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