As a boy, my brother and I couldn’t wait for Christmastime and the Sears Catalog.
We’d lie on the floor, skip past all the grown up stuff, right to the back of the book to the toys. The toy section was awesome. There would be GI Joes set up on mountains, Ninja Turtles in sewers, Voltron in outer space – and we had to have it all.
Fast forward 20 years. Sears Catalog is out, SHOT Show is in.
The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) Show “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”
This is the Super Bowl. Celebrities from the gun world, sports world, entertainment world all make it out to this.
Last year alone 57,390 people attended the show with 1,600 exhibitors in 630,000 square feet. 2,074 alone were media (Hopefully next year, we can call it 2,075.) In other words, HEAVEN for a gun and gear guy.
Things like this:
And this is where all the cool stuff comes out. This is the place to be to see the current and future trends of firearms and gear. My goal is to attend as a member of the media. So follow my blog and pass the word.