The 2008 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trades) Show was held in Las Vegas, NV in February 2008. Gunblast.com was there, checking out all the new products for 2008.
Thanks for visiting SHOT 2008 with us!
The following is excerpted from a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) press release:
SHOT Show Shatters Records in 30th Year
VEGAS -- SHOT Show, the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry's largest trade
show, smashed all-time records in its 30th year, posting new highs in
attendance, exhibition space, exhibiting companies and media turnout.
The show, held Feb. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, comprised 715,000 square feet of exhibit space, a gain of nearly 60,000 over last year, with 1,950 exhibiting companies, up from last year's 1,870.
With a total registered attendance of 58,769, the show eclipsed last year's attendance record of 42,216. The show attracted 30,686 buyers, 1,725 members of the press, 25,854 exhibiting personnel and 504 guests.
Before the closing bell had rung, exhibitors had already booked 700,000 square feet of exhibit space for next year's show in Orlando, Fla.