Final SHOT Show Notebook: Chris Kyle patch a hit item
Kyle patch a hit item at SHOT Show
Among the most visited booths at the 2015 SHOT Show was the AmericanSnipers.org booth where, for a $10 donation, guests could receive a Chris Kyle velcro patch.
Kyle's life is the subject of the current hit movie, American Sniper, and the velcro patches were a very popular souvenir among those attending the SHOT Show.
The patch also has Chad Littlefield‘s name, who was killed at the Texas gun range the same time as Kyle. The money raised from the patches is for Kyle's and Littlefield’s families.
OKC HOLSTER MAKER WINS AWARD
Lisa Looper of Oklahoma City, owner of Flashbang Holsters, received an award Thursday at the SHOT Show from the Women's Shooting Alliance
Her holster, the Flashbang, was voted one of the best women's products in the shooting industry. More than 10,000 female shooters across the country voted for the best products of the year.
OLYMPIC SHOOTERS ATTEND SHOW
Making appearances Friday at the SHOT Show was Olympic shooters Josh Richmond and Brandy Drozd.
Richmond is the current 2014 world championship gold medalist and Drozd is the 2014 ISSF world championship gold medalist.
2015 SHOT SHOW CLOSES
The 2015 SHOT Show ended Friday and attendance was the second highest ever at 64,000. Last year, the show set a record as almost 67,000 came through the turnstiles.
“We know from long experience that attendance at the SHOT Show is a reflection of the state of our industry,” said Chris Dolnack, National Shooting Sports Federation senior vice-president and chief marketing officer. “This second highest attendance is in keeping with what we saw in the past year, that our industry is in good health."