Shot Show

1,600 exhibitors

since 1979

Las Vegas, Nevada (since 2010)

  • Once a year in January
  • Largest Firearms Industry trade show
  • One of the largest trade shows in the world
  • 600,000 square feet
  • 62,000 industry professionals attend
  • from all 50 states
  • Attendees from 100+ countries
  • 2010 Has been in Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada. 
  • law enforcement agents and agencies, hunting gun shops shooting ranges, sporting goods stores
  • not open to the public and is restricted to commercial buyers and sellers

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The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Tradeshow (SHOT) is the worldwide annual gathering that unites manufacturer and retailer and all other industry stakeholders to trade, source and learn about the latest products, innovations and trends in the shooting sports industry.

SHOT Show Reviews

  • SHOT Show 2010
    – 2010 SHOT Range Day
    – 2010 SHOT Day One
    – 2010 SHOT Day Two
    – 2010 SHOT Day Three
    – 2010 SHOT Day Four
  • SHOT Show 2009
    – 2009 SHOT Range Day
    – 2009 SHOT Day One
    – 2009 SHOT Day Two
    – 2009 SHOT Day Three
    – 2009 SHOT Day Four
  • SHOT Show 2005
    – 2005 SHOT Day One
    – 2005 SHOT Day Two
    – 2005 SHOT Day Three
    – 2005 SHOT Day Four

  • 22 shows in Las Vegas
  • 6 shows in Dallas, TX (1983,1984,1989,1991,1994,1996)
  • 4 shows in New Orleans, LA (1981,1987,1992,2001)
  • 3 shows in Atlanta, GA (1982,1985,1999)
  • 3 shows in Orlando, FL (2003,2007,2009)
  • 2 shows in Houston, TX (1986,1993)
  • 1 show in San Francisco, CA (1980)
  • 1 show in St. Louis, MO (1979)

1979 – First SHOT Show – St. Louis, MO


Before we Attended as Media

  • SHOT Show 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada 33,264 attendees
  • SHOT Show 2003 Orlando, Florida 27,494 attendees
  • SHOT Show 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada 31,342 attendees
  • SHOT Show 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana 25,496 attendees
  • SHOT Show 2000 Las Vegas, Nevada 29,607 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1999 Atlanta, Georgia 25,814 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1998 Las Vegas, Nevada 32,759 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada 35,102 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1996 Dallas, Texas 28,500 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada 29,600 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1994 Dallas, Texas 27,800 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1993 Houston, Texas 25,030 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1992 New Orleans, Louisiana 23,262 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1991 Dallas, Texas 25,525 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada 23,523 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1989 Dallas, Texas 23,500 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1988 Las Vegas, Nevada 19,800 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1987 New Orleans, Louisiana 19,500 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1986 Houston, Texas 20,950 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1985 Atlanta, Georgia 19,200 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1984 Dallas, Texas 22,000 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1983 Dallas, Texas 20,000 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1982 Atlanta, Georgia 17,850 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1981 New Orleans, Louisiana 17,800 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1980 San Francisco, California 8,500 attendees
  • SHOT Show 1979 St. Louis, Missouri 5,600 attendees

NSSF

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Founded in 1961

Newtown, Connecticut


“To create a better public understanding of and a more active participation in the shooting sports”
Harmon Williams (of Browning) motioned to establish the NSSF at the Second National Conference on the Shooting Sports
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms
industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting
sports. NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors,
firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers


Warren Page

– 1960 Created the First National Conference on the Shooting Sports
– 1972 Director of National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits

600 exhibitors

since 1879

  • Held once a year in
  • One of the largest shooting, hunting, and outdoor shows in the United States
  • typically 500,000 square feet
  • Different venues around the country each year
  • Every major firearm company, hunting, outfitters, collectors, gear, knives, accessories, and more
  • NRA Show 2021 – in Houston, Texas May 14-16, 2021
  • NRA Show 2020 – Nashville, Tennessee April 16 – 19
  • NRA Show 2019 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana April 26 to 28
    (80,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2018 – Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas May 4-6th
  • NRA Show 2017 – World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia – 146th
  • NRA Show 2016 – Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau in Louisville, Kentucky
    (80,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2015 – Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee 
    (78,865 Members)
  • NRA Show 2014 – Indiana Convention Center
    (75,000 attendees)
  • NRA Show 2013 – George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas
    (86,228 members)
  • NRA Show 2012 – America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri
    (73,740 attendees)
  • NRA Show 2011 – CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
    (71,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2010 – Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • NRA Show 2009 – U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona
    (70,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2008 – Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky
    (66,229)
  • NRA Show 2007 – America’s Center complex in St. Louis, Missouri
    (64,000)
  • NRA Show 2006 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    (54,335 members)
  • NRA Show 2005  – George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas
    (60,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2004 – Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 
  • NRA Show 2003 – Orlando, Florida
  • NRA Show 2002 – Reno, Nevada
  • NRA Show 2001 – Kansas City, Missouri on May 18-20.
  • NRA Show 2000 – in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • NRA Show 1999 – in Denver, Colorado
  • NRA Show 1998 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://www.nraam.org/