January 18, 2013

SHOT Show & Which Girl Will Be on The SOFREP Ace of Spades?

Hi everyone. Strange times at the SHOT show this year a lot of clamor about the 2nd Amendment. It’s sure to be another record year for gun sales as people are rushing out and buying anything that isn’t tied down. Jack and I both think that more feel good legislation is coming down the pipe (e.g. 8-round magazines..really people?). Obama can also ban (he alone can do this) the import of foreign gun parts. Sure he’s a lame duck but he also has his legacy to consider with regard to this issue. It’s complicated and hard to have an intelligent talk about gun rights in American that’s for damn sure.

The SHOT show for me is more about networking and catching up with old/new friends than anything else. There was nothing groundbreaking in the way of innovation this year. Massif is finally kicking in with my clothing line and I’m excited about that. It probably will not hit big box shelves until the Fall. Most established companies I spoke with (HK-LWRC-Surefire-Glock-Blaser, etc) were just dealing with supply chain issues, and trying to make stuff to keep up with the demand. Surefire was 100,000 magazine orders behind.

The only innovative thing I saw at this years show was the SOFREP girls! Speaking of that, we’re developing a kick ass deck of cards with six lucky ladies who are taking it off for the SOFREP readership.  Two Jokers and the Aces…More on that later but you should see it in our store in March/April at the latest. I can’t wait to ship a box of these cards to the guys overseas.

Have a great weekend-

Brandon

Main photo: Greg Manis

About the Author

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 Editor-in-Chief of SpecialOperations.com, a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow him on twitter here.

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  • GraceMascorro

    We sent a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition to my cousin in FOB Sharana and they said he couldn't have it. there was almost a riot from what his letter said.   They all like Kate Upton....  I will sent the cards and see what happens.

  • HugeFan

    @LauraWalkerKC  @KineticFury Laura, slap me if I'm lying but Willamette Valley Arms has a Glock 26 for $599.99. If you're all about it I can put you in touch... Or you can look up their contact info online like a normal person. I just wanted to feel "special" like "I know some people" and shit... Geebus, I'm lame LOL

  • HugeFan

    @Recon6  @HugeFan  @LauraWalkerKC I had to dig way the hell down here to respond. HIYA 6!!! Missed you too buddy! :-)

  • HugeFan

    @Old PH2 "Mad Shitter" LOL; Phantom Shitters have been around since WWII. I don't beleive this one but I had some crusty Senior try to get me to believe that somebody got a "brown trout" snuck into the CO's safe aboard the Enterprise during Operation Praying Mantis(or something like that, it was the skirmish in Strait of Hormuz back in the 80's)... Anyway, I don't think that it's possible without some type of Ocean's 11-type action going down. You would need too many cons to make that work.

  • usapatriotonthemove

    Cool, looking forward to catching a glimpse of this frick'n deck of cards.  Hope you had a blast at SHOT man, no pun intended...lol