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About SHOT Show

The SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show) is an annual trade show for the shooting sports, hunting, outdoor recreations and firearm manufacturing industries.


11 Mile Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470-2359
United States

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The SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show) is an annual trade show for the shooting sports, hunting, outdoor recreations and firearm manufacturing industries. The show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and is the biggest event of the type in the world. The SHOT Show is restricted to formal members of the shooting, hunting, military and outdoor trade industries, including commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products.

The first ever SHOT Show was held in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1979. It used to rotate between Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana, and several other U.S. cities, although since 2010 it has taken place only in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and is contracted to remain there through 2027. It attracted over 60,000 attendees to its 630,000 square feet of exhibition space in Las Vegas. It is among the top 25 trade shows in the US.

Products & Press Releases

Industry Day at the Range is pleased to announce several industry top manufacturers that have renewed their commitment as Supporting Sponsors for the 2022 event.

Industry Day at the Range™ Announces Returning Supporting Sponsors and Limited Exhibitor Availability

Sept. 23, 2021
Industry Day at the Range is pleased to announce several industry top manufacturers that have renewed their commitment as Supporting Sponsors for the 2022 event.
Firearm Accessories

Anticipating SHOT Show 2012

It's the biggest event of the year for the hunters, campers, outdoorsman and, now, law enforcement. Well, maybe...

Articles & News

Photo: Lindsey Bertomen

SHOT Show 2022—Bigger Than Ever!

The SHOT Show is alive and well, despite all of the reports to the contrary.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Attendees are seen on the floor of SHOT Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 14.

TSA: SHOT Show Attendees Need to Look at Souvenirs

Jan. 17, 2014
Security check delays occurred in 2012 when an exhibitor handed out keychains not allowed to fly.
GLOCK's new G42 .380 caliber handgun is set to be unveiled at SHOT Show in Las Vegas later this month.

GLOCK Previews G42 Ahead of SHOT Show

Jan. 6, 2014
GLOCK released a video previewing its new G42 handgun, which is set to be unveiled at SHOT Show.
Kevin Davis
The Trojan Horse Long Gun Case
Firearm Accessories

Some Cool Things from SHOT Show 2013

April 2, 2013
Here are some of the smaller but extremely worthy products I saw at SHOT and have subsequently tested.
Rocky Boots
A better look at the tan Rocky S2V.
Balaclava Masks

Boot Review: Rocky S2Vs

I know it's never a smart idea to select a pair of boots based on how they look, but the Rocky S2Vs just looked tough. Even more years ago there was a time when the only boots I'd wear on duty were my Rocky 911s, so I was a big Rocky Boots fan back in the day.
About 20 miles from SHOT Show exhibit hall at Boulder City Rifle Club, range-goers zero in on new firearms and accessories, such as sights.

Ready, Aim, FIRE

March 13, 2012
A photo essay of SHOT Show 2012
Paul Markel
The new S&W Bodyguard .380 may be a good choice for very discreet off-duty carry.

SHOT Round Up Off-Duty Pistols

Feb. 21, 2012
Amongst my many other duties at the 2012 show, I was tasked with keeping an eye out for practical off-duty pistols for law enforcement officers. That I did and I’ve compiled a short list herein.
Kevin Davis
Trijicon Battery ACOG
Gear Equipment Storage

2012 SHOT Show Tactical Review

Jan. 25, 2012
Guns are everywhere at SHOT but so are improvements in tactical armor and uniforms
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First Aid Kits & Supplies

AMK's Trauma Pak Review

As a person who has long espoused the need for every police officer to have a basic trauma kit close at hand (if not on their person) I wanted to check out their Trauma Paks.
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Help a Sniper

March 6, 2011
You can't do your job without proper equipment. Neither can they.

Videos & Resources

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SHOT Show 2020 | FULLY LOADED Event for Law Enforcement

Nov. 18, 2019
There is only one event for law enforcement and tactical teams that combines the industry’s highest performance technology with the products, suppliers and training that can improve the performance of your entire department — the SHOT Show®.
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GEAR UP at the 2019 SHOT Show

Nov. 16, 2018
Where law enforcement gets the right gear.
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The Heckler & Koch HK416 is seen at SHOT Show 2014 in Las Vegas on Jan. 16. (Photo by Frank Borelli/
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Delton Releases New Rifle @ SHOT Show 2012

Feb. 10, 2012
Delton firearms, a leader in AR-style rifles in the industry, premiered their new products at SHOT Show 2012.
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Media/Range Day - SHOT Show 2011

Jan. 18, 2011
Video by Frank Borelli at SHOT Show 2011

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Gear Equipment Storage

5.11 Tactical RUSH12 Pack

As I used it there was more than enough room for my laptop, camera, business cards, extra pens, notepad, SHOT Show floor map, and all of the CDs, media kits and other miscellaneous items I received.
Massad Ayoob
Top group, shot with Federal 125 grain Nyclad, was high and left at 7 yards using open sights. The bottom group, also with the Nyclad, was shot at 5 yards using the laser.

The Other New S&W Bodyguard

Nov. 11, 2010
Overall, I think the Bodyguard 38 has a great deal of potential, but it needs more work. For now, I'll stick with my trusty J-frames for backup carry.

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380

Oct. 14, 2010
All in all, the Bodyguard 380 is certainly worth serious consideration, for those who are looking for this type of pistol. I think it will live up to its Bodyguard heritage.
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Altama Ortho-TacX 6" Boots

I put them on the first day fully expecting to hate them simply because I'd never liked 6" boots. Well, my mind has been changed a bit.

Some Pre-SHOT Show Musings

Jan. 14, 2010
What's hot at SHOT is only relevant if it translates into effective, useful tools for the thin blue line.
Massad Ayoob
The author examines five shot groups explained in the article. Note the MagTech hits marked with a black line at 12 o’clock, compared to the unmarked group of Speer 135 grain +P GDHP.

The Ruger LCR

April 9, 2009
Looking for a small, lightweight, easy shooting, reasonably priced revolver? Here it is. The LCR is going to be a hot seller for Ruger!
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SHOT Show 2009

April 1, 2009
Products for the technical investigator
Massad Ayoob
The Magnum Research Micro Desert Eagle .380. A good, solid hand full.

Still More From the SHOT Show

Feb. 9, 2009
So many guns, so little time
Richard Kilgore
Wear patterns are individual to the person wearing the boot. Even identical boots will, therefore, leave different foot prints from different people.

Tracking & Suspect Identification

Jan. 30, 2009
Your average street cop can tell the difference at a glance between .38 special brass and .45 brass, right? To the trained and even moderately educated eye, the contrast is obvious.