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Author Topic: 2019 Shot Show  (Read 1178 times)

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Offline Lee Samuelson

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2019 Shot Show
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:55:44 AM »
I was hoping you could chime in if you or someone else in your agency is planning on attending the 2019 Shot Show?  Our department has not paid to send anyone for a few years, but I am trying to write a justification for sending my new trainee.  I was hoping if a enough AFTE folks are in attendance, we could organize a training opportunity as part of the week.
Leland Samuelson
Oregon State Police Portland Forensic Laboratory.
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Offline Eric Nelson

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Re: 2019 Shot Show
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 02:33:35 PM »
Excellent idea.
I would love to go to a SHOT show. Employers have denied my requests in the past (thinking it was not relevant to training).
Thanks, Eric

Offline Justin Bechaver

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Re: 2019 Shot Show
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 04:22:57 PM »
Our agency sends two of us every year (so far). We have been able to justify it by making contacts and showing that we have used those contacts in case work. Additionally, we take notes of booths that we visit including information on new products, manufacturing information, etc. By the end of the show we usually have a 4-5 page list of info that we then forward on to our supervisor.

There was one year we had a little push back from our upper administration. They were wondering why we had to go to this "gun show" and not just the weekend gun show that is hosted in our area. We used the notes from previous years and explained that this was where we could actually talk to the manufacturing companies and sometimes the owners, and not just bob the gun sales man. Haven't had an issue since.


Offline Jessica Hudson

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Re: 2019 Shot Show
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 04:13:13 PM »

Check that link out. Should be a justification letter written by NSSF for LE. Hope that helps.


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