Day Two SHOT Show 2002
Outdoor Life Editor Todd Smith spends his time at the SHOT Show walking the floor inspecting products and talking to retailers and manufacturers. We spent the day following Editor-In-Chief Todd Smith as he looked at the latest in clothing, optics, firearms, ammunition and more. Check out the products Todd is most impressed with.
The STS 65 from Swarovski
(photo above right)
After extensive research and testing, Swarovski Optik is introducing a “New Class” of lightweight, spotting scopes for serious outdoorsmen and women. Made in Austria, the smaller size, weight and price of the new ATS 65/ATS 65 HD (angled eyepiece) and STS 65 HD (straight eyepiece) will please those who are looking for a spotting scope in the 60 MM range, but are not willing to compromise on performance. This is ideal for use when frequently changing viewing location. It is extremely easy to handle. Despite its size the instrument delivers a huge performance offering all-round, color-fidelty with strong high contrast images.
“This is the most innovative thing I’ve seen at the show thus far,” said Todd Smith.
The new Schrade i-QUIP…”Intelligent Equip,ent” is perfect for all outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, orienteering, camping and more.
The i-QUIP offers the ultimate in convience and is smart enough to “get you there faster, safer and easier.” The Scrade i-QUIP computer module is outfitted with today’s finest high tech mobile electronics. The implememt pod houses 8 stainless steel outdoor problem solvers. A Solas certified survival whistle, signal mirror and flashlight, make the i-QUIP an outdoor survival specialist.
|| |—| | Schrade’s i-Quip Overlay Coat from Beretta Smith & Wesson Model 410 Mouth Yelper & Grunt Call Ruger Gold Label Side-by-Side .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire Cartridges The i-QUIP contains a altimeter, barometer, digital compass, digital clock, a screwdriver, cutting blade, scissors, saw, caplifter, can opener, and cork screw. Other features include a LED flashlight, signal mirror, survival whistle, lighter compartment and belt clip.
Let Schrade’s new i-QUIP “Intelligent Equipment for the Outdoors,” maximize your outdoor adventures!
Women’s Upland Overlay Coat from Beretta
This 100% cotton canvas Upland Coat with a 500 D Cordura overlay on gunpatch and forearm is a great looking jacket.
It feautures a leather collar/cuff, double pockets with shell loops and a button in/out wool blend liner, throat latch. It also has a game bag, bi-swing action back, and a left chest security pocket.
Smith & Wesson Model 410
This beautiful handgun has a 4″ barrel 10 + 1 rounds and .260 spurred. The trigger is .305″ smooth and it has a single side external safety. There is a fixed v-notch. The material is aluminum alloy/carbon steel with a blue finish.
Mouth Yelper and Bandit Series Grunt Call
This multi-adjustaqble turkey call replicates awesome yelps, clucks, cutts and kee-kees. The Mouth Yelper (shown far right) has multiple adjustments and is operated by simply blowing through the call to create the sound. The Mouth Yelper has multiple adjustments and is operated by simply blowing through the call to creaate the sound. The mouth diaphragm latex reed creates the most realistic turkey sounds possible.
The Bandit Series Grunt Call is a unique wrist-strapped deer call that allows easy access and limited movement. With quiet 360 degree pivotal rotation the Bandit can be worn on either your left or right hand. This compact hands free design incorporates a “Can Sound Chamber” that creates realistic grunt sounds. Now you can make close-in grunts while aiming a rifle or with your bow at full draw!
New Ruger Gold Label Side-By-Side
This is a world-class shotgun at an affordable price. Ruger proudly introduces its latest engineering triumph-the Ruger Gold Label. Ruger’s modern manufacturing techniques and materials combine precision and durability with aesthetic and dynamic harmony in a manner previously achievable only through months of skilled hand labor, producing an affordable world-class double shotgun. Light weight hammer-forged barrels, relieved forcing cones to lessen felt recoil and shot deformation, and a complete set of thin, steel-shot-compatible screw-in choke tubes contribute to uniform patterns, pattern flexibility, and superb handling dynamics.
.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (17 HMR)
With this NEW cartridge, Hornay just may have created the perfect ammo for plinking, varmint shooting, or squirrel and rabbit hunting. Forget everything you think you know about rimfire cartridges. No rimfire cartridge has ever achieved the kind of accuracy and hard-hitting velocity you’ll get from the Hornady .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire.) This cartridge delivers the kind of velocity and flat trajectory that will forevfer change your expectations fo rimfier accuracy.