We’ll find out sure enough, I’m sure every major company will have something new to advertise but it’s usually the same thing every year, there are winners and there are losers and it usually takes about a year to two years for people to test out a product before it can be declared to be a good thing. I have seen plenty of people rave about a certain firearm when it comes out and 3 months later there is a recall on them. I saw it with Springfield’s XD models and even LWRC had some significant changes to their designs since they relaunched the company. Many new products become the products that are hard to get parts for especially if they don’t catch on and if you own one, 20yrs from now you’ll wish you had something different.
The tactical clothing market is in full force and a bad economy might weed out some of the higher end products this year. I think the best and newest tactical pants we’ve seen lately are the Vertx pants but those are very expensive and may not hold up in a bad economy. Blackhawk and 5.11 tactical and Woolrich Elite have done some significant price increases and from our standpoint, that is going to hurt them if somebody else can put a good product on the market for less money. We’ve seen many Police Departments spend their money on Tru-Spec products because they were better priced than the 5.11 tactical pants.