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19 January 2016

SHOT Show 2016 Open

SHOT Show 2016 started with its Industry Day at the Range yesterday, but the official opening was today. SHOT Show is a four day event being held 19-22 January t2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV/USA. This event showcases everything from Industrial Products, Sporting Goods, Toys & Games, and Business Services, as well as a special section for Law Enforcement and Military Equipment.

More than 60,000 visitors are expected and more than 1,600 exhibitors are displaying their products on 35,000 square feet. The professional exhibitors are showcasing a wide range of firearms, ammunition and outdoor hunting products, divided under four broad categories, namely, outdoor wear, firearms and ammunition, general shootin,g and law enforcement sections. Principal items at SHOT Show include optical equipment, cutlery items, firearms, law enforcement services, and other related accessories. Safety equipment is also put on exhibit here.

The newest upgrade of SHOT Show is “SHOT Show NEXT,” designed to provide an introduction of exhibitors currently on the waiting list for exhibitor space on the main show display floors, SHOT Show NEXT will provide instant access to newer companies and products coming to market.

The main SHOT Show exhibitor hall is sold out several years in advance and has an extensive waiting list of companies awaiting an opening. While acquiring additional exhibit hall square footage is not an option at this time, the organisers did some reconfiguration of the halls on the floor above the main exhibit floor (up the escalator to the Venetian Level 3 that accesses the shops to the Venetian), where the Press Room and Members’ Lounge are located, and created SHOT Show NEXT. Here, buyers and media will have an unprecedented chance to interact with 100 of today’s newest manufacturers and their products in a setting that provides more of a one-on-one opportunity for introductions and networking than the main show floor often can.

The “New Product Center” is also bigger than ever before,  and is located on Level 1 in between the shuttle bus and taxi areas, across from Law Enforcement Booth 6000–8700. It opens at 8:00 AM each day prior to the opening of the show floor and continues during show hours. Discover 2016 SHOT Show product launches in one location. With an electronic handheld you can scan the product numbers and get the detailed information send home via Email.