SHOT show comes to end and exhibitors and attendees alike view it with a mix of relief and regret. Working SHOT can be fun and its great to see all the new gear but its a lot of work too! Tons of walking and talking and generally not nearly enough sleep take their toll by weeks end. Even if you aren’t the party sort the show makes for 9 hour days, plus some planning up in the SHOT Media room in the mornings, and often involves work related dinners and functions in the evenings. Add in running back to the room to go through your days discoveries and upload pics and you’re doing a lot more moving than you are sitting let alone sleeping. We never see everything we want too and always end up realizing something we missed after the show but that’s the nature of the beast. Even with missing things you still leave with sense of accomplishment that you dove into the largest expo of its kind in the world and took a big chunk out of seeing all the latest and greatest gear for the year to come! Keep an eye on the Monkey! Even though the shows done we’ll still be trickling in some last minute reports and we’ll soon start working on reviews based upon things we found at the show!