See our post about SHOT Show 2023
We’re excited to announce FastBound will be participating in the 2022 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show that will take place from January 18 – 21. The event is so big it will be happening at two different venues — the Venetian Expo Center and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. Although the event was unfortunately canceled in 2021 due to COVID, it’s back and better than ever.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 SHOT Show and how to find FastBound there.
This is the nation’s largest professional event in the firearms, hunting, and outdoors industry. It’s called “the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
It happens once a year in Las Vegas. And this year, 2022, marks the 43rd annual SHOT Show. As we just mentioned, it didn’t take place in 2021. Fortunately, it’s officially back in 2022 and is shaping up to be an amazing event.
It’s a time when brands can interact with their customers face-to-face, share industry knowledge, check out the latest innovations, and just have a good time with like-minded professionals. There’s also a must-see new product center that features cutting-edge technology. If you’re interested in seeing the most recent firearms innovations, this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss.
Here’s a list of the different product and service categories you’ll find at 2022 SHOT Show, along with the number of new exhibitors.
In total, there will be over 2,500 exhibitors this year! Here’s a supplier directory, along with what the layout looks like.
Note that because 2022 SHOT Show will be taking place at two convention centers — Caesars Forum and the Venetian Expo — there will be a shortcut for convenient access to both.
Here’s a breakdown of the schedule:
- Tuesday, January 18 – The Supplier Showcase and SHOT Show Exhibit Halls, SHOT University, and the Law Enforcement Education Program
- Wednesday, January 19 – The Supplier Showcase and SHOT Show Exhibit Halls, Export Training Sessions, SHOT University, and the Law Enforcement Education Program
- Thursday, January 20 – SHOT Show Exhibit Halls, SHOT University, and the Law Enforcement Education Program
- Friday, January 21 – SHOT Show Exhibit Halls
As for the Exhibit Hall hours, they are as follows.
From Tuesday, January 18 – Thursday, January 20:
- The Venetian Expo will be open from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
- LE Ballrooms at the Venetian Expo will be open from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Caesars Forum will be open from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
On Friday, January 21:
- The Venetian Expo will be open from 8:30 am – 4 pm
- LE Ballrooms at the Venetian Expo will be open from 8:00 am – 4 pm
- Caesars Forum will be open from 8:30 am – 4 pm
Note there will be some additional events prior, including the NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic on Sunday, January 16, and a Supplier Showcase and LEEP Meet-Up Networking Event on Monday, January 17. You can find a full outline of the schedule along with answers to FAQs here.
Finding FastBound at 2022 SHOT Show
This year, we’ll be located at multiple booths. You can find us at:
VL133 on SHOT Level 1 (Main Lobby, bottom of the escalator)
You can find more information and easy navigation to our booths in the SHOT Show Planner.
Be Sure to Stop By!
We’re passionate about what we do and love being able to provide our customers with cutting-edge FFL software to ensure ATF compliance while making their lives easier. We also value the relationships we have with our customers. With SHOT Show back in full force in 2022, it’s the perfect time to stop by, learn about FastBound, and have a chat.
So if you plan on attending this event, be sure to visit one of our booths and say hello. We would love to meet you!
Health and Safety Precautions
Given the current situation with COVID, many people understandably have concerns regarding health and safety during the event. And this is something the National Firearm Industry Trade Association (the organizers of the event) have addressed on the website.
In terms of COVID vaccination records, no proof is required to attend. However, “in accordance with current Nevada state requirements, as of December 1, 2021, face masks will be required at both the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum. The SHOT Show has procured face masks for all individuals attending the show in case you arrive without one.”
They also note that they’re taking every measure possible to keep attendees and exhibitors safe during the event, including:
- Installing hand sanitizing stations at key locations throughout the area
- Thoroughly cleaning high-traffic areas such as doorways, elevators, and escalators
- Collaborating with the Venetian Expo, Venetian Resort, and Caesars Entertainment in their advancements to be among the first in the nation to pursue certification for safety measures aimed at outbreak prevention through actions such as sanitizing the facility nightly.
- Asking attendees to frequently wash their hands and practice social distancing when possible
The bottom line: there’s a strong emphasis on keeping everyone safe during 2022 SHOT Show. And you can find full details on health and safety precautions here.
Registering for the Event
Getting registered is easy. You can do it online here and find other helpful information like registration costs, attendee FAQs, how to become an NSSF member, and more. For quick reference, here’s a table that breaks down the costs of attending this year’s event.
Other Details to Know
There are a few last things to address before we wrap up. One question many people have is, “Can you bring personal firearms or ammunition to the event?” The answer is no.
“NO personal firearms or ammunition is 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 on the show floor.”
In terms of age limits, no one under the age of 16 (including infants) can be admitted, and daycare is not provided. So this should be kept in mind if you were planning on bringing any children along.
Also, due to being located on the Las Vegas Strip, parking is extremely limited. Therefore, the organizers suggest using the shuttle bus from partner hotels, the monorail, UBER, or LYFT.
We Hope to See You There!
Having 2021 SHOT Show canceled was disappointing. But we’re very excited that it’s back in 2022 and can’t wait to meet other professionals in the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industries, and of course our customers! Again, if you’re planning on attending this event, please stop by one of the FastBound booths. We’d love to get to know you.
Want to learn more about FastBound FFL software and see how it can help you run your firearms business more efficiently while ensuring ATF compliance? Check FastBound’s full list of features.