Even the shimmering lights and drunken poker table orgy of Sin City could not overwhelm one of the hippest Second Amendment supporting broadcast crews in prompting a Blind Melon type free fall from the nan0second flash of notoriety’s ember and into relative obscurity. Instead, the thrived. While the guys of the nationally syndicated firearms related talk show, Arms Room Radio, were doing their best to battle against the inevitable dragon of attrition, by embracing the immense and raucous crowds of gun and outdoor equipment vendors and enthusiasts swarming the broadcast booth of the show, they somehow found a way to set aside time for an interview.
At least co-host Mike Piwowarski reluctantly put his microphone into hibernation, of course only after he was fully convinced of the reality that he could still strategically pontificate off the air. Piwowarski, a veteran on many levels, was kind enough to sit down for a couple of minutes in the Sands Convention Center with LPP and give his thoughts on the second day of the show and the meaning of life, while the his of the team ignored him completely. Wisely, Kevin and Earl decided to avoid the pending inquisition.
Q- What is your general take on the vibe surrounding this year’s show?
Piwowarski- Going into the event I was concerned that there would not be enough of the “it” factor with new products and technologies, as it has been a very difficult year for the gun industry. I have actually been pleasantly surprised with what I have seen so far an am looking forward to the next couple of days. My favorites of the day were The Cell Phone Pistol, Air Armor, and ShotKam. I can’t wait to own each one.
Q- How is the radio show going? Any awesome guests?
Piwowarski- We always look forward to SHOT, because we can just literally just grab somebody in the industry a stone’s throw from the table and put them on the air. Folks can listen to our latest podcasts for a complete rundown of what is happening in Vegas.
Q- There has been a lot of buzz around the show regarding the election and the effect on business. What is your take?
Piwowarski- I think we may see a lighter attendance this year then the past few years. Again, the gun business has been difficult the past year so most mom and pop attendees didn’t have the funds to travel. It’s a result of the Trump affect. No one is panicking about buying guns, because they feel their Second Amendment rights are secure under President Trump.