DIY Stickman shield by Matthew Nolan
22 Apr 2017

Crowd Defense Policy Now!

In my first arti­cle for Reload1, I dis­cussed shields in con­tem­po­rary defense. Dis­cussing gear is not enough.  We need a pol­i­cy for crowd defense, and we need it now.  I am devel­op­ing that pol­i­cy here:  https://www.patreon.com/crowddefense. You’ve prob­a­bly already spent con­sid­er­able time, mon­ey, and effort devel­op­ing your skills for self

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DIY Stickman shield by Matthew Nolan
14 Apr 2017

Shields in Contemporary Self and Crowd Defense

We all saw the video of the Based Stick­man Kyle Chap­man. And, I’m sure we all liked the shield. He made great choic­es with his gear. But the shield real­ly stood out to me. I have been think­ing about the use of bal­lis­tic shields since the New­ton Mas­sacre, and I

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08 Jul 2015

SHOT Show Hotel Rooms Going, Going …

July 8, 2015 By Chris Dol­nack, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer At the Exhibitor Acad­e­my we held last month in Las Vegas, our part­ners at Con­vExx tipped us off to the sta­tus of hotel rooms avail­able for the 2016 SHOT Show. That tip came down to one fine

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02 Jul 2015

Trade Show Attitudes—Beyond the “Power of Positive” Platitudes

Dur­ing the recent 2015 Exhibitors Acad­e­my in Las Vegas, we were treat­ed to one of the most engag­ing keynote address­es one could hope to have. Pre­sent­ed by Jef­fer­son Davis—better known as the “Tradeshow Turn­around Artist”—his hour-long address had the near­ly 100 Acad­e­my atten­dees furi­ous­ly tak­ing notes and com­pet­ing for atten­tion

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23 Jun 2015

2015 SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy Earns High Praise

Near­ly 100 new and vet­er­an SHOT Show exhibitors last week attend­ed the 2015 SHOT Show Exhibitor Acad­e­my, where exhibitors filled sem­i­nar rooms at the Sands Expo Cen­ter to learn how to max­i­mize their return on invest­ment and exchange ideas to improve the show expe­ri­ence for all in atten­dance. The first

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11 Jun 2015

2016 Industry Day at the Range Already Gaining Traction

June 11, 2015 By Chris Dol­nack, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer While the 2015 Indus­try Day at the Range set a record for atten­dance, our man­age­ment part­ners aren’t rest­ing on their lau­rels. CMG Mar­ket­ing & Events’ Cathy Williams and her staff are fast-track­­ing spon­sors and exhibitors to ensure

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19 May 2015

IWA Show Connects U.S. Firearms Manufacturers to European Market

For many years, the Nation­al Shoot­ing Sports Foun­da­tion (NSSF) has exhib­it­ed at the annu­al IWA & Out­door Clas­sics show in Nurn­berg, Ger­many. It is always a pro­duc­tive event for us, but none more so than the 2015 show. There are many rea­sons why exhibit­ing at the IWA & Out­door Clas­sics

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17 Apr 2015

NSSF Names Schilling Director of Exhibitions & Conferences

The Nation­al Shoot­ing Sports Foun­da­tion® (NSSF®) has announced that Melis­sa Schilling has been pro­mot­ed to the posi­tion of Direc­tor, Exhi­bi­tions & Con­fer­ences. Schilling’s most recent posi­tion with the orga­ni­za­tion has been Direc­tor, Recruit­ment & Reten­tion, a title she’s held since 2012. Schilling brings a wealth of tal­ent to this new

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06 Apr 2015

SHOT Show 2015 Exhibitor Academy—We Want You!

SHOT Show 2015 Exhibitor Academy—We Want You! April 6, 2015 By Chris Dol­nack, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer It is with great pride and excite­ment that NSSF is mak­ing plans for its sec­ond annu­al SHOT Show Exhibitor Acad­e­my. Fol­low­ing on the tremen­dous suc­cess of last year’s inau­gur­al event,

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