SHOTREP | Cloud Defensive OWL SHOT Show 2018
Fifty Shades of FDE
I finally got my hands on the Cloud Defensive OWL. I found Sean McCauley on the floor and got a close look on the OWL prototype.
Some new things I learned from talking to Sean today: what you’re seeing is a prototype, and the production model will have many aesthetic changes including it being skeletonized, plus many other cuts to lighten it. It’ll have a much lower profile and drastically improved looks.
There will be multiple heads available, making it modular with some optimized for throw or for spill. Battery placement will be omnidirectional. The head will be powered the entire time with a fractional amount of electricity, which will allow the user to program the head with adjustable outputs and modes. I know you’ll ask, but no, it won’t kill your batteries.
It is made 100% in the USA in their production facility.
Here’s their current production timeline: raw materials coming in May, assembly and prep for launch in June and shipping in July. They’re currently on presale at www.clouddefensive.com for $299.99. I’ve been told that color options won’t cost anything additional, which is always a plus!
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SHOT Show 2018
This SHOT Show 2018 SHOTREP has been brought to you by the eeeee-light writin’ team at Breach-Bang-Clear. You’re welcome. Why are we focusing so much attention on SHOT, you ask? Is the NSSF SHOT Show that important, you wonder?
Is a pig’s ass pork?
The National Shooting Sports Foundation annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade show may be just one of many conventions in Vegas, (as you can see by checking out Vegas Means Business), but it’s definitely the most important one in our world…well, unless you count the AVNs. Besides, as we’ve explained (NSSF SHOT Show 2018 Approacheth), this year is SHOT’s 40th anniversary — meaning it’s damned near as old as the most seasoned dancer at Nancy’s Squat ‘n’ Gobble! (We’re not entirely sure how old Industry Day at the Range, or as it’s also called, Media Day at the Range, really is.)
Regardless — we’ll be providing industry press releases and lots more from the floor. There’s damn sure gonna be a lot to talk about.
You can find all our SHOT Show 2018 articles in the SHOT Show 40th Anniversary lineup.
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