SHOT Show 2017 Roundup: From Aimpoint to M&P 2.0 to Tikka Arctic

SHOT Show 2017 was one of the biggest trade shows in Las Vegas and I visited only a small number of booths. Here are a few personal highlights, in addition to these, these and this. Thank you to everyone who described their products or business, and who “liked,” shared, reposted, retweeted or followed (Twitter: @TheGunBlog).


SHOT Show 2017, Day 1: Aimpoint, C-More, Comp-Tac, P226 Legion

The show space is huge. The number of attendees is massive. The number of guns and gear is overwhelming. The following are my highlights from Day 1 of SHOT Show 2017. Aimpoint: New ‘Micro S-1’ for Shotguns. Aimpoint said at a press conference that it developed a new red-dot sight for shotguns, the Micro S-1. It’s similar…

Getting It Right: It’s Not a Browning ‘Hi-Power’ or ‘High Power’

(Update 05 Jan. 2021: Browning’s website began using a hyphen consistently in “Hi-Power” some time after we published this article. The Internet Archive provides a snapshot of the webpage when we wrote it.) — One of the world’s most-popular pistols is based on a design by John Browning of the U.S. and was completed…

October 1984: Glock 17 Gets First Review in North America

( — This month marks the 32nd anniversary of the first major review in North America of the Glock 17 pistol, one of the world’s most popular handguns. Peter Kokalis reviewed the polymer-framed firearm in Soldier of Fortune magazine as the U.S. military prepared for the so-called XM9 tests to pick a new handgun. The article is reprinted below,…