LAS VEGAS ó Seattle has rain and clouds, but several Pacific Northwest companies are currently being represented down here where there is sunshine and summer warmth, at the nationís biggest firearms industry show, which opens Tuesday morning a the Sands Convention Center.
It's the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show, an event that brings firearms and ammunition manufacturers, knife makers, accessory companies, retailers, wholesalers and writers from all over the world together under one roof.
Olympic Arms from Lacey, Limb Saver from Shelton, a half-dozen knife companies and at least one major optics firm from Oregon, and more companies I canít even list will all be here, including the Seattle-based Northwest Sportsman magazine.

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