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Posted: 2/23/2006 8:52:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 9:59:48 AM EDT by footrat]
I helped out at the Advanced Armament booth during SHOT, but I got to mill around a bunch during the show. Here are some pictures I shot.

The booth, during setup. Firearms and suppressors just laying willy-nilly about the floor.




Here's the AAC booth, where I worked. All set up and looking good.






Next is all the rifles, pistols, and suppressors we had in our booth.

HK 416. Even HK didn't know we had it. Bunch of assholes at the HK booth wouldn't even let us walk AROUND their booth and look before the show until we walked over with it. "You can come back tomorrow when the show starts." One of our guys walks over with the 416, and they were like, "Hey, where'd you get that?" "From the US Government." "Oh. Well, what can we do for you?"

The suppressor is a prototype titanium version of the can AAC is doing for the SCAR-L. Weighs 9 oz.






Mk 23 w/ EVO-45




Sig 220R w/ EVO-SOF




Colt M4 w/ S2R. The cool thing about this suppressor is that it has a multi-start coarse thread with 5 different start points. This lets you match up the numbers on the can with the start point so that you can set your point of impact the same with and without the can, and always use that same number for repeatable POI. It's also a partial reflex can, and only adds about 4" to the OAL of the rifle.




Remington 700 w/ Cyclone




USP Compact w/ EVO-SOF




Knight's SR25 w/ SCAR-H-SD. This can, like the S2R, has the multi-start, adjustable POI, and is also a partial reflex can.






FN 5-7 w/ whatever the hell the 5.7 can is called.




M249 w/ M4-2000.




FN SCAR-L w/ SCAR-SD. This can and the Surefire can are the two vying for the SCAR suppressor contract.






Closeup of the multi-start threads and reflex flash hider on another Knights SR25.






FN SCAR-H w/ SCAR-H-SD.






Walther P22 w/ Prodigy. This can has a separated thread pattern that allows quicker attaching and detaching than continuous threads.




Colt shorty w/ SCAR-SD.






Sig Mosquito w/ Pilot. Same can as the Prodigy, but with continuous threads.




MP5 w/ Striker 2.




RRA carbine w/ Omni. The Omni is a one-piece can that mounts to a standard USGI A1 or A2 FH. It indexes off the wrench flats, so you get repeatable zero. Takes about 5 seconds to install or remove, and it's all one piece.






Sig 229R w/ EVO-9.




Armalite's SASS entry w/ S3R. Partial reflex can. This is the setup that Armalite will be selling as their SASS and Super SASS civilian models, and the suppressor they chose to go with it.






G19 w/ EVO-9.




Now on to the HK section. Here we have the History area of HK's booth.






Then the G3 variants.




MSG90 with some PDW's.




UMP's.




MP5's.




MP7's and a grenade launcher.




416's.




416's and a closeup of each one.










Another 416.




Remington's new eyeball camera. It's designed to be thrown through windows into a room. It bounces around, then rights itself. It's bottom-heavy and has little nubs on the bottom. It can rotate 360 degrees, and has regular, IR, and some other kind of cameras on it. You can throw it, spike it on a pole, lower it in a net, mount it on a tripod, whatever. It comes in a kit with two balls, a reciever, and some other stuff. Cool gadget.






Next up is DSA's booth. A LOT of FAL's. First up is the cutaway FAL.






Then racks upon racks of FAL's of all sorts and finishes.


















Then the AR's.






Little shorty Para.




What appeared to be an FAL pistol w/ bipod and optic.




Then the Sig booth.






The new 556.




Closeups of the front and rear sights.








Oh, look! Sig likes AAC cans, too.




Steyr HS 50.




A couple of AUG's.




S&W's 460V.




S&W's new AR's. They're actually a pretty decent deal. Saw one at the store last night. Priced right at $1300 with a Troy 9" rail and Troy front and rear sights. Granted, it's got a RRA non-milspec buffer tube and stock, but it was priced right for all the stuff already on it. I still don't know for sure who's making these for S&W.








Oh god, my Glock exploded! Oh wait, that's the cutaway Glock.








Armalite's booth. Here's their SASS entry, once again, with AAC's cans on them.








AR50 on a crazy mount.




And the cutaway AR10.




For people who don't believe that Colt would put this much shit on one reciever.




PS90. I got other shots at FN's booth, but they all sucked. Never got any shots of the SCAR rifles there, because I was too busy talking to Barbara, the FN Manager of something or other. She was cute.




Wait 'til Wildey gets here...






A Colt-marked Wildey. Unique.




Death Wish III poster, and the exact Wildey used in the movie.







Cutaway Wildey.




The snubby one is actually their "carry" model Wildey. They make holsters for it.




Arsenal's booth. Lots of cool AK's and an RPK.




















K-Var's booth. Lots of AK, RPK, and Krinkov kits.








Some new products from Surefire. The Beast II.




The Kroma. Has too many settings. I don't like it.




The new helmet-mounted LED headlamp.




Colt's booth. This is what became of last year's M5. The new Colt pistol upper will be on sale to LE dealers soon, and will from there be available to anyone the dealer wants to sell to. They're going to cost a couple hundred dollars more than the current LE carbines. And they're going to have a monolithic rail platform. This is why the 416 is nothing special. The Colt piston system will squash the 416 (should the 416 ever dream of being a civilian-available model). It's Colt, so you'll actually be able to get parts for it, and it won't cost an arm and leg to begin with.










Just a cool 1911 and its group.




An awesomely engraved 1911 that I took about 10 minutes and eleventy billion shots trying to photograph, but the damned case and lighting sucked. Here are the best two.






Some prototype Bates in a green color that they were doing up for the Air Force. They're not going to be produced exactly like that. USAF didn't like them either because of color, or something. Anyways, I don't think anyone saw these except a handful of people during one of the pre-show setup days.






The new color of Bates M6's. It's more of a brown than a tan. They were giving them away, so I had to get some. I broke them in at SHOT, then worked them hard at Red Rock Canyon the day after SHOT. My review of a bunch of gear I used at Turtlehead Peak in Red Rock Canyon is in the Armory forum here.



Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:02:04 AM EDT
Detailed and outstanding!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:04:38 AM EDT
Awesome stuff, glad you enjoyed yourself!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:11:32 AM EDT
That was awesome, footrat! Our eyes moisten with emotion!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:35:48 AM EDT

You Sir are a show off....

<­BR>

...thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:41:45 AM EDT
Very nice, thank you. Some of the best photo coverage of SHOT yet
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:48:16 AM EDT
Very nice!

Now what di you do with the picturs of the GIRLS?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:50:13 AM EDT
Eh. I didn't get pictures of all the cool new stuff. Lots of other people would be shooting that, I knew. So I got pictures of all the OTHER stuff that no one else cared to photograph. For instance: the Wildeys. Who the fuck else took pictures of them? No one. That dude WANTED us to take pictures. He was pulling things out for us to look at. That's a completely useless blaster, but it's COOL, and it's DIFFERENT, and that's what I took pictures of at SHOT.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:51:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:53:22 AM EDT
damn
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:03:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRicker:
I didn't know that was you! Nice meeting you.

Still want to sell that GLOCK barrel?




That's Wayne with the G17. I'm William, the dude that kept hanging out over at the DD booth because Wendy is so freaking hot (it had nothing to do with cool blasters and hardware; I was at SHOT for the chicks). Speaking of which, I need to call her and give her my mailing address.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:06:41 AM EDT
Great pics. Thanks for taking the time and posting them.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:14:05 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:17:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:21:18 AM EDT
Those are some BIG pictures
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:29:48 AM EDT
Well, you know what they say about guys with big shoes...

Wait, that's not the right saying. The better to see you with? No. Anyways, I left them in gigantor format so you could actually see the details. If your connection or monitor doesn't like that, that's why I put the warning in the thread title.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:36:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:41:00 AM EDT
He's not that big, and I can't see him being that mean. And besides, she's way out of my league. She's also a few years younger than I tend to date. And she's at the other end of the state. But my, my, she's a looker.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:43:08 AM EDT
If those SCAR's were any longer, the muzzle and the butt wouldn't be in the same time zone.

Great Pics!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:45:06 AM EDT


.308 Pistol... mmmmmmmm
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:06:26 AM EDT
Tagged ,,for private moments.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:10:25 AM EDT
those were some great pics
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:52:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 11:55:15 AM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:16:11 PM EDT
I think my mouse wheel and my scrolling finger both broke at the same time...seriously I had to take a couple breaks


Thanks for the awesome pics man
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:42:58 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:45:00 PM EDT
William you can kick the tires all you like just don't try and take her for a test drive. hink
Give me a call brother so I can get you the parts we talked about at SHOT.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:20:13 PM EDT
tag for dsl
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:00:20 PM EDT
Jay, since I'm slow, I left a message on the machine at DD Headquarters. Unless that was Wendy's personal phone number she left on my voicemail...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:39:53 PM EDT
GREAT now I have to clean off my screen from all the drool.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:15:39 PM EDT

Does Batman know Sig has his rifle?

Nice job. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Woosaa
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:19:55 PM EDT
No pics of Wendy or Barbara?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:29:08 PM EDT
I don't generally take pictures of the wimmenfolk. I consider it bad form. Not to mention, I'm not that smooth. Let's just say that Wendy is easy on the eyes. Barbara probably isn't every guy's idea of a hot booth babe, but I find all sorts of women attractive. She gets extra points for knowing the full, juicy details of the SCAR rifles and being a head honcho at FN.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:31:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:54:46 AM EDT
Great pix! Thanks for sharing.

I cannot decide on a favorite here as there are several worthy of top shot.

Maybe a top 10 that would definitiely include Hk stuff, SCAR photos, AAC cans,.......................... well we all saw them and have our 'list'



Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:40:37 AM EDT
Best coverage from the show yet! Thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:52:45 AM EDT
i just waited for a bunch of red x's to download
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:02:30 AM EDT
Cool pics. Thanks.

Am I the only person who got a little kick out of seeing a KAC rifle with a DD rail on it?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:06:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
i just waited for a bunch of red x's to download




Thats F'ed up dude............
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:07:26 AM EDT
Um can I come work for you?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:08:08 AM EDT
Tag - great pics!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:45:21 AM EDT
Check you 56k hell , check your 512k at the door!!

Oh great pics.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:19:59 AM EDT
VERY AWSOME PICS! Thank's for sharing!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:35:39 AM EDT
Great Pics! Thanks for sharing! I swear I am gonna bribe someone to get into SHOT next year!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:49:19 AM EDT
That 9 oz. AAC SCAR-SD can is the cat's ass!

This is the best SHOT coverage yet/
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:03:50 AM EDT
The first page maxed out my laptop's virtual memory.

Wow.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:42:30 AM EDT
1st page killed my P4 2.8 with 2 gig of ram and a video card that has more computing power than Apollo11 JEEZ!

BUT it was worth it for ONE gun. not the sigs, not the suppresors, not the wildey even - the P7M7. WOW! I would give my left nut for that guy.

And what is the optic everyone's using ont heir guns. I seen it on the sig556 and the new SW AR15. looks like a laser designator and powered (?) optic?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:46:42 AM EDT
Thanks you sir have the best coverage of the shot show on the web! Thanks Finally....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:00:36 AM EDT
Thanks. I changed the thread title a little to reflect everyone's wimpy connections.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:49:44 AM EDT
Tagged
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:51:08 AM EDT
Holy sniznit, that first page brings my 8mbit RR to a crawl and my comp to a hault!!!!!!!!

Nice pics though.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:14:02 PM EDT
awesome pics
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