The Best of SHOT Show Coverage by Aaron Flint
Don't miss all Aaron Flint covered while at the SHOT Show 2022 in Las Vegas, the place to be if you love guns, gear, first amendment rights, and freedom to explore the outdoors.
He caught up with Montanans, politicians, high-profile organization leaders, veterans, and more. Find his stories here:
Last month we took you to Vegas for the Cowboy Christmas during the National Finals Rodeo and we got to meet up with some great Montanans while we were down there. This year, Aaron's bringing you the best of the SHOT Show and Montanans represented there.
From the middle of the SHOT Show exhibit floor at media row, Aaron met Kris "Tanto" Paronto. "Tanto" was one of the heroes of Benghazi during the terrorist attacks on the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. He's also a former Army Ranger. Needless to say, he knows a thing or two about guns.
They came out with the integral folding system for an AR lower and a 15 round magazine for a couple of the Glock pistols. What's coming next from Shield Arms? Check out the full interview for the teaser and more...
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What's the best part about running a gun company out of St. Ignatius, Montana? The convenience of parking in one spot and being able to run to the store, post office, and bank in one go. Plus the traffic is minimal... two cars max.
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We love our law enforcement, but if you get into a dangerous situation- what happens in the critical minutes before law enforcement can arrive? Tragically, many Americans are caught in situations where they aren't allowed to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights in order to defend themselves, their kids, or their coworkers. So-called gun-free school zones end up making these places targets for attack.
One of the coolest things Spady told us about was the DNFDR body armor backpack. Think of a normal backpack but it has a body armor plate inside to cover your back side...flip it around to the front and you've got cover there also.
The red states, the Free States with Republican Governors, are performing far better than the blue states. Imagine how much worse Joe Biden's economic numbers would be if the Red State governors weren't propping up nearly half of the country? Here are some of the takeaways Aaron gathered from the governors' panel at the 2022 SHOT Show in Vegas.
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What a great guy. He is a wounded warrior who got a Purple Heart in Afghanistan as an EOD technician in the US Marine Corps, and he is one of the most humble, down-to-earth guys you will ever meet.
The whole idea started nearly 40 years ago thanks to the idea of a Shields Valley rancher here in Montana. John Morford from Big Sky Racks gives Aaron the full background on the gun rack's beginnings. Get the full audio as he describes the racks, how they work, and how law enforcement in particular appreciates the gun racks
Larry Keane, Vice President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, gives his insight on this trending phenomenon and the ammo shortage.