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5 Takeaways from the 2020 SHOT Show

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The 2020 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, known as Shot Show, took place Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas.

With more than 65,000 attendees, the trade show is the largest of its kind in the world.

Organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Shot Show brings together the world’s best and biggest in shooting sports, law enforcement, hunting and armed forces to share their newest products.

With more than 2,000 exhibiting manufacturers and companies all located in a 13-acre convention center, it’s nearly impossible to see everything.

With that being said, since Shot Show is not open to the public and only gun industry people who buy guns or gear at wholesale, are allowed to attend, I want to share with you the top five takeaways from the 2020 Shot show.

Silencer Shop. There is no question that suppressors (silencers) are growing in popularity as more and more shooters discover how fun and useful they are.

With that in mind, there is a lot of conflicting and outdated information when it comes to the necessary paperwork for obtaining a silencer, which is where Silencer Shop comes in.

Basically, the company will walk you through the process and needed paperwork to apply for a silencer.

In other words, they will jump through all the government hoops for you to legally obtain one.

If you live in a state where suppressor ownership is legal and you may legally purchase a firearm, then Silencer Shop can walk you through the process and save you the headache of knowing what government forms and identification is needed.

SIG P365 SAS. I’ve always been a huge fan of Sig’s. Sig Sauer’s P365 is one of the most popular choices for a concealed-carry pistol and I carry it often.

Their newest model, the P365 SAS, features a unique sight.

Instead of having a traditional iron sight at the end of the gun and on top of the slide like most pistols, in their efforts to make the gun “anti-snag,” Sig embedded a green bullseye sight that almost seems to light up at the rear of the slide.

The SAS was designed for smoother draws and faster sight acquisition and sells for around $600.

Colt Python. Colt has brought back the Python, its legendary double-action revolver.

The revolver returns in stainless steel in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths.

The 2020 Python features stainless steel alloy and a re-designed rear sight.

A recessed target crown, user-interchangeable front sight and a Walnut grip with the iconic Colt medallion.

The Python is chambered in .357 Magnum.

Many consider the original Python to be the smoothest-shooting double-action ever made and used ones still go for a premium price.

The new Colt Python sells for $1,500.

SIG Sauer P320 M18. Sig Sauer just released the civilian version of the U.S. Army’s M18, the compact pistol that may be the most popular of the Modular Handgun System line.

The P320-M18, like the military version, features a 3.9-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.2 inches

The P320-M18 is configured nearly identically to the military models and features a black manual safety, a carry-length coyote-tan grip module and a coyote PVD-finished slide.

It comes with one 17-round magazine and two 21-round magazines.

Glock 44. Glock recently introduced its first-ever .22 LR caliber pistol.

The Glock 44 has a hybrid steel-polymer slide and mirrors the Glock 19 frame size, making it an ideal firearm for new shooters or those who struggle handling larger caliber pistols.

The Glock 44 features many of the latest improvements seen in the 5th Generation of Glock pistols such as the ambidextrous slide stop lever and reversible magazine catch.

The G44 also features a ghost hole loaded chamber indicator and comes standard with two 10-round magazines.

While a .22 pistol is not ideal for home defense or concealed carry, it can be a great pistol to teach new shooters with and to use for training.

The next time you’re browsing guns at your local gun shop and are having a tough time choosing one, consider renting one of the newest guns I’ve mentioned.

They may be the perfect fit for you.

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