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SHOT show predictions

From Caleb.

I’ll go with the old stand-bys:

A slightly different Springfield XD
A high end AR from, uhm, everyone
Something novel but mostly useless from Taurus that will have some sort of name related to the legal system

What are yours?

29 Responses to “SHOT show predictions”

  1. wizardpc Says:

    A Travis Haley Special Edition SCAR that will never come to market.

    A Chris Costa Special Edition M&P9 that will never come to market.

    A new Magpul not-quite-vertical forend grip.

  2. comatus Says:

    A central-casting callback of disguised federales, all playing well-financed freedom fighters with bad accents, trying to roll up gunmaker execs in a perp-walk sting? Why not just schedule those and print them in the program, rather than making everybody guess?

  3. Jay G. Says:

    Heh. I suspect your list will be pretty accurate.

    You forgot “some slight variation on the 1911” from, well, just about everyone.

    I’ll be there. Expect lots of pictures… πŸ™‚

  4. AuricTech Says:

    Ruger will come out with a .22 WMR pistol that looks remarkably like the Kel-Tec PMR-30.

  5. rickn8or Says:

    Mockups of the latest Kel-Tec vaporware.

  6. Mike Says:

    Code Pink protest across the street, with massive media coverage of the five people who show up.

  7. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Single Stack 9mms and .40S+Ws from those companies that don’t make 1911s, and Revolvers.

    All at MSRPs that are 75% Higher than the Last Shot Show, of course. Got make Cash from the AWB Panic, you know.

  8. MichaelB Says:

    The Taurus SCOTUS. Now that’s funny right there.

  9. HL Says:

    A blue laser from Veridian or Crimson Trace scheduled to be released in 2015…or at least discussion of such.

  10. M@ Says:

    Seems pretty spot on.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the new sharp pokey things, and pistol mounted flashlights you can see from Mars.

  11. Geodkyt Says:

    I’m waiting for a Magpul AFG that is cocked to the weakside, to directly offset the strongside angling of a side mounted BUIS.

    Interordnance, I mean Royal Tiger Imports, offering a new semiauto, built off cheap open bolt full auto parts set converted to closed bolt — maybe a Chauchat LMG or something equally weird.

    Ruger announcing their RSG bullpup dual feed shotgun, RMR-30 .22WMR pistol, and RFE (Ruger Foward Eject) 7.62x51mm bullpup. All of which will actually be available by 2014 and will actually work.

    The HiPoint Deep Concealment Ladies Carry pistol — basically a Lorcin .380 that’s been beaten with the Ugly Stick and spray painted pink. The HiPoint Elite Mall Ninja Competition Special — a service sized longslide HiPoint with a ported barrel and slide (professionally done by Cletus with a hand held drill), Picatinny-ish rails on slide and dust cover, all spraypainted Coyote Brown. Both guns will come with nylon Bagmaster IWB clip-on holsters.

    A slew of bizarre Modern Art sculptures, bnilled as teh latest and greates combination muzzlebraks/flash suppressor/impact device/can opener AR15 muzzle devices; guaranteed to slash your hands, rifle bag, or anything else they come into contact with as if you were going High Five with Wolverine.

  12. ankle Says:

    Another story about why the PMR-30 doesn’t actually ship anywhere

  13. ankle Says:

    …and a new aluminum weaver rail for the Mosin-Nagant, from

  14. yj Says:

    The new Tactical T/C Encore with light, laser and shoulder thing because thats all we will be able to buy legally this time next year.

  15. JTwig Says:

    What I’d love to see is an affordable, bare-bones AR platform (no rails, non-chromed barrel, attached carry handle, etc). If someone would produce one with a retail price point under $650 they could rule the market. Not only that but it would act as a “gateway drug” to the more expensive models.

    I know, I know, they already make in-expensive ARs with limited features (Bushmaster Carbon 15, Olympic Arms Plinker Plus, etc), but their idea of in-expensive and the average person’s idea are two very different things.

  16. Mr_Kermit Says:

    I’m gonna say that we’re gonna have a new recall by Kel-Tec.

  17. Bill Says:

    Cowards, you are all cowards! πŸ˜‰

  18. AllenF Says:

    I could venture some guesses, but I think that’d be cheating…


  19. Roadkill Says:

    Savage MVP in 308 but not sure what they’d use for the mag though. Mini-14 in 300 blackout. I’m a bit surprised there’s been no .327 lever actions yet. A trapper in that would be fun and surprisingly useful.

  20. Sid Says:

    Ket-Tec vaporware is likely. A new producer of 1911s. And at least one prototype of a gun that a manufacturer has projected because they believed the sentiment was “it can’t be done” when really we all thought “it shouldn’t be done”. Double 1911, triple barrel shotgun, tactical lever action…….

  21. chris Says:

    The Taurus Order of Protection.

    In all oddball calibers and colors.

  22. Marq Says:

    Every booth displaying anything even vaguely tacticool will be manned by a bevy of beautiful partially clothed female model types proving yet again that the industrial purchasers of all things high-speed-low-drag tend to be male. Not that I am complaining, of course.

  23. workinwifdakids Says:

    The Taurus Court Reporter – “Shorthand for DEATH!”

  24. Ancient Woodsman Says:

    Someone will introduce the non-AR next-AR, uber-cool and mysterious and “got to have” until the recall & real testing proves that it’s just a revamped AR-180 with more plastic & rails.

    Ruger will finally make a pump shotgun, remarkably like the Kel Tec but with a red Ruger eagle on the grip and the recall paperwork included in the box.

    Carolyn McCarthy & Chucky Schumer will have a press conference including the deriding of the fact that the restaurants near the SHOT show actually serve appetizers, and that folks booked hotel reservations months in advance – even after the Sandy Hook whateveritwas. They will show off Colt 1911 cufflinks, Mossberg camo sheets & pillow shammies, and a Magpul swizzle stick as evidence of the evil incarnate. Shame!

    Or, something like that, anyway.

  25. Matthew Walker Says:

    1911, another 1911, some pointless “tactical” shotgun variants, and at least two vendors retardedly trying to jump the zombie shark long after it sailed.

    Nothing in .327, least of all a lever gun, which I would actually buy.

    What’s that 9×19-based .22 round from Armscor? Charter will chamber a revolver in that. Or .25 acp.

  26. Rivrdog Says:

    “…trying to jump the Zombie shark long after it sailed.” Matthew gets the Creative Use of Idiomatic Expression Award. Isn’t that a press pass to SHOT this year?

  27. vinnie Says:

    The Taurus Court Clerk. Not special 1911 but, it can delay your moment in court indefinitely.
    If only.

  28. harley Says:

    SR1911 with a 7 inch slide and barrel..

    MkIII chambered in .22mag….

    A Ar-15 clone chambered in .357 mag.

    I can dream right?

  29. Beaumont Says:

    Since we’re tossing around legalese-ey terms, how about the Taurus Arbitrator?