SHOT Show 2017 has come and gone, but attendees and industry members are still reeling from the largest trade show in the firearms industry. This year marked the 39th Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show owned and operated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Strong attendance, upbeat buyers and sellers, and a series of packed special events that collectively made up “SHOT Week” resulted in one of the top-rated SHOT Shows with attendees from more than 100 different countries, signaling a positive year ahead. Industry professionals packed the aisles from the start of each day, and attendance totaled nearly 65,000, surpassing last year’s turnout to make it the second most attended SHOT Show ever.
There were thousands of products for buyers to see on the show floor, including firearms, ammunition, accessories, optics, knives, gun safes, apparel and law enforcement equipment, among others. More than 500 new products from 338 companies were on display in the show’s New Product Center. Also, in addition to the more than 1,600 exhibiting companies on the main show floors, the NEXT 2.0 Pavilion offered first-time vendors from the show’s extensive waiting list the chance to display their products and meet with potential new customers.
Preparations have already begun for next year’s 40th anniversary SHOT Show, which will return to the Sands Expo on January 23-26, 2018.
Based off what everyone was posting online from the show, 2017 should shape up to be a great year for shooting, hunting and outdoors enthusiasts and retailers.
Check out some of our favorite posts here:
— Jana Waller (@skullboundtv) January 22, 2017
— BERETTA (@Beretta_USA) January 20, 2017
— Timothy Dahl (@dahlmaker) January 18, 2017
Looks like the year of the semi-autos for airguns at #shotshow 2017. Last year was the bullpups. I prefer the long rifle look and feel.
— Mike Myers 3000 (@MikeKMyers) January 27, 2017