Day one on the floor.
Tuesday begin at an early 7:30 AM for our team. The Umarex team gathered for a last pre-show meeting. SHOT show is about learning. We, as a manufacturer and distributor, are learning about our dealers and customers. Sales reps and dealers are learning our new products.
After our meeting, the doors were opened. And oh, what a flood of people came in! Right away we had media personnel, writers, and dealers in our booth wanting to learn about and see our new products.
There were friendly faces from years past as well as new ones. Rick Eutsler was among the first to make an appearance. He, Rob Potter, Stephen Archer, Michael Kaye, Rossi Morreale, and many other old and new friends stopped by to visit.
But not just Airgunners came by. We had a strong stream of firearms dealers, and creators from a firearms background that were drawn in by our licensed products from our partnerships with Beretta, Browning, GLOCK, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, and UZI.
We have several new licensed products that are truly irresistible. Most notably, our new Beretta M9A3, the GLOCK Model 17 Gen 3 and Gen 4, the HK VP9, the Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle, as well as the news of the license agreement for the production of airsoft and T4E guns for Smith & Wesson.
One more long day is in the books and we have several more to go. Stay tuned to our emails and our social channels for highlights.
Adios for now, friends!
Mark Davis, avid outdoorsman and family man, is the Social Media Specialist at Umarex USA.