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It is touted as the biggest in its segment. Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show that saw gun lovers converge in thousands at Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas happended soon after Consumer Electronics Show.
It was expected ahead of the show, that the turnout would be big. And there were good reasons for it.
Firearms and ammunition sales surged last year despite a struggling economy and recession. Not surprisingly enough, the industry’s annual trade fair indicated that sales would remain vigorous in 2010 too.
There was a rise in attendance over last year, as the show returned to Las Vegas. Buyers thronged exhibition stalls to check out products and order in advance for the latest gear.
Among all the hi-tech products at the show, the pistol by Armatix stole the show. The German firm make has an electronic safety that instantly disables the pistol if it is not within a few inches of a custom wristwatch.
Here is how it works: The watch sends a wireless arming signal to the gun. If the gun picks up a signal from the watch, a green LED on the back lights up.
If you clutch the handle while not wearing the custom-make watch, and you see a red warning light. A limited edition version of the pistol costs €7,000.