A Brief Overview of Triggrcon 2017

For those who aren’t aware, this past weekend was the 2017 Triggrcon show in Tacoma, Wa. Largely an AR15 related show, there were a number of vendors with other products such as Glock oriented parts, cleaning supplies, and bullets. The whole thing was the brainchild of Rainier Arms.

The first year, 2016, it was dubbed the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo. That event was so successful that it was renamed and expanded, giving us 2017’s Triggrcon event.


The first day, Thursday, was a range day for industry and media. That is where I finally managed to lay my grubby mitts on a Hudson H9. I came away from shooting it with a very favorable impression. I had heard that there were functional issues at SHOT. For this event, those issues appeared to be non-existent. I don’t see it being anything other than a niche market gun, sort of in the same vein as the HK P7 series, but it’s a nice niche gun.

Friday was industry and media day at the show. Sadly I forgot to take my camera’s memory card for my along. Crap. But I had plenty of batteries!

Triggrcon was open to the public Saturday and Sunday. Registration was still required through the site. If they had any on site, I missed it.


I’ve largely been skeptical of 80% stuff. Keep in mind I have a background in metal working and look at the 80% AR lowers and ask “Why?” That said, Polymer 80 was there at the show with their “Glock” (fauxlock?) frames. I found myself actually liking P80’s Glock frame. It actually felt better in the hand. I’m sure the feel was partly due to the high cut front strap resulting in less trigger guard interference on my knuckle. Impressive. I might have to try one.

Your Buddy Stan , a local vendor based just north of Seattle,hosted Phlster. Jon and Stan brought plenty of holsters and Flatpack TQ carriers as well.

One of the more interesting things I saw was a 3.7 pound AR15. Perfect for those who don’t want to lug a bunch of weight when hunting.

Rainier Ballistics had a booth and bullets. What more could you want there? Ok, maybe powder.

There was a lot more to the show, but I will have to get into that later.