Entries in Las Vegas (30)

Friday
May102013

NSSF Fires Reed Exhibitions from SHOT Show®

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT Show®. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show.

Reed Exhibitions provided service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT Show for more than three decades, however, the companys decision to restrict the sale of certain types of firearms this year at its consumer hunting and fishing show an event unrelated to NSSF and the SHOT Show was in conflict with NSSFs mission to serve the shooting sports industry. As a result, both organizations decided it was in the best interest of the SHOT Show to end their relationship.

NSSF is actively engaged in the process of identifying a new show management company to manage and produce the SHOT Show beginning with the 2014 SHOT Show.

The SHOT Show the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show is owned and sponsored by NSSF. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The 2014 SHOT Show will be held Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

Bonzer Wolf has Media Credentials issued by NSSF and will be returning to Las Vegas for the first time in over two years to cover the 2014 SHOT Show.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmens organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

Tuesday
Jan152013

Glock 30s Concealed Carry Hybrid .45ACP Announced at SHOT Show

Today GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup - the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.

“The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field - particularly from law enforcement - was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”

The full details of the new model are outlined below:

  • Dimensions
    1. Length (overall): 177 mm / 6.97 inch
    2. Length (slide cpl.): 172 mm / 6.77 inch
    3. Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch
    4. Height with magazine: 122 mm / 4.80 inch
    5. Barrel length: 96 mm / 3.78 inch
    6. Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 inch
    7. Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 inch
    8. Trigger travel to discharge: 12.5 mm / 0.49 inch
    9. Length between sights (polymer): 150 mm / 5.91 inch
  • Weight
    1. Pistol w/o magazine: 575 g / 20.28 oz
    2. Magazine std. empty: 70 g / 2.47 oz
    3. Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used): 280 g / 9.88 oz
  • Magazine capacity (rounds): 10
  • Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal
  • Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs
  • Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps
  • Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb

**depending on ammunition used

It appears the G30S is a slimmed down version of the G30. The Austrian gun maker says the G30S was designed to complement the companys G21 and G36 models and was created by matching a G36 slide with a G30SF frame. The double-stack .45 ACP holds 10 rounds.

Police Magazine reports the barrel length is just under four inches, empty weight is a bit more than 20 ounces, and a grip extender makes the new pistol comfortable in almost any hand. The G30S fits many G19 holsters.

Visit GLOCK at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Tradeshow (“SHOT Show”), in booth #12254, January 15-18, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, in Las Vegas. The conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the worlds premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services.

Tuesday
Jan152013

SHOT Show® 2013 Opens in Las Vegas

Nearly 60,000 industry professionals will attend the highly anticipated 35th anniversary of the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowTM (SHOT Show®) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center January 15-18. 

Owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF), the SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world and provides a first look at new products and services used for target shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement purposes. Though the show is open to the trade only and not to the public, consumers will see the new products unveiled here on retailers shelves during the course of the year.

The $4.1 billion industry is coming off a strong year and is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. More background checks, which are an indicator of firearm sales, were conducted in 2012 than ever before, and statistics show that more people are hunting and target shooting. Another driver of sales is the purchase of firearms for personal and home protection.

Even as Americans purchase more firearms, the industry points out that violent crime continues to decline, demonstrating that more guns do not lead to more crime, as anti-gun groups often claim. Also, the industrys success during the economic downturn helped maintain jobs from the manufacturer through retail levels.

SHOT Show, the industrys premiere trade show, will take place during a time of heightened national attention about firearms ownership and potential legislation. Ours is a responsible industry that manufactures and sells lawful products to law-abiding citizens, who in turn exercise their Constitutional right to own, use and enjoy firearms safely and responsibly for lawful purposes, said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti.

A prerequisite to any dialog involving our industry and its products is an honest recognition of the legitimacy of what we do and the important part of the national culture which we represent, said Sanetti. Hunting and the recreational shooting sports are here to stay. And so are we.

The 35th annual SHOT Show will take place for the fourth year in a row at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which has made extensive improvements to ensure a comfortable environment for those attending. SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

On a personal note, Mr. Wolf was issued NSSF Press Credentials for this years SHOT Show.  On Friday my daughter underwent emergency surgery.  She is doing fine and we expect a 100% recovery.  Im spending time with her this week and will not be attending SHOT as planned.  But we will cover the event here on Bonzer Wolf Today as we have since we started publication in 2008.

Saturday
Oct272012

Let the Nevada Gaming Control Board Spinning Begin

The chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board said the state’s fledgling Internet poker system is not tied in any way to the illegal national sports betting ring.  Chairman A.G. Burnett told the Las Vegas Sun that the illegal bookmaking used “offshore Internet bookmaking sites, along with old fashioned bookmakers, runners and agents to accomplish its goals. Internet gaming was not involved.”

Michael L. Colbert, sports book director for Cantor Gaming in Las Vegas, was one of 25 people indicted by a New York grand jury.

Burnett said there has not been a complaint filed against the state license of Colbert.

“Colbert is in custody, and discussions with him are ongoing,” the chairman said. The state’s investigation is “going full speed” to determine Colbert’s involvement and whether anyone in the company knew or was involved in any way.”

Burnett said there is “no evidence or indication that any of the casinos that Cantor had sports books at were involved in any way.” He said Cantor is cooperating with the investigation.

State gaming investigators have been working for 15 months with New York police gathering evidence that led to the grand jury indictment, Colbert and seven others in the Las Vegas area were among the 25 indicted.

An estimated $2.8 million in cash and chips tied to the New York ring has been seized in Las Vegas.

Burnett stressed that the arrest and charges “do not involve Internet gaming such as that contemplated by our new regulations. “Without enforcement of strict regulatory standards, unlawful activities may go unabated,” he said.

“Our mandate is to ensure the integrity of gaming and the safety of the patrons, and to that end, we investigate all possible leads,” he said.

The state gaming commission has approved a number of licenses to begin Internet poker in Nevada, and officials are pushing for Congress to pass national legislation.

The Wolf smells a rat in the Cantor Gaming backroom. The Nevada Gaming and Control Board Enforcement Division was either asleep at the switch or negligent once again in their oversite. See the Pure nightclub scandal at Planet Hollywood for details.

Insiders in the Las Vegas professional sports wagering community are saying on Las Vegas radio that the probe will turn up a very interesting off the books gambling network.  If investigators follow the money, they will find that this case goes much higher than  Colbert, the 32 yr old hotshot and face of both the M Sportsbook and Cantor Gaming.  The Wolf is following this case closely.

In January we will return to Las Vegas for the NSSF 2013 SHOT Show. Weve already reached out to our contacts there and will be meeting with them when we return to the scene of the crime after a year lay off for our quarterly Vegas visits. 

Thursday
Oct252012

Nevada Gaming Control Board Enforcement Division Turning Up the Heat at Las Vegas SportsBooks

At approximately 6:00 am, Wednesday morning, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board’s Enforcement Division, working with the New York Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, participated in the service of search warrants and the arrest of multiple individuals in connection with a major national bookmaking investigation.

Approximately 30 Agents of the Gaming Control Board (GCB), with officers and agents from the NYPD and the FBI, participated in the early morning service of several search and arrest warrants at locations across the Las Vegas Valley. In addition, numerous betting accounts and deposit boxes were also searched in conjunction with the case. A total of 8 arrests were made in Las Vegas on New York warrants charging the suspects with over 110 counts related to illegal bookmaking activity associated with an Operation dubbed “World Wide Wagers” by the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau.

Earlier this month, the District Attorney’s Office in Queens County, New York presented their case to the Grand Jury which returned a 259 page indictment charging 25 individuals with 225 counts of violations of the New York Penal Code, including Enterprise Corruption, Money Laundering, Promoting Gambling and Conspiracy.

The GCB’s Enforcement Division has been working with the NYPD on this case for the past 15 months. In their investigation, which began in 2011, the NYPD discovered a large scale bookmaking operation, with ties to traditional organized crime, operating in several states as well as at off shore locations. They also determined that there was a significant Las Vegas connection and, having worked together on several previous bookmaking cases, contacted the GCB for assistance. The Enforcement Division’s Special Investigation Section’s primary responsibility in the investigation was to conduct surveillance on known suspects, identify unknown subjects, observe money drops and exchanges, and identify accounts and safe deposit boxes being utilized by the suspects.

Those individuals indicted and living in the Las Vegas area include: Brandt England age 49 of Las Vegas, Paul Sexton age 29 of Henderson, Jerald M. Branca age 67 of Las Vegas, Joseph Paulk age 35 of Las Vegas, Michael Colbert age 32 of Las Vegas, Steven Diano age 48 of Las Vegas, Ian W. Mandel age 43 of Las Vegas, and Kelly Barsel age 42 of Las Vegas. Charges in the indictment include: Enterprise Corruption, Promoting Gambling, Money Laundering and Conspiracy.

Seven homes were searched yesterday and numerous wagering accounts and safe deposit boxes were either searched or frozen. Thus far over $2.8 million in cash and chips has been seized or secured in Las Vegas.

Based on the information, which has been and is still being obtained, the Gaming Control Board is continuing its investigation into potential statutory and regulatory violations in Nevada.