Jan 21–24, 2025
Venetian Expo + Caesars Forum
Las Vegas

Day 2 Highlights | 2023 SHOT Show Update


SHOT Show® is off to a great start! Make sure you're getting the most out of your time here with today's update.

Today's Highlights

Exhibit Floor Opens
Walk the SHOT Show's extensive exhibit floor to check out what our exhibitors have to offer. Exhibit floor hours today:

Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
LE Ballroom at Venetian Expo: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Breakfast events
Media Breakfast 7-8 a.m., – Outside the New Product Center (Level 1 of The Venetian Expo)

Research Breakfast 7:30-8:45 a.m. – Palazzo E (Level 5 of The Venetian Expo)

eXtra Pavilion Is Open Through Thursday
Discover the next generation of shooting, hunting and outdoor industry companies in the easy-to-browse SHOT Show eXtra Pavilion. SHOT Show eXtra is a special exhibit area open today through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. in the Level 3 and Level 4 lobbies of the Venetian. An estimated 60 exhibits will be on display, giving you an eXtra bonus on the show floor with an opportunity to meet new manufacturers, discover new products and identify new solutions you can’t easily find anywhere else.

Wednesday Press Room Hours
The Press Room is the place to get your day in order, grab some coffee and plan your day on the floor. Today, Wednesday, January 18, the Press Room is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., while the show floor is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Today's Press Conference Schedule

Today in the Press Conference Room (Marcello 4401A), join the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) for news and updates at 1 p.m.

Learn more about these and other press conferences at the show in the Newsroom section of shotshow.org.

NSSF Governors’ Forum Today
The Governors’ Forum, hosted by NSSF’s Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs and General Counsel, will take place in the Murano Ballroom, 3rd Floor of The Venetian Expo, from 1-2 p.m. today.

Women of the Gun Reception
Don't forget to join us this evening for the Women of the Gun reception, in the Venetian Expo, Palazzo L, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Tonight! All-Star Jam Concert
After the show today, outside Caesars Forum, join us for an All-Star Jam concert. The concert is free to all 2023 SHOT Show attendees and exhibitors. Cash bar will be available. Additional supporting sponsors include Glock and Federal and Remington Ammunition. We'll see you there!

SHOT Show VIP Networking Event
One of the most impressive nightclubs in Las Vegas is opening early, and welcoming us late, exclusively for SHOT Show attendees to enjoy! Join other attendees tonight at the Encore Beach Club and Marquee Nightclub Networking Event from 8 p.m. to close. Separate Fees Apply. Buy Tickets Here.

Today's Education Sessions

SHOT University™
We’ve got a great lineup of SHOT University courses today taking place in the Academy Ballroom 414-415

9 – 10 a.m. Buy Now Pay Later: How New Payment Technologies Empower Our Industry and Protect Consumers.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Suicide Action Plan – Before and After
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Best Practices for Meta Ads and Content
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Building Strong Customer Relationships – 6 Tactics for High-Touch Customer Engagement That Drive a Profitable Gun Retail Operation
3 – 4 p.m. NICS Annual Training – The Effect of New Legislation on the NICS and How It Applies to You, the FFL.

Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP)
We’ve got a great lineup of Law Enforcement Education courses today:

8:15 – 10:15 a.m. Clark Nexsen Presents “The Training Triangle”: Training Facilities to Provide Comprehensive Use of Force Training
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Troy Acoustics Presents: The Business of Noise: Firearm Ranges and the Bang! Factor
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ADS Inc. and InVeris Training Solutions Present: Innovative Virtual and Live Fire Training Equipment and Programs to Procure Equipment
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Trijicon Presents: Red Dots on Pistols

Badge Pickup

There are several locations available to make picking up your badge easy and convenient once you arrive in Las Vegas. Visit this webpage to find the location that works best for you.

Stay Informed

Here are just a few ways to keep in touch with everything that’s going on this week.

  • SHOT Show TV and YouTube — It’s everywhere! Check the Las Vegas Tourism and Convention Channel at your hotel (Find channel listings here) each morning before the show and after each day’s events to see everything the show has to offer. For all SHOT Show TV product highlights, interviews and overall show coverage, visit the SHOT Show Youtube Channel.
  • SHOT News — Get all the news that every attendee needs to make their SHOT Show experience more complete.
  • Social Media — For real-time highlights and breaking news from the show, the SHOT Show’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter feeds are your instant-access points. Like ‘em, share ‘em, retweet ‘em and remember to use #SHOTShow so we know you’re with us.
  • SHOT Show Mobile App — Download the app for real-time show announcements, interactive floor maps, meeting and scheduling functions, SHOT Show video feeds and more!
  • Digital Tracker Details Everything Everything you need to know about the SHOT Show is detailed in our 2023 SHOT Tracker. The Tracker is key for effective pre-show planning, packed with show schedules, networking details, education descriptions, exhibitor lists, and a sneak peek of the hottest products.

Don't Miss

Archery In Caesars Forum Lobby
Archery Center is located in the Caesars Forum lobby. Learn about how you can incorporate archery into your retail business and even try out your archery skills on the Great Outdoor Plaza all week. Open to everyone to try out throughout the week.

Show Specials, Exclusives and More
SHOT Show exhibitors are offering a number of show specials, exclusives and more. Take a look at what some companies are offering in this digital flipbook.

‘SHOT After Dark' Special Events
We have three great evenings of events planned outdoors on the Caesars Plaza for all SHOT Show attendees. View Event Details here.

VIP Nightlife Packages Still Available
VIP packages providing exclusive access to 2023 SHOT Show badge holders can be purchased anytime online.

Dining Options
The SHOT Show’s host hotels at The Venetian, Harrah's, LINQ and Flamingo have several restaurants by acclaimed chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck and Tetsuya Wakuda – all experiences you can only enjoy in Vegas. But, if your travel budget requires more economical alternatives, these same hotels (and some of these acclaimed chefs) offer more than 100 dining options. View more details on these great dining opportunities.


No Retail Sales Permitted
This is a reminder that retail sales by exhibitors at the SHOT Show are strictly prohibited pursuant to the Exhibitor License, which states “Direct over-the-counter sales may violate state or local laws and are strictly prohibited at the Show.” Show Management reserves the right to take all necessary and appropriate action to enforce violations of these rules, including but not limited to revoking an exhibitor’s license to exhibit at the current show and exhibition at future shows. The SHOT Show strives to promote a professional business to business environment on the show floor and retail sales by exhibitors to attendees in the aisles attracts more consumers to the show while detracting from true B-to-B transactions. Thank you for your cooperation.

NSSF Is Here for Your Business

Participating in the SHOT Show is a big deal. You are directly supporting the many programs and initiatives of NSSF® — the Firearm Industry Trade Association. Meet with NSSF experts at the 2023 SHOT Show to learn strategies for strengthening your business as well as

Visit the NSSF Member Lounge
Open for NSSF members every morning at 7:30 a.m., with convenient locations in both The Venetian and Caesars Forum, members can grab some coffee or a bite to eat, relax, conduct meetings, write up orders and meet other members during the show. Computer terminals, printers and copiers are available. Complimentary coffee is served in the mornings, and lunch can be purchased at moderate prices.



Chris Dolnack
Chris Dolnack
SVP & Chief Customer Officer, NSSF
Bill Dunn
Bill Dunn
Vice President, Marketing, NSSF
Quinn Cassidy
Quinn Cassidy
Manager, Exhibition & Sponsorship, NSSF
Colleen Leonard
Colleen Leonard
Manager, Conferences & Events, NSSF
Zachary Maddox
Zachary Maddox
Manager, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, NSSF
Melissa Shilling
Melissa Schilling
Managing Director, Exhibitions & Conferences, NSSF
Tammy McIntyre
Tammy McIntyre
Manager, Member Services, NSSF
Chris Tatulli
Chris Tatulli
Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, NSSF
Jeff Pressman
Jeff Pressman
President & CEO, ConvExx
Jennifer Carr
Jennifer Carr
Vice President, Trade Show & Event Operations, ConvExx
Mike Clark
Mike Clark
Vice President, Sales, ConvExx
Casie Stock
Casie Stock
Vice President, Attendee Services & Registration, ConvExx
Regina Clark
Regina Clark
Director, Exhibitor Services, ConvExx
Kathryn Rae
Kathryn Rae
Projects Administrator, ConvExx