The first day of SHOT Show produced connections to Daniel Defense, Steyr and American Metal Suppliers. It also allowed me to meet Kris Ford and Stephanie (Hayden) Ford from Red Jacket Firearms and Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns.  

Day two led led to connections with Epilog Laser and the American Gunsmithing Institute. It also led to me confirming with the Bureau of the ATFE that I do not need an FFL to proceed with my manufacturing plans.   The best part of day 2 was meeting SSgt. (retired) Al Mampre and Sgt. Sammy L. Davis.  SSgt Mampre is a former member of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.  Many of you might recognize Easy Company from the HBO Epic series "Band Of Brothers".  Al, as he likes to be called, is now 92 years young and still very sharp.  He loves to talk and tell stories. 

Sgt Sammy L.  Davis earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in 1967 during the VietNam War. Sgt. Davis was part of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division.  

I met many great people during the 2 days that I spent walking through the Sands Convention Center. 
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Kris Ford, Stephanie (Hayden) Ford, Jeremy Paulin
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S.Sgt Al Mampre and Jeremy Paulin
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Sgt. Sammy L Davis and Jeremy Paulin
 
 
   After months of working to get the business started, the ball is rolling to make this dream a reality. The website is up. The business cards are printed. The business license is in process with the State of Texas. Then it's just a matter of getting the FFL from the ATFE.  But, in the mean time, I get to come to Las Vegas for the premier Trade Show of the Firearms industry in SHOT SHOW.  

     I wanted to go see Penn & Teller as part of the SHOT Show, tickets sold out too quickly.  However, I was able to see them at the RIO Monday Night.  What a fantastic performance.  It's a must see for anyone coming to Vegas. 

     I'm am extremely nervous to meet people tomorrow and to see how my concept continues to be accepted.