Driftwood Outdoors: Future looks bright

Trip to SHOT Show renews faith

My voice is broken. Some would say lost, but I’m sticking with broken. My feet are still sore and my handshake grip is weakened.

Yet, I survived another SHOT Show. Not only did I survive, I left energized (mentally). The state of the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) industry is stronger than ever.

“It’s a wonderful time to be in our industry,” said Sandy Chisholm of North American Arms, a handgun manufacturer. “We’ve seen tremendous enthusiasm on the part of sellers and buyers, and we see the prospect of a very good year ahead.”

Many agreed with that assessment of the market and of the SHOT Show.

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The SHOT Show is the largest trade show in the traditional outdoor industry.

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