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October 3, 2023

SHOT Show Climbs to No. 8 on List of Largest Trade Shows

LAS VEGAS — NSSF’s SHOT Show® is now the eighth largest trade show in America, according to Trade Show Executive’s just-released Gold 100 rankings. The rankings were based on trade shows held throughout the United States in 2022 and measured by net square feet.

SHOT Show - 8th largest tradeshow in America

Owned and operated by NSSF® — The Firearm Industry Trade Association — the SHOT Show is the annual trade show of the shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement industries. After having to cancel its 2021 show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 SHOT Show featured the event’s largest floorplan ever with 804,000 net square feet of exhibit space—up from 676,000 net square feet in 2020.

“The SHOT Show was the only trade show in America to grow by 20-plus percent in 2022, which was quite the feat after having to cancel the 2021 event,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. “That’s a testament to the amazing industry we serve, and we’re very thankful for this great honor by Trade Show Executive in recognizing the show’s growth.”

In addition to its exhibit space at The Venetian Expo, the 2022 SHOT Show marked an expansion of the show to Caesars Forum, with the two facilities connected by a footbridge. This expanded floorplan allowed more companies than ever before to exhibit at the show.

The show is now the third largest trade show held in Las Vegas.

The 2024 SHOT Show will return to Las Vegas on January 23-26 at both The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum.


About NSSF
NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit


NSSF Media contact:
Bill Brassard
203-426-1320 ext. 212

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