SHOT Show Infographic puts Event in Perspective

SHOT Show Infographic puts Event in Perspective

For the firearms world, Tuesday through Friday is almost like Christmas 2.0. The SHOT Show is the first glimpse most get at what will hit the shelves at their local gun and outdoor stores in the coming months. The trade show, put on by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is the largest firearms industry event of the the year. But exactly how big is it? The NSSF gives an idea about what will go down in Las Vegas' Sands Expo Center over the next few days in the infographic below. One quick gander at the numbers the SHOT Show generates and one word comes to mind — Wow!

How Big is the SHOT Show

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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