SHOT Show cancels 2021 convention

Group vows to return in 2022

Mitch Kelly
October 30, 2020 - 9:53 am
Handguns, including the model 629 .44 Magnum S&W Special (front) are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 19

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The 2021 dominoes have begun to fall for the Las Vegas convention industry.

Friday morning, it was announced that the SHOT show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor and Trade) would be taking a pass on their scheduled convention next January due to cronoavirus pandemic safety concerns.

The convention was supposed to happen January 19th-21st at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum convention centers. The group has already announced dates for 2022 (January 18th-21st)

The 2020 SHOT Show had more than 1,600 exhibitors on the exhibit floor and more than 2,400 total when including the Supplier Showcase and the all-new Pop-Up Preview.