The 2007 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trades) Show will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL in January 2007. will be there, checking out all the new products for 2007, and we will be posting pictures and news from the SHOT Show every night after closing.

Check back every night for the first look at all the cool new stuff that will be showing up on your dealer's shelves in 2007!

SHOT Show 2007 - Day 1

Added January 11, 2007

SHOT Show 2007 - Day 2

Added January 12, 2007

SHOT Show 2007 - Day 3

Added January 13, 2007

SHOT Show 2007 "Pre-Game"

Wednesday, January 10th,, the day before the formal opening of the SHOT Show, was a day devoted to "Media Day" shoots. In the morning, Jeff and Boge were guests of Browning, Winchester & Springfield Armory, while the afternoon saw events with Smith & Wesson, Gerber & Crimson Trace. These shoots were organized to allow selected gun writers to have "hands-on" experience with the various manufacturers' 2007 product lines, and getting to shoot up a lot of free ammo.

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Jeff shoots a left-handed Browning A-Bolt in .243 Winchester.

Browning's Smart Trac .300 WSM.

Winchester Model 94 Carbine in .30 WCF, fitted with a scout scope.

Browning's BLR chambered in .450 Marlin.

The .450 Marlin is a potent cartridge...

... and coupled with the excellent BLR, a potent combination.

Boge shoots the .450 Marlin BLR.

Springfield Armory's SOCOM II.

Jeff shoots the SOCOM II.

Browning's Buck Mark .22 pistol.

Jeff was very impressed with Springfield Armory's EMP compact 9mm.

25-yard offhand group shows the EMP's practical accuracy. Jeff's group is circled, the rest were not fired by him.

Springfield Armory's XD 45.

Smith & Wesson's Tony Miele with their reissue of the classic Model 29 .44 Magnum. Make my day, punk!

Smith & Wesson's Model 336 Sc/S .357 Magnum.

Smith & Wesson is also reissuing the Model 36 (top) and Model 40 "Lemon Squeezer" (center & bottom) .38 Specials, beautifully finished in high-polish blue or color case-hardened...

...and the Model 22, a faithful reproduction of the great Model 1917, in case-hardened finish (top), nickel (center) or high-polish blue (bottom).

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 686 .357 Magnum.

Jeff shoots S&W's Model 40 "Lemon Squeezer".

Smith & Wesson M&P .45 ACP "military version" with thumb safeties and lanyard loop.

Smith & Wesson's M&P 9mm Compact Model.

Boge has a go at the S&W M&P Compact.

We played with the prototype of Crimson Trace's upcoming Laser Grip for S&W's full-sized M&P. There will be some cosmetic differences in the production version.

The "big news" from S&W is their new line of shotguns. Here, Jeff shoots the semi-auto 12-gauge.

Jeff shoots S&W's 20-gauge side-by side double...

...and their 12-gauge over/under.

Gerber's new "Carnivore" head light is designed to make it easier to follow blood trails in the dark.

Jeff hard at work in the hotel room, answering readers' emails.