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Doug from Camera Land's Day 1 SHOT Show Report

SHOT actually is happening and Day 1 was a busy day. I actually started yesterday with a Monday meeting with 
Element Optics which went so in depth and awesome that we reconvened this morning for an hour. Element Optics is owned by FX Airguns. They offer a nice line of riflescopes. We began carrying their scopes this past Summer and everything about Element has impressed us. Quality product with hands on leadership and an ear willing to listen to suggestions and criticism. We discussed many different things and at this time all I can say is stay tuned. Great things are coming.

I went over to Meopta next. Always nice to chat with David and Erik. I was pleased to look at their new Meopro Plus Binoculars. "This completely redesigned Gen 2 version of the award-winning MeoPro binocular line is available in 10x42 HD and 8x56 HD models.

Next Erik showed me what I feel safe in saying is a solid home run and contender for Best in Show, their new MeoSport R 3-15x50 RD 4C Riflescope. Side focus from 10 yards to infinity, exposed 0.1 Mil windage and elevation adjustments with zero-reset turrets that lock, and an illuminated 4C red dot reticle all for only $449.99. This is the hunting scope you've been wanting at a price everyone can be thrilled with.

Even though Burris was not here at SHOT, my great Burris go to guy, Phil, was here and we were able to meet. So thrilled we were able to. We went over the new XTR Pro Riflescope "Our best competition riflescope ever, the XTR Pro once again raises the bar for PRS and NRL style competition shooting

Designed and manufactured in Greeley, Colorado, this next-generation long-range competition optic puts you on target at extreme ranges with innovation only Burris can provide. Outpace the competition with exclusive features including the Burris Quick Detach Race Dial and new Tool-less Zero Click Stop Elevation Knob, and achieve better accuracy with three reticle options and best-in-class optical clarity."

I was also informed that they'll be launching a new ballistic app shortly.

Next up was GPO. Great seeing Tony and Mike. These guys are such a pleasure to work with. Old school optics industry guys who care about what they do and the products they offer. So excited to see their new 8x32 and 10x32 RANGEGUIDE Binoculars with a price of under $1,200.00 - Check out This Video AWESOME new product.

Then we checked out their GPOTAC 6x 4.5-27x50i FFP - LR PRO

#RS670 Riflescope 
Magnifying first focal plane
34mm main tubes
Large mil-rad locking target turrets
iControl™ illumination
Custom mil-spec LRi-Pro reticle
6x zoom technology
Removable magnification throw lever
GPObright™ lens coating technology
Double HD™ objective lenses

GPOTAC 1-8x24i FFP Riflescope:
Magnifying first focal plane
34mm main tubes
Large mil-rad locking target turrets
iControl illumination
Custom mil-spec horseshoe reticle
8x zoom technology
GPObright lens coating technology
Double HD objective lenses

My next meeting was with Rich at Zeiss. Such a great meeting. No new products to speak of, however, their back order issues seem to be clearing up and deliveries will start to flow much better. Great news that we'll be able to get you the Zeiss you've been wanting without a long delay.
We should be receiving some of their LRP S5 Riflescopes "Your demands for excellent optics at PRS and NRL competitions are met with the all-new LRP S5. Both models utilize a 34 mm main tube, European-style fast-focus eyepiece, Ballistic Stop elevation turret (with 40.7 MRAD or 140 MOA of total elevation travel), and an external locking windage turret."

I stopped for a gelato, Vanilla chocolate chip, and back to the room to type this up. More tomorrow and remember to visit our new SHOT Show Page for new product announcements and opportunities for you



Day 2 SHOT Show Report

I started scheduled meetings with Athlon Optics. I really look forward to this meeting as I get to see Drake, my rep. He's such a personable guy that is a pleasure to work with. Being in KS I only get to see him here at SHOT. Great person to start my day off with. He's also a name to remember if you ever need any technical assistance at Athlon.
Athlon is expanding into Tripods, as I announced a few weeks ago. - "5 new tripods to cover any adventure from the most demanding PRS match, to a rugged mountain terrain hunt. The CF (carbon fiber) series includes 4 sizes to match support needs while keeping weight in mind. 10-layers of vibration-dampening carbon fiber and a robust ball head can support 33 to 88 lbs depending on the model. The budget-friendly AL (aluminum) series is perfectly suited to casual outdoor enthusiasts, bird watchers, or hunters needing a spotting optic tripod. Both the CF and AL series tripod utilize an arca-swiss style compatible mount, suitable for a wide range of accessories including arca rail equipped firearms."
CF40/CF36/CF32/CF29 - The CF (carbon fiber) series is available in 4 leg diameters as indicated by their name. All CF models include a carrying case, molle-style leg wraps, a tripod hammock, a carrying sling, a shoulder pad to easily reposition your tripod, as well as optional spiked feet. Ideally suited to long range shooters, the ball head is compatible with arca-swiss style rails and accessories. Models range from $429.99 to $649.99
AL28 - The AL series includes a carrying case and optional spiked feet. The AL28 features an adjustable center shaft to easily adjust the height to the users preference. This affordable tripod is geared towards outdoor enthusiasts or those looking for a dedicated spotting optic tripod.

As you may have seen this past year has been a nightmare of product shortages. Athlon was thrilled to share with me that they've been getting great deliveries of Helos BTR's, Argos Binoulars, Spotters and Riflescopes, Talos BTR'sAres ETR's & Ares Spotting Scopes This is fantastic news (especially during out SHOT Show Sale through the 24th)

Leupold .

2021 was our best year with Leupold in years. We got a new rep, who is proactive and very helpful. We had a great meeting as he shared details of their new Patrol 6HD 1-6X24 CDS-ZL2 Illuminated CMR2

I asked, and was pleased to hear, that the insane backorders of the Firedot Reticle scopes is easing up due to an increase of chip availability and we'll be getting in the scopes again shortly.

I checked out the new RX-FullDraw 5 Rangefinder
Built for the bowhunter and the competitive archer, the new RX-FullDraw® 5 is the most ballistically advanced archery rangefinder on the market. Using your bow’s velocity, peep height, your arrow weight, and the angles of your shots, it calculates laser-accurate ranges based on your specific gear.

Next extremely worthwhile addition to their lineup is the new Delta Point Micro Glock & Delta Point Micro S&W M&P
No red dot on the market is more compact. This design delivers all of the accuracy of a traditional red dot while maintaining a compact profile that’s ideal for conceal carry and personal defense. It’s a direct replacement for the rear factory iron sight and because it mounts at the same height, it’s perfect for anyone transitioning to a red dot sight for the first time. The fully enclosed system provides complete protection from the elements and ensures it will perform in the harshest conditions, while adjustable illumination settings make the DeltaPoint Micro extremely accurate in any conditions.

Got together with my reps from Warne Rings Great guys who offer a quality affordable product. They assure me that production delays will be shortened and they will make sure we have a good supply of inventory.

I had an odd meeting over at Konus. If you recall we started carrying Konus a few years ago after a deep dive into brands that offer quality options in an economic price range. We had a great chat but Stefano couldn't show me any of the new products as their shipment got sent elsewhere and he was sitting in the booth with no product. Great to see him and catch up and he's sending me some details on new optics so stay tuned.

Very Excited about my next meeting. I headed off to Sightmark / Pulsar
Our rep is the greatest rep there is. He could teach other reps how to do their jobs. He is the reason we had our best year ever in Thermals. He assists in every way possible with making sure, when there's a question of what is the best solution for a particular application, of explaining what and why. Great new products from Sightmark & Pulsar

Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec M2 Solar
Dual power options (solar and CR1632 batteries)
3 MOA Dot
20,000+ hours of operating time
Automatic brightness adjustment
IP67 Waterproof
Fully enclosed design
Mounts to Weaver and Picatinny rails
Fits pistols with RMR® footprint
Maximum Caliber – .45 ACP

Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec M3 Solar
Dual power options (solar and CR1620 batteries)
3 MOA Dot
20,000+ hours of operating time
Automatic brightness adjustment
IP67 Waterproof
Fully enclosed design
Mounts to Weaver and Picatinny rails
Fits pistols with RMS-C® footprint
Maximum Caliber – .45 ACP

Sightmark Wraith 4K Monocular
Built-in USB
4k/1080p imaging
1-8x digital zoom
Built-in photo and video recording
4k (3840x2160) sensor
Polymer housing
2 CR123A batteries
Integrated LED IR at 850nm
Auto-adjust IR

Pulsar Talion XQ38 - Pulsar’s Talion XQ38 is an exciting thermal addition to Pulsar’s extensive catalogue! With a 384x288 microbolometer sensor resolution, the Talion detects heat signatures up to 1475 yards! Boasting a variable magnification of 2.5-10x, the Talion expertly locates heat signatures in total darkness. The Talion features built-in photo and video recording and a multi-point prism mount to aid in exact positioning on the rifle.
384x288 microbolometer resolution
2.5x-10x magnification
1475-yard detection range
Photo and video recording
Wi-Fi connectivity and Stream Vision 2 app supported
Waterproof, IPX7 rated housing
9 hours of battery life on a single charge
Ten reticles in nine colors
Picture-in-Picture mode
Multiple color palettes

Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XP50 Pro Thermal Riflescope - Pulsar’s Thermion 2 LRF XP50 PRO is a potent thermal imaging riflescope that combines a classic, sleek design with a built-in laser rangefinder.
640x480 microbolometer resolution
1024x768 AMOLED Display
Detects heat signatures up to 2,000 yards away
2x-16x magnification
Built-in photo and videorecording
Included laser rangefinder with 875-yard range
Wi-Fi connectivity and supported by Stream Vision 2 App
IPX7 Fully Waterproof
10 reticle shapes in 9 colors
Picture-in-Picture mode
5 unique shooting profiles
Withstands calibers including 12 gauge, 9.3x64 and .375 H&H

Pulsar Krypton FXG50 Thermal Imaging Front Attachment Kit - Without fuss, this device quickly converts your daytime riflescope to a full-feature thermal optic, without requiring you to re-zero!
HD AMOLED display
Quickly replaceable IPS7 batteries ensure up to 8 hours of non-stop operation
Video/photo recording
WiFi connectivity with the StreamVision app for Firmware updates, reviewing and sharing the footage you captured, ballistic calculators and much more

There's so many reasons why when it comes to Thermal Pulsar is all you need to know

I stopped for a gelato, Vanilla on top of Cappuccino and back to the room to type this up. More tomorrow and remember to visit our new SHOT Show Page for new product announcements and opportunities for you.

Day 3 SHOT Show Report

Today was not a crazy busy day, but one I was looking forward to.

I started the day meeting with my friends at Hawke. Great optics from Red Dots & Riflescopes to Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Rangefinders. We caught up a bit and then they let me in on their New Product Releases and I must say I was pleased with what they showed me.
Frontier System H7:
Supreme accuracy for rifle shooting, driven and hunting applications.
Fifteen models in a variety of magnifications and reticle designs.
All models feature Hawke's new H7 optics with high zoom ratio, supreme clarity and light transmission.
Available in First Focal Plane (FFP) and Second Focal Plane (SFP)

Vantage 30 WA 4-12x42 223/308 Reticle:
Working with your bullet’s trajectory the .223/.308 Marksman (12x) reticle, exclusively from Hawke, provides usable aim points for long-range shooting.
Exposed Locking Turrets
30mm Mono-Tube Chassis
Wide Angle
11 Layer Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
High Torque Zoom Ring
Fast Focus Eyebell

Reflex Sight 'WIDE VIEW' Circle Dot Reticle
Built on the strengths of the 'Wide View' Reflex Sight, the new Circle Dot model draws the eye in faster, while giving a great leading aimpoint for moving targets.
Ideal For Pistols, ARs And Hunting Rifles
25 Layer Fully Multi-Coated (FMC) Lens
2 MOA Red Dot
8 Levels Of Brightness
Fixed Focus 9m / 10yds
Weaver Rail
The Sight Will Enter Standby Mode If No Movement Is Detected For 5 Minutes.

My rep at Nightforce didn't make it to SHOT so she set up a meeting for me. It's always great meeting new people and Mike was a pleasure to chat with. No new products for 2022, sorry to report, however, we did revamp our ordering method in order to attempt to have a greater supply of in stock scopes for you, so that in and of itself is great.

I got together with the folks over at Leica and was thrilled to see the new 8x32/10x32 Geovid Pro Rangefinder Binoculars :
The first premium laser rangefinder to feature on-board Applied Ballistics solutions for elevation AND wind.
The first premium premium laser rangefinder to feature GPS mapping via Garmin GPS products AND BaseMaps
They appear to be everything we reported last week in our sneek peek of SHOT Show and they feel secure in their April delivery so keep those pre-orders coming and we will get you yours as soon as they are available.

A few months ago we started carrying Sightron Riflescopes. They are the only scope company I know of, in quality affordable options, that do not have any of their scopes made in China. Philippines and Japan made riflescopes, only.
I got to see the:
S6 1-6x24 ED Riflescopes:
One-piece Aluminum Tube 11-Position Illumination Dial
MC-777 Multicoating Technology Waterproof & Fog proof
New IR4A & LRT Reticles 30mm SFP & 34mm FFP Options
Available Fall 2022

S6 5-30x56 ED Riflescopes:
ED (extra-low Dispersion) Glass Locking Illumination Dial
Zact-7 Plus Anti-Reflective Coatings Waterproof & Fog proof
Zero-Stop One-piece Aluminum Tube
Available Fall 2022

Then they gave me a first look at the upcoming S1 G2 line of riflescopes. Talk about hitting it out of the park.....
1 " Tube, 1.75-5x32, 3-9x40, 3.5-10x50, 4-12x40 & 4-12x40 AO with various reticles all priced below $350.00 all made in the Philippines. They say we will have these available before the year is out.

I went outside my comfort zone today and got a Cafe Mocha and a Whoopie Pie and I must say, great decision.

Don't forget our Site Wide SHOT Show Sale runs through midnight Monday so check it out or call the store, 516-217-1000, and get the item you've been wanting at a great price.


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