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SHOT Show Will Stay in Vegas After Record Attendance

A testament to the industry's growing popularity, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced two important pieces of SHOT Show news.

The Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will remain the setting of the largest shooting, hunting and outdoors trade show in the industry, according to the NSSF's press release from earlier today. The Expo Center had previsouly been signed as the SHOT Show venue through 2017, and this latest agreement extended that by one year.

"Sands Expo has spent millions of dollars evolving the venue in order to meet SHOT Show's needs and to make our attendees feel welcome," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, in the release. "We've been pleased with the improvements, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to build on our success here in Las Vegas."

About the NSSF

About the NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

SHOT Show 2014 was visited by a record-high attendee rate, and after attending ourselves representing Wide Open Spaces, we are certain that there are few places that could host such a gigantic event. Kudos to Sands for having their act together and showing all attendees a good time.

The record-setting numbers were shared in an official press release earlier this month, and though not exact were measured above 67,000. That's an increase of 5,000 over last year. In fact, the record was broken by the second day of the show.

"I think that really speaks to the quality of the event and the enthusiasm and passion of our industry to provide quality products for hunting, target shooting and personal and home defense," said Dolnack,

16,460 people used the official SHOT Show mobile app, an 8% increase from 2013.

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SHOT Show Will Stay in Vegas After Record Attendance