The 2020 SHOT Show: it’ll be a little bigger than its predecessors and bigger yet in 2021. That’s what the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) and various tourism organizations are reporting. Will it continue to grow beyond 2021? It might if the planned expansion to new [Las Vegas] Strip locations continues.
SHOT Show 2020
This year is the 42nd instance of the annual convention, which began in St. Louis, MO. in 1979, and the 10th year it’ll have been held in Las Vegas. The NSSF is estimating it’ll host 2,400 exhibitors and approximately 60,000 attendees from all across the industry and many countries. Current estimates project it to be at nearly one million square feet of show space, with nearly 3,000 exhibitors, by its 43rd birthday.
Should be interesting to see what it’s like in 2028 at 50!
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (and updates since then), SHOT-related business will be incorporated into the MGM Grand Conference Center in 2020; it is supposed to expand even further to the nascent Caesar’s Forum for SHOT Show 2021. Colloquially known as “SHOT”, the convention has been held at the Sands Convention Center since 2010. It is somewhere between the 6th and 8th largest annual show in Las Vegas depending upon how one measures such things. 2019’s show reportedly brought over $90 million to the metro area.
The convention is currently scheduled to be held in Las Vegas until at least 2027.
Anyone going will have their own ideas about what they’ll see. New AR 15 tools? New accessories for the M&P 15-22? An all-new caliber to replace the 224 Valkyrie? Some new version of a classic pistol like the PPK perhaps?
Sometimes it’s what we expect…sometimes it’s out of left field.
New guns of 2020
SHOT Show 2020 ‘s new guns
What will they be? We’ll have to see. There have been releases all year long and there are certainly more to come. Scroll down to see what has been announced so far. Watch this space for more releases as we find them — or at least for hints about what we might see at the 2020 NRA Convention (sometimes they announce stuff at SHOT that doesn’t debut until NRAAM).
What will the new guns of 2020 be? What would you like to see?
Here are some of the lastest guns released in the past couple of months. Some are out in the wild, but most people won’t get to see them or shoot them until SHOT. For your convenience, we have added the scrolling links below to make it easier to jump to each category.
B&T just introduced the latest addition to its compact weapon system line-up – the APC10 PRO chambered in 10mm.
⊕Mossberg MC2c Compact 9mm Pistol
According to Mossberg, there will be five initial offerings of the MC2c Compact 9mm Pistol. All of them will include two frame variants (standard and cross-bolt safety); choice of slide finishes (black DLC-finished or bead-blasted stainless steel); and optional TRUGLO Tritium Pro Night sights. All MC2c models come with 13-round flush and 15-round extended coated-steel magazines.
⊕Taurus Defender 856
This new compact revolver is based on the original Taurus 856. It features a factory-installed front sight post with an integrated tritium vial. Chambered for .38 Special +P ammo, 6-round capacity.
⊕Sig Sauer P320 RXP Series
Sig Sauer says they’ll have this at their booth next week. The P320 Full-Size, Compact, XFULL, and XCOMPACT RXP pistols are P320s that come with a factory installed ROMEO1PRO Reflex Optic.
⊕Nighthawk Custom Vice President
Nighthawk Custom Vice President.
⊕Laugo Arms Alien
Laugo Arms Czechoslovakia announced that their Alien Competition pistol will be available in the U.S. in 2020 and that they’re attending the SHOT Show. Word has it that they’ll be making a big announcement during SHOT week.
The Laugo Alien 9mm semi-auto has a distinctive profile due to its low-bore axis. Capacity is 17+1. Features for this unique pistol: adjustable iron sights, striker safety block, MIL-STD 1913 rail, ambidextrous magazine release, exchangeable backstraps and grips.
⊕Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 1911
The Ronin Operator 1911 is a full-size 5″ gun available in 9mm and .45 ACP variants. Features include: a two-tone finish, stainless steel forged frame, carbon steel forged slide, beavertail grip safety with “memory bump”, fiber optic front/tactical rack white-dot rear sight system, extended safety lever, 2nd Generation Speed Trigger, forward slide serrations and a basepad-equipped magazine (9+1 capacity in the 9mm model and 8+1 in the .45).
⊕Springfield Armory XD-M Elite
Springfield Armory’s XD-M Elite features a Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META) system, increased-capacity magazines that hold up to 22 rounds of 9mm, and removable extended and flared magwells for fast reloads. There are four purpose-driven models: competition-ready, tactical variants, duty-sized, and CCW-ready versions.
⊕SCCY DVG-1 & DVG-1RD
The DVG is available with or without a factory installed CTS-1500 Red Dot sight which boasts over 20,000hrs of battery life.
⊕Auto-Ordnance Custom Liberty 1911
“Liberty..Death” is on the right side of the slide, set around the original Presidential Seal. The left side of the slide has the words “Don’t..Tread”, surrounded by the snake from the Gadsden flag.
⊕Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P M2.0 Pistols
Chambered in 9mm and 40 S&W, the new Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols are available with either a 4.25” or 5” barrel in a variety of configurations.
⊕Colt 2020 Python
The 2020 Python is chambered in .357 Magnum and also accommodates .38 Special cartridges. It features modern stainless steel alloys and a re-designed rear sight.
⊕Walther CCP M2 in .380 ACP
The CCP – or Concealed Carry Pistol – is the first polymer pistol with Softcoil gas technology.
⊕Springfield Armory SAINT Pistol Variants
Springfield Armory announced these three new SAINT pistol variants that will be released this spring. They’ll be on display at SHOT Show 2020.
The new Ruger-57 semi-automatic blowback pistol has a 20-round magazine for the 5.7x28mm cartridge.
⊕Ruger Lite Rack LCP II in .22 LR
The Ruger Lite Rack LCP II in .22 LR is a low-recoil pistol with a slide that is easy to manipulate.
⊕Ruger Mark IV Target .22 LR with 10″ Barrel
Ruger is expanding Mark IV Target .22LR line of pistols to include models that come standard with a 10-inch bull barrel.
⊕FN 509 Compact MRD
The FN 509 Compact MRD is an optics-ready compact pistol featuring the company’s patented FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System.
⊕Glock 44 .22 LR
The new Glock 44 chambered for .22 LR. Announced in December 2019 – not available until January 20 – the week of SHOT Show 2020.
⊕Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ
Smith & Wesson’s new M&P9 Shield EZ pistol is the latest addition to the M&P M2.0™ family.
⊕Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW Pistol and SBR
Specs and features include: overall length of 20.75”, 7” 300BLK 1:7 twist cold hammer forged barrel, Maxim Defense CQB Pistol Brace with enhanced buffer system, 6” MFR XL flat front rail, SLR M-Lok MOD2 Handstop, a linear compensator, and independently ambi GRIP-N-RIP Charging Handle with anti-gas features.
⊕Kimber 2020 Product Lineup
In November 2019, Kimber announced eleven new firearms in their 2020 lineup.
Announced in November 2019, Kimber Rapide Black Ice a high-performance 1911.
Kimber’s Micro 9 Triari.
Left to right: K6s DASA 4″ Combat, K6s DASA 4″ Target, and the K6s DASA Texas Edition.
⊕Ed Brown Products Fueled Series of Custom Pistols and Accessories
Launched November, 2019 – Ed Brown Products: Fueled Series of Custom Pistols and Accessories.
⊕Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Subcompact Pistol
Released in October, the M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistols ship with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with M2.0 full-size and compact magazines.
⊕Heckler & Kock SP5
Announced December 2019: Designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol, the SP5 is the only authentic sporting version of the MP5 submachine gun available.
⊕Bond Arms Patriot
Launched in November 2019. The Patriot is chambered to accommodate .45 Colt and 2.5-inch .410 shot-shells. Comes with a Premium Leather Driving Holster.
⊕Franklin Armory CA11 and CA12
Launched November 2019: FA’s two new California Handgun Roster Approved AR pistol models—the CA11TM and the CA12TM.
⊕Sig Sauer Commercial Variant of the Military M18
Announced December 2019, the P320-M18 is a smaller commercial variant of the U.S. Military Modular Handgun System (MHS) M18.
⊕Taurus .454 Casull Raging Hunter
In October 2019, Taurus launched the newest member of the Raging Hunter revolver series, available in three barrel lengths—8.375, 6.75, and 5.125 inches.
⊕Springfield Armory SAINT Pistol
Springfield Armory announced the new SAINT Pistol in October.
⊕Taurus 1911 9mm Commander 9mm Luger
This new model is chambered for 9mm Luger and offers additional capacity at nine rounds.
⊕Sig Sauer Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead
Launched in October 20, 2019, it’s a sub-gun with in-field adaptability and familiar AR handling.
⊕ Sig Sauer ProForce M17 Airsoft pistol
Announced in October 2019, the U.S. Military’s current sidearm is now available in a premium Airsoft trainer.
⊕CZ USA Bren 2 Ms Carbine
First released to the US public in pistol form — this new version of the Bren 2 is built to meet 922(r) compliance and is equipped with a 16.5″ barrel and an adjustable, foldable stock.
⊕Israeli Weapon Industries USZION US 15 Rifle
The IWI ZION 15 is a 16in Tactical Rifle that includes a 15″ Free Float MLOK Handguard, a B5 Systems Stock, and Grip, and comes with a 30 round Magpul PMAG.
⊕KALASHNIKOV USA KR-103 AK
According to reports, the Kalashnikov KR-103 is chambered for 7.62x39mm, has 5.5 mm forged trunnions, and is compatible with most AKM and AK74 parts and accessories.100 U.S.-made.
⊕FN America 15 SRP G2 carbine
FN America just to announced this new carbine in two barrel length options. It’s specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s law enforcement agencies and officers.
⊕FN SCAR 20S
The FN SCAR 20S, now available in 6.5 Creedmoor, features a 20-inch, 1:8” righthand twist barrel with SureFire ProComp 762 muzzle device, Geissele Super SCAR trigger, adjustable stock, and accepts 10- or 20-round FN SCAR 17S magazines.
⊕Hatsan FlashPup Synthetic QE
The Hatsan FlashPup Synthetic QE is a compact manual loading, pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifle with a bullpup design, available in .177, .22, and .25 caliber. The multi-shot, caliber specific spring-rotary magazine is detachable. The combination Picatinny and 11mm dovetail rail accepts a wide range of optics mounts.
⊕GAMO Swarm Magnum Gen2
Swarm Magnum Gen2 is a break barrel air rifle available in .22 and .177 with a velocity of 1650 fps in .177 and 1300 fps in .22.
⊕Winchester Air Rifles Model 12 Pump BB Gun
Something to look for at SHOT Show 2020 – the Winchester Model 12 BB gun. This new BB Gun designed for youth produces 350 fps velocities and holds 250-plus BBs. It features a cross-bolt safety, 14-inch length of pull and shoots a single BB with each pump of the gun.
⊕Performance Center Lightweight T/CR22 rifles
Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifles operate using the reliable T/CR22 semi-automatic rifle action and 10 round rotary magazine while maintaining compatibility with most aftermarket 10/22 parts and accessories.
⊕Savage Arms A22 BNS-SR
The A22 BNS SR – semi automatic straight blowback action, chambered in 22 LR, adjustable AccuTrigger ™, 10 round rotary magazine, and a threaded muzzle.
⊕Savage Arms 110 Ultralite
At 6 pounds and under, the 110 Ultralite is designed to combat elevation and elements while maintaining the performance of a factory blueprinted Savage 110 action.
⊕Savage Arms 110 Precision
The 110 is fully customizable due to the custom stock designed by the accuracy experts at Modular Driven Technologies (MDT).
The 110 Precision pairs Savage’s legendary 110 action with a custom stock designed by the accuracy experts at Modular Driven Technologies (MDT). From the adjustable comb height and length-of-pull, to the capabilities of its AccuTrigger™, this aluminum-framed rifle is set up for exacting performance.
⊕KRISS USA Vector .22 LR
The new rimfire Vector will debut at SHOT Show 2020. Available in carbine (Vector CRB) and stabilizing brace (Vector SDP-SB) configurations.
⊕Thompson Auto-Ordnance Bootlegger Series
Auto-Ordnance’s latest custom guns commemorate the era with the “Bootlegger” Thompson and 1911.
⊕Thompson Auto-Ordnance Commemorative Iwo Jima Series
The first SIG-built precision bolt-action hunting rifle designed by Sig Sauer engineers.
⊕Savage Arms Axis II Precision
Savage partnered with Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) to give the AXIS II a Precision Series upgrade.
⊕Sig Sauer SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle
The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is a battery-powered, automatic electric gun (AEG) that runs on a rechargeable battery.
⊕ Bergara B14 .22 LR Rifle
The folks at Bergara say the new B14 will be a game changer in the rimfire world, whether used in .22 competitions or as a .22 rifle trainer.
⊕Ruger AR-556 with Free-Float Handguard in 300 BLK
November 2019: Ruger announced their AR-556 with free-floating handguard, available chambered in .300 Blackout.
⊕Henry Two New Side Gate Lever Actions
Launched November 2019: The Henry Side Gate Lever Action is now available in a .45-70 Gov’t rifle configuration and a .410 bore shotgun configuration.
⊕Ruger PC Carbine Chassis
Released in October, Ruger introduced three configurations of its new Pistol Caliber Carbine (PC Carbine) Chassis model. Also available: two 10-round state compliant models; one with an adjustable stock and threaded barrel, and the other with a fixed stock and non-threaded barrel.
⊕MasterPiece Arms MPA BA PMR Competition Rifle
The MPA BA PMR Competition Rifle was launched in October 2019, and is available in .223 and 6.5 PRC Caliber.
⊕Winchester XPR Hunter TrueTimber Strata
Launched in October, the XPR Hunter TrueTimber Strata comes in 13 popular calibers from 243 Win. to 338 Win. Mag. — including the Winchester 350 Legend.
⊕Franklin Armory Title 1™
It’s not a pistol, it’s not a rifle, it’s not a shotgun, and it’s not an assault weapon. It’s neither “featureless” or “mag locked.” California residents will be interested in this one.
⊕Escort BTS Bullpup Shotgun
The Escort BTS Bullpup is a next-generation shotgun available in 12 ga or .410 cal, and is offered in either black or FDE Cerakote.
⊕Rossi Long-Barrel .410 Turkey Shotgun — The Tuffy Turkey
At 26 inches, Rossi’s Tuffy Turkey has the longest barrel among the Tuffy .410-gauge shotguns. The cylinder-bore, 3-inch chamber shotgun includes an “extra full” choke tube installed on the barrel. It comes with an included “modified” choke so the shotgun can be used for other purposes outside of turkey season. The stock has a thumbhole-style pistol grip with a recessed 2 x five-cartridge shell holder for fast reloading.
⊕Escort Slugger Series
Escort’s new Slugger series of pump-action security shotgun is available in two styles. The Tact model features a soft rubber pistol grip with contoured finger grooves and an extra sling mounting point. Slugger series specs: 12 gauge, 3″ chamber, fixed cylinder choke, 5+1 shell capacity, and oxidation proof hard chrome plated steel barrel.
⊕Savage Arms 555 Trap
The 555 Trap aluminum receiver is scaled to gauge and incorporates a steel insert that reinforces the breech, minimizing weight and maximizing strength.
⊕Mossberg 940 JM Pro
Mossberg’s new 12-gauge autoloading shotgun platform; the 940 JM Pro, is available in two 10-shot models.
⊕Savage Arms Renegauge
Savage says avid wing shooters will love the way it swings, competitors will find it at home on the range, and hunters will trust it in the nastiest of conditions.
⊕Retay Arms Masai Mara 20ga Shotgun
Retay Arms plans to debut its latest incarnation of Masai Mara Shotgun chambered in 20ga at the 2020 SHOT SHOW.
⊕Savage Arms 301 Turkey XP
The 301 Turkey XP – is a single shot break action, with a 26-inch barrel, and the removable one-piece rail is equipped with a 1×30 Red Dot.
⊕Beretta 694 Over-and-Under Competition Shotgun
Launched in October 2019, the Beretta 694 12-gauge is available with 30” or 32” barrel lengths.
⊕CZ-USA All-Terrain Shotgun Series
Launched November 2019: CZ’s new All-Terrain shotguns from top to bottom: 1012, Bobwhite G2, Drake, Redhead Premier, and Upland Ultralight.
⊕Franklin Armory BGSIII 22-C1 Binary Trigger for 10/22
⊕American Tactical Nomad Survivor Combo
The ATI Nomad Shotgun and RUKX Gear Survivor bag combo includes a 12, 20, or .410 gauge break action shotgun with various chambering options, as well as a RUKX Gear Survivor bag, which is available in five color options.
⊕Viridian FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC)
The Viridian FACT Duty WMC will be on display at the 2020 Las Vegas Metro Police Department Range Day. It employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. It provides a clear view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras.
⊕Primary Arms SLx 1-8x24FFP Rifle Scope
Primary Arms SLx 1-8x24FFP Rifle Scope: sub-18oz weight, 10.3in profile, ACSS Raptor 5.56 reticle. PA says this scope is well-suited for compact carbines and marksman rifles alike.
⊕Sightmark Element Mini Solar Red Dot Sight
Sightmark says the Element Mini Solar RDS is Ideal for use on everything from MSR platforms to tactical shotguns, boasting an absolute cowitness mount with adjustable height, protective adjustment caps that double as windage/elevation adjustment tools, manual digital switch brightness controls,and a user-friendly hinged battery door.
⊕Viridian VENTA Riflescopes
Viridian’s two new VENTA models feature advanced optics and coatings, solid one-piece aluminum construction, and more.
⊕McMillan Z-Series Universal Fiberglass Stock
McMillan’s new stock accommodates nearly all barreled actions with the same action diameter and guard screw spacing as the Remington 700. Features include a squared forend, a dual-purpose butt hook, vertically oriented firing-hand grip, thumb shelves, and a finger stop at the top of the grip.
⊕Tango Down Vickers Tactical Magazine Release for Glock 43X and 48
.The GMR-007 bears all of the features that has made the GMR-series.
⊕Leupold VX-3i CDS-ZL Riflescope
There will be four VX-3i CDS-ZL models. Two will feature a 30mm maintube and a side focus feature, the other two have a 1-inch maintube and no side focus. Magnification ranges from 3.5-10x to 4.5-14x. Duplex and Wind-Plex reticles are available.
⊕GEMTEC Modular Lunar 9 Suppressor
The GEMTECH Lunar 9 tube design allows it to be quickly converted from a 7” suppressor to a shorter 4.7” suppressor by simply unscrewing the tube extension.
⊕Fiocchi Blue Guardian SC
The Blue Guardian SC blends a solid copper bullet with a hollow point profile to optimize wound channeling. Ignited by Fiocchi’s proven lead-free primers, Blue Guardian SC ammunition is offered in .380, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223, .300 BLK supersonic, .300 BLK subsonic, and 12-gauge slug.
⊕Fiocchi Blue Guardian HP
Blue Guardian HP is made for duty use and personal/home protection where ricochet is a concern in hard structure environments. Lead-free primer and hollow point reduced ricochet bullet. The hollow point design induces critical fragmentation upon penetration of soft tissue yet begins to dump energy and disintegrate with impact on hard surfaces such as steel, concrete, tile, etc. Available for .380, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
⊕Fiocchi Blue Guardian FR
Made for high-volume training, Fiocchi Blue Guardian FR features lead-free and frangible ballistically matched bullets in .380, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223 45 gr., .223 55 gr., and .300 BL. Engineered to disintegrate on impact with materials harder than themselves – i.e. AR500 steel, Blue Guardian FR is ideal for handgun and CQB training. Lead-free primers offer additional safety for use in closed environments.
⊕SK “Semi-Auto Rifle” .22 LR Ammunition
SK “Semi-Auto Rifle” .22 LR Ammunition functions through any 10/22 style firearms, AR’s, 597’s, Model 60’s, and more. Features include optimized velocity (345 m/s) and clean burning propellants.
⊕CCI New Rimfire Loads
New CCI product highlights include a series of rimfire rounds chosen by MeatEater’s Steven Rinella, new additions to our popular Clean-22 lineup, and several loads now packaged in easy-to-pour, bulk-pack cartons.
The 7mm 190 Grain LRHT’s are ideal for F-Open competitive shooters and are tailored to cartridges such as 284 Winchester, 7mm WSM, 7mm SAUM, and 7mm Remington Magnum among others.
⊕Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun
Gold Dot Carry Gun features several exclusive bullet design features for uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types. Available in 9mm Luger 135-grain, 40 S&W 165-grain and 45 Auto +P 200-grain.
⊕Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection 5.7x28mm
According to Speer, Gold Dot’s high-quality brass, reliable primers and specially formulated propellant produce optimal feeding and ballistics in 5.7x28mm firearms.
⊕Federal Hydra-Shok Deep 380 Auto
This new 99-grain 380 Auto load is for compact, concealed-carry “pocket pistols” or “micro guns” with an expanding, deep-penetrating round. It exceeds FBI protocol performance measures of 12″ minimum, with testing results of 13 to 13 ½” of penetration in bare gel and 13 ¼ to 14″ through heavy clothing.
⊕Federal Ammunition PUNCH
Nickel-plated brass and sealed primers deliver reliable feeding and ignition.
⊕Federal — Terminal ASCENT
Available in eleven of the most popular hunting cartridges and as component bullets.
⊕Federal — FORCE X2
Federal’s FORCE X2’s nine copper-plated 00 FX2 buckshot pellets are specially engineered to split into two equal-size pieces on impact.
⊕Federal — MeatEater Series
Bismuth is considered a better alternative to lead. It’s harder-hitting and is non-toxic so you can take it to locations that restrict lead ammunition.
⊕Federal — Solid Core
Solid Core features a polymer jacket that should make for clean shooting with no wax rings or gas checks.
⊕Federal — Practice & Defend Packs
Convenient packs available in four product options.
New knives of 2020
Blades from SHOT Show 2020
It’s too early for us to know about this either, but we’ve seen a couple things start to make an appearance on social media.
What knife brand or custom maker you looking forward to seeing something new from?
SHOT Show – what is it?
Pardon the presumption of familiarity early on. We’ll let Vegas tourism folk explain it:
“The SHOT Show will showcase new, innovative products used for target shooting, hunting, outdoor recreation and law enforcement purposes. On display will be a wide spectrum of products, including firearms, ammunition, gun safes, locks and cases, optics, shooting range equipment, targets, training and safety equipment, hunting accessories, law enforcement equipment, hearing and eye protection, tree stands, scents and lures, cutlery, GPS systems, holsters, apparel, leather goods, game calls and decoys.
The products unveiled at the SHOT Show are usually what consumers will see on retailers’ shelves during the course of the year.”
It really is huge. The conference utilized 640k square feet in 2017 and 650k in 2018 with some 12.5 miles of aisles. Once the new facilities are fully incorporated the number of exhibitors is expected to increase by 25%; you can find just about anything firearms-, hunting-, ammunition-, tactical-related there somewhere if you look hard enough. The NSSF’s Chris Dolnack has said (somewhat ambiguously) that the largest new categories will be “…optics, cartridge, and accessory manufacturers…”
SHOT Show 2020 dates
The 2020 SHOT Show officially runs from Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, Jan. 24. Effectively, however, it will start before that, and continue for a day or two after. Media Day at the Range will be Monday, Jan. 20, and several manufacturers will hold private range events as early as Saturday the 18th. There is also a charity golf tournament on Sunday the 19th.
SHOT Show 2020 location
This 2020 convention will again be held in the Sands Expo Center and Venetian Congress Center. As of this writing, the additional exhibition space to be opened up in the MGM Grand Conference Center has yet to be assigned. If previous years are any guide, the NSSF will soon publish an interactive online map of all exhibitors. You’ll be able to find that here: https://shotshow.org/floorplan
SHOT Show 2020 tickets
The SHOT Show is not open to the public. Attendance to the show is restricted to members of the shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade industry, including buyers, sellers, manufacturers, and members of the media. Per the NSSF, “Admission at the SHOT Show is restricted to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services only. Applicants who register to attend the SHOT Show are required to submit documentation to verify their trade status.”
Industry Day at the Range
The NSSF describes Industry Day at the Range as the “…largest, most influential one-day event in the hunting and shooting sports—and it continues to grow. More than 1,800 media members and buyers annually gather at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club to test and evaluate the latest introductions from over 200 manufacturers representing every major category in the industry.
The press coverage, content created and social media reach generated immediately and throughout the year from this single pre-SHOT event make it a can’t miss for all brands and products. Learn how to get involved or increase your participation below.”
SHOT’s “official” range day will be at the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club; there will be other range days at other locations, however.
Stephanie Kimmell is the firstborn daughter of Missouri’s Pecan King, worthy scion of a Vietnam veteran sailor turned mad engineer-orchardist-inventor-genius. With a BA in technical writing, she freelances as a writer and editor. A Zymurgist greatly interested in the decoction of fermented barley and hops, she is in many ways a modern amalgam of Esther Hobart Morris, Rebecca Boone, and Nellie Bly. She hunts, fishes, butchers, and cooks most anything. When not editing or writing, she makes soaps and salves, spins wool, and occasionally makes cheese from cows she milked herself. Kimmell is a driven epistemophilic who loves live music and all sorts of beer.