Industry Day at the Range Announces Inaugural First Shot

LAS VEGAS, N.V. –– Industry Day at the Range is pleased to announce its inaugural First Shot to open up the 2020 media event. First Shot was created to provide one individual the honor of firing the first shot to kick off Industry Day at the Range and the official start of SHOT Show. This year, Industry Day at the Range welcomes Dakota Meyer, the first living United States Marine in 41 years to receive the Medal of Honor, to participate in the brand-new event.

The Industry Day at the Range First Shot will be hosted by sponsor The Firearm Blog (TFB) at bay SR-5. Meyer will fire the opening shot with the newly introduced GLOCK® 44 (G44), and Industry Day at the Range will commemorate the event by donating $1,000 to the Boot Campaign. At Boot Campaign, their mission is to connect the more than 99% who have not served with the less than 1% who have by igniting the inner patriot in all Americans and providing life-improving programs for veterans and military families.

“Dakota Meyer has an exciting year ahead as he launches a new membership community (Own the Dash) that helps people discover purpose and take ownership of their lives,” said Kelsey Puryear, Industry Day at the Range Manger. “And we couldn’t think of a better person to fire the first shot at this year’s range day. Dakota has a contagious enthusiasm, drive and outlook on life that we’re excited to bring to attendees this year.”

Attendees of Industry Day at the Range will have the opportunity to visit the Own the Dash exhibit, DA-6 to learn more about this exciting community.

Own the Dash

Own the Dash is an immersive community that gives members access to exclusive content centering on self-discovery, improvement and fulfillment. Founded by Meyer, Own the Dash brings together like-minded people in their journey to discovering purpose and truly taking ownership of their lives. More information about Own the Dash, membership and merchandise can be found at Those interested in joining the Own the Dash community can sign up for emails to be the first to hear when the new membership platform officially launches (February 2020).

The Firearm Blog

TFB has been reporting on the latest firearm, hunting, military, and defense news for over a decade. Frequently the first English-language publication to break news about consumer firearms and military small arms, TFB staff writers share a passion for firearms but come from diverse backgrounds. TFB is truly a global operation with writers on every continent.

About Industry Day at the Range

Industry Day at the Range is owned and operated by CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl Advertising and PR. Held annually the day before the opening of SHOT Show®, Industry Day at the Range provides members of the press as well as retail, wholesale and law enforcement purchasing agents the opportunity for hands-on testing of firearms, ammunition and related accessories being introduced to the consumer market during SHOT Show. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the title sponsor of Industry Day at the Range.