Best Morale Patches of SHOT Show 2020

Best Morale Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Best Morale Patches of SHOT Show 2020

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- SHOT Show 2020 has come and gone.  For nearly all of us, that meant hustling from meeting to meeting, shaking hundreds of hands and just occasionally, getting to put hands on some sweet guns.  One interesting past time for many to break up the monotony is patch collecting.  Many booths give out promotional material, and some that arrive in the form of Velcro backed morale patches become instantly collectible.  Whether it's just a sweet design, or if it's compounded by scarcity and loot goblins, many end up fetching a premium when sold on secondary markets.  For some of us though, it's just another great way to meet great people from around the industry and share a love of pop culture and art.  Continuing my annual reflections, here's my Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020.

Now, some of these may not be new.  But this SHOT is the first time I've run into them!  So here they are.

5.11 Tactical

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
5.11 Tactical

5.11 has a huge library of patches.  These two caught my eye at the Vegas store during the 5.11 SHOT media and friends event, especially the leather shield and swords.

Palmetto State Armory

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Palmetto State Armory

PSA showing off the Mp5 (err, PSA5) at SHOT Show?  Highlight reel.  The patch just cements it.

Golden Tiger Works

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Golden Tiger Works

Jason at GTW always has some awesome work to show off, but tactical Lilo and Stich takes it.

Mojo Tactical

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Mojo Tactical
Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Mojo Tactical

Big bird in a little bird? Game on.  And we all love a good pun right?  So send noods.

Weapon Outfitters / Paigeosity

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Weapon Outfitters / Paigeosity

Weapon Outfitters and Oft-collaborative ally/artist Paigeosity have knocked out some killer content.  Grabbing their patches was a feather in the cap for 2020.

Altama Boots

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Altama Boots

Altama Boots has one of the hottest patch walls every year at SHOT.  This year, they had a different patch to hand out each day.  I think the above was the best.

Dead Air Silencers

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Dead Air Silencers

Dead Air Silencers didn't even have a booth this year, but were present and piggybacking on Silencer Shop's square footage.  Besides a Fifth Element themed sticker pack, they were also handing out the above the above Leeloo patch.

CMMG

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
CMMG

CMMG invoked a bit of Zelda nostalgia, wisely in my opinion.

Bloodlines Patch Co.

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Bloodlines Patch Co.

Zach of Bloodlines Patch Co could be found handing out these killer Big Igloo patches, though he was a scarce quarry for many.

Pain Train Patchwerx

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Pain Train Patchwerx

These metal, laser cut patches were among the most distinctive at this year's show.  Also poking a little fun at the AVN (adult actresses) awards show that's always in Vegas at the same time as SHOT.

Grey Ghost Precision

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Grey Ghost Precision

This one really speaks to those who ascribe to the “cold, head hands” theory of gun confiscation.

Tactical Bacon Patches

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Tactical Bacon Patches

Every year there's a small group of folks who line up at the ATF's booth to try and get them to say, or pose with embarrassing things.  Tactical Bacon Patches takes a break from their lewd anime line-up to commemorate the finest assassins of canines in the land.

Ulfthednar

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Ulfthednar

The Norwegians at Ulfthednar certainly came up with an intriguing patch design.

Ghost Firearms

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Ghost Firearms

Wendy's girl packing heat?  We'll take it!  This one was sought after, but necessitated a trip down to the gungeon (basement) to find.

Tactical Outfitters

Best Patches of SHOT Show 2020
Tactical Outfitters

Here it is, King of the 2020's SHOT Show morale patches.  Tactical Outfitters was handing this “baby” out, though it took a serious game of “Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?” to track him down.  Though these were given out for free, they were spotted immediately afterwards on the secondary market with asking prices around $200.  Everyone wanted to locate the asset, few were able to.  This is the way.  (picture edited per request of the manufacturer)


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Qamer

Wow Amazing Collection, this company has probably the best collection of patches ! PVC Patches always looks more sharp cool than the embroidered ones.
I have been getting Custom Patches from this company,
http://www.rasprinter.com
They are good in manufacturing custom PVC Patches for you, with low Minimum order.
They make all kind of Airsoft Morale Patches.

Xaun Loc
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Xaun Loc

Interesting to note that the PSA patch uses the European style roulette wheel instead of the American style wheel. When American casinos started offering roulette they modified the European wheel by adding a 00 space which effectively doubles the percentage for the ‘House’

I have to wonder if the choice was deliberate.

Will Flatt
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I’m a latecomer… I only started getting into morale patches last year when I bought 3 kinds of hats that accommodate flag morale patches and 1×4″ patches on the backstrap of the cap. After that I was hooked, buying LOTS of different morale patches for my hats, and my plate carriers. Two months ago I bought a couple “Umbrella Corporation” morale patches; one is a full-size placard I put on my plate carrier. This right before the Wuhan epidemic broke. It seems my timing is always spot-on.

JPM
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JPM

Thanks, interesting and enjoyable.