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How far Ruger and S&W have come

They pull their support for the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show because of their ban on the most popular rifles in America at their show.

6 Responses to “How far Ruger and S&W have come”

  1. TigerStripe Says:

    Most of Ruger’s revenue is generated by commercial sales. S&W doesn’t want to lose sales of their M&P and SD lines of pistols. I’m curious to see if Glock is there…


  2. Barron Barnett Says:

    Yup, I will be buying an M&P at some point just to thank S&W. They have come along way from 94 and 2000.

  3. jamieb Says:

    Sw has new ownership over past turd owners.

  4. Jim Scrummy Says:

    Checked the ESOS website and did not see Glock listed as an exhibitor. Ruger and S&W were still listed, so the website may have not been updated as of today.

  5. Bitter Says:

    For some reason, they have not been removing the exhibitors who are listed. They have been removing the celebrities who have dropped out (but only about once a day), but not the vendors. I don’t know if they are just hoping that those people decide to go ahead and show or if their online system is just too hard to change. (Instead of deleting just the events of the celebrities who have dropped out, they deleted their entire special event listing even though most of the fishing events still seem to be happening. A poorly set up website could be a legitimate excuse.)

    Don’t assume that everyone listed is still attending. Check their Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and news websites first.

  6. 7.62fan Says:

    Show postponed.

    “Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event. The show was scheduled to take place February 2-10 in Harrisburg, PA.
    “Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show this year was made in order to preserve the event’s historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by American families,” said Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions President for the Americas. “In the current climate, we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests. This was intended simply as a product decision, of the type event organizers need to make every day.
    “It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment. It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing.
    “ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions, and we hope that as the national debate clarifies, we will have an opportunity to consider rescheduling the event when the time is right to focus on the themes it celebrates.”