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Jan 17–20, 2023
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Attendee Admission Requirements

Admission at the SHOT Show is RESTRICTED to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services ONLY. The show is not open to the public, and NO one under age 16 shall be admitted (including infants).

Attendees and guests seeking admission to the show must submit the following information at the time of application online. These documents must be submitted for approval by uploading them during the application process:

The following are NOT acceptable documents:

Applications submitted without current and valid identification AND documentation demonstrating trade or market affiliation will not be processed. Show management reserves the right to permit or deny admission to anyone based on information provided, to accept or reject information submitted, to adjust category during the auditing process, and to request additional information, at any time.

Acceptable Documentation Demonstrating Trade or Market Affiliation

In order to attend the SHOT Show, you must qualify on two levels. (Please note we will need to see one documentation for both the company level and the employee level).

  • Show management must be able to verify that your company is in the shooting, hunting, outdoor industry; and
  • Show management must be able to verify that each person that attends works for the qualified company.

Being an NSSF member does not qualify you or your company for the SHOT Show so you will still need to submit documentation. However, having an NSSF membership will not only give you a discounted price on registration but may also help expedite the SHOT Show qualification process.

Below are the types of attendees who can potentially qualify for the SHOT Show. Please click on the category that fits your company to learn more on how to qualify. Show Management does not pre-qualify before registration. If it is found that you registered in the incorrect category, during the auditing process, you will be switched to the correct category and the corresponding fee will be due. For questions, please email regmgr@shotshow.org.

If your company acts in the role of a manufacturer or exclusive brand owner, then you must register as a Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer. If your company supplies a product or service, then you must register as a Material/Equipment/Service Supplier to Industry.

After reviewing the following requirements, if you feel that you cannot provide the documents required to attend the SHOT Show, we recommend not registering because there are NO REFUNDS once the registration is completed.

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Active duty or civilian employed by company with direct authority to make industry purchases on behalf of their company/division with exhibitors

Company and Employee Qualification Options (all required):

  • Must furnish a written statement, on department letterhead and wet signed, from their commanding officer verifying direct purchasing authority
  • Copy of Active Duty Military ID

Those without direct purchase authority, who qualify, may register as Active Law Enforcement/Military.

Active duty law enforcement agents at federal level. State level and below must register as active law enforcement

Company and Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of Active Duty ID

Active duty enlisted/officers, sworn law enforcement, and correctional officers at state level or below. Federal level LE must register as active federal law enforcement agent

Company and Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of LE/Active Duty Military ID

Reserve LE officers, volunteers officers and civilians must qualify under purchaser category to attend.

Active duty officer, reserve or civilian employee with direct authority to make industry purchases on behalf of their company/division with exhibitors

Company and Employee Qualification Options (all required):

  • Must furnish a written statement, on department letterhead and wet signed, from their department head verifying direct purchasing authority
  • Copy of LE ID

Those without direct purchase authority, who qualify, may register as Active Law Enforcement/Military.

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and that describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Professional who provides expert advice on industry relevant content to clientele within the industry

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

A company that buys and sells products, from multiple manufacturers, in large quantities then resells to retailers or other businesses

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and that describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 1, 2 or 7. Type 7 requires an additional qualification to be met
  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and that describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 1, 2 or 7 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 8
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 8 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Non-military industry relevant government employees with direct purchase authority for department or who hold a procurement/sourcing role in organization. Firefighters with industry relevant purchase authority.

Company Qualifications Options:

  • Must furnish a written statement, on department letterhead and wet signed, from their department head verifying direct purchasing authority
  • Provide proof of procurement role with company

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Verified corporate email at company URL
  • Firefighters must provide a copy of department ID

Those without direct purchase authority, who qualify, may register as Active Federal Law Enforcement.

Skilled trade professional that makes, modifies, and repairs small firearms

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 1 or 7. Type 7 requires an additional qualification option be met
  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 1 or 7 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 8
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 8 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

A contracted individual, sales agency or company that sells a manufacturer's products to wholesale and retail customers. Cannot be manufacturer’s employee

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company website with clients listed
  • Line card with clients with listed
  • Company cannot be a manufacturer of any products/services

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Line card with employee name on it
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Company invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at company URL

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and that describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

A company whose product offerings cater primarily to law enforcement or military sector

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

A company that supplies products or services to the industry

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 7
  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 7 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

A company with exhibiting potential who acts in the role of a manufacturer or exclusive brand owner/distributor

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 6 or 7
  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 6 or 7 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

A company comprised of experienced outdoorsmen and women who guide clients on industry relevant excursions

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 2
  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and that describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Copy of FFL (Federal Firearms License) – Type 2 (this only qualifies the person registering whose name is on the FFL)
  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Commercial lease identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's direct affiliation with the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company and Employee Qualifications (all required):

  • Choose and register under the principle business category that best represents your new or intended business
  • Provide a letter of intent from an attorney or bank, on official letterhead and wet signed, stating that you intend to start a business directly related to the shooting, hunting, outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical markets
  • Include company name and owner’s names in letter. Only owners are permitted to attend.

Startup qualifications may only be used once and only by new industry companies. Full qualifications under principle business category is required for future attendance.

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website

Company Qualification Options:

  • Three invoices dated within the last six months for shooting, hunting and related outdoor, military, law enforcement or tactical products or services. Invoices must show your company name and current business address
  • Business license that includes your company name and business address that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation (Federal and/or State Tax ID will not be accepted)
  • Resale certificate that includes your company name and business address and that describes your company as directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Company business advertisement in a print magazine, journal, etc., published during the last six months directly related to the shooting, hunting or outdoor trade or the military, law enforcement or tactical market
  • Active company website identifying your company name and current business address and that sufficiently demonstrates your company's industry affiliation

Employee Qualification Options:

  • Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
  • Insurance card with employee name and company name on it
  • Business license or formation document with employee name and company name on it
  • Business invoice with employee name on it
  • Verified corporate email at active company URL
  • Name of employee on company website
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