Editor’s note December 2015

FullSizeRenderHere we are, the end of 2015. Many would say that it is time to reflect on the past year, and to savor the memories of each passing month, the achievements, the failures, the learning curves – some more drastic than others – but I say pththththhtpt! I say, seize today and anticipate an epic 2016!

Our year-end issue is stocked with tributes to heroes along with the organizations that support them, crazy squirrel hunting competitions, precision shooting advice from the best of the best, an introduction to fellow shooters who come from the most unlikely of places, dynamic gun reviews, an exclusive interview with one of today’s coolest cops, and insight into the ATF. This issue will have you bouncing from one gun-industry topic to the another – we certainly had fun putting it together.

Looking ahead, all I can see are four letters: S.H.O.T. This annual trade show has proven to be the ultimate in our industry as the best place to release the newest, latest, coolest – some weird but all fun – gadgets, guns and gear. People across the nation anticipate this show for just those things. This will be our fifth year at SHOT, but the first time under the new American Shooting Journal name. We are very excited! 

Get ready for big prizes! We will be issuing “Golden Tickets” to SHOT Show attendees via mail, email and on our website before the show. With this ticket, attendees will be able to come by booth #408 anytime during the show and spin our great prize wheel. Among the multitude of prizes: two .308 rifles – yes, two! – one by RTD Mfg. and the other by Layke Tactical; a 1911 from Inland Mfg.; an MXB Sniper Lite crossbow from Mission by Mathews; Hogue hatchets; SpyderCo, Cold Steel, OKC, TOPS, SOG and Coast knives; a chronograph by The Shooting Chrony; gift certificates to The Strip Club Gun Club in Vegas – the list is endless and every spin wins! We intend to make SHOT 2016 a blast, and we hope you will stop by to meet the team. We would love to hear your story.

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