The number of women in the U.S. who practiced target shooting at gun ranges jumped 60 percent, to 5.4 million, between 2001 and 2013, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), an industry trade group.
If you’re an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, Las Vegas is the place to be this week. The annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show—better known as the SHOT Show—is the launching pad for a plethora of new firearms and firearm accessories.
And after a few years where innovation in the industry was de-emphasized to focus on meeting backorders on existing models, firearm manufacturers are now ready to stretch a few creative muscles. Here’s what turned our heads—and what we heard other showgoers buzzing about.