Strong Attendance at 2017 SHOT Show Provides Positive Outlook for Firearms Industry
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.23.17
SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world, attracting attendees from more than 100 countries. At this year’s show, attendance totaled nearly 65,000, surpassing last year’s turnout, making it the second most attended SHOT Show ever.
Strong attendance, upbeat buyers and sellers, and packed special events signal a positive year ahead for the firearms industry.
There were thousands of products for buyers to see on the show floor, encompassing firearms, ammunition, accessories, optics, knives, gun safes, apparel and law enforcement equipment, among other categories. More than 500 new products from 338 companies were on display in the show’s New Product Center, sponsored by U.S. Concealed Carry Association.
Also, a very popular event at SHOT Show is “Range Day,” where attendees get a chance to explore and shoot some of the latest and greatest firearms the industry has to offer.
“I think we’ve arrived at a point where we’re truly balancing the needs of an enormous crowd of industry professionals with the venue and services they need to successfully set the course of their businesses for the months ahead,” Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer said in a NSSF press release.
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