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It's that time of year again — January brings the beginning of SHOT Show 2020, the world's largest shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade show. As in previous years, we'll be packing up our cameras, laptops, and note pads to spend a full week in Las Vegas documenting all the new gear that's announced at this industry-exclusive event. Vendors bring out their latest guns, packs, tools, apparel, off-road vehicles, and other products to show them off to members of the media for the very first time.

The flurry of announcements at SHOT Show is always exciting to witness, and gives us an early look at some of the items that will  be released later in the year. This show is not open to the public, only to manufacturers, sales staff, and credentialed media — thankfully, we fall into the third category, so we're able to attend. We use this opportunity to walk the show floor, taking photos and video clips of new products as we get our hands on them.

The SHOT Show floor officially opens tomorrow morning, but today is the Industry Day at the Range. That means we'll be at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, trying out featured firearms from a variety of manufacturers. Tuesday through Friday, we'll be walking the floor of the Sands Expo Center for the bulk of the show.

Highlights will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts as usual, but this year we're doing things a little differently and posting more live content to our Instagram Stories. You'll be able to see some of the posts in the gallery below, but be sure to follow us on Instagram to see the latest stories at SHOT Show 2020. Also, stay tuned here on OFFGRIDweb for new gear articles throughout the week!

Pictured: Former Mexican counter-narcotic officer Pictured: Former Mexican counter-narcotic officer and anti-abduction instructor Ed Calderon speaks at the Protector Symposium. 
In you case you missed the article last week, Patrick Vuong @calmbatives attended the Protector Symposium and learned some valuable lessons in mindset, training and tactics. Click our bio link to read his takeaway @recoiloffgridmagazine.

Pictured: Former Mexican counter-narcotic officer and anti-abduction instructor Ed Calderon speaks at the Protector Symposium.
In you case you missed the article last week, Patrick Vuong @calmbatives attended the Protector Symposium and learned some valuable lessons in mindset, training and tactics. Click our bio link to read his takeaway @recoiloffgridmagazine.
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There are venomous snakes that may be confused with non-venomous species. Read about them on and Offgrid web, link in our bio. ...

A diagram from the National Weather Service shows A diagram from the National Weather Service shows how to escape a rip current. Learn how to recognize and avoid ocean rip currents, and swim safely this summer by clicking the article link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine.

A diagram from the National Weather Service shows how to escape a rip current. Learn how to recognize and avoid ocean rip currents, and swim safely this summer by clicking the article link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

Enter to win a CIVIVI Baklash by clicking the link Enter to win a CIVIVI Baklash by clicking the link in our bio. The CIVIVI Baklash has become an EDC staple to many for good reason. With a ball bearing flipper action to rival knives more than twice its price, sleek light weight style, G10 handles with skeletonized liners, and a reversible deep-carry clip the Baklash is a feature packed slice of confidence in your pocket. The corrosion resistant 9Cr18Mov hollow ground blade will provide years of reliable effortless cutting. To ensure consistent quality and flawless workmanship every knife from CIVIVI is hand-inspected by a skilled technician.
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Overall Length: 8.10 inches
Closed Length: 4.6 inches
Weight: 3.88oz
Blade Material: 9Cr18MoV
Blade Finish: Satin
Handle Material: Twill Carbon Fiber On G10

Enter to win a CIVIVI Baklash by clicking the link in our bio. The CIVIVI Baklash has become an EDC staple to many for good reason. With a ball bearing flipper action to rival knives more than twice its price, sleek light weight style, G10 handles with skeletonized liners, and a reversible deep-carry clip the Baklash is a feature packed slice of confidence in your pocket. The corrosion resistant 9Cr18Mov hollow ground blade will provide years of reliable effortless cutting. To ensure consistent quality and flawless workmanship every knife from CIVIVI is hand-inspected by a skilled technician.

Overall Length: 8.10 inches
Closed Length: 4.6 inches
Weight: 3.88oz
Blade Material: 9Cr18MoV
Blade Finish: Satin
Handle Material: Twill Carbon Fiber On G10
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This weeks knife giveaway comes from @civiviknife! This weeks knife giveaway comes from @civiviknife! Win a CIVIVI Baklash: 
1.)Tag a friend in the comments
2.) Follow @civiviknife and @recoiloffgridmagazine 
3.) click the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine ⠀ 
That’s all folks. You have all this week to enter. ⠀
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More info on the CIVIVI Baklash: With a ball bearing flipper action to rival knives more than twice its price, sleek light weight style, G10 handles with skeletonized liners, and a reversible deep-carry clip the CIVIVI Baklash is a feature packed slice of confidence in your pocket. The corrosion resistant 9Cr18Mov hollow ground blade will provide years of reliable effortless cutting. To ensure consistent quality and flawless workmanship every knife from CIVIVI is hand-inspected by a skilled technician.

This weeks knife giveaway comes from @civiviknife! Win a CIVIVI Baklash:
1.)Tag a friend in the comments
2.) Follow @civiviknife and @recoiloffgridmagazine
3.) click the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine ⠀
That’s all folks. You have all this week to enter. ⠀
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More info on the CIVIVI Baklash: With a ball bearing flipper action to rival knives more than twice its price, sleek light weight style, G10 handles with skeletonized liners, and a reversible deep-carry clip the CIVIVI Baklash is a feature packed slice of confidence in your pocket. The corrosion resistant 9Cr18Mov hollow ground blade will provide years of reliable effortless cutting. To ensure consistent quality and flawless workmanship every knife from CIVIVI is hand-inspected by a skilled technician.
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The MIK-01 (Medium Infantry Knife) from Australia’s Halfbreed Blades which will debut at @Blade_Show 2020 this August. This is an overbuilt fixed blade combat knife designed for “piercing, slashing, and slicing tasks,” and use by elite military units, infantry and members of the broader professional combat community. 
Sporting a one-piece full-tang construction, the 6.49 inch blade of D2 tool steel in a modified spear point pattern features a fuller to lighten the load, partial serrations and a Teflon coat to reduce glare and corrosion. 
The 3D, CNC-machined G-10 handle is contoured for enhanced grip with gloved hands and is secured by steel Torx fittings. The crusher pommel is suited as a glass breaker and a hammer and has a large lanyard slot for paracord or carabiner attachment. An extra-large guard aids in control and prevention of injury to the user. Specs below: -Weight: 11.18 ounces -Overall Length: 11.61 inches -Sheath: Kydex with two primary attachment options including belt and PALs MOLLE -MSRP: $250 -Website: halfbreedblades.com.au. -IG: @halfbreedblades

The MIK-01 (Medium Infantry Knife) from Australia’s Halfbreed Blades which will debut at @Blade_Show 2020 this August. This is an overbuilt fixed blade combat knife designed for “piercing, slashing, and slicing tasks,” and use by elite military units, infantry and members of the broader professional combat community.
Sporting a one-piece full-tang construction, the 6.49 inch blade of D2 tool steel in a modified spear point pattern features a fuller to lighten the load, partial serrations and a Teflon coat to reduce glare and corrosion.
The 3D, CNC-machined G-10 handle is contoured for enhanced grip with gloved hands and is secured by steel Torx fittings. The crusher pommel is suited as a glass breaker and a hammer and has a large lanyard slot for paracord or carabiner attachment. An extra-large guard aids in control and prevention of injury to the user. Specs below: -Weight: 11.18 ounces -Overall Length: 11.61 inches -Sheath: Kydex with two primary attachment options including belt and PALs MOLLE -MSRP: $250 -Website: halfbreedblades.com.au. -IG: @halfbreedblades
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A cache, pronounced “cash,” not “cash-ay,” A cache, pronounced “cash,” not “cash-ay,” is simply a collection of gear and supplies you’ve hidden away for future use. For the last few decades, they’ve traditionally been made using PVC tubing of various diameters. Learn why you should cache and learn how to make your own by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine.

A cache, pronounced “cash,” not “cash-ay,” is simply a collection of gear and supplies you’ve hidden away for future use. For the last few decades, they’ve traditionally been made using PVC tubing of various diameters. Learn why you should cache and learn how to make your own by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

There are many reasons why you’d want to build a There are many reasons why you’d want to build a watertight storage container for a survival cache. We walk you through one method to make your own, small cache with full directions and supplies. Read the article by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine.

There are many reasons why you’d want to build a watertight storage container for a survival cache. We walk you through one method to make your own, small cache with full directions and supplies. Read the article by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

Lockpicking Looking for a way to add vital urban s Lockpicking Looking for a way to add vital urban survival skills to your repertoire? If you're in the Midwest, you may want to consider attending GORUCK's training event in Indianapolis this coming D-Day weekend. The GORUCK team will teach how to defeat or bypass locks, use ropes, climb fences and ahem, acquire a vehicle to escape the immediate vicinity. Sunday will see students get jocked up and go to war with each other, as they attempt to blast opponents in the face with Simuntion Glock 17s Because nothing reinforces good techniques like seeing someone being peppered with sims rounds. Read more about the event by clicking our bio link.

Lockpicking Looking for a way to add vital urban survival skills to your repertoire? If you're in the Midwest, you may want to consider attending GORUCK's training event in Indianapolis this coming D-Day weekend. The GORUCK team will teach how to defeat or bypass locks, use ropes, climb fences and ahem, acquire a vehicle to escape the immediate vicinity. Sunday will see students get jocked up and go to war with each other, as they attempt to blast opponents in the face with Simuntion Glock 17s Because nothing reinforces good techniques like seeing someone being peppered with sims rounds. Read more about the event by clicking our bio link. ...

Mindset, tactics, and training are three concepts Mindset, tactics, and training are three concepts you need to protect yourself and those around you. Byron Rodgers recently founded and hosted the inaugural Protector Symposium, a conference for security experts, law enforcement, and civilians interested in learning how to better protect themselves and those around them. Read about it by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine.

Mindset, tactics, and training are three concepts you need to protect yourself and those around you. Byron Rodgers recently founded and hosted the inaugural Protector Symposium, a conference for security experts, law enforcement, and civilians interested in learning how to better protect themselves and those around them. Read about it by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

If there was ever a quintessential American knife If there was ever a quintessential American knife design, it would have to be the Bowie knife. Its murky origins have a mysterious shroud, but once word of this knife got out, people had to have one. We take a closer look at the origins and legacy of one of history‘s most iconic survival knives, article link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine

If there was ever a quintessential American knife design, it would have to be the Bowie knife. Its murky origins have a mysterious shroud, but once word of this knife got out, people had to have one. We take a closer look at the origins and legacy of one of history‘s most iconic survival knives, article link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine ...

“Lower value cards feature less-strenuous survival workouts. Twos are warmup cards, such as the following two of hearts workout.” 👉🏼Read more about this deck of cards by RE Factor Tactical that contains 52 Survival Workouts by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine ...

This deck of cards by RE Factor Tactical contains This deck of cards by RE Factor Tactical contains 52 home workouts designed to be completed with limited equipment. Read more about it by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine

This deck of cards by RE Factor Tactical contains 52 home workouts designed to be completed with limited equipment. Read more about it by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine ...

You can win two of these tomahawks from American T You can win two of these tomahawks from American Tomahawk by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ・・・
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Repost @american_tomahawk :The basics.  Don’t forget your Tomahawk! — #americantomahawkcompany #americantomahawk #onetoolmanytasks #rmjusa #rmjtactical #tomahawk  #prepare #survivalkit #outdoorgear #bugoutgear #weaponsfanatics #tools #survive #explore #bushcraft #multitool #backcountry #keepitwild #blazeyourowntrail #merica #wildernessculture  #americanmade #bladelife #adventuregear  #goexplore #lifeofadventure #adventurebound #photography #toolsthatwilllastalifetime

You can win two of these tomahawks from American Tomahawk by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ・・・

Repost @american_tomahawk :The basics. Don’t forget your Tomahawk! — #americantomahawkcompany #americantomahawk #onetoolmanytasks #rmjusa #rmjtactical #tomahawk #prepare #survivalkit #outdoorgear #bugoutgear #weaponsfanatics #tools #survive #explore #bushcraft #multitool #backcountry #keepitwild #blazeyourowntrail #merica #wildernessculture #americanmade #bladelife #adventuregear #goexplore #lifeofadventure #adventurebound #photography #toolsthatwilllastalifetime
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Win two @american_tomahawk Model 1's! One with a nylon handle and the other hickory. Rules:

1.) Tag a friend in the comments
2.) Follow @american_tomahawk & @recoiloffgridmagazine.
3.) click the link in our bio @recoilmagazine ⠀
That’s it! Good luck and happy Wednesday!

More info in the Model 1 Tomahawk:
Nylon and a classic Tennessee hickory handle. The Model 1 is designed to be small and light enough to never be left at home, but big enough to serve as your lightweight axe/chopping/smashing tool.
SPECIFICATIONS
· Overall Length: 14.125 in
· Head Length: 8 in
· Cutting Edge Length: 2 3/8 in
· Weight: 20 ounces (without sheath)
· Blade Material: Drop forged 1060 (HRC 56-57)
· Finish: Black Powdercoat
· Handle Material: STN 66 Supertough Nylon and Hickory
· Sheath: Kydex scabbard
· Made in the USA
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One of our popular past articles: When it comes to One of our popular past articles: When it comes to matters of survival, a Swiss Army knife can be a lifesaver, too. Here we highlight five of the most unexpected uses for everyone’s favorite little red multitool. Full Article in Bio @recoiloffgridmagazine.

One of our popular past articles: When it comes to matters of survival, a Swiss Army knife can be a lifesaver, too. Here we highlight five of the most unexpected uses for everyone’s favorite little red multitool. Full Article in Bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

IWA INTERNATIONAL M14 SMOKE GRENADE: Smoke grenades are widely used by military personnel for identifying extraction zones, hence the use of the term “pop smoke” to mean “let’s get out of here.” The M14 smoke grenade (or “Smoke Deployment Simulation Device” according to the label) is made in the UK by TLSFx; IWA International imported them to the U.S. and got them approved by the ATF.

Offgrid covers six emergency signaling devices that can easily fit into a pocket or pack. See them all by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine.
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Offgrid covers six emergency signaling devices that can easily fit into a pocket or pack. We’ve specifically focused this guide on visual signals that can be used over long distances; these tools can be complemented by audible signals, such as a whistle or air horn. See them all by clicking the link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine ...

The Klymit KSB Double is a purpose-built two-person sleeping bag designed for three-season use. For testing, we paired the KSB with Klymit’s Double-V sleeping pad. More photos + the full review article linked in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...


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