-section of products to display at our first show event, the Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show (COSS). One of the main attractions was to be the OP.50. I built it originally for display, not any kind of real use. But forces prevailed upon me to make it visible for this venue. The above picture shows it as the main attraction in our front foyer. When I took it down off the custom brackets made from flat screen TV brackets, It started to fall apart. Disintegrate, really. I had to restake the suppressor, the gas block, the …

06 Feb

SHOT Show Vegas 2014

Steven K. Ledin,

The Monday night after our Media Day shoot we showered off the dust and smoke, had a nice meal, then got a good night's sleep in preparation for our Super Bowl, the SHOT Show.

The SHOT Show is the country's largest gathering of Gun Monkeys and all related equipment. 1600 companies exhibited on 13 acres, with 67,000 attendees. If you were to visit every booth there, you would have, over 4 days, about 30 seconds at each one. You have to plan your attack accordingly. I usually haul ass and take notes, go straight, turn left, go straight, turn right, and repeat until I …

04 Feb

Media Day at SHOT Show Vegas 2014

Steven K. Ledin,

Media day at SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade show) Show is always at an outdoor range the Monday before the show opens on Tuesday. We are media because of this Riflescope Blog, and Gear Expert, for which we film various videos. The above photo depicts one side of the range early Monday before it got busy. We get to go to any manufacturer's tents we care to and shoot what they have. Generally mostly new firearms are there for use.

Shot the new Benelli Ethos. Loved it. It will be proven …