Shot Show is an annual tradeshow, where all major companies that deal with hunting, shooting and outdoors exhibit their newest products. Among the 525 stands, there were many new and exciting things introduced. In order to name a few, we have collected them in this blog post.
In the field of riflescopes, this year was all about the standard riflescopes. Many brands expanded their existing series with new models, such as Zeiss with V4 series and Leupold with Mark 5HD series. Primary Arms categorized their riflescopes in four different tiers and Meopta introduced a breakthrough Dichroic Reticle Technology, which ensures the optimal visibility based on the ambient light – the reticle turns bright red in daylight but might turn green in a dusky environment.
Newly introduced binoculars
This year, there weren’t as many innovations in this field as was the case in some of the previous years. The trend of laser rangefinding binoculars nevertheless continues. Leupold introduced RBX-3000 laser rangefinding binoculars, which are – interestingly – made in the Czech Republic and Vortex upgraded their famous LRF binoculars Fury to Fury 5000. There were also some novelties in the field of standard binoculars – Sightron introduced two new series and we were finally able to see the beautiful Swarovski Nomad binoculars in person.
Once again, Leica pushed forward with their Rangemaster series of laser rangefinders and introduced a new model 2800.COM which you can connect it to an app on your phone.
Red Dot Sights
This year, Aimpoint stole the spotlight in the field of red dot sights. They brought out an enclosed, compact reflex red dot sight for handgun users called Acro P-1. Kahles also took a leap into the world of red dot sights with their Helia red dot.
As regards night vision and thermal optics, more and more companies are diving into these waters. Those that are already well-positioned in this field constantly upgrade their products to be on track with the latest available technologies. Pulsar, for example, is one of such companies – each year, they push forward, striving to be in front of everyone else. This year, they introduced Axion and Thermion.
In the field of spotting scopes, fewer novelties were introduced – Vanguard launched a new series called Vesta and Athlon premiered a new tactical spotting scope with a variable magnification.
Mounts & Accessories
There were also some novelties introduced in the field of mounts and accessories. Read more about each one of them in the links below.
If you want to know the overall novelties from each brand, here’s a list: