SHOT Show News 2018

What is the SHOT Show?

The SHOT Show in Las Vegas/Nevada is the largest and most important trade show for the sport shooting, hunting and law enforcement industries. Many well-known international companies and manufacturers show their latest and best products. The SHOT Show is the world’s leading trade show for arms and outdoor products and connects several industries that complement each other. 

You are interested in SHOT Show news 2017? The last SHOT Show took place from 17th to 20th March 2017. Here you will find an overview of the latest products and innovations and the conclusion of the trade show 2017.

The SHOT Show 2018 celebrates its 40th anniversary. In the 40 years, the SHOT Show has become the most important trade show for shooting, hunting, military and law enforcement in North America. Every year, more and more international exhibitors are pouring into the first trade show of the year and are presenting their product innovations to a large public for the first time.

This is why the SHOT Show is the world's leading trade fair for weapons, ammunition, optics and accessories. More than 64,000 international buyers and sellers from more than 100 countries worldwide visited the SHOT Show in 2017. Next year, more than 1,600 exhibitors will present their new products on approximately 630,000 net square feet in Las Vegas. The manufacturers will show many brand-new products for the US-market, which they will present at the IWA OutdoorClassics in Nuremberg for the European market once again.

Date of the SHOT Show 2018

The trade show SHOT Show 2018 will take place from 23 - 26 January 2018 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas / Nevada. The glittering desert metropolis is also home to the successful arms exhibition on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. Like the years before, the admission to the SHOT Show is strictly restricted to a specific group of people. The trade show is not open to the public. Admission to the SHOT Show is restricted to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and to commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement, and tactical products and services only.

Target group of the SHOT Show

Because the SHOT Show is a trade show, which is only approved for a certain group of people, the organizer (National Shooting Sport Foundation NSSF) also has a precise target group in mind. These are firearms retailers, hunting and shooting sports retailers and distributors, shooting ranges and outfitters.

The SHOT Show is not only for the civilian sector, but also for the law enforcement and armed forces. Thus, large target groups are law enforcement agency department purchasers, international law enforcement equipment retailers, government agencies and military members with purchasing influence. In addition to the industry professionals, numerous journalists are also at the SHOT Show. In 2018 over 2,500 media people from all over the world are expected.

SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range

The Industry Day at the Range will take place for the 13th time before the official launch of the SHOT Show. In this pre-SHOT-Show event, invited media members and invited buyers, dealers, distributors and retailers have the opportunity to test and evaluate the latest products. More than 200 manufacturers show their product innovations in advance on the shooting range to leave a lasting impression.

The 2,000 invited guests can not only take a hand on the new weapons, but actually also try and shoot them. The 13th Annual SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range is held on January 22, 2018 at the range of the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club in Boulder City.

The team of was also invited to the Industry Day and was able to test live on site the latest weapons and other new products before the SHOT show.

Hotels and Transportation at the SHOT Show

Are you looking for a place to stay for your time at the trade show in Las Vegas? Find a hotel easily and comfortably at a reasonable rate. The famous Venetian/Palazzo is SHOT Show’s headquarter hotel. The Sands Expo Convention Center is within the building complex of the hotel. But be quick, because the rooms are limited. You can find more hotels on the official website of the SHOT Show and book directly through onPeak, the official housing partner of the SHOT Show. 

A bus shuttle service is available between most hotels at the Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) and the SHOT show venue. You can find the shuttle bus schedules at the official website. Another service of transportation around the amusement mile in Las Vegas is the Monorail. The Las Vegas Monorail operates seven stations throughout the Strip, including one right at the Las Vegas Convention Center itself. There's no better time to use the Las Vegas Monorail than during a busy convention week. Furthermore, the organizer offers discounts on the well-known apps UBER or LYFT. Sign up with the code SHOTSHOW and you will get a free ride credit

SHOT Show 2017: Conclusion and visitor numbers 

The 39th edition of the SHOT Show was the second most successful gun show of all time, with just under 65,000 visitors. More than 1,600 exhibitors covered 630,000 net square feet. 350 companies showed nearly 1,000 new products from January 17-19, 2017. 

We, the team of and, were also present on the SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas / USA. Here we show you exciting new products and highlights of the trade show. 

Overview of new products and highlights of SHOT Show 2018

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