Every year at shot show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) hosts Media Day at the Range on the day prior to SHOT SHOW opening.
The intent is to get members of the domestic an international press outlets together where they can interact directly with manufacturers and play with specific products. There is a lot of gunfire, a ton of products, but even more walking.
Stretching from one end of the Boulder City gun range to the other, booths are arranged in such a fashion that you can wander from place to place and shoot to your heart’s content….if you are willing to wait. Larger brands like Glock or Smith & Wesson tend to draw long lines, since they have the celebrity appearances, more guns to shoot, and so on.
This year, we saw quite a few folks congregating near the suppressor manufacturers, and any booth that had a full-auto gun. Everyone loves to shoot full auto. I mean everyone.
There’s even a shotgun specific section where companies have setup large scale trap ranges. The smell of burnt powder is everywhere and it is glorious.
We used a DJI OSMO to capture all of the footage in the video below. There was no rhyme or reason the video other than to give you a feel for what it is like to constantly be walking back and forth, seeing friends, products, and getting a little bit of time behind the trigger.
Matt Stagliano is a photographer first, and firearms / outdoors enthusiast second. His work has appeared in countless magazines and online outlets such as RECOIL, SKILLSET, Guns & Ammo, Concealment, Breach Bang Clear, Ammoland, and others. He spends most of his time running Stonetree Creative, a full service portrait studio in Maine when he is not on assignment as Firelance Media. Learn more about Stonetree online or follow him on Instagram (@stonetreecreative). On Facebook here.