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January 14, 2013

SHOT Show: 2013 Daily Industry Updates

Hi everyone,

Jack, and I (and a few mafia) are hitting the SHOT show hard this week. SOFREP will mainly focus on industry trends as it relates to the Military/Spec Ops community.  We hit the media range day today, it was pretty anti-climatic as there was nothing new or meaningful on the firing line. The only novelty item that is sure to be banned soon (IMO, get them while you can) is the SlideFire

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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is CEO of Force12 Media , a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • HugeFan

    @majrod  @hjw1dr  @LauraKinCA You and I agree firmly on that one. America has had enough of those types of folks, politics first became a career and then a field of study... There is something intrinsically wrong with that.

  • majrod

    @HugeFan  When McCrystal first started making the scene I was impressed by his credentials.  That brightness quickly dimmed as I listened to what he said/did.   The ROE restrictions he put in place in Afghanistan were ridiculous and politically dictated.  The Rolling Stone incident portrayed a frat house atmosphere.  His book interviews featured a kid glove approach to current policy.  When he came down in favor of gun control the coffin was already nailed shut for me.  The guy's a politician with his finger in the air figuring out which direction the wind is blowing.  America has had enough of that.     @hjw1dr  @LauraKinCA

  • HugeFan

    @majrod  @hjw1dr  @LauraKinCA "McCrystal is positioning himself for a political career.  He'll be foloowing in the shoes of Wes Clark."    That is supremely discouraging. I thought that McCrystal would be a voice of reason like Blake and his brothers but I felt the same as you had stated Rod: He's angling for his run on whoever's ticket in 2016.

  • majrod

    @Tango9 remember when I taked about going to one of these gun buy back events and picking up some deals?

  • TKW406

    @majrod  @Tango9    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."     ― Abraham Lincoln