Return of the Booth Babes: The 2007 SHOT Show

Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa
Photos of booth babes from the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida
Jaime Santa

This year's SHOT Show in Orlando had 1,870 exhibiting companies, was attended by 42,000 people and was, as ever, a nightmare vision of America gone mad. It was the biggest and best-attended show since SHOT began in 1979. (As a high-ranking NSSF official said to me with an ironic smile, "Welcome to a "dying" industry.") As I understand it, the gun biz is selling everything it can make. In additional to its mind-boggling size, SHOT was marked by the welcome return of booth babes, whose photos you can see at left. They were taken by our intrepid Senior Photo Editor Jaime Santa, who was able to get a bunch of terrific-looking women to pose for her camera. If I had tried, I would have been driven off with kicks and curses. --David E. Petzal