January is always an exciting time. When it comes to owning a business the start of the year is time to look back at last year, set goals for the next year, and the changes in place to make sure that the coming year is the best it can possibly be. When you’re involving the firearms industry January means that and much more.
January is time for SHOT Show hosted in fabulous Las Vegas Nevada. SHOT Show stands for the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor trade Show and it brings together just about everyone involved the $6 billion firearms industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation hosts SHOT Show at the Sands Expo Center. This week the NSSF released an info graphic to help us understand how big of a deal the SHOT Show really is. You can take a look at that image here.
Size really does matter.
From the information that the National Shooting Sports Foundation released its quite clear that Las Vegas is lucky to have the SHOT Show. The trade show is the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas and the 16th largest trade show in America. All told SHOT Show brings more than $70 million into the Las Vegas economy. This amount of income isn’t surprising when you consider that all 50 United States and more than 100 countries will be represented at all Shot Show. More than 1600 exhibitors will cover in excess of 13 acres of floor space in the sands expo center.
Obviously SHOT Show is something to get excited about and you probably aren’t surprised based on all the buzz over the inter-webs these past few weeks. The show itself isn’t really what is so exciting.Instead, the way that the firearms industry uses the show is what’s exciting. This is the time a year when new products get introduced. For those of us involved in self-defense our eyes turn to the defensive products that will be coming out over the next year. And there is a lot to get excited about.
Stay tuned to the blog as we provide updates starting on Sunday, January 12 on the way to Vegas. On Monday we will be heading to the range to put hands on all the new guns and ammunition. Tuesday we hit the floor running with our first stop being the Desert Tech booth to see what long range awesomeness they have to unveil. Make sure to keep an eye on the SSA Podcast for audio interviews with the best in the business and the SSA YouTube channel for action packed videos from the range and the show.