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NSSF Shot Show is the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade show and conference for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting accessories industry, featuring firearms, ammunition and shooting and hunting accessories, as well as products specifically designed for the law enforcement and armed forces market. It is the biggest event of this type in the world together with IWA & OutdoorClassics, also taking place annually. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. The show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

The NSSF Shot Show is a trade only event. Attendance is restricted to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services only. The show is not open to the public, and no one under age 16 shall be admitted (including infants). No personal firearms or ammunition allowed. Only firearms on display by exhibitors whose firing pins have been removed (and have been inspected by SHOT Show Safety Advisors) will be permitted at the show.

NSSF Shot Show is happening from 21 January 2020, Tuesday to 24 January 2020, Friday at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The organizer of the event is National Shooting Sports Foundation. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 70,000. Visitors come from over 100 countries. The estimated number of exhibitors is 1,700. The event will accommodate approximately 630,000 square feet of exhibit space. The frequency of this event is annual. The event has been running since 1979.


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Start Date
January 21, 2020 (Tuesday)
End Date
January 24, 2020 (Friday)
Sands Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Gun & Knife
Event Type
Conference, Trade Show
Open To
Trade Visitors
First Year
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Formed in 1961, National Shooting Sports Foundation is the firearms industry's trade association that has more than 8,000 members including firearms manufacturers, distributors, retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's clubs and media.
  • Flintlock Ridge Office Center, 11 Mile Hill Road
  • Newtown, CT
  • United States of America
  • +1 203-426-1320
  • +1 203-426-1087


  • Sands Expo
  • Located at The Venetian, Sands Expo is a large convention center with 1.8 million square feet of combined meeting and event space, offering flexible individual meeting rooms, expansive exhibit halls, hospitality suites and executive boardrooms.
  • 201 Sands Avenue
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • United States of America
  • +1 702-733-5556
  • +1 702-733-5568

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