SHOT Show® 2017’s “Industry Day” showcases new guns, gear and great people

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Sure, who doesn’t like looking at new firearms and new products? Still, it’s always better when you actually get to try them out.

That’s the theory behind “Industry Day,” which is also known as “Media Day” — a long tradition at SHOT Show.

It’s a chance for buyers and manufacturers to meet and mingle. And it’s a chance for 1,200 or so members of the sporting press and gun media to get their hands of the latest and coolest guns and gear.

Monday’s Industry Day was fantastic, and it exceeded my expectations.

I was blown away.

In total, there were more than 170 manufacturers, sprawled across the massive Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club.

Every single manufacturers representative whom I encountered couldn’t have been more helpful. They’re a kind and generous bunch.

We will have eight individual stories and videos coming about new guns and gear from Glock, Walther, Triumph Systems Cobalt Kinetics, Rock Island, Kriss, Caracal and of course Hudson Manufacturing — maker of the H9.

All of them will be posted here as well as on my Facebook page.

A final word about the H9 — I’ve never shot anything like it. It’s a striker-fired 9mm that shoots like a 1911. The trigger is incredible, as are the ergonomics. Based on the reaction of other shooters, the H9 will be the “it” gun of SHOT Show 2017.

We’ll be posting everything as soon as we get it written and downloaded!

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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1741 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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