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2023 SHOT Show Recap

detail of the Christensen Arms booth at 2023 SHOT Show

2023 SHOT Show Recap

The 2023 SHOT Show was a major success, both for Christensen and the industry as a whole. It was great to see so many familiar faces, as well as incredible innovation going on in the space.

Here are a few key highlights from the show:

MHR Unveiled

MHR display at 2023 SHOT Show
We teased the Modern Hunting Rifle (MHR) at the 2022 SHOT Show with a 3-D printed prototype. At the 2023 SHOT Show, we brought the real thing—and it was a smash hit.

Attendees flocked to the booth to learn about MHR’s innovative design, including the modularity that makes it one of the most advanced, versatile hunting and long-range rifles on the market.

New MHR components will ship in Q2 2023, allowing owners to create up to 200 unique configurations to fit their precise needs and preferences. did a full feature on the MHR, which you can view in its entirety on their website.

FFT at the Forefront

Christensen Arms Flash Forged Technology FFTAnother hot topic in the booth was Christensen’s Flash Forged Technology (FFT). FFT builds on our history of innovation in carbon fiber technology, which began when we invented the carbon fiber rifle barrel in 1995.

FFT is a proprietary manufacturing process that uses infrared heat in the forging process to create carbon fiber components, such as rifle stocks and handguards. Our new FFT components are incredibly light in weight and heavy on precision and strength.

Currently, FFT components are available on our Modern Hunting Rifle, Mesa, Ridgeline, Modern Precision Rifle, and CA5five6.

Learn more about our Flash Forged Technology.

Ridgeline FFT Wins

Ridgeline FFT wins the 2022 Ballistics Best Readers' Choice Award
We’re thrilled to announce that Ridgeline FFT won the 2022 Ballistics Best Readers’ Choice Award for best bolt-action hunting rifle. We don’t make our rifles to win awards, but they’re deeply appreciated by our team. We work hard to create the best products for our customers, and it’s wonderful when the folks who use our rifles tell the world how much they love them!

Read more about the award on the Ballistics Magazine website.

Half Face Blades Giveaway

Half Face Blades custom knife giveaway at 2023 SHOT ShowAndrew Arrabito, founder of Half Face Blades, was kind enough to offer up a custom knife for us to give away at the show. What happened when we announced the winner was something we never could have imagined… he gave it away to a young man he knew would covet it even more than he would. It was an unexpected show of generosity that brought a smile to everyone in the booth!

Uncharted Supply Co. Giveaway

Uncharted Supply Co giveaway at 2023 SHOT ShowChristian Schauf, founder of Uncharted Supply Co., also made a generous donation, providing a SEVENTY2 Pro Survival System for an in-booth giveaway. During the show, Christian also did a livestream on the Christensen Arms Instagram account, which detailed all of the components of the SEVENTY2 Pro Survival System and their importance in survival situations.