The 2024 SHOT Show has concluded, and while many express regret over not being able to attend, given its focus on industry members, Ammunition Depot is committed to keeping everyone informed about the latest developments, upcoming releases, and noteworthy trends.
Regrettably, this means you'll have to rely on my firsthand account of what I found to be the coolest highlights.
Keep in mind that I am just one person and that what I experienced was just a fraction of the expansive SHOT Show.
This event is so vast that it practically spans three distinct roofs, occupying two entire convention floors at the Venetian and another convention space at the Caesar's Forum next door, with a temporary bridge erected over a busy roadway to facilitate travel between the spaces!
Despite dedicating 98% of my time to the main floor (Floor 2) of the Venetian, I still couldn't cover every corner of this immense space.
Coolest Gear & Accessories
Holosun's Technological Marvels
Holosun, a trailblazer in optic innovation, once again captivated attendees with their cutting-edge Red Dot Sights (RDS).
Last year's unveiling of RDS models featuring night vision, the DRS-NV, and thermal overlays on the sight window signaled a significant leap forward.
What sets Holosun Optics apart is not just the technology itself but the imminent availability of these products to the general public. The night vision overlay version of the Holosun RDS, the DRS-NV, is already hitting store shelves, with the infrared version following closely behind.
The DRS-NV (Digital Reflex Sight-Night Vision)
The DRS-NV (Digital Reflex Sight-Night Vision) is a red dot and digital night vision fusion sight that combines Holosun’s red dot sight technology with digital night vision capability.
DRS-NV features an LED MRS (Multi-Reticle System) with two digital reticle options, 1024x768 resolution digital night vision sensor with up to 60fps, 8x digital zoom, digital image and video recording with on-board storage, and is powered by an 18350 rechargeable battery.
An onboard USB-C connector enables charging and downloading of recorded images and video.
- Reticle: 2 MOA Dot & 65 MOA Circle
- Light Wavelength: 650nm
- Reticle Color: Red
- Parallax Free: Yes
- Unlimited Eye Relief: Yes
- Magnification: 1x
- Multi-Coatings: Yes
- Power Source: Battery
- Battery Type: 18350
- Battery Life (Hours): Up to modes
- Brightness Setting: 8 DL & 4 NV
- Window Size: N/A
- Dimension (in): 1.62×1.07×0.95
- Weight (oz): 1
- Housing Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
- Surface Finish: Anodize
- Adjustment per Click: 0.5 MOA
- W&E Travel Range: ±50 MOA
- Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃
- Working Temperature: -20℃~51℃
- Submersion: IP67
- Vibration: 1000G
Moreover, Holosun Optics turned heads with their "proof of concept" – the Holosun DPS (Digital Pistol Sight).
This pistol-mounted RDS, with a thermal sensor mounted on a pistol's dust cover that provides a thermal overlay image to the RDS, introduces a futuristic element to the firearm world.
Affordable and versatile, the DPS promises a unique shooting experience, particularly when considering its potential application on smaller Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC).
The intersection of cutting-edge technology and affordability makes Holosun's offerings a standout in the industry.
See these products and more in the SHOT Show 2024 Holosun Booth Tour Video below!
Coolest Guns of SHOT Show 2024
Daniel Defense Dominates
Daniel Defense emerged as a force to be reckoned with at SHOT Show 2024, jumping head-first into the 9mm round by unveiling the DANIEL H9 (their reboot of the Hudson H9).
Also slated for release later this year is Daniel Defense's first-ever PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine). Built around the CZ Scorpion magazine pattern, the PCC has plenty of DD touches to warrant a deeper look.
The DANIEL H9 Pistol
The DANIEL H9, born from the ashes of the Hudson H9, promises a unique shooting experience.
Having addressed the issues that led to Hudson's dissolution, Daniel Defense combines size, weight, and build quality in the DANIEL H9, ensuring a firearm that not only feels right in the hand but also upholds stringent quality control standards.
The comprehensive feature set of the Daniel H9 includes:
- A low bore axis for reduced muzzle rise and faster, more accurate follow-up shots.
- A straight-pullback 1911-like trigger and a trigger safety blade for precise control and improved safety.
- A one-piece-machined ambidextrous slide stop and reversible mag-release button for superior ergonomics.
- A cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:10 twist, 6 grooves, and polygonal rifling for optimized performance and accuracy.
- A Type 7075 aluminum grip for a balance of weight and strength.
- Balanced-texture grip panels for comfortable and secure handling.
- Compatibility with most popular red dot optics for enhanced versatility.
- A slim profile for optimal maneuverability and concealability.
- Steel factory sights with a dovetail cut for accurate aiming.
- A low friction magazine finish for smooth magazine insertion and removal.
- A standard capacity of 15 + 1 rounds of 9mm.
The DANIEL PPC
The DD PCC, a fully ambidextrous PCC built on the AR platform, adds another feather to Daniel Defense's cap.
Designed to accept CZ Scorpion-type 9mm magazines, this PCC boasts meticulous attention to detail and the high-quality craftsmanship that Daniel Defense is renowned for.
The potential pairing of a DD PCC with the aforementioned Holosun's thermal DPS opens up exciting possibilities for firearm enthusiasts.
Between the introduction of the DANIEL H9 pistol and Daniel Defense's first-ever PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine), we're excited to get our hands on these innovative firearms and the new possibilities they bring to enthusiasts and professionals alike.
See these products and more in the SHOT Show 2024 Daniel Defense Booth Tour Video below!
KRISS Vector Gen. 3
The KRISS Vector Gen. 3 showcased evolutionary upgrades to its unique design.
The distinct "KRISS Super-V" recoil system, originally designed to mitigate recoil effects in the KRISS Vector full-auto .45ACP sub-gun, received refinements in the Gen. 3 model.
Slightly smaller in size, with improved controls and an adjustable stock, the Gen. 3 promises a more user-friendly experience.
The ability to swap the pistol grip with AR-15-type grips adds a customizable touch, while an upgraded trigger promises an enhanced overall shooting experience.
KRISS USA, if you’re reading this, I’ll take mine in the “pistol” version for potential use with a folding stabilizing brace!
Although information on pricing and availability is scheduled to be revealed later this year, we did have the opportunity to get full-blown overview of each Gen3 model.
Check out the Vector Gen3 overview in our SHOT Show 2024 KRISS Vector Gen3 Video below!
Canik Arms TTI Combat
Canik took center stage with a surprising unveiling – the TTI Combat, an absolutely brilliant collaboration with Taran Tactical Innovations.
The TTI Combat offers a feature-packed 9mm pistol at an incredibly competitive price, bringing together Canik's craftsmanship and Taran Butler's design expertise.
With a Taran Butler polymer frame, specially designed trigger, ported and fluted barrel with a compensator, mag well funnel, TTI +3 magazine extension, and an optics-ready slide, the TTI Combat is a testament to innovation without breaking the bank.
The amazing part of this incredible pistol is it will reportedly be offered at a sub $1000 price tag and, with the inclusion of a commemorative coin, adds a touch of celebration to this remarkable collaboration.
- WEIGHT: 29.5 oz
- CAPACITY: 18+1 rounds
- FRONT SIGHT: Fiber Optic
- CARTRIDGE: 9mm Luger
- MAGAZINE TYPE: Canik Full Size Magazine
- REAR SIGHT: Adjustable
- MAGAZINES INCLUDED: 2x18 Round Magazines
- FINISH COLOR: TTI Bronze
- ACTION TYPE: Semi-Automatic
- FRAME MATERIAL: Synthetic
- OVERALL LENGTH: 7.85”
- BARREL LENGTH: 4.6”
- HEIGHT: 5.87”
- WIDTH: 1.41”
- MANUFACTURED: Made in Turkey
The collaboration between Canik and Taran Tactical Innovations to create the TTI Combat was definitely a SHOT Show highlight for me and many other firearm enthusiasts.
With many out-of-the-box custom features created by world champion shooter, master gunsmith, and Taran Tactical Innovations founder Taran Butler, I can't wait to add this pistol to my collection.
For a closer look at the all-new Canik TTI Combat Collaboration, check out our SHOW Show 2024 Canik and Century Arms booth tour video below!
Like previous years, the 2024 SHOT Show did not disappoint and has undeniably set the stage for a thrilling year in firearms and shooting sports innovation.
From Holosun's revolutionary optics to Daniel Defense's commitment to quality, KRISS Vector's evolutionary design, and Canik's surprising collaboration - it's clear that the industry is poised for more exciting developments in the near future.
Keep in mind - Although this gun blog only highlights a handful of my favorites, trust me when I say that there were many more awesome products that caught our eye.
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