Energizer was at Shot Show to display their new lights. I told them what happened and ask if they could sell me some batteries. Paul Nario gave me four, new E squared lithium and told me that they should last four times longer than the ones I have now. My camera would go thru 4 sometimes 8 batteries taking 500 pictures and some video in a day. The pair they gave me lasted until the end of Shot Show and they are still working. I gave a pair to one of my team mates and he got the same results. I would like to thank both Paul and Niky Roberts at Energizer for their help.
I spent most of the morning shooting video of displays, models and gear. I stopped by the Outdoor channel booth where Mike Waddel, host of Realtree Road Trips and Bone Collector, was signing autograph for fans. He talked and joked with the people in line and seemed to be a very cool guy. I ask when we would be coming to Arizona he answered “If I can get drawn”. I know how he feels; I’m hoping to get drawn to. I walked the hunting area a short time when my phone rang. My team mate was calling to tell me Richard Marcinko was there.
For those of you out there who don’t know, Richard Marcinko is a retired Navy Seal, former leader of Seal Team Six, as well as Red Cell and a New York Times bestselling author. I would highly recommend reading his autobiography “Rogue Warrior”, it will tell you more about him than I can. After the success of his autobiography, he then put out a series of fiction books based on his life. If you like action books read any of the Rogue Warrior books. I have been a big fan for over a decade now so I headed over.
Richard Marcinko was at Shot Show selling his latest book as well as knives, which he engraved. I wanted in line as he posed for pictures and signed autographs. When it became my turn, some guy that was a friend of someone working the booth, cut in front of me. The look on Mr. Marcinko face did not look happy as the guy stared talking to him. He moved the guy aside and told me to step up. I got two books and ask him to sign them. The next thing I know, we were talking about his new video game that’s coming out, as well as the movie that’s been on hold. I tried to be cool, but believe me, inside I was bugging out. He was telling jokes and cussing, and talk for more time than I expected. I thank he was using me to ignore the guy who cut in line, but only he knows that. The cutter guy bumped into the table knocked something over and got kicked out of the booth. After that I got a autographed poster and a picture of me with Mr. Marcinko. I tried to be cool, but in the end, I came off like the stupid fan I am. At that time he made fun of me and sent me on my way. It was awesome.
I got back to work and before long, day to of Shot Show 2009 was over. I went back to the Sleep Inn to finish my day and get ready for day three. On the night stand next to my bed, batteries that I don’t need any more.
(SHOT Show 2009 Day Two - Part One)
(SHOT Show 2009 Day Two - Part Two)