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Driftwood Outdoors: Future looks bright

Driftwood Outdoors: Future looks bright

Trip to SHOT Show renews faith

January 29th, 2012 by Brandon Butler, columnist, outdoors@newstribune.com in News

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.