Gear Up for SHOT Show 2017 with GunLink

shotshow-logoThe National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) annual Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is just around the corner and, as usual, the GunLink team will be there to cover it all.  From the opening shots of the pre-show Industry Day at the Range through the last booth of the show floor, be sure to follow our coverage on our family of websites and social media outlets.

Join the discussion on the GunLink Forums in the 2017 Industry Day at the Range thread and in the 2017 SHOT Show thread.  For more in-depth coverage, reviews and more, stay right here on the GunLink Blog.  If instant gratification and up-to-the-second updates, photos, and reports from the range (as if there was cell service out in the desert) and SHOT Show floor is what you are looking for, find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Don’t forget that you can use all of these avenues to connect with us to let us know what type of shooting and firearms news you want to see covered from the show.   

SHOT16_BrownellsThe GunLink team would like to thank our coverage partners for helping to make our SHOT Show coverage happen.  Celebrating 75 years in business this year, Brownell’s has been Serious About Firearms Since 1939.  Pete Brownell and the Brownell’s family were among the first major early adopters who embraced the new media platform – including blogs and social media outlets such as our own – as a worthwhile medium to connect with their clientèle.  As the world’s largest supplier of firearm accessories, gun parts and gunsmithing tools, Brownell’s offers over 90,000 gun parts, tools, and supplies; everything you need all in one place including sights and optics; factory and aftermarket parts from leading manufacturers; tools to service your firearms; accessories to make your firearm even better;  firearm refinishing tools and materials; books, videos, and firearm reference materials; and much more.  And it is all backed up by Bob Brownell’s three basic founding principles: provide customers with the widest Selection of products on the market; deliver them with the highest level of customer Service; and guarantee customers’ Satisfaction – FOREVER – with a 100%, no-questions asked, money-back guarantee.  Learn more about Brownell’s and browse their selection.  Visit Brownell’s on the SHOT Show floor at booth 13017/13018.

shotforceproWe’re proud to have Shot-Force Pro Targets on board this year as a Silver partner during our coverage of SHOT Show 2017.  You probably remember this name from our visit to the Shot-Force facility last August.  In case you need a refresher, Shot-Force is a family-run Ohio company that creates 100% Made in the USA self-resetting targets from AR500 and AR400 steel. Shot-Force Pro’s targets are designed with the the needs of avid shooters, law enforcement and military personnel, and others who want a serious target that can stand up to their serious training.  These aren’t your average resetting targets either; they are over-engineered and over-built to function reliably and stand up to many years of hard use from a wide range of calibers. And remember that resetting plate rack that company owner Steve Davis was in the process of inventing when we visited?  The first units are complete and Steven recently sent me some video of them in action and we can’t wait to share it with you (and hopefully get to see them first hand soon!).  Connect with Shot-Force Pro on Facebook or meet up with Steve and his crew at SHOT Show booth 10555.

GunzPistolLogoSmAlso joining us as a Silver partner is Gunz Incorporated – an FFL dealer serving Kentucky and beyond from their Louisville-based showroom.  The mission of Gunz Inc. is simple:  deal fairly with customers, provide great service, and to sell firearms at great prices.  An avid shooter and hunter himself, the owner of Gunz favors the business model of relying on dealing in volume and repeat business rather than ratcheting up prices and selling a few overpriced firearms here and there.  If Gunz doesn’t have what you are looking for in their well-stocked showroom or warehouse, they can generally source most specialized items within three business days.  Shipping firearms to all allowable locations within the continental US, Gunz Inc. not only serves their regional customer base in Kentucky but also serves up great deals to shooters around the country.  Find Gunz on Facebook – or, if you’re going to SHOT Show, walking around the show floor.

The Safariland Group, a company with a rich heritage in the law enforcement and sporting markets for 50 years, encompasses a group of recognized and well-respected brands known for their innovation and quality.  Safariland is committed to focusing on the customer first with a vision to be the premier protective equipment and solutions provider to the public safety market.  Their mission, Together, We Save Lives, is much more than a statement; it is a creed they strive to live by.  Check out Safariland Group to see their lineup of holsters, carry and duty gear, PPE, forensics equipment, and more.

Northwood Components also joins us again for another great year of show coverage.  Northwood Components creates high quality aftermarket triggers for KelTec pistols as featured in our KelTec P11 optimization thread and our What a Difference A Trigger Makes piece.  Northwood’s trigger job is a must-have for any KelTec .380/9mm/.40 pistol owner.

Another great coverage partner for our coverage of the 2017 SHOT Show is, who provide great bulletproof vests at great prices.  Founded by former military equipment Test Engineer, Tom Nardone, tackles the challenge of delivering great ballistics protection gear at an affordable price – such as their namesake Level IIIA vest for just $299.

Gunz Incorporated is a retail firearms dealer located in Louisville, Kentucky.  Gunz Inc. burst onto the scene and began making a name for themselves with a simple plan:  offer great prices and great customer service and rely on dealing in volume and repeat customers rather than trying to make a lot of money off of just a few sales.  Shipping new and used firearms to everywhere legal across the United States, check them out online at

CHIEF Supply carries the latest in on/off duty wear, police gear and uniforms, tactical gear and outdoor apparel as well as a wide variety of firefighter gear duty boots, EMS pants and tactical footwear for every situation.  To keep it all organized, CHIEF offers an wide selection of quality gear bags, seat organizers, & gun cases with quality and workmanship in mind.  With dozens of top brands like 5.11 Tactical, Tru-Spec, Bianchi, Fire-Dex, Orion Safety, Pelican, Saunders, Streamlight and Bates Boots, you are sure to find everything you need in one place!

We take a pretty well-rounded team to the show with us and we would like to think that we have a handle on what other firearm enthusiasts want to see from the show – from new product releases and announcements to industry updates – but be sure to let us know what YOU, our readers, want to see by posting in the forum threads, leaving comments below, or connecting with us on social media.

And if you’re headed to Fabulous Las Vegas for the SHOT Show as well, let us know; we’d love to try and meet up with you!


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