International Attendees

SHOT Show® welcomes international buyers and sellers from more than 100 countries.

View our Multilingual Brochure for translated show details.

View our Multilingual Brochure for translated show details.

There is no other show like the SHOT Show. SHOT Show is the largest trade show in the world featuring more than 1,600 exhibitors showcasing firearms, ammunition, shooting and hunting accessories, as well as products specifically designed for the law enforcement and military markets covering over 600,000 square feet of exhibits. The show attracts more than 62,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.

As an international attendee, we invite you to participate in our educational offerings such as SHOT Show University, our State of the Industry event, retailer seminars and law enforcement seminars. You can select and pay for individual events based on the attendance category assigned during the application process.

International Registration

Registration Process Information

Identification & Validation

Current Federal Firearms License as a Type 1 and 2. Types 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 will require additional documentation as mentioned below.

Purchase order or invoice issued or received by your company dated within the last 6 months for shooting, hunting, and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices and receipts must show your company name and current business address.

Business license that includes your company name and business address and which describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted).

Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and which describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets.

Commercial lease identifying your company name and current business address and which sufficiently demonstrates your company’s direct affiliation with the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets.

Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc. published during the last 6 months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets

Company website identifying your company name and current business address and which sufficiently demonstrates your company’s direct affiliation with the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets.

A letter of intent from an attorney or bank on official letterhead stating that you intend to start a business directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets (this is acceptable for new businesses only).

Employees of non-exhibiting companies must provide written confirmation on their employer’s letterhead authorizing their attendance at the show. Letter must indicate confirmed meetings with exhibiting companies – NO Suitcasing/Outboarding Permitted.  Employer must be directly affiliated with the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets and employee’s attendance must be for employer’s business purposes.

Law enforcement and military personnel registering as “Buyers” must furnish a written statement from their commanding officer or other superior in their chain of command verifying purchasing authority.

Other appropriate documentation that clearly demonstrates, as solely determined by show management, you or your company’s direct affiliation with the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets.

The following are NOT acceptable documents:  Business cards, firearms permits, Firearms Owners Identification (FOIDs) and hunting licenses, NRA or other affiliate firearms instructor permits.

Registrations submitted without current and valid identification AND documentation demonstrating trade or market affiliation will not be processed. The show reserves the right to permit or deny admission to anyone based on information provided, to accept or reject information submitted, and to request additional information, at any time.

Phone:  1-203-270-2370, enter section number 3
Toll Free: 1-855-355-SHOT (7468)
OR E-mail your documentation to: regmgr@shot.convexx.com

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