Big News Dropping Daily - SHOT Show 2018

As SHOT Show 2018 nips at our heels here at Gun Talk, we’re keeping our listeners and viewers as up-to-date as possible with the latest news and product announcements just before the industry’s largest event. Big things are happening. Here’s a look at top stories and launches this week.

Gun Talk LIVE

Perhaps I’m a little biased, but this week I lead with big news from Gun Talk. This year we launch Gun Talk LIVE from SHOT Show 2018. Each day you can expect reports and product news from the show floor in sunny Las Vegas. Head over to our Facebook and YouTube pages for LIVE reports.

Each morning we recap the upcoming day, and that evening, we have a wrap from that day. In between all that madness, we have guests on throughout the show to give us the latest from their companies and their newest launches for 2018. Sponsor spotlights throughout SHOT Show include: Browning Ammo, DACTech, DoubleStar, FN America, HSM Ammunition, Legacy Sports International, McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, Propper, Silencer Shop, Umarex, Federal Premium, Walther Arms and Winchester Ammo.

New Products

Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 – So, what changes were made to make this XD-S different? Well, the grip width expanded by .075” and the length increased by .2”. However, the weight is the same. Springfield took off the wording “Grip Zone” on the grip. Currently, the XD-S Mod.2 is available in .45ACP. I suspect the 9mm fans will be eagerly anticipating the launch of the 9mm at some point later.

New XD-S in .45ACP great for concealment.

FN 15 Pistols – FN America is introducing a new series of FN 15 pistols chambered in 5.56 NATO and 300 BLK. These variants of the company’s FN 15 rifles represent the company’s longstanding tradition of producing firearms that simply perform whether work or play is involved.

FN 15 Pistol - Great option for those looking to get in the AR pistol market.

Streamlight Polytac X Flashlight – If you aren’t carrying a flashlight as part of your EDC setup, shame on you. This option from Streamlight is rechargeable and has 600 lumens. The Polytac X Flashlight is made of super-tough nylon polymer with a “rocky stipple” texture, perfect for grip retention in low-light situations.

The Polytac X is a must for your EDC.

Next week is full of exciting news and events. Make sure you tune in to Gun Talk Facebook and YouTube pages each day next week beginning Tuesday, January 23 to find out the inside scoop from SHOT Show 2018. ~ KJ

Kevin Jarnagin
Kevin Jarnagin (KJ) hails from Oklahoma, but quickly established Louisiana roots after joining the Gun Talk team. KJ grew up as a big game hunter, and knows his way around a bass boat. Whether it’s making his way to British Columbia for elk or training with pistols, Jarnagin always seems to find a gun in his hands and adventure on his mind.