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SHOT Show 2015

Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by RPS, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. RPS

    RPS Central Point, OR Retail Profit Systems

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    Anybody attending? Looks like another great show ahead and we'd be happy to tell you about our endorsed programs with the NSSF. Please let us know!!!
     
  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I normally attend, probably won't be making it this year, just have too much going on, and I think it's going to be a down year.

    Be sure to post a review though, I'd like to know how it goes and if I'm just being unnecessarily depressive about it.
     
  3. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    It is during my birthday. I wish I can attend
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Im there every year.
     
  5. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm pretty sure I'll be there. It's during my birthday as well. We are making the final decision this week on weather we are going or not.
     
  6. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Some day I will go, not this year
     
  7. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    The FMO boys will be there.
     
  8. dsolie

    dsolie Olympia, WA Member

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    I'll be there representing WaGuns
     
  9. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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    Do you need to be a dealer/ffl to go?
     
  10. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    You have to have some connection to the industry.
     
  11. benja455

    benja455 Seattle, WA Member

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    Same here.
     
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  12. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    There are dealers, gun media, manufacturers, distributors, and all sorts of gun business types. This is not a gun show open to the public. I've heard it is the 2nd largest trade show in the country, second only to the CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. Not sure about that, though.
     
  13. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Considering I go to SEMA frequently, I've had people try and tell me SHOT was bigger than SEMA. I was curious myself and bored so I looked it up....
    ...And its not even close. SEMA is much larger.

    It also depends on how you want to rank them. By NSF (net square feet), by attendance, by number of vendors/booths.

    From 2013 for Las Vegas
    CES, 1.9 million sq.ft, 3290 exhibitors, 101k attendance
    SEMA, 1.06 million sq.ft., 2380 exhibitors, 140k attendance
    SHOT (2015 info), 630k sq.ft., 1600 exhibitors (est.), 62k attendance (est.)
     
  14. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I guess the rumor wasn't true, then... Does that make SHOT the 3rd largest? Or is the natural grocer's association bigger? Or perhaps the cannabis cultivator's convention?
     
  15. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    This is where I found the info. It a listing of trade shows in the US. and its ranking is based on net sq.ft.
    CES is #1
    SEMA is #6
    SHOT is #22.

    If you include AAPEX (#30) which really is part of the SEMA show, then SEMA is #2 in the country.

    There's some magic conventions and other BS high on the list.
     
  16. benja455

    benja455 Seattle, WA Member

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    I've never heard SHOT claim they are the largest trade show in the US and I've received a lot of their promotional materials...instead they claim they are the largest Outdoor/Hunting/Shooting Sports trade show.

    Anyway, for those interested in following along with the crew from WaGuns at SHOT Show, check out this Photo Stream: https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A3G6XBubBrqmZ
     
  17. RPS

    RPS Central Point, OR Retail Profit Systems

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    Opening day. Enjoy the show and make sure to stop by the Payment Alliance booth and say hello to Krista the VP of sales. She can help with any questions or concerns about processing.
     
  18. dsolie

    dsolie Olympia, WA Member

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    Was a pretty decent show! benja455 above posted our shared photo stream.

    Not too much "new" stuff, like last year. Crowd seemed a little thinner, but still packed!
     
  19. RPS

    RPS Central Point, OR Retail Profit Systems

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    Thanks for posting the pictures. Looks like you guys had a good time. NSSF posted this year was second highest attendance and lots of great feedback. Hope you guys got a chance to swing by the PAI booth and see Krista too, she is solid on her knowledge of payment processing for the firearms industry.

    Thanks again.