2024 SHOT Show

Welcome to the GunsHolstersAndGear.com SHOT Show coverage for 2024.

The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show is here, and there are many new gun announcements for the new year. Buckle in – there is a lot to cover.

I’ve divided the page into several sections to help you find what you are most interested in. This American trade show is an annual event in Las Vegas for the firearms, tactical and outdoors communities.

New Handguns and Pistols

New handguns introduced or shown at the SHOT Show are listed here. This includes revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

Daniel Defense H9

Daniel Defense H9

In what will likely be one of the largest handgun announcements at the SHOT Show, Daniel Defense introduced the new H9 pistol.

The new pistol is a striker-fired take on the 1911-style of pistol. It appears to be an evolution of the Hudson H9 that first appeared at the SHOT Show in 2017. While an interesting gun, the company eventually went bankrupt. It seems Daniel Defense is picking up where they left off.

The Daniel Defense H9 claims the thinnest profile and lowest bore axis in its class. It features ambidextrous controls, an optics-cut slide, an accessory rail and an aluminum grip.

The company touts the “straight-pull” trigger – something that was also a feature of the Hudson H9. It would appear that Daniel Defense further refined the trigger as shown in this patent application.

Chambered in 9mm, the magazines take 15 rounds – almost as many as the polymer, striker-fired pistols from Glock, SIG Sauer and others. It’s almost as many as the Springfield Armory Prodigy (17).

Daniel Defense enjoys a good reputation in the shooting industry. I hope they’ve ironed out any of the problems from the initial design and deliver a gun that shoots as good as it looks.

The MSRP is $1,299 and you can read more about them on the Daniel Defense site here.

Kimber R7 MAKO Tactical

Kimber R7 MAKO Tactical at SHOT Show

Kimber Mfg. announced its new R7 MAKO Tactical pistol. According to the company, the features on this gun are as a direct result of the company’s customers providing feedback and making requests. So keep this in mind – company’s do listen to their customers.

Kimber includes extended magazines, a threaded barrel and a Holosun mount. This R7 comes with two 15-round magazines, a Kydex holster from MFT and a range bag. You can also get one with a Holosun red dot sight.

Without the red dot, the MSRP is $734. With the red dot, the price is $951. Get more information on the gun from the company’s website here.

Glock Adds More 5th Generation Guns

Glock Gen5

Glock announced they added the 10mm G29 and .45 ACP G30 to its line of Gen5 pistols. They are shipping to dealers now.

Diamondback SDR .357 Magnum Revolver

Diamondback SDR 357 Magnum revolver

Diamondback Firearms announced the company’s first revolver. Called the SDR, the new wheelgun will be on display at the SHOT Show. It is chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge and is compact for concealed carry.

The cylinder holds six cartridges and swings open with the push button release on the left side of the frame. The hammer is exposed which allows you to cock it for a single action shot.

Diamondback equips this gun with a 2″ barrel that has a pinned fiber optic front sight. Low profile rear sights also use fiber optics as well. Diamondback branded Hogue grips are standard. The MSRP is $777.

Additional information on the SDR can be found on the company’s website.

Hydra Weaponry BMP-23

Hydra BMP 23

Hydra Weaponry will show a modernized BMP-23 at the 2024 SHOT Show.

The pistol is chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge and has a bullpup-style configuration. This allows the gun to have a barrel that is longer than typical pistols – 11.5″ – without the government permission slip for a SBR.

The guns use an AK-47-type gas piston system. It uses an A2-style pistol grip. It will be interesting to see the final product. I suspect it will take standard AR magazines and pistol grips. Visit the Hydra Weaponry site for additional information.

MAC-5 and MAC-5K Pistols

MAC-5 9mm Pistol

Military Armament Corporation (MAC) announced it would now be selling two roller delayed blowback 9mm pistols called the MAC-5 and MAC-5K.

These guns are their variations of the HK MP5 subguns. The company states the “are compatible with HK and most other aftermarket products designed for MP5 variants.”

The MAC-5 has an 8.9″ barrel while the MAC-5K is sporting a 5.8″ barrel. Both are pistols, so no stocks.

Both pistols have a MSRP of $1,099 and come with a lifetime warranty. Compared to an HK, these are reasonably priced. Check out the company’s website for additional information.

Kahr X9

Kahr will show a double stack 9mm pistol at the SHOT Show. It is called the X9. The company has not released much information on it, but they did send an advanced copy to TheFireArmGuy – see his video above.

The pistols appear to use the standard Kahr trigger while incorporating many of the advances made by Springfield Armory and SIG Sauer – down to being compatible with the magazines from those guns? Weird. Watch the video above.

Springfield Armory TRP Line Revamp

Springfield 1911 TRP

Springfield Armory introduced six new 1911 pistols to the company’s existing TRP line. All six guns are chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge.

The six pistols break down to three basic variants with a 5″ and 4.25″ version in each variant. The basic models are: 1911 TRP, 1911 TRP Coyote Brown and 1911 TRP Classic.

The 4.25″ models are more than just a short barrel. They are designed for concealed carry and have bobbed frames to reduce potential printing under a shirt or jacket.

I recommend checking out the coverage of these guns on TheArmoryLife.com here.

Global Defense SA-9

Global Defense SA-9 Pistol

Global Defense introduced a new pistol called the SA-9. The 9mm handgun offers a number of features, but probably the most interesting is that the gun feeds from a HK MP5 magazine. This mag is considered to be one of the most reliable in the SMG world.

The pistols are made in Turkey by Akdas Outdoor. They use a blowback, semi-automatic system which helps to keep the price relatively low.

Features include machined front and rear sights, a Picatinny-type top rail, threaded barrel and ambidextrous magazine catch. Additionally, the guns have an AR-15 compatible trigger, hammer and disconnector.

The MSRP is $799 on these. Additional information is on the company’s website.

Tisas USA PX-9

Tisas USA PX-9

Tisas USA announced the release of their PX-9 Carry pistol in three configurations: the PX-9 IO, PX-9 Gen 3 OR, and the PX-9 Gen 3 TS. The company states the PX-9 Carry pistols combine the best features of the full-size PX-9 Duty into a compact size ideal for concealed or everyday carry.

The PX-9 Carry offers a rubber overmold on interchangeable grip panels and back-straps. The PX-9 Carry OR and TS models are optics-ready with a Shield Sights RMS footprint. The TS model additionally features an ambidextrous thumb safety. These pistols have a MSRP of $369.

The PX-9 Carry IO is equipped with Iron Sights Only and is priced $30 less than the other models.

All three models include:

  • Forged Carbon Steel Slide
  • Polymer Frame
  • Integrated Picatinny Rail
  • Reversible Magazine Catch
  • Adjustable Rear Sight
  • Changeable Back Straps and Side Panels
  • Loaded Chamber Indicator and Striker Status Indicator
  • Tactical Trigger with Trigger Safety
  • Included IWB Holster

New Rifles

If you are looking for a new rifle in 2024, you might find what you are looking for here.

Smith & Wesson Model 1854 Lever Action Rifle

Smith and Wesson Model 1854

Smith & Wesson surprised a lot of people with the introduction of a lever-action rifle at the SHOT Show. This gun is called the Model 1854.

It’s been a while since the company offered a lever gun, but this one looks like a winner. Fitted with 19.25″ barrels, these guns are chambered for the iconic .44 Magnum.

Not only does that play well to the company’s ties to the famous cartridge, but it also is an excellent choice for lever guns. Full power loads are good for defense and hunting while lower power “Special” loads are great for plinking and target practice.

Smith and Wesson Model 1954 at the SHOT Show

The standard model matches a black synthetic stock to a stainless steel barrel and receiver. The Model 1984 Limited Edition has high-grade satin walnut furniture with a black polished PVD finish on the metal bits.

Pricing for the base model is $1,279 and the Limited Edition has a pricier ask at $3,499. I’m interested – but will only be buying the lower cost version.

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine in .22 LR

CZ Scorpion EVO S1 Carbine 22 LR

CZ announced a new variant of the CZ Scorpion line. This one is a carbine chambered for the .22 LR cartridge. This new rimfire rifle features the same styling as the centerfire version of the gun with the obvious benefits of cheaper ammo and lower recoil.

The guns have a 16″ hammer forged steel barrel that is threaded. It comes with a comp which can be removed in favor of a suppressor. Unfortunately, they come with only 10-round magazines. I’m sure someone in the aftermarket will step in to offer high-capacity mags.

The company advises the guns will be covered by a transferable lifetime warranty. No MSRP was available from the company at the time of this writing.

Taurus Expedition Bolt Action Rifle

Taurus Expedition rifle

Taurus announced a new bolt-action rifle called the Expedition. The new rifles are an interesting addition for the company that is better known for making low-priced handguns.

The Expedition is designed specifically for hunting. Initial rifles will be chambered for the .308 Win cartridge and have an 18″ stainless steel threaded barrel with a black DLC finish. The rifles feed from AICS-pattern 5-round magazines.

Taurus selected the Remington 700 action, which is a tested action that can offer great service and accuracy. Taurus states the “…Expedition often delivers sub-MOA accuracy…” suggesting that 1″ groups are possible, but not guaranteed.

Additional features include:

  • fluted bolt
  • 60? bolt throw
  • threaded blot knob for customizing
  • adjustable trigger
  • planes stock in handguard area for tripod placement

Taurus states the company will add additional calibers in the near future. The MSRP is $984.99 – not a bad price if it delivers good performance.

TNW Firearms 1911 Aero Survival Rifle

TNW 1911 ASR in case

TNW Firearms builds a range of quality guns called the Areo Survival Rifles. These guns are take-down carbines that have the look of an AR-style weapon, though they are substantially different. Their main purpose is as a survival gun in a “break glass in case of emergency” situation.

I’ve shot their 9mm Aero Survival Rifle and found it to be a handy shooter. You can get them in a range of calibers including .45 ACP, 10mm, .357 SIG, 460 Rowland and .40 S&W.

TNW Firearms 1911 Aero Survival Rifle

The new gun, called the 1911 ASR, is chambered in .45 ACP, but with a twist. This one takes single-stack 1911 magazines. Consider it the perfect companion for someone with a Springfield or Colt on his or her belt.

Franklin Armory OPS-16R

Franklin Armory OPS-16R

Franklin Armory announced a new complete rifle called the OPS-16R. The rifles feature the low-profile Osprey Defense gas piston system. It is a self-regulating system that allows for shooting suppressed or unsuppressed without needing to make any manual adjustments.

The rifle is chambered in 5.56 NATO and can come equipped with the company’s Binary Firing System (BFS III). The rifle has a MSRP of $1,349. With the BFS III, the cost is $1,539. Uppers alone will run $849.

Diamondback TG-Nine 9mm Carbine

Diamondback TG-Nine 9mm Carbine

Diamondback Firearms introduces a new 9mm carbine that has the look of the classic “Tommy Gun.”

The new rifle features a 16″ 4150 barrel, the company’s 9R bolt carrier and a 7075-T6 upper and lower. The wood furniture is walnut while the magazine is a Magpul D-50 drum. The barrel has a Tommy Gun style flash hider.

And yes, it ships with a Savior Equipment Ultimate Guitar Case. These cases are awesome and retail for about $200.

Diamondback states the rifles are available now and have a MSRP of $1,699.

Rhineland Arms R3000 .308 Rifle Kit

Rhineland Arms R3000 308 Rifle Kit

Global Defense will be showing the new Rhineland Arms R3000 rifle kits at the SHOT Show. The new .308 is inspired by the WA2000 bullpup. It is compatible with AR10/SR25 parts and magazines.

The R3000 .308 Rifle Kit includes:

  • A custom monolith extruded T7075 aluminum receiver.
  • A full-length Picatinny top rail suitable for top or side-mount bipods.
  • A thumbhole stock.
  • A hardwood stock, top rail, receiver, and barrel nut with an enhanced spanner wrench.
  • The option of a finished American walnut stock with a multi-coat, hand-wiped oil finish (MSRP: $1,350) or an unfinished American walnut stock (MSRP: $1,200).

Rossi Rio Bravo Tactical

Rossi Rio Bravo Tactical

Rossi announced a new lever gun: the Rio Bravo Tactical. This lever-action rifle merges modern features with traditional design, offering a versatile and customizable shooting experience.

Key features of the Rossi Rio Bravo Tactical include:

  1. Color Options: Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth (FDE), and Olive Drab Green (ODG) synthetic stocks.
  2. Picatinny Rail: Allows for easy attachment of various accessories.
  3. Threaded Barrel: Facilitates the attachment of suppressors for quieter shooting.
  4. 10-Round Capacity: The tube magazine holds 10 rounds, offering ample firepower.
  5. Medium Loop Lever, Paracord Wrapped: Enhances grip and handling, adding a unique design element.
  6. Sling Mounts: For convenient carrying and transport.
  7. Textured Zones on Stock and Forehand: Provides a secure and comfortable grip.
  8. Ergonomic Stock Design: Ensures comfort for shooters of all skill levels.
  9. Forend Accessory Mounting Slots: Allows for further customization with additional accessories.
  10. Polished Metal Black Finish: Adds sophistication and style.
  11. Low Profile 3/8 Dovetail Mount: Offers more options for optic attachments.

The MSRP is $393.99 for the Rio Bravo Tactical.

Hydra Weaponry AR10 Modular Rifle

Hydra Weaponry AR10 modular rifle

Hydra Weaponry will show its new AR10 modular rifle at the SHOT Show. The company has made a name for itself with modular AR-style rifles – guns that are easy to swap parts and calibers on the fly.

The new rifle will be chambered in .308 (initially) and will likely use some of the company’s existing modular technologies. I’m looking forward to seeing more on this one.

Rossi R95 .45-70 Govt Lever Rifles

Rossi R95 45-70 Lever Gun

Rossi expanded the R95 lever action rifle series with the introduction of the R95 45-70 Government model. This new model is available in three barrel lengths: 16.5″, 20″, and 22″, catering to various shooting preferences and applications.

Key features of the Rossi R95 45-70 Government Model include:

  1. Hammer Forged Barrel: Offers enhanced accuracy and longevity, ensuring consistent performance over time.
  2. Compatibility with Aftermarket Parts: Rossi has ensured that the R95 is compatible with a wide range of grips, rails, and accessories from major aftermarket companies.
  3. Smooth, Hand-Finished Lever Action: Provides a classic and aesthetically pleasing experience with each round chambered.
  4. Large Loading Gate: Designed for easy and safe loading and reloading, minimizing the risk of pinching.
  5. 5+1 Capacity: Features a 5-round tube magazine with the option to chamber an additional round, offering a total capacity of 6 rounds.
  6. Hardwood Walnut Finish: The rifle’s forend and stock are crafted with precision, complementing the deep blue finish and embodying the classic steel and wood combination.
  7. Drilled and Tapped Scope Mount: The R95 comes factory-drilled and tapped for optics, using 8-40 screws, enhancing its versatility.

The MSRP is $1,060.99 for the Rio Bravo Tactical.

Bond Arms LVRB

The prototype of this rifle was first shown at the 2023 SHOT Show. Now the company is a few months from shipping, and they will be showing the finalized product at this year’s show.

An interesting blend of AR and lever gun technologies, the gun is the result of draconian gun control laws in various areas of the United States. Chambered to .223 Wylde specs, the gun is designed to fire both .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO cartridges accurately. [Here is a good article on What Is .223 Wylde if you want more information.]

The company plans on expanding the line to include .300 BLK, .450 Bushmaster and .350 Legend.

Originally, the company estimated the MSRP would be $1,500. Currently, the estimated MSRP is $1,599. The market is fluctuating, and inflation is real.

New Shotguns

Looking for a new shotgun? These new models introduced at the SHOT show might be just what you are looking for.

Mossberg 590S – Magpul and Holosun Combo Model

Mossberg 590S Magpul Holosun red dot combo

The 590S Magpul Holosun Combo Pump-Action Shotgun is a well-equipped defensive firearm featuring the Magpul SGA stock. This ambidextrous stock is user-configurable and includes a spacer system for adjusting the length-of-pull between 12.25″- 14.25″ inches.

It also offers improved grip ergonomics, a recoil-reducing butt pad, and optional cheek risers for optimal eye alignment with optics.

The Magpul MOE forend is extended for better handling and includes front and rear hand stops. It is also modular, featuring M-LOK slots for compatibility with M-LOK accessories. Both the stock and forend are finished in gray and come with QD swivel mounts.

This 590S combo also includes a Holosun 407K micro dot sight, known for its long battery life of up to 50,000 hours, a 6 MOA dot, 12 brightness settings, and the Shake Awake feature. A cover plate is provided for times when the sight is not in use. The shotgun features an 18.5-inch AccuChoke barrel with a Cylinder choke tube installed, a matte blue metal finish, and a maximum capacity of 10 rounds with mini shells (1.75 inch).

The MSRP for this combo is $1,035.

Mossberg 940 Pro Models

At the 2024 SHOT Show, Mossberg announced two new 940 Pro shotgun models: the 940 Pro Sporting Walnut and the 940 Pro Sporting Super Bantam.

940 Pro Sporting Walnut – This is a full-size 12-gauge shotgun, boasting an elegant walnut stock and forend with a cream finish. It is designed to cater to the user’s comfort, with an adjustable length-of-pull ranging from 13″ to 14.25″, and can be fine-tuned for cast and drop using incremental stock shims.

Mossberg 940 Pro Sporting Walnut Shotgun

The forend and stock are both slim and ergonomic, enhanced with Mossberg’s distinctive aggressive texturing for a better grip. This competition-ready autoloader is equipped with a 30-inch vent rib barrel and comes with three extended Briley choke tubes (Skeet, Modified, and Improved Cylinder). It also features a HIVIZ CompSight front fiber optic sight, a blue anodized magazine tube cap and a charging handle. This shotgun is priced at $1,225.

940 Pro Sporting Super Bantam – This new 12-gauge model features a black synthetic stock that is customizable for length-of-pull which is adjustable between 12.5″ – 14.25″ using incremental stock shims. It also offers adjustments for drop and cast, allowing for a tailored fit to the shooter.

Mossberg 940 Pro Super Bantam shotgun

The forend is designed with a slim profile, and both the stock and forend are enhanced with Mossberg’s signature texturing, ensuring a firm grip. This model is equipped with a 26-inch vent rib barrel, which includes three extended Briley choke tubes (Skeet, Modified, and Improved Cylinder). It also boasts a HIVIZ CompSight front fiber optic sight, a blue anodized magazine tube cap, and a charging handle. This shotgun is available at a suggested retail price of $1,050.

940 Pro Sporting Walnut12 GA 3″4+130″ VR50.5″13-14.25″8.5 lbs$1,225
940 Pro Sporting Super Bantam12 GA 3″4+130″ VR46.5″12.5-14.25″7.25 lbs$1,050

Mossberg Thunder Ranch Shotguns

Mossberg announced a pair of defensive shotguns made in concert with Clint Smith at Thunder Ranch. They are a 590 model and a 940 model.

590 Thunder Ranch Pump Action Shotgun – Based on Mossberg’s iconic 590 pump action shotgun, the 12-gauge Thunder Ranch edition comes with a durable black synthetic stock and a corncob-style forend.

Mossberg 590 Thunder Ranch Shotgun

It stands out with its Patriot Brown Cerakote finish on the barrel and receiver. This model includes an 18.5-inch cylinder bore barrel with a front fiber optic sight for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions. It has a 7-shot total capacity, a compact 13-inch length-of-pull, and a receiver cut for direct mounting of microdot sights (compatible with Shield RMSc-footprint) to improve target acquisition. A cover plate is provided for times when an optic is not in use.

The Thunder Ranch logo is laser-engraved on the receiver, adding a distinctive touch to the shotgun. This model is priced at an MSRP of $662.

940 Pro Thunder Ranch Autoloading Shotgun – The Thunder Ranch edition of the Mossberg 940 Pro shotgun features a self-draining, adjustable synthetic stock with a length-of-pull range of 12.5 to 14.25 inches. It also allows for adjustments in drop at comb and cast.

Mossberg 940 Pro Shotgun Thunder Ranch Edition

The slim profile synthetic forend, like the stock, is coated with a durable Cerakote Patriot Brown finish for added protection. Matching this finish, both the receiver and the 18.5-inch cylinder bore barrel are also coated in Patriot Brown Cerakote.

Like the 590 above, this model is designed with an optic-cut receiver, enabling direct mounting of a microdot optic (compatible with Shield RMSc-footprint). A cover plate is provided for times when an optic is not mounted. For added convenience, QD sling mounting ports are accessible on both sides of the stock and forend. The tactical design is completed with the Thunder Ranch logo laser-engraved on the receiver.

This shotgun is available at a suggested retail price of $1,295.

TriStar Cypher

TriStar Cypher over under shotgun

The new Cypher is a over-under shotgun chambered in 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauges and .410 bore. Each of the models has a 28″ vented rib barrel, a length of pull of 14.25″ and uses a CT-5X pattern choke. Five different chokes are included.

The guns use deluxe oil finished Turkish walnut furniture. Pricing runs from $960-$975 depending on which model you are interested in.

Tokarev USA TTF Titan

Tokarev USA TTF Titan

Tokarev USA introduced the TTF Titan Shotgun. This new 12-gauge shotgun features black polymer furniture and a capacity of 4+1 shells. It is a gas-driven semi-automatic shotgun that is compatible with the Mossberg 500/590 stock should you want to customize it after purchase.

The shotgun includes a newly improved FCG (Fire Control Group). The shotgun’s receiver is equipped with a dove tail rail, drilled and tapped for easy addition of aftermarket sights and rails, allowing for extensive customization.

The TTF Titan is designed to be a versatile and affordable option for shotgun enthusiasts, with a focus on balance, comfort, and the potential for extensive aftermarket customization. It has a MSRP of $199.

TriStar Hunter Mag II Blade

TriStar Hunter Mag II Blade

The new TriStar Hunter Mag II Blade is an over-under style shotgun chambered in 12 gauge. Designed for hunting, the gun features a camo pattern and a matte bronze finish on the metal components.

The gun sports 28″ vented rib barrels and weighs 7.6 lbs. It uses the CT-5 chokes and comes with skeet, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified and full.

The suggested retail price is $915.

New Accessories and Shooting Gear

Here I list all the new parts, accessories, optics and other shooting gear that will be shown at the SHOT Show.

Blackhawk EDC Tool

Blackhawk EDC Multi-Tool

Blackhawk announced a new EDC tool. The multi-tool, as the name suggests, is made for Every Day Carry. It includes 10 tools geared toward first responders and members of the military.

The tools include screwdrivers, knife blades and needle nose pliers. The pliers include a carbide cutter. A true military and public safety tool should include a bottle opener as well. Maybe they figured everyone had one anyway?

These are made for Blackhawk by Bear & Son Cutlery. Pricing has not been announced yet.

Freedom Munitions .44 Magnum X-Def Ammo

Freedom Munitions 44 MAgnum

Freedom Munitions announced the addition of a .44 Magnum load to its X-DEF defensive ammunition line. The new load uses a 240-grain, copper-plated hollowpoint bullet that runs at 1,350 fps from the muzzle of a 6″ barrel.

According to the company, the bullet provides penetration to 15″-18″ in Clear Ballistics gelatin. With 970+ ft-lbs of energy, that’s a fair bit of bear protection.

Browning Ammunition MaxPoint in 28 Nosler

Browning Ammunition MaxPoint 28 Nosler

Browning Ammunition added the .28 Nosler to its MaxPoint line of hunting ammo. These loades uses a 140-grain polymer tipped bullet moving at 3,315 fps. This generates more than 3,400 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle.

Browning states these rounds offer both rapid expansion and deep penetration to help anchor an animal for a clean harvest.

Silencer Central Banish Speed K

Silencer Central Banish Speed K suppressor

This compact rifle suppressor designed for the 5.56 NATO cartridge offers low back pressure and high performance. With a 10.5″ barrel and 55-grain ammo, the company advises it measures 142.3 dB at the muzzle and 138.5 dB at the ear. While this may not be “hearing safe” for regular practice, it is a significant reduction of harmful noise when used “in a real world” defensive shooting.

The suppressor is only 4″ long and has a diameter of 2″. It weighs a hair over 14 oz. It’s compact nature lends itself to movement though confined spaces – such as your house.

The MSRP is $1,199.

Minelab X-TERRA Pro

Minelab X-TERRA Pro metal detector

While we often focus on firearms, the SHOT Show is about a lot more than just guns. The “H” and “O” literally stand for hunting and outdoors. Falling into those categories are a wide range of things including the new Minelab X-TERRA Pro metal detector.

The X-TERRA Pro metal detector is designed as an affordable entry point into the metal detecting sport. It stands out for its simplicity and ease of use, with a very affordable price tag. The detector features preset Search Modes optimized for different environments like parks, fields, and beaches, each with two unique settings to adapt to specific terrain. The unit also allows users to switch frequencies between 5, 8, 10, and 15 kHz for deeper detection.

The device boasts a large, backlit LCD screen displaying icons for each Search Mode, signal strength, frequency, battery power, volume, and more. The user-friendly soft-touch button array enables quick adjustments of frequency, sensitivity, terrain settings, and more. The X-TERRA Pro also offers multiple tone audio options for clear differentiation between trash and treasure, with the ability to gauge a target’s size and depth by sound. It supports various audio options, including built-in speakers, wireless headphones, wired headphones, and waterproof headphones.

Fully waterproof up to 16 feet, it is suitable for creek beds, shallow tidal waters, and can withstand rain and accidental submersions. The X-TERRA Pro excels in beach environments with a dedicated Beach Mode to handle challenging saltwater conditions.

The X-TERRA Pro is priced at an MSRP of $299.99.

Winchester 400 Legend Super Suppressed Load

Winchester Super Suppressed 400 Legend Ammo

For the new 400 Legend cartridge, Winchester Ammunition announced a new load in its Super Suppressed line. The new load uses a heavy-for-caliber 300-grain open tip range bullet traveling at a mere 1,060 fps.

At this velocity, the ammo should be subsonic and not have the “crack” associated with projectiles breaking the sound barrier. When combined with a quality sound suppressor, the muzzle noise should be minimized.

SABRE Pepper Projectile Launcher

Sabre home defense pepper ball launcher pistol

Billed as being a home defense tool, SABRE announced it would show a new .68-caliber pepper projectile launcher at the SHOT Show. The pistol-shaped device looks to be about the same general size as an old Taser M26.

The launcher is said to have a 7-round magazine with an effective range of 60′ or 175′. I’m afraid the company’s marketing materials state both ranges in different places. It is powered by C02 cartridges.

Not a lot has been released about this product yet, but you can see a video of it below:

AG Composites – Fiberglass Rifle Stocks

AG Composites Fiberglass Rifle Stocks

AG Composites, known for its high-quality carbon rifle stocks, is expanding its product line to include fiberglass rifle stocks. These new stocks offer the same world-class design and manufacturing quality as AG’s carbon fiber stocks but at a more affordable price.

While slightly heavier than their carbon counterparts, the fiberglass stocks provide a robust and stable platform for custom rifle builds or stock replacements. Priced starting at $399, these new fiberglass stocks are an attractive option for hunters and shooting enthusiasts looking to upgrade their rifles affordably.

CenterPoint AT400 Crossbow

Centerpoint AT400 Crossbow

CenterPoint announced a new crossbow called the AT400. Developed for hunters, CenterPoint’s design aims were to give people an entry point to the crossbow market that offered an excellent feature set at a reasonable price without sacrificing power.

The AT400 is rated at 400 fps and weighs 7.5 pounds. It has an all-composite stock and rtail, comes equipped with a 4x scope and a retail price of only $349.99. It should ship in April of 2024.

Omega Magazines for Glock – Elite Tactical Systems

ETS Omega Magazines for Glock Pistols

Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) introduced a new approach to magazines for the Glock pistols. Called Omega, these magazines combine hardened steel feed lips and frame with translucent polymer.

The steel component ensures seamless ammunition feeding and functions like a factory magazine by reducing friction, increasing stiffness, and maintaining essential tolerances for reliable feeding. At the same time, the translucent polymer allows for easy identification of the round type and count.

Winchester 6.5 Creedmoor Power-Point Ammo

Winchester Power Point 65 Creedmoor

Winchester Ammunition’s Power-Point ammo is one of the mainstays in the hunting world. For 2024, the company adds a 6.5 Creedmoor load to the line.

The new load uses a 140-grain Power-Point bullet moving at 2,730 fps. The Power-Point bullet offers deeper penetration and better accuracy than standard soft point loads.

Bushnell Two Way Radios

Bushnell radios

Bushnell announced a new line of two-way radios for folks venturing outdoors. Made in conjunction with Shine Flex US, the new radios should be good for hunters, campers, hikers and others.

Four models are available: LPX150, LPX350, LPX550 and the LPX650. Each has a different feature set. Pricing ranges from $39.99 to $129.99. Users get secure communications with up to 70 channels and 121 privacy codes per channel.

LPX150 – The entry model, these radios have a maximum output of 0.5 watts. That may not seem like a lot, but it gives you up to 20 miles of range under good conditions. It includes rechargeable batteries.

LPX350 – A step up from the LPX150, this radio set has an output of 1 watt and an increase of up to 5 miles of reach for a total of 25 miles under ideal conditions. They are weather resistant and include rechargeable batteries and NOAA weather alerts.

LPX550 – This is a watt radio set with a maximum range of 36 miles. They are weather resistant with an IPX2 rating (splash resistant, no rating for dust/dirt.) They include rechargeable batteries and NOAA weather alerts.

Bushnell LPX650 radio

LPX650 – This is a 2-way radio set with a power output of two watts. Under ideal conditions, you can get comms at up to 42 miles. They are IP67 weatherproof meaning both dust and rain will not affect them.

Additional features of the LPX650 include a built-in LED light, rechargeable batteries, NOAA weather alerts, they float, and more.

Giant Mouse ACE Biblio XL Knife

Giant Mouse ACE Biblio XL Knife

GiantMouse announced the release of the Biblio XL, the latest addition to their ACE line of folders and a larger version of the popular Biblio model. The Biblio XL is available in Green Canvas Micarta or textured Titanium.

Differing from the original Biblio, the new versions feature brass back spacers instead of standoffs. The Green Canvas version comes with a stonewashed Elmax steel blade, while the Titanium version is equipped with a satin Vanadis steel blade. Both materials, Elmax and Vanadis steel, are chosen for their durability and corrosion resistance, ensuring the Biblio XL’s consistent performance.

Barnett XP405

Barnett XP405

For 2024, Barnett revamped the XP405 crossbow. It remains lightweight and compact – great for hunting in thick brush. The new crossbow features:

  • 5-position adjustable buttstock
  • ambidextrous safety
  • anti-dry-fire trigger
  • pass through palm rest with finger reminders to keep you safe
  • 3 lb trigger with Frictionless Release
  • 4x32mm illuminated, multi-reticle scope
  • arrows, quiver and more are included

Barnett says the crossbow has a draw weight of 200 lbs and will launch an arrow at 405 fps. The MSRP is $629.99.

Banish BUCK 30 Rifle Suppressor

Banish Buck 30 rifle suppressor

Silencer Central, in partnership with Buck Commander, introduced the BUCK 30 by BANISH. It is designed to be a high-performance hunting suppressor that combines advanced technology with affordability.

First off, the BUCK 30 is a multi-caliber, Magnum rated suppressor compatible with all rifle calibers up to .300 WinMag. It is designed with the classic deer hunter in mind and is constructed from durable, fully laser-welded stainless steel.

The suppressor is less than 7″ long and weighs less than 14 oz. Yet, it delivers quite a bit of suppression. Company testing with an .308 rifle and 18″ barrel showed 131 dB at the ear. A rifle chambered for the 6.5 CM and 20″ barrel measured 132 dB at the ear.

As a guy who fired 7mm RemMags without hearing protection in his youth, I would have loved to have this kind of noise reduction!

The price is affordable: $699.

Ditale Outdoors Works Collection

Ditale Outdoors Works Collection

Ditale Outdoors, a brand specializing in hunt apparel for women, is expanding its range with the introduction of the Works Collection, tailored specifically for female professionals. This new line, debuting at the 2024 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, caters to the needs of EMTs, park rangers, forestry professionals, law enforcement officers, and others who require high-performance, flexible uniform wear.

The Works Collection, inspired by feedback from Ditale Outdoors’ user community, includes essential garments such as pants, long and short sleeve shirts, polo shirts, and jackets.

Winchester Ammunition Deer Season XP 400 Legend Ammo

Winchester Deer Season XP 400 Legend ammo load

Winchester Ammunition added another 400 Legend load to its catalog. This one is part of the Deer Season XP line that is optimized for hunting whitetail in North America.

The load uses a 190-grain Extreme Point bullet. Ballistics data is not yet published, so we will have to wait to get specifics.

Falco CX85 Holster – $600?

Falco CX85 Carbon Fiber Holsters

Falco Holsters introduces the CX85 Carbon Fiber Holster for the Glock 19. Unlike typical plastic holsters with a carbon fiber finish, the CX85 is made from genuine carbon fiber, weighing only 3.5 oz. This holster represents a fusion of mechanical precision and artistic design.

It has many of the standard features you would expect from a Kydex OWB rig. However, the big feature many people might see is the price tag: $599. This is the price listed both in the press release and on the company’s website. I assume it is accurate as it appears to have a great deal of hand crafting required.

Viridian CTL Custom and C5L Custom for Glock Pistols

Viridian CTL Custom for Glock

Viridian Weapon Technologies has a new CTL Custom light for the Glock standard rail mount. It stands out due to its custom fit for Glock’s proprietary rail system, ensuring a perfect match with these firearms.

The CTL Custom is a powerful, compact weapon light with 580 lumens of output, making it one of the brightest in its size class.

Key features of the CTL Custom include:

  1. Custom Fit for Glock Standard Frames
  2. High-Performance Lighting
  3. Rechargeable Battery with SAFECharge
  4. Instant-On and Multiple Modes
  5. Durable Construction

Viridian is also offering its C5L Custom for the Glock standard mount. The C5L adds a green laser to the package. The white light offers the same features of the CTL Custom.

Millennium Dowlite L-118 Ladder Hunting Stand

Millennium Treestands L-118

Millennium Treestands introduces the L-118 Bowlite Single Ladder Stand, a blend of comfort and portability, designed for hunters. Weighing 53 lbs., the L-118 is both sturdy and portable, making it suitable for hunters who frequently change locations or access remote areas. It features a durable powder-coated steel construction, ensuring quiet operation and long-lasting use.

The stand boasts a spacious platform and the patented ComfortMAX contoured, tight sling seat, providing extended comfort for hunters in the field. This 18 ft. ladder stand offers stability and versatility in a compact design. Additional features include armrests, accessory hooks, and a Safelink 35’ rope with a prusik knot and carabiner system for safety. The L-118 has a weight capacity of 300 lbs.

Barnett Wildcat CRX

Barnett Wildcat CRX

Barnett Outdoors introduced the Wildcat CRX crossbow, a technologically advanced yet cost-effective option for hunters. The Wildcat CRX combines power and stealth, making it suitable for taking down large game. It uses a simple recurve design, with a tip-to-tip length of 25.5 inches when uncocked.

Key features of the Wildcat CRX include:

  • Soft Lok Floating Bristle Retainer System: This system securely holds arrows, ensuring accurate and reliable shots.
  • Anti-Dry-Fire Trigger System and Finger Safety Reminders: These features enhance safety and provide ergonomic comfort, contributing to a superior shooting experience.
  • Metal Injection Molded Trigger: Offers a no-creep experience, crucial for hitting targets in stressful hunting situations.
  • Compact Power Stroke: The crossbow has a 12.25-inch power stroke, capable of firing 380-grain arrows at speeds up to 280 FPS, ensuring deep penetration and quick recoveries.

Overall, the Wildcat CRX is designed to be a safe, simple-to-use recurve crossbow that delivers deadly performance, making it an exceptional choice for hunters seeking a reliable and effective hunting tool.

The MSRP is $229.99.

ScentLok Saddle Hunter Midweight Jacket and Pant

ScentLok Midweight Saddle Hunting clothing

As saddle hunting has become more popular, the needs for specialized gear have become more obvious. For 2024, ScentLok introduced a Midweight jacket and pant set that is designed specifically for saddle hunting.

Among the features of this clothing are a very quiet polyester shell fabric, articulated joints for improved movement and the company’s proprietary methods of locking in your scent.

The pants include internal EVA foam knee pads to increase comfort against the tree and four front facing pockets for storage while you are “in the saddle.” Camo pattern is limited to Mossy Oak Terra Outland at this time, but I suspect additional patterns could be added later.

These should be shipping this spring. Pricing will start at $179 and go up for extra large sizes.

Vortex Venom 1-6×24 SFP Scope

Vortex Venom 1-6x24 SFP scope

This low power, variable magnification scope is designed specifically for “entry-level carbine users” according to Vortex. It offers an illuminated reticle, an included throw lever for rapid magnification adjustments and a reasonable price tag.

The company states the MSRP is $449.

Double-Sided Magnet for Guns – Tuffy Security Products

Tuffy Products Double-Sided Magnet Holding Gun Inside Safe

Tuffy Security Products announced the #401 Magnet, a new double-sided magnet designed to attach to the inside of Tuffy lockboxes and security enclosures to securely suspends firearms.

The magnet has the potential of mounting a defensive pistol in unique positions. However, I think it is great for ensuring your pistol from moving around in the vehicle lock box during travel. Capable of supporting up to 45 lbs., it ensures a firm grip on a variety of guns, even over rough terrain.

Winchester Ammunition Varmint X Line Additions

Winchester Varmint X for 2024 SHOT Show

Winchester Ammunition announced three new loads in the Varmnint X line of ammo. They are for the .223 Remington, .243 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges.

The .223 load uses a 55-grain Extreme Point bullet at 3,240 fps. The .243 Win load moves a 65-grain Extreme Point projectile at 3,620 fps. Rounding out the trio is the 6.5 with a 95-grain Extreme Point at 3,300 fps from the muzzle.

Varmint X ammo loads normally uses the Polymer Tip Rapid Expansion bullet. However, Winchester states these three loads are all using the Extreme Point bullets.

Passion SD Binocular Line – German Precision Optics

GPO Passion SD binocular line

German Precision Optics (GPO) introduced the PASSION SD binocular line that promises high-quality optical performance at an affordable price.

The new line features six models:

  • 8×26
  • 10×26
  • 8×34
  • 10×34
  • 8×42
  • 10×42

This line should cover most outdoor needs with sub-compact, compact, and mid-sized options. Pricing starts at $299, which is quite affordable for high-quality glass.

Finisher Loose Mesh Face Mask – Blocker Outdoors

Blocker Outdoors Finisher Loose Mesh Turkey Hunting Face Mask

Turkey hunters have a new choice for this spring’s hunt. Blocker Outdoors, working with turkey hunters’ requests, developed its new Finisher Loose Mesh Facemask.

The key: it is designed specifically to accommodate the use of turkey mouth calls.

The facemask, available in Mossy Oak Greenleaf and Mossy Oak Bottomland patterns, offers a looser fit around the mouth area, allowing for easier movement when using diaphragm or locator calls. This design feature addresses the need for a mask that doesn’t restrict facial movements while calling.

The MSRP on these new masks is $24.99. They should be available by Spring 2024.

CenterPoint Sinister 430 Crossbow

CenterPoint Sinister 430

CenterPoint introduces the Sinister 430, featuring the brand’s first fully integrated silent crank system with an auto-retracting sled. This innovative design ensures hassle-free cable management and smooth cocking.

The Sinister 430 is designed with user comfort and adaptability in mind, boasting an adjustable bullpup-style stock and an enhanced 1.5-5x32mm speed-ring scope. Weighing 8.6 pounds and measuring 9 inches when cocked, it’s compact and easy to handle, making it ideal for use in stands, blinds, or saddles.

The crossbow has a powerful 225-pound draw weight and a 14 5/8-inch power stroke, delivering remarkable speeds of up to 430 fps with a 400-grain bolt. These advanced features are tailored to ensure consistent precision and effectiveness, allowing users to hit their targets with confidence and accuracy.

The MSRP of this crossbow is $799, and it should begin shipping in February.

Franklin Armory G-S223 Binary Trigger and Slide

Franklin Armory G-S223 Binary Trigger and Slide

Franklin Armory announced the G-S223 Binary Trigger and Slide kit for the third generation Glock 22 pistol chambered in .40 S&W. This new product, debuting at SHOT Show 2024, joins the G-S173 (for Glock 17 Gen 3) as a unique pull-and-release trigger system.

The Franklin Armory kit allows users to switch between regular semiautomatic and Binary modes. It does allow for the capability to safely cancel the release round.

In addition to the Binary feature, the slide includes tritium night sights and an optics cut for red dot sights with adapter plates. The G-S223 Binary trigger and slide kit are priced at $899.99.

Minelab Pro-Find 40

Minelab Pro-Find 40

The Minelab Pro-Find 40 pinpointer is designed for comprehensive metal detecting, offering advanced technology for precise target isolation and identification. It features a 10% increase in detection depth compared to the Pro-Find 35, making it Minelab’s most profound and accurate pinpointer. The device offers adjustable sensitivity with five levels, allowing for optimal depth and noise reduction in various ground conditions.

The Pro-Find 40 is designed for ultimate reliability, ensuring trust in every signal and ease in target retrieval. It is suitable for both land and underwater use, with a battery life of 20 hours.

MSRP is $149.

Vortex Venom 3-15×44 FFP Rifle Scope

Vortex Venom 3-15x44

Vortex has another new scope for 2024. This one offers higher magnification, from 3x to 15x. It is also a first focal plane scope with a 34mm tube.

The reticles are available in MOA and MRAD for whichever system you prefer. It also has a zero system that allows for quick indexing and reliable adjustments.

The MSRP is $649 for these.

Optics Ready Smooth Concealment Holster – 1791 Outdoor Lifestyle Group

1791 Smooth Concealment holster for light bearing guns

1791 Outdoor Lifestyle Group (1791) announced that its Smooth Concealment holster was not available for optics ready pistols with lights and/or lasers including:

  • ArmaLaser: TR23
  • Crimson Trace: CMR-206, LL810, LGA36, Railmaster
  • Olight: PL Mini 2 Valkyrie
  • Streamlight: TLR2, TLR6, TLR7/8, 
  • Surefire: X300, Viridian: C5L, and similar lights/lasers.

Maxpedition Keystone Versipack

Maxpedition Keystone Versipack

Anyone who knows me will know that I really like Maxpedition’s backpacks and gear. Frankly, there are a lot of great bag makers on the market, but I feel Maxpedition is one of the best.

The new Keystone Versipack product launching at the SHOT Show. It is designed for comfortable crossbody and fannypack carry while offering ambidextrous access to all compartments. It is similar to the company’s Octa Versipack, but with 50% more carry capacity.

The exterior of the Versipack includes:

  • zippered flat pocket with a loop field
  • zippered pouch with a divider
  • additional loop fields
  • rear zippered flat pocket
  • padded back
  • PALS/MOLLE webbing on the top

The main compartment includes an interior mesh organizer and a pack cloth divider. The Versipack also comes with a waist/crossbody strap that can be adjusted up to 55” in length and includes sliders for locking the strap position.

The nylon fabric is treated with Teflon for water and grime resistance and can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Jedburgh Suppressor – Watchtower Firearms

Jedburgh Suppressor Watchtower Firearms

Watchtower Firearms is introducing the new Jedburgh Suppressor at the 2024 SHOT Show. It is constructed entirely from titanium and features a mono-core, fully welded design for enhanced durability and light weight.

The mono-core structure, a single integrated baffle system, optimizes sound reduction and maintains structural integrity. Its design effectively channels gas to significantly reduce back pressure and gas exposure to the shooter. The MSRP is $699.

At the time of this writing, the Jedburgh is not listed on the company’s website.

Razor VX Knives – Outdoor Edge

Outdoor Edge Razor VX Knives

Outdoor Edge announced they will show a new line of knives at the SHOT Show. Called the Razor X, the knives are part of the Advanced Carry line.

The lineup includes seven models: VX2, VX4, VX5, and two versions each of VX1 and VX3, available in either stainless steel or black oxide. Features include a 3-inch blade, robust liner lock, ambidextrous operation with a reversible pocket clip, and three or four Japanese 420J2 stainless blades in different finishes.

The Advanced Carry lineup includes knives with an assisted opening mechanism, allowing for one-handed operation. These knives are designed for rapid deployment, similar to automatic knives but without the legal restrictions.

RangeGuide Binoculars – German Precision Optics

GPO Rangefinding Binoculars

German Precision Optics (GPO) announced an expansion of its RangeGuide lineup with the introduction of the new 8×40 and 10×40 rangefinding binoculars. These additions make GPO’s rangefinding binocular lineup one of the most comprehensive in the industry, now including models 8×32, 10×32, 8×40, 10×40, 8×50, and 10×50.

These binoculars feature a magnesium frame for reduced weight and increased strength. They are equipped with an eye-safe Class 1 laser that offers a rapid 0.25-second response time and can measure distances up to 3500 yards. They also include true-range angle technology for accurate distance calculation, considering the angle to the target. The binoculars have a scan mode providing three readings per second, a red OLED display with nine adjustable brightness levels, and manual or automatic brightness functionality. Additionally, they are useful for long-range rifle shooters, measuring ambient temperature, humidity, and air pressure.

Optics Ready Fair Chase Holster – 1791 Outdoor Lifestyle Group

1791 Fair Chase holster

1791 Outdoor Lifestyle Group (1791) announced that its Smooth Concealment holster was not available for optics ready pistols with lights and/or lasers including:

  • ArmaLaser: TR23
  • Crimson Trace: CMR-206, LL810, LGA36, Railmaster
  • Olight: PL Mini 2 Valkyrie
  • Streamlight: TLR2, TLR6, TLR7/8, 
  • Surefire: X300, Viridian: C5L, and similar lights/lasers.

The Fair Chase holster is made from American whitetail deer hide. It is an IWB-style and carries a MSRP of $64.99.

Franklin Armory SP-S1 Binary Trigger for Grand Power Stribog SP9

Franklin Armory announced the introduction of a new Binary trigger for the Grand Power Stribog SP9. This new product, the SP-S1 Binary trigger kit, is compatible with both the A1 and A3 models of the Stribog SP9 series.

The trigger kit features Franklin Armory’s patented Binary Firing System, which offers a three-position selectable trigger: safe, semiautomatic, and Binary mode. In Binary mode, the trigger fires one round on pull and another on release, with an option to cancel the release round by switching the selector paddle to the “semi” or “safe” position before releasing the trigger.

The SP-S1 Binary trigger is priced at $499.99.

Attending the 2024 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show

The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, held annually, is a pivotal event in the firearms industry calendar. This exclusive trade show, typically hosted in January, serves as a vital platform for manufacturers, dealers, and distributors to engage in business and strategize for the upcoming year. Given the dynamic political landscape in the United States, the show often buzzes with discussions about market trends and potential shifts in consumer demand, reminiscent of the sales surges experienced during the Obama administration.

It’s important to note that the SHOT Show is not open to the general public. This event is specifically tailored for professionals within the firearms industry. For those outside the industry but keen on experiencing a large-scale gun show, the NRA Annual Meetings, held in spring, are open to all NRA members and offer a similar atmosphere.

As a seasoned attendee and member of the media, I, along with my team of writers, am privileged to cover the SHOT Show extensively. Our coverage includes the latest firearms, pre-show announcements, product leaks, and even intriguing rumors circulating at the event. We welcome tips and insights from our readers, and while the busy period leading up to the show might limit our response time, we value and confidentially handle every piece of information shared with us.

Attendance Tips Based on Experience

Having attended the SHOT Show for numerous years, I’ve gathered some practical tips to enhance your experience:

  1. Comfortable Attire: The SHOT Show is a professional event, but comfort is key. You’ll be walking extensively, so opt for business casual attire and prioritize comfortable footwear. Rockports or even comfortable boots can be a better choice over formal shoes.
  2. Hydration and Snacks: Las Vegas’ arid climate necessitates staying hydrated. Water fountains are scarce, so bring your own water. Food at the venue can be pricey and limited, so a substantial breakfast and personal snacks can save both time and money.
  3. Sanitation: With thousands of attendees in close quarters, maintaining hygiene is crucial. Regular use of hand sanitizer, along with soap and water, is advisable to stay healthy throughout the event.
  4. Carrying Essentials: Be prepared to receive a plethora of brochures and catalogs. A backpack or bag is essential for carrying these items. Avoid wheeled carts as they can obstruct busy aisles.
  5. Positive Outlook: Remember, working in the firearms industry has its unique perks. Maintain a positive attitude and appreciate the opportunities and experiences the SHOT Show offers.

For detailed information on attendee admission requirements and more, visit the official SHOT Show website at SHOT Show Attendee Admission Requirements. This resource provides comprehensive guidelines and criteria for industry professionals planning to attend the show.

Trying to find your way to The Venetian Expo? This map to the SHOT Show should help:

Facts About the 2024 SHOT Show

The 2024 SHOT Show, owned and sponsored by NSSF will take place from January 23 to January 26 at The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event, part of the broader “SHOT Week” spanning January 21-26, includes various activities like the NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic, Industry Day at the Range, the Suppliers Showcase, and SHOT University.

Key facts about the 2024 SHOT Show include:

  • Industry Day at the Range is scheduled for January 22, exclusively for exhibitor-invited media and buyers.
  • The Press Room is located in the Venetian, Lando Ballroom, Level 4, opening at 7:30 a.m. each day.
  • The exhibition floor opens at 8:30 a.m. daily, closing at 5:30 p.m., except for the last day when it closes at 4 p.m.
  • The Supplier Showcase, launched in 2017, will feature over 500 material suppliers in 2024.
  • The 2024 SHOT Show will host more than 2,500 exhibitors, including the Suppliers Showcase.
  • The event is the largest at The Venetian Expo, with exhibit space estimated at over 800,000 net square feet.
  • The show boasts 13.9 miles of aisles.
  • This is the 46th annual SHOT Show and the 25th in Las Vegas.
  • Over 52,000 professionals attended the 2023 show.
  • More than 2,000 members of the outdoor media cover the show.
  • SHOT Show typically brings over $88 million in non-gaming revenue to the Las Vegas economy.
  • The Law Enforcement section, started 20 years ago, now covers over 170,000 square feet of the show.
  • Firearms and ammunition are a $9.4 billion industry, with a total economic impact of over $80.7 billion.
  • The SHOT Show generates revenue for NSSF programs and services, including Project ChildSafe, Operation Secure Store, Don’t Lie for the Other Guy, National Shooting Sports Month, and the +ONE mentoring initiative.

The SHOT Show is a significant event for the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry, showcasing a passion for firearms, ammunition, outdoor equipment, and support for the Second Amendment.