February 19th, 2018

SHOT Show Will Remain at Sands Expo Through 2027

Sands Expo Shot Show 2020

Bad news folks — SHOT Show will continue at the Sands Expo through the year 2027. That means nine (9) more years at this “dog” of a facility infamous for its inadequate parking, confusing floor plans, and nightmarish ingress/egress through the Venetian hotel. Oh and it’s hard not to think about the thousands of people who get sick every year attending SHOT Show at the Sands. If you have been there, you know what we’re talking about. So SHOT Show fans, steel yourselves for nine more years of the same sad situation.

Previously, NSSF, the show’s organizer, had agreed to keep SHOT Show at the Sands through 2025. Now they’ve contracted for two more years at this disappointing venue. That makes for NINE additional years of headaches, confusion, disorientation, and general discontent. Oh well…

“The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Sands Expo have announced a two-year extension of their current agreement, which will keep the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo through 2027. With this two-year extension, we look forward to bringing SHOT Show — the city’s fifth largest trade show — back to these venues for years to come…” said Chris Dolnack, Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer of NSSF, owner of the show.

Meanwhile the even bigger SEMA car show continues at the completely renovated, much easier-to-navigate Las Vegas Convention Center, where SHOT Show should be, in our opinion. There’s a reason SEMA is not at the Sands — those car guys are just not that dumb.

Sands Expo Shot Show 2020SHOT Show IMPACT $127 Million
SHOT Show is the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas and the largest trade show of its kind in the world. In 2018, over 2000 companies exhibited at SHOT Show attracting over 60,000 attendees. The show is open to trade professionals only and not to the general public. The new agreement caps a big year for SHOT Show, which marked its 40th anniversary overall, 20th year in Las Vegas and ninth straight year at the Sands Expo.

According to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the overall economic impact of the 2018 SHOT Show to Las Vegas was $127.2 million, bringing the cumulative economic impact of the show to the city to $1.1 billion.

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