The 41st annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trades (SHOT) Show that recently concluded is expected to pump back $90 million into the Las Vegas economy.
The world’s largest trade show for hunting and shooting sports is hosted and owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Last year’s SHOT Show generated $88M in non-gaming revenue.
This year’s show was held at the Sands Expo from January 22-25, 2019. Over 2,400 exhibiters were featured at the confab. Attendees to SHOT Show 2019 also hailed from 111 countries. It featured 12.5 miles of aisles containing “displays of firearms, ammunition, accessories, optics, knives, gun safes, apparel and law enforcement equipment, among other categories.” It’ll reportedly expand to MGM Grand and Caesers by 2021.
Despite being unfairly vilified by the media and other entities, the firearms industry carries significant weight with respect to our economy. As of 2017, the total economic impact of the firearms industry was priced at $51 billion. This sector also supports over 310,000 jobs.
Although SHOT Show is one of the most sought-after trade shows in the outdoor industry, it is not open to the public.
Learn more about SHOT Show at www.shotshow.org.