SHOT SHOW 2019 – Part 1

SHOT Show 2019 was held in Las Vegas from the 22nd to the 25th of January this year.
Packs and Beyond once more was acting as an ambassador for Crossfire Australia (http://crossfire.com.au/). We would like to thank Crossfire Australia once more for this great opportunity.

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ADLER

We always like to stop in and give a big Aussie G’day to the lovely boys at Adler.
After their introduction of the A110 lever action shotgun into the Australian market a few years ago, and the resulting meltdown from the anti-gun and hand-wringing mainstream media, we’ve always liked calling by their stand to pass the time of day.

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The latest prototypes for release were very surprising options.
Centre-fire rifles with detachable box magazines that were available in lever and straight-pull actions. The company is thinking of offering these in .308Winchester and .223Remington. I’d suggest .300Blackout and 7.62x39mm would also be excellent options.
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They looked really nice, and I’m very excited for when they come out into the Australian market.
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RITE IN THE RAIN

Rite in the Rain is a company that needs little introduction to many in the outdoor community.
They have produced waterproof notebooks of all descriptions for many years.
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At the suggestion of a couple of friends of mine, who were long serving NCO’s (Non Commissioned Officer’s) in marksmanship training roles in the US Army, a product line of water proof targets were developed.
The beauty of these zeroing targets made of waterproof paper compared to normal target materials is a real boon.
In the ADF (Australian Defence Force), we use a plastic core-flute type construction material. They’re very good for withstanding harsh weather and still perform well after repeated shooting. But they’re very expensive to purchase.
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Paper and fibre cardboard targets, as used almost exclusively in civilian marksmanship and competition shooting are very cheap, but suffer badly under weather and climactic conditions, especially rain.
The targets now offered by Rite in the Rain are a great combination of cheap pricing with excellent weather resistance.
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Even better, these zeroing targets are available with all data for the US Military service weapon and all current in-service sighting systems to allow a simple, rapid and effective zeroing of personal weapons in as short a time as possible – a rather important consideration for large scale unit training.

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ATTACKPAK

We have been corresponding with the owner of Attackpak for some time now.
Alex is a lovely bloke who has his own load bearing ideas for the outdoor industries from his own time spent in Alpine Rescue teams. The concept he has designed is applicable across many users in different industries who require layered levels of equipment carriage for different mission phases.

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In other words, a large load may need to be carried to an area to conduct the actual mission, and then everything needs to be packed away and carried out of the area again.
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It was fascinating to see AttackPAK’s solution to this design conundrum with their ILCS (Integrated Load Carriage System).
The short and simple explantion of their ILCS is a separate, quick detachable hip belt and backpack. The hip belt can be used as a battle belt (or webbing as we call it in the Commonwealth) that remains with the wearer if the pack is dropped in a hurry. Simple design allows rapid re-attachment when the large pack is donned again. It was a very simple and what I thought was an elegant system that looked to have some real world benefits.

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The ILCS works simply by the pack frame having a carbon fibre beaver tail that extends a little lower than the bottom of the pack that fits into a corresponding slot on the load bearing belt. Simple concept, and some really clever design prevents this from being a complicated process to re-mate the system when the pack is re-donned.

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It really impressed me. Should my budget permit, I’d like to play with this more in the future.

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Alright then, that’s Part 1 complete. Stay tuned for the next installment.


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