I like to watch what comes out of the shot show and try to guess what will stick and what won’t. If I get it wrong, I don’t beat myself up over it too much. There are a lot of smart people out there making a living trying to guess (or lead!) what will be received by the public.
The first thing of real interest to me this year is that Remington apparently is bringing back their R51 pistol. The R51 was an updated version of the old Model 51 that debuted at SHOT Show 2014. It met mixed reviews, and Remington eventually stopped production and issued a recall.
I handled one of these at the Great American Outdoor Show last year in Harrisburg, PA. It seemed like a nice gun, but I didn’t spring for one back then. It will be interesting to see how this redesign is received.