SPOTTED: Pro-Gun Celebrities at SHOT Show 2015

SPOTTED: Pro-Gun Celebrities at SHOT Show 2015

This year's SHOT Show was attended by nearly 67,000, second in record attendance only to the 2014 event. It's always interesting to see what celebrities and honored guests show up to explore the miles of aisles of new products, and this year we made a list of our sightings.

Check out who joined the firearm community's largest gathering this year — if we missed any celebs at the show, we invite you to share your photos in the comments below!


Chipper Jones

Nominated for two Sportsman Choice Awards for his show, "Major League Bowhunter," MLB World Series Champion Chipper Jones appeared at the awards banquet and at the 2015 SHOT Show.

Clinton L. Romesha

Awarded the Medal of Honor on Feb. 11, 2013 for his service in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha held a meet-and-greet at the Darley Defense booth.

Dakota Meyer, Mat Best & Tim Kennedy

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer (left) joins Mat Best (internet sensation for "Epic Rap Battle: Navy SEAL vs. Army Ranger"), while trying to wrestle down U.S. Army Sgt. First-Class/MMA Fighter Tim Kennedy.

Dan Bilzerian

Social media mogul, playboy and gun enthusiast Dan Bilzerian was spotted at SIG Sauer\'s Range Day — making it rain .300 BLK brass with full-auto mag dumps through a suppressed, select-fire SBR version of the new SIG Sauer MCX.

Erik Estrada

"CHiPs" star Erik Estrada hung out with our friends at SureFire before the show and then joined Columbia Southern University\'s booth. Photo: NSSF Flickr

Karl Malone/Tom Selleck/Chuck Norris

Noticeably absent from the 2015 SHOT Show were some of our favorite pro-gun celebs: Karl Malone, Tom Selleck, and of course Chuck Norris. Though Chuck Norris could have obviously roundhouse-kicked the SHOT Show doors down, we look forward to hopefully seeing him and other pro-gun celebrities at the show in 2016.

Kelly Carlson

Kelly Carlson, an actress you may recognize from the show 'œNip/Tuck,' left us impressed at her knowledge and conversation surrounding all things gun.

Madison Rising

"America\'s Most Patriotic Band," Madison Rising, opened the Sportsman Choice Awards with the National Anthem and made an appearance on the SHOT Show floor the next day.

Matt Hughes

UFC Champion Matt Hughes continues to fight for our rights, and was seen supporting Team Hornady and his show, "Uncaged with Matt Hughes."

Michael Rooker

Best known for playing Merle Dixon from "The Walking Dead," Michael Rooker joined the champion competitive shooting Miculek family. Photo: Jerry Miculek Facebook

R. Lee Ermey

"The Gunny," R. Lee Ermey, made another faithful SHOT Show appearance, signing autographs with Glock. Make sure to catch a marathon of his show, "Saving Private K-9," on Feb. 7 from 4-8 p.m. ET. He also has a new show, "Gunny Time," coming up on Outdoor Channel.

Randy Couture

Former MMA legend Randy Couture showed up as 'œRaden' to Crye Precision'™s incredibly fun Nintendo-themed costume party. He was also seen testing new guns at SIG Sauer Range Day.

Sammy Lee Davis

SHOT Show was graced with the presence of another Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. First Class Sammy L. Davis, who appeared at the Sportsman\'s Guide and VooDoo Tactical booths.

Steven Seagal

Perhaps best known for his role in stopping a band of terrorists from overtaking a U.S. Navy battleship in the movie "Under Siege," Steven Seagal is now a regular at the SHOT Show, and his appearance is well received every year.

Taya Kyle

Taya Kyle, wife of the late "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, hosted a non-profit raffle for AmericanSnipers.org. The group auctioned five rifles, one of them being a McMillan .338 signed by Taya Kyle like one that Chris Kyle used in combat, which sold for $62,000 at auction. In an unexpected surprise, AmericanSnipers.org awarded the $62,000 sum to Taya Kyle and her family.

Ted Nugent

Motor City Madman Ted Nugent is always a SHOT Show favorite. This year he accepted an Outdoor Channel Golden Moose Award for his show, "Spirit of the Wild," and made an appearance with Sarah Palin at the Sportsman Channel\'s booth.

Willie Robertson

Duck Commander and "Outdoor Channel Buck Commander star" Willie Robertson and a few members of his family drew a crowd at Mossberg\'s booth that seemed follow him everywhere.

Sarah Palin

"Guns & Ammo is my favorite firearm publication," exclaimed Sarah Palin as she kicked off season two of her show, "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," at the Sportsman Channel\'s booth. Tune-in to her show at 9 p.m. ET.

Dana Loesch

Dana Loesch (right), host of 'œThe Dana Show' on The Blaze and author of 'œHands Off My Gun,' met G&A Editor Eric Poole (center). She also appeared at the Outdoor Channel\'s 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards.

Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison, Corporal of the Horse (CoH) in the British Army, holds the Guinness Book of World Records longest confirmed sniper kill in combat at a range of 2,475m. His book, 'œThe Longest Kill,' documented his accomplishments at this year'™s SHOT Show.

Bill Engvall

Comedian Bill Engvall took the stage at the NSSF State of the Industry dinner, only after Jay Leno cancelled under the protests of a few Sandy Hook family members. Engvall was also the subject of controversy, disappointing his 'œBlue Collar Comedy' fan base for telling Bill Maher in 2011 that he'™d be willing to compromise the Second Amendment, and doubling down in 2012 by saying, 'œNow I don'™t think we need to take away guns from people,' he says. 'œAll I said was, '˜I don'™t see any point in a civilian owning an AK-47. That'™s a military rifle to kill people.'™' At the NSSF'™s State of the Industry dinner, Engvall concluded his comedy skit by apologizing to the audience. He asked forgiveness for these comments, reaffirmed his absolute support of 2A rights and said, 'œI said some things to try and make everyone happy, when I should have stuck to the values I'™ve held my whole life.' Only time will tell if the industry will accept his message.

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