2020 Hunting Retailer Show Product Preview

The Hunting Retailer Show will put the whole hunting industry in front of you so you can put the best products in front of your customers.

2020 Hunting Retailer Show Product Preview

The Hunting Retailer Show is set for its inaugural run March 9-10, 2020, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Targeted specifically to retailers in the hunting and outdoors industry, this all-new show aims to bring the entire hunting industry together under one roof. The exposition will feature manufacturers from the outdoor marketplace focusing primarily on the hunting industry.

The show will offer a comprehensive educational program consisting of eight seminars presented by both retailers and manufacturers. Presentations cover a range of important topics pertaining to your business, including marketing, trademark and law, point-of-sale software, event participation, security, manufacturing and meeting the needs of your female customers. There will also be networking opportunities available including Retailer Roundtable Discussions both mornings and an Industry Appreciation Party in the evening on Monday, March 9.

Jeff Bruss, president of COLE Expos, brings more than two decades of trade show management experience to the event. He leads a staff of professionals who owned, managed, grew and eventually sold one of the largest trade shows in the United States. Bruss identified the need for such an event through ties to the outdoor industry on both the advertising/sales and retail sides.

“I’ve been to multiple shows over the past few years, and they were either not targeting the hunting market at all or were specifically targeting one type of hunter,” Bruss says. “Even more disappointing are outdoor shows that don’t include the hunting market at all, concentrating solely on the camping, climbing, hiking and biking side of things. Hunting is a strong market and we intend to proudly represent that through this show.”

COLE Expos is owned by the same company as Grand View Outdoors. The synergies between the trade show organization and the business-to-business brands owned by GVO make a strong bond for advertising, promoting and launching this new event.

“We’ve never had an opportunity like this in the long history of GVO. With our strong ties to the industry, we see this as a win-win for all involved,” says GVO President Derrick Nawrocki.

Grand View Outdoors operates six titles in the business-to-business space including Hunting Retailer, Archery Business, Shooting Sports Retailer, Tactical Retailer, Bait & Tackle Business and Recreational Retailer, as well as the consumer titles Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme and Whitetail Journal.

The following are some of the products that will be highlighted at the 2020 Hunting Retailer Show.

SEAL 1 Signature Series Copper and Lead Remover

SEAL 1 Signature Series Copper and Lead Remover is specifically designed for high-performance shooters. It’s all natural, non-toxic and environmentally friendly, and research shows that it is more effective and safer for the user than traditional copper and lead removal products. SEAL 1 uses state of the art technology to remove copper and lead fouling from the bore without the strong odors or dangerous chemicals used in traditional copper removers. It can also be used to help improve performance in bores that have slight imperfections. SEAL 1 specializes in eco-based archery, hunting and shooting sports products. MSRP: $10.49. www.seal1.com

T-Bird Archery Modular Arrow Saw

T-Bird Archery’s Modular Arrow Saw is a versatile and quiet arrow cut-off saw powered by a powerful 8,000 rpm motor, ensuring quick cuts through any type of arrow shaft. Spin testers check for arrow shaft straightness and broadhead runout and a deburring tool chamfers the inside of the arrow shaft to allow easy insert installation. A vacuum adapter accommodates a vacuum cleaner to remove carbon dust and a built-in squaring device quickly and accurately sands the ends of the arrow shaft to make certain the nock and insert are perfectly aligned with the arrow shaft. Built for pro shop and home use. MSRP: $135. www.modulararrowsaw.com

Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe

The Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe is a big, warm, comfortable, inflatable sleeping pad that weighs in at only 2 pounds — testament that it’s possible to have a luxury pad without going overboard on weight. All insulated Klymit sleeping pads feature Klymalite insulation, which creates additional warmth that lasts through the night. And its V-chambered sleeping surface is wide enough to move around on without feeling restricted. Take on cold conditions without sacrificing comfort or pack size. Klymalite lofted synthetic insulation offers exceptional warmth without the dreaded crinkle noise of other insulated pads. It even rolls up small enough to easily slide into a backpack. MSRP: $119.95. www.klymit.com

Sightmark Wraith HD 4-32x50mm Digital Riflescope

Take back the night in high definition with the Sightmark Wraith 4-32x50mm digital riflescope. Hunt with an advanced 1920x1080 HD sensor that provides full-color clarity in daytime or simply hit the left arrow to switch to night mode — with classic emerald or black and white viewing options. The Wraith comes with a removable 850nm IR illuminator to provide an enhanced nighttime image and accurate target acquisition up to 200 yards. The Wraith features a built-in camera that allows users to record and share videos, 4.5 hours of battery life with four common AA batteries and an external MicroUSB port for expanding power options. Customize the Wraith with 10 reticle options and nine color choices. MSRP: $599.99. www.sightmark.com

Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Boots

Serious boots for rugged terrain, Kenetrek 10-inch Mountain Extreme boots are made with 2.8mm full grain leather and one piece vamp boot uppers — which means there’s no stitching at the tongue to come loose or allow moisture to penetrate. The uppers sit on top of stiff yet lightweight 7mm nylon midsoles with high traction K-talon outsoles. Waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane ensures dry feet, and 400- or 1,000-gram Thinsulate insulation keeps them warm. Other features include reinforced triple stitching in high wear areas, anti-corrosion swiveling hardware and a reinforced rubber sole guard for extra leather abrasion resistance. Retail: Starts at $465. www.kenetrek.com

EOTech Vudu 1–8x24mm SFP Riflescope

EOTech, a division of L3Harris Technologies, has added the versatile 1–8x24mm Second Focal Plane configuration to its Vudu riflescope lineup. Like other Vudu scopes, the 1–8x24mm SFP is made from aircraft-grade aluminum — including a one-piece 30mm tube — for strength and durability. It features clear and bright XC High-Density glass with extraordinary resolution, color fidelity and low-light performance characteristics. It also has surgically precise turrets and intuitive push-button reticle illumination controls. The HC3 quad-level BDC reticle features a precise 0.5-MOA illuminated center dot and 2-, 5-, 8.5- and 12.5-MOA subtensions on the vertical axis (at 8X power). It measures just 10.5 inches in length and weighs a mere 21.1 ounces, making it shorter and lighter than most other scopes in this configuration. MSRP: $1,399. www.eotechgear.com

MTR Leather Slimline Deluxe Pancake Holster

MTR Leather’s Slimline Deluxe Pancake Holster features a slim profile with a light butt-forward cant allowing effective OWB concealment and easy access for drawing a weapon. It comes with custom combat accessibility, allowing for an instant shooting grip, and covers the full-length barrel and trigger of each weapon. The open-top design offers a swift and easy draw with a great cosmetic appearance and detailed molding. Customized holsters are available for lasers/lights/optic attachments on specific weapons and is offered in exotic leathers such as full dark brown alligator. The Slimline Deluxe Pancake Holsters with custom sweat shields are hand-molded to fit specific firearms. MSRP: NA. www.mtrcustomleather.com

Sheffield 12626 Field Box

The Sheffield 12626 Field Box has been redesigned and is now even better for protecting, storing and safely transporting ammo and other valuables in the outdoors. With a compression-fit lid that resists water and dust, plus a molded lip for added strength and protection against contaminants, this sturdy field box has many uses. It’s ideal for hunting and fishing gear, equipment, electronics, tools and many other items. It features three locking options to guard against prying and tampering, providing peace of mind that belongings are safe and secure. A base-to-lid interlocking system reduces tipping and allows easy stacking to save space and enhance organization. It has a hefty handle for easy carrying and is available in a variety of colors. MSRP: $10.98. www.sheffield-tools.com

JTS Group M12AK Semi-auto Shotgun

The JTS M12AK semi-automatic magazine-fed shotgun has been designed and built based on the traditional AK platform, utilizing a long stroke piston system and duel locking lug bolt. It is chambered for 2¾- and 3-inch shotshells and its adjustable gas system can be easily configured to run most loads. It has a chrome-lined barrel that is threaded to accept Rem.-style choke tubes and is manufactured utilizing the highest-grade polymers available. As with all JTS shotguns, the M12AK is shipped with a cylinder choke and two five-round magazines. MSRP: $449. www.jtsgroup.us 

ATN BinoX 4K 4-16X Day & Night Smart HD Binocular

Integrating a laser rangefinder into its BinoX 4K Day & Night binocular series now allows American Technologies Network product lines to talk to each other. Simply build a ballistics profile in your SMART HD scope and range the target with the BinoX 4K Day & Night binocular. The SMART HD processor handles the rest and will provide an instantaneous POI adjustment. This day/night binocular will allow users to have the convenience, speed, efficiency and valuable dual-purpose functionality of a high-definition binocular, perfectly paired with an angle-compensated rangefinder. The control keypad is simple to use and easily manipulated with a single hand. The BinoX 4K is ergonomically designed and includes a neck strap. MSRP: Starts at $899. www.atncorp.com

Osprey Elite Series 1-12/26mm IR Riflescope

Osprey Global’s Elite Series 1-12x26mm IR riflescope offers a wide magnification range for close- to mid-range shooting, combining impressive in-the-field performance with a stealthy appearance. Designed with serious shooters in mind, it features a second focal plane elite reticle calibrated for 55-grain 5.56/.223 projectiles. Built with a sturdy 34mm tube, the Elite Series 1-12x26mm scope has an overall length of 10.6 inches and an eye relief of 4.72 to 3.5 inches. Other features include red, green and blue illumination, 94-7.9-foot field of view at 100 yards, 100 MOA elevation, windage adjustment and more. Uses one CR2032 battery. MSRP: $649. www.ospreyscopes.com

McMillan Mc3 Tradition Hunting Stock

Modeled after McMillan’s popular Game Scout Hunting stock, the Tradition features a vertical pistol grip with built-in texture panels that match the panels in the forend — built to fit Remington BDL long- or short-action rifles. The Tradition is 31 inches long and weighs 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Installation is as simple as removing the old stock and swapping in the Mc3 and BDL floorplate reusing the factory screws. Every Mc3 stock comes equipped with aluminum pillars bedded in during molding. The Tradition is a great economical option for anyone who wants to ditch their factory stock for a long-lasting and accurate upgrade. Available in tan, olive green and carbon fiber black. MSRP: $269. www.mcmillanusa.com

Phalanx Defense Systems Stealth Operator Holster

Engineered using a temperature-resistant, high-strength polymer, Stealth Operator now offers gun owners a lightweight, durable and flexible holster for concealed carry or use at the range. Stealth Operator holsters are a multi-fit containment system for the multi-gun owner, available in compact, full-size and left-handed models. Contoured to fit the curves of the body, each holster is formed using proprietary Frame-Lock technology to provide positive and reliable retention for 150-plus handgun models without any adjustment. Stealth Operator is a brand of Phalanx Defense Systems, which produces body armor and tactical equipment. All Phalanx Defense Systems products are made from high-quality materials in the USA. MSRP: $39.95. www.phalanxsystems.com

Alaska Guide Creations Kodiak Cub Binocular Pack

There are times when it’s better to have more than not enough. Integrating simplicity and utility, the Kodiak Cub binocular pack from Alaska Guide Creations delivers optimal protection and storage. The Cub protects valuable optics while keeping them easily accessible. It also provides storage of other essential gear with two elastic sleeves on the lid to hold a phone, a front rangefinder pocket and two side pockets for a wind checker and headlamp or other like-size items. The Kodiak Cub is available in a variety of camo patterns. Alaska Guide Creations also offers packs in multiple sizes and pocket configurations, and accessories to fit most binoculars and all styles of hunting. MSRP: $99.99. www.alaskaguidecreations.com 

Air Venturi SenX ONYX Crossbow

Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns is pleased to showcase the SenX ONYX Crossbow, the industry’s first and only one-push cocking (OPC) crossbow. The ONYX features collapsible limbs for easier transport and an arrow speed of up to 330 fps. But the biggest differentiator is the one-push cocking system powered by a refillable high-pressure air tank. A simple touch of a button cocks and de-cocks the unit, erasing the safety concerns associated with traditional crossbows, which hunters often carry fully cocked and ready to fire. With the ONYX, hunters can automatically cock the crossbow when needed, immediately before shooting. MSRP: $1,749.99/Basic Combo; $2,059.99/Premium Combo; $3,199.99/Ultimate Combo. www.airventuri.com

Celerant Gun Shop Software

Celerant is a premier provider of gun shop software, including shooting range software, gun store POS systems and firearms dealer software in the United States, serving the firearms industry for close to two decades. Sportsman retailers can leverage its solutions-integrated electronic A&D book, e4473 and digital waivers, easily import products from vendor catalogs such as Sports South, Zanders and RSR, and upload products to third-party marketplaces such GunBroker, Guns.com and Amazon. As a preferred software provider of the NSSF and the NRA, Celerant supports the hunting, archery and outdoor industries and will continue to do so long-term with its gun store eCommerce and other retail management solutions. www.celerant.com

Sports South Shooting Warehouse

Sports South maintains an industry leadership position through the relentless pursuit of innovation to drive long-term success and growth. With the nation’s largest single source of shooting sports products from leading manufacturers under one roof, Sports South can deliver unmatched distribution services to its customers. Its virtually-live online inventory is available 24/7 at theshootingwarehouse.com — access to 37,000-plus products and many other retailer account features that will make day-in and day-out transactions effortless. Sports South also offers many web service APIs so customers can take advantage of the same data as its own website. www.theshootingwarehouse.com

Alpine Products Ammo Slicker

The Ammo Slicker from Alpine Products is an innovative ammo holder built with special non-slip neoprene and a catch pocket to keep ammo secure. It completely covers the ammo and fits most rifle buttstocks on the market. The Ammo Slicker is available in shotgun, small and large caliber versions, and single pocket designs, and includes a left- or right-hand dope sheet window. The large caliber model holds seven rounds and the small caliber model holds 10 rounds. Never drop ammo again. MSRP: $21.99. www.alpineproducts.com

Spot Hogg Wise Guy Wrist-Style Release

The Spot Hogg Wise Guy was built for hardcore hunters who want a wrist strap style release with the same quality and accuracy as target releases. The Wise guy incorporates an uber-light adjustable fail-safe trigger with zero travel, rigid body for comfort and speed, a quick loading jaw that creates a torque free release when using a D-loop and a forward trigger design for maximum draw length and speed. It also has a magnetic breathable Velcro wrist strap for consistent adjustments. MSRP: NA www.spot-hogg.com

RUGID Compound Bow Case 2.0

The new and improved RUGID Compound Bow Case fits most modern parallel-limbed bows. The durable waterproof, rugged, floating case is made of 500D PVC. The new model features an improved zipper location on the arrow pocket that allows full access to the 33-inch-long by 8-inch-wide by 2-inch-deep arrow pocket. Both the arrow pocket and accessory pocket also feature upgraded highly durable zipper mechanicals. Additional features include an elastic call/clip holder, rear tie-down straps and a removable closed-cell foam interior for protection and easy cleaning. MSRP $239.99. www.rugidgear.com 

Mountain Lakes Custom Embroidered Caps

You design it and they will make it. Mountain Lakes high-quality custom hats are a popular and cost effective way to advertise any company or product. And it now has a special offer on custom embroidered caps in numerous fabric types in a rainbow of color choices. The price includes free setup and up to 10,000 stitches, choice of fabric and embroidery locations, pre-curved bill and proof sample by photo — or just pay shipping for a physical proof product. For an extra charge, puff embroidery and a sandwich bill are also available. MSRP: $3.25 plus shipping/minimum quantity of 288; $1.98 plus shipping/large quantity of 10,000 and up. www.mloutdoors.com

Pocket Shot PRO Arrow Kit

The Pocket Shot is the evolution of the slingshot. Its patented circular design allows users to load and shoot different projectiles at two to three times the rate of a regular slingshot. Perfect for hunters and recreational use, the Pocket Shot also features a sling-bow variation. The PRO Arrow Kit has a 40-pound draw weight and allows users to shoot full-size arrows up to 180 fps. The kit includes a PRO arrow pouch, pocket hammer, black arrow cap, pocket shot inner ring and cap, four nock caps and an arrow release trigger (glove). The Pocket Shot weighs only 14 ounces and measures 7.5x4 inches. MSRP: $99-$105. www.thepocketshot.com

L&Q Tactical Laptop Backpack

The Laptop Backpack from L&Q Tactical comes equipped with padded air mesh shoulder straps and back panel and has a robust grab-and-go handle. It will safely transport up to a 17-inch laptop computer via its spacious main padded compartment with a rigid board for enhanced support and stability. It also features a zippered tablet pocket, a zippered pocket with an organizer/office panel and a kidney pad with a hidden, padded zippered pocket for a concealed weapon. An integrated rain fly keeps the backpack dry and stows away in the bottom. MSRP: $150. www.lqtactical.com 

Register Now

To register for the 2020 Hunting Retailer Show, visit www.huntingretailershow.com or call 866-933-2653.


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