Category: Trade Shows
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
2014 SHOT Show Hours
Tuesday, January 14 - 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 15 - 8:30am-5:30pm
Thursday, January 16 - 8:30am-5:30pm
Friday, January 17 - 8:30am-4:00pm
Law Enforcement Show Hours Change
The law enforcement ballroom and meeting rooms on levels 1 and 2 will open a half hour earlier at 8am each day.
Booth numbers affected are: 5,000-8,700 & Booths 20,000-28,000
The NSSF has released a short presentation to help you get the most from your attendance at the SHOT Show. This how-to video provides easy tips for planning important meetings and seminars as well as mapping and navigating the show floor. With a lot of ground to cover over the four days of the show, know what to expect on day one.
Future SHOT Show Dates
Add to Your Calendar: January 14 - 17, 2014
Looking back at SHOT
It's hard to believe for those that have been there from the beginning, but 2013 will mark the 35th SHOT Show. Throughout the year we'll be looking back at the show's history, from its inception in 1978 and its official opening in 1979, up to where it stands today as one of the largest and most vibrant trade shows in the world.
About the SHOT Show
The SHOT Show is for the TRADE ONLY — NO one under age 16 shall be admitted (including infants)The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The SHOT Show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions.
Review SHOT Show Attendance Rules.
Stats from the 2013 SHOT Show
The largest trade show of its kind in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, the SHOT Show attracted a record overall attendance of 62,371, including a new high for buyers and more than 2,000 media representatives. More than 1,600 exhibitors filled booth space covering 630,000 net square feet. The show, which is a trade-only event, attracted industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.
Stats from the 2012 SHOT Show
The largest trade show of its kind in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, a city of trade shows, the 2012 SHOT Show set an overall attendance record of more than 61,000, including new highs for buyers at 36,383 and media at 2,466. Though show organizers deliberately reduced the size of the show to better accommodate attendees at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, still some 1,600 exhibitors filled booth space covering 630,000 net square feet. The show attracted industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.
Stats from the 2011 SHOT Show
Record-setting SHOT Show Signals Good Year Ahead for Hunting and Shooting Industry
Total Attendance: 57,390
Exhibit space: 630,000 net square feet
Personal Firearms Carry Policy
Per Sands Expo Convention Center (SECC) policy, personal firearms or ammunition are not allowed. Only firearms on display by exhibitors whose firing pins have been removed (and have been inspected by SHOT Show Safety Advisors) will be permitted on the show floor.