Quick-SHOT 2010

Thanks to the economy and the challenges every company is facing, SHOT seemed to focus more on SALES and ORDERS than on information sharing or simple socializing with about 40,000 of your closest friends.

From the Leatherman Tool Group comes the MUT. It is described as follows:
The first real multi-tool for the tactical and the practical, the MUT was developed by Leatherman's industry-leading engineer team with competitive shooters and operational snipers. Come check out the world's first true utility tool designed for AR-15 and M16 shooters.

Well known for their Desert Eagle pistols, Magnum Research, Inc. has introduced its first 1911 pistol offering. The full-szie (5" barrel) and semi-compact (4.33" barrel) Desert Eagle 1911 pistols are now in production. Both models feature enhanced beavertail safety, skeletonized trigger and hammer, crisp trigger, extended safety lever, beveled magazine well, tight tolerance frame and slide for enhanced accuracy. The models they had available for show and handling looked pretty good. We'll have to see if they perform as well as they look.

Revision Eyewear, Ltd.'s Wolfspider Tactical Goggle System streamlines size, weight and design for superior comfort and equpiment compatibility. It provides an uncompromised field-of-view, best-in-class ballistic protection and high-performance dual-material frame technology for comfortable, extended wearability. Plus, with distortion-free flawless optics and OcuMax coated lenses for fog-free vision, this is the goggle for tactical operators.

Sabre Defence Industries, LLC announced that they are producing their XR15 rifles with a piston driven system as an option to the gas tube traditional design. We'll have to check those out too.

SureFire LLC released a number of new lights but the one that caught my eye was the UB3T Invictus. Producing 400 lumens of max light, incorporating 11 different settings, and having a run time described as for hours, this one will be interesting to test out.

The final item (for this review) comes from Viridian Green Laser Sights - their C5 series. I was amazed at how small the whole light / laser unit was, running on a single battery, producing a bright green laser as well as 100 lumens of light. The unit really is pretty small and I'm looking forward to testing one out.

Those are my "quick SHOT" highlights. Next week we'll have more complete coverage.

Stay Safe!

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