What Do Youths Want? Ambassador Colt Karges Weighs In

The 2015 NRA/Brownells Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors combed the SHOT Show for the best products out there. Here are Colt's picks!

by
posted on March 25, 2015
karges.jpg

colt assist toolEach year, the NRA invites a number of outstanding youth to join us as the NRA/Brownells Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors. (The Ambassadors come to us from our co-op partners Boy Scouts of AmericaBSA's VenturingNational High School Rodeo AssociationRoyal RangersUSA Shooting and one youth representing NRA.) What's more, each year, the Ambassadors assist the editors of NRA Family InSights with a dilemma: We may know what we think are the latest and coolest products on offer, but do the youth of today agree? Towards this end, the Ambassadors visit the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to let us know what new products interested them the most. Today, National High School Rodeo Association Ambassador Colt Karges is here to offer his opinion on what he found the most exciting. 

SOG Power Assist
This is the SOG Power Assist multi-tool, one of the highest quality multi-tools on the market. The most obvious and possibly the most useful feature is their compound leverage, which uses a cleaver gearing system to double the power of the pliers, allowing you to cut through most wire with ease. Next you will notice the assisted opening knives, accessible on the right grip only while the pliers are closed. These are extremely convenient, and they allow you to have either the straight or serrated blade open in a flash, while still having a locking safety. It also has six other tools located on the left grip (like a v-cutter, a three-sided file, three different screwdrivers and more), accessible with the pliers open. All of these will independently lock open.  It fits in your pocket remarkably well and is by far the best multi-tool I have ever used. www.sogknives.com

Kriss Sphinx pistol
This is the Sphinx SDP Compact alpha version of the new Sphinx arms compact line. This compact pistol is chambered in 9mm, and has a 15-round clip. The gun has a very high dose of innovation, sporting a slide which fits inside the frame of the gun instead of the conventional slide-over-frame design. This allows for a smaller slide and less room for your fingers to catch on it. The pistol is remarkably well balanced and has an incredibly low amount of barrel rise that's normally found on compact pistols.  This results in a fast shooting, accurate self-defense pistol. The gun is relatively thin and can be concealed quite easily. This is the only pistol I have ever used that I have liked more than my standard 1911. It is a beautiful piece of engineering that you have to feel to truly understand just how good it is. www.sphinxarms.com

 

Latest

Daisy 415 Review Lede
Daisy 415 Review Lede

Reviewed: Daisy Powerline Model 415 Air Pistol

Looking for a CO2 pistol that is reliable, fun to shoot, decently powered and wallet-friendly?

Recap: 2024 4-H Shooting Sports Nationals Bring Victory, Camaraderie

With over 700 competitors, this nine-event national match was a tremendous success.

Salute: Henry Repeating Arms' American Legion Tribute Rifles

A new collection of tribute edition rifles to support The American Legion, its members and mission to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, America’s military and communities.

Reviewed: EAA Disruptor 9mm Pistol

Disrupting the status quo with a bells-and-whistles semi-auto at a price you'll think was a misprint (it's not).

NRA Family Events: Remington's 2024 Shoot to Cure Fundraiser

Last year, Big Green raised $15K. This year, they're "shooting" for more ... won't you join them?

Interests



Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.