SHOT Show Media Blast. Issue No. 1
SHOT Show - January 23-26, 2018


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 40th Anniversary SHOT Show January 23 to 26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Only two weeks away, the show is shaping up to be another blockbuster.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, owner of the SHOT Show, reminds registered media of the following services and amenities that will help make covering the show as easy as possible.
Online Newsroom
The place to find news and information geared to media is the Online Newsroom at For general show news, check out the SHOT Show Blog at and visit the show’s website,
Your Media Badge
Always wear your media badge while at the show. Except for international media, all registered media should have received their badge in the mail by now. If you did not receive it, bring your confirmation email to the badge pick-up desk outside the press room on Level 3 of the Venetian to pick up your media badge. International media must pick up their badges at this location as well. The badge pickup desk will open on Sunday, January 21, at 12 p.m.
SHOT Show Working Press
The Press Room
The NSSF Press Room is home base for all registered SHOT Show media. The Press Room location is the same as in years past—the Venetian Hotel, Level 3, Murano Ballroom. For what’s available to media in the press room, see Press Room Resources.

Exhibitor Press Releases
Keep up with SHOT Show exhibitor announcements and possible story ideas by looking over the extensive list of exhibiting company press releases.

Press Conferences
The show’s press conference room is located near the Press Room in Room #3401, San Polo Ballroom. A schedule of exhibiting company press conferences in this room and also at booths on the show floor is listed in the Online Newsroom.
SHOT Show Press Room
Facts and Figures
For SHOT Show statistics and head-turning facts that can enliven your show coverage, check out Show Facts and Figures. For example, the 2017 SHOT Show was the heaviest ever at the Sands Expo, weighing in at more than 7,000,000 pounds!
SHOT Show Image Gallery
Need photos for your show coverage? Visit the SHOT Show Image Gallery on Flickr and download what you need. A selection from the 2017 show is on the site now, and new images will be uploaded during and after the 2018 show.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are a SHOT Show media veteran or newcomer, browsing the Media FAQs can provide quick answers to questions you may have about the show.
SHOT Show Mobile App
Use Our App—SHOT Mobile!
This smartphone application can help you navigate the show floor and find new products and services, among other helpful uses. Download at
Coat/Equipment Checkroom
This room is located inside the press room. A room attendant will be on duty during press room hours. NSSF and show management are not responsible for items left in the coat/equipment checkroom, and all items should be removed each day prior to press room closing.
Industry Day at the Range
Industry Day at the Range—By Invitation Only
Attendance at Industry Day at the Range, slated for Monday, January 22, the day before the show opens, is by invitation only from companies exhibiting at Industry Day. Unless you are already registered for Industry Day, please do not show up at the range expecting to gain access.
Show and Press Room Hours and Phone Number
Press Room Hours of Operation*
Monday, January 22 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 25 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, January 26 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*NOTE: The Press Room will be securely locked at all other times.
Exhibit Floor Hours
Tuesday, January 23 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 25 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 26 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*NOTE: Some law enforcement section booths will open at 8:00 a.m.
Press Room Onsite Phone Numbers
Press Room Phone 702-691-8517
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