SHOT Show 2011

DW Staff is already up at Shot Show 2011!

This year, DW Staffer Wedge was able to go up 1 day early and attend Media Day at the Range. This is the day you can actually fire offerings form most major firearms manufacturers. Picture and videos are trickling in. Will post as soon as they are processed.

Just added the bulk of Wedge’s pictures of Shot Show itself. More incoming!

Check back often, since we are posting from the show directly this week.

Contour HD Camera 1080p

Manufacturer: Contour (USA)
Type: POV Camera

Contour HD Camera

The Contour HD Camera is a POV (Point of View) camera system that shoots digital video up to 1080p HD. We’ve had access to this camera for a while, but never really used it due to the rail mounting system (see below).

The camera is easy to operate. There is 1 button for power and a large slide on top that can be used with gloves to start/stop videoing. It has no internal memory, so you will need a Micro SD Card for video storage. The largest card it takes is a 32GB.

The camera itself is of good build quality. Water resistant aluminum housing. It includes a nice 2 dot laser designation system which will help you line up the camera and let you know what rotation the cameras set to.

The multi directional microphone is a little problematic and is susceptible to wind noise. The rail mount (sold separately) is all plastic and basically friction fits the camera. The camera has lots of movement when fitted to the mount and not sure why they designed it this way especially if mounted to a high recoil firearm.

Contour HD Camera with Picatinny Rail Mount

Tech Specs:

Camera Optics

  • 135?: 960p, 720p
  • 110?: 1080p
  • Dual alignment lasers


  • HD Video Resolution Modes:
    • FULL HD – 1080p 1920 x 1080 pixels 30 FPS
    • TALL HD – 960p 1280 x 960 pixels 30 FPS
    • ACTION HD – 720p 1280 x 720 pixels 60 FPS
    • ORIGINAL HD – 720p 1280 x 720 pixels 30 FPS
    • FAST SD – WVGA 848 x 480 pixels 60 FPS
  • 5 Megapixel Sensor
  • H.264 Codec
  • .mov file type


  • Internal Microphone
  • AAC Audio Compression


  • Removable MicroSD Capacity: 32GB (2GB included)
  • Average Record Time
    • HD >> 30 min / GB
    • SD >> 60 min / GB

Power & Battery

  • Removable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Record Time: Up to 2 hours
  • Battery Life: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Charge via USB to computer or Contour chargers (sold separately)

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 53mm x 34mm x 95mm
  • Weight: 4.2oz (116g)

Airsoft Innovations – GasCan Compact Filling Device

Manufacturer: Airsoft Innovations
Type: Gas Accessories

Airsoft Innovations – GasCan Compact Filling Device

The Airsoft Innovations – GasCan Compact Filling Device was designed to carry propane from a larger tank, in a much more compact device, so you can refill in field.

  • Compact, light weight.
  • Height 5.25” by Diameter 1.75”, Weight 160 g
  • Store 10 Tornado, 5 TM Hicapa mag, 12 TM 1911 mag fills of propane
  • 1 fits in a flashbang pouch, 2 fit in an M4 double mag pouch. Minimum real estate on your gear
  • NC machined metal parts with Relief Valve
  • High strength pressure vessel, fully reusable, keeps your GBB topped up
  • Removable Top Cap
  • Easiest and most efficient way to lube your mags
  • Comes with GunGas Oil

This is a very straight forward device to use and well made for durability. Let’s you add silicon oil to the propane and has easy to follow ratios depending on what devices you refill.

Airsoft Innovations – GasCan Compact Filling Device – Size Comparison

Will post PDF of manual soon.

Airsoft Innovations – GasCan Compact Filling Device – in HSGI Grenade Pouch

Mil-Spec Monkey – CG Hat Deluxe

Manufacturer: Mil-Spec Monkey
Type: Headwear
+ Ear Protection

Mil-Spec Monkey – CG Hat Deluxe

The MSM – CG (Cool Guy) Hat Deluxe is a Flexfit hat with an over abundance of tacticool loop velcro. Will accommodate most morale patches in most sizes.

  • Front panel – 4″ x 3″
  • Rear panel – 3″ x 3″
  • Rear Bottom – 5.5″ x 1″
  • Top – 2″ x 2″ diamond

What makes this hat deluxe and awesome, is the integrated ear plugs on retractable lanyards. You can use earplugs with tactical headsets as well for added hearing protection. Earplugs can be replaced with any screw on type of plugs.

Mil-Spec Monkey – CG Hat Deluxe