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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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42nd SHOT Show opens with 2,600 exhibitors
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The 42nd Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT Show®) opened Jan. 22 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a record 2,600 companies will exhibit products related to target shooting, hunting, outdoor recreation and law enforcement.

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THE 2020 Shot Show ran Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas this year, and there were 2,600 exhibitors in attendance, and the show was visited by 60,000 professional hunting and outdoor representatives. New products will be unveiled during the coming weeks.

SHOT Show spanned four days, Jan. 21-24, with additional show-related events in Las Vegas creating “SHOT Week” that include a fundraiser golf tournament to support healing veterans, Industry Day at the Range and SHOT UniversityTM, a professional development series.


SHOT Show attracted nearly 60,000 professionals representing 113 countries from the firearms and outdoor industry.


Owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation ® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world. The show is open to trade professionals only and not to the public. No firearms are transferred at the show. Consumers will see the products unveiled at SHOT Show on retailers’ shelves throughout the coming the year.


The 2020 SHOT Show marks the 22nd time the show has been in Las Vegas. It has been at the Sands Expo continuously the last 11 years.


SHOT Show provides a significant economic contribution to the Las Vegas and Nevada business communities, pumping more than $88 million in non-gaming revenue into the economy. The record 2,600 exhibiting companies occupy more than 692,000 net square feet of exhibit space, completely filling the Sands Expo. To satisfy a huge waiting list of companies seeking to be part of the show, SHOT Show will expand in 2021 into exhibit space at the new Caesars Forum.


This demand for exhibit space at the show reflects the high interest Americans have for firearms ownership and recreational shooting equipment. NSSF surveys show that some 40 million Americans would like to learn more about the shooting sports.


SHOT Show is the largest event conducted at the Sands. Some 12.5 miles of aisles lead to displays of firearms, ammunition, gun safes, locks and cases, optics, shooting range equipment, targets, training and safety equipment, hunting accessories, law enforcement gear, hearing and eye protection, tree stands, scents and lures, cutlery, GPS systems and other electronics, holsters, apparel, leather goods, game calls and decoys.


Anyone with an interest in the show and new industry products can learn more at SHOTShow.org or by following the show’s news on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram and YouTube .


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