10 Rumors From 2016 SHOT Show We Wish Were True

The rumor mill at SHOT Show is always in overdrive. With 80,000-plus vendors, distributors, exhibitors, media members in attendance, all there to showcase, try out and report on the latest and greatest industry products, rumors spread like wildfire.

I guess what happens is it’s a giant game of telephone. People talk. And people listen. However, they don’t often hear what’s being said. Instead, they hear something else, which creates confusion and more confusion and then that confusion begins to crystallize into rumor. Or, people just flat-out lie, and the credulous folks at the show pass on those lies to other credulous folks, and on and on, until the show is abuzz with rumors.

Well, we decided to write down and record some of the rumblings we heard from the show floor to humor ourselves. We couldn’t help it. Some of them were too funny not to share. Here is a list of the top 10 rumors from SHOT Show 2016.

Sorry folks, can't put triangular bullets in there.

Sorry folks, can’t put triangular bullets in there.

1. Kimber revolver shoots triangular projectiles 

Arguably, the story of the show was Kimber’s debut of the K6S, a satin finished, stainless steel revolver chambered in .357 Magnum/.38 Special.

Apparently, the fact that Kimber is now making revolvers wasn’t a big enough news story for some as rumors began to circulate that the K6S shoots triangular bullets. Hilarious. And, of course, not true.

Hilarious. And, of course, not true.

2. Ruger, Larry Vickers collaboration 

Rumor has it that Larry Vickers and Ruger are collaborating on a Gunsite Scout, chambered in FN 5.7x28mm.  The iconic rifle will have an MSRP of $1,299 and will hit store shelves in August.

Nope.  Don’t believe it.  Not true!

3. Colt working on AK-47

To help recovery from years of financial turmoil, Colt is now producing AK-47s.  These new rifles give whole new meaning to “American-made AK.”

Hahahaha.  We wish.  Not true!

4. AK-12 ready for importation 

Speaking of AKs, the AK-12 is ready for importation, landing stateside sometime in early March.

Hickok45 got himself an early look at the AK-12, but was unable to post the video because Youtube shut him down for violating a non-disclosure.

Yup, don’t believe any of that.

5. Caitlyn Jenner to host next year’s State of the Industry Dinner 

I heard this one while I was using the John.  Yeah, it’s a tall tale if there ever was one.  Caitlyn Jenner — not that there’s anything wrong with that — just isn’t going to host the industry dinner for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  No chance.

That said, it would be fun to watch, wouldn’t it?  LOL.

Caitlyn Jenner, the next host of the NSSF Industry Dinner?

Caitlyn Jenner, the next host of the NSSF Industry Dinner?

6. Brownells unveils line of Remington 700 action receivers, Bolts

Brownells is introducing their own line Remington 700 action receivers and bolts for custom builders.  These parts will be available online at the conclusion of SHOT.

Nope.  Not true.

7. Colt now making snake guns?  

This is a rumor every year at the show.  But this year, it just may be true.  Really, no joke.  Check it out. We got the news from the Colt booth, during the show–and we were looking at classic Colt .32s, too. If you’d told me last year they’d be making 1904s, and 1908s, I would have told you you were crazy.

And if it’s not true, maybe we just need to continue to put on the pressure until the make em!  Heck, I’ll be a buyer so long as the pricepoint is reasonable.

8. Armalite making AR platform shotgun 

AR-platform shotguns are en vogue. We know that because of the release of Standard Manufacturing’s SKO.

But rumor has it that Armalite is jumping into the game as well.  Is this just fiction or is there some truth to it?  On this one, we don’t really know. I’d love to have an Armalite shotgun.

9. Funker Tactical joining forces with IraqVet8888

Can it be true?  Are two of our favorite tubers officially joining forces in 2016?

Rumors are circulating that this actually went down, but we have yet to verify it.

I tested the pistol with (12) different types of .22LR ammunition - a lot of it.

The government has boxes and boxes of .22lr for sale…

10. Government selling excess .22 Long Rifle to public

After years and years of stockpiling .22lr, the Department of Defense has plans to sell off excess .22 LR to shooters, sportsman, collectors and hobbyists via the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Millions of rounds will be available at a discounted rate.  Boxes of the .22 LR will go up for sale starting in July.

Nope.  Not True.  LOL.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Vernon Rosa February 1, 2016, 9:31 am

    Good morning. Could any of you help me with a question I’d like answered? I know this really isn’t the forum for it, but since he was mentioned (and pictured in drag), What in the world has he or his extended family (the K clan) done to warrant all the publicity they keep receiving. Boobs? Lots of better looking ones around if you ask me. Butts? Ditto. Sluts are a dime a dozen, you can see them on any city street. Why are the Kardashians celebrities?

    • OFBG February 5, 2016, 9:54 pm

      Because so many people, including – with all due respect – yourself, take notice of them.

  • darrenp1976 January 30, 2016, 8:08 pm

    Ok, New topic. GLOCK IS TRASH.

  • Roy D January 29, 2016, 7:41 pm

    If the rumor about Jenner were true, I would NOT attend next year’s SHOT Show…….he is a disgrace to all sports enthusiast!! Unless, he was going to display his balls in a glass jar…TEE HEE.

  • OFBG January 29, 2016, 5:10 pm

    Gee, I heard that it was square bullets, like the Puckle gun, and intended for use against ISIS.

  • Peater January 29, 2016, 9:42 am

    How is that picture not classified as NSFW? Pass the eye bleach please.

  • Chief January 29, 2016, 6:11 am


    I heard this one while I was using the John. Yeah, it’s a tall tale if there ever was one. Caitlyn Jenner — not that there’s anything wrong with that — just isn’t going to host the industry dinner for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. No chance.

    That said, it would be fun to watch, wouldn’t it? You mean Bruce Jenner . I don;t think it would be fun to watch as this man and his whole family are completely devoid of morality and values that a majority in this Country try to live by daily .

    • Jason January 29, 2016, 8:34 am

      I’m guessing what you mean by morals is your God of slavery, misogyny, and genocide right? No thanks you can keep those morals. I’ll take transgender over pedophiles, genocidal gods, and those that believe in imaginary end of the world apocalyptic prophets that probably never even existed.

      • Alan January 29, 2016, 3:31 pm

        Well, I agree to a point. Religion often stretches itself rather foolishly
        Frankly however, I find those unable to accept their natural lot in the lottery of life to be far more screwed in the head.
        But to raise them above the religious lot is unacceptable from a logical point of view, so I’m convinced you have a dog in the fight against religion. That’s fine.
        But it’s interesting that you place religious belief as unacceptable with an idea of acceptance of gender transference, when that is an obvious psychosis now supported by society.
        Talk about a complete lapse of logic!
        God is fantasy, but physically changing your gender is somehow acceptable?

      • Eternal Worth January 30, 2016, 7:55 am

        Right, just use the tired old cafeteria plan of taking a few Old Testament verses out of context to support your own religion. C’mon, have you ever really studied the Bible seriously or have any Christ-followers as friends? We are all religious…we all worship some master, find some things praiseworthy or beautiful, some things disgusting or heretical. So just because you don’t belong to a large group with a meeting place & a history doesn’t mean you’re right & they’re wrong…or that you & your friends are cool because you think you’ve caught them in some philosophical trap with your religion’s perspective.

        • harry January 31, 2016, 11:17 am

          we have those bible thumbers here. they would never be caught dead at the package store in town. drinking is a sin. but when you run into them in athens they look they have been bite by a snake. o no please you didnt see me

    • Bill January 29, 2016, 8:49 am

      Agree totally. If I never hear another word or see another picture of ANY member of this disgusting clan it’ll be too soon.

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