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SHOT Show 2024 — New Firearms, Gear, and Accessories!

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It’s that time of year again, the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Manufacturers from all over the firearm industry are gathering this week to showcase their latest and greatest products. Follow along with us all week as we take a look at some of the best and most unique new products on the showroom floor.

Hi-Point YC380 Yeet Cannon 

The Hi-Point YC380 stands for “Yeet Cannon” and is the latest addition to the Yeet family lineup, following the wildly successful YC9. Like all Hi-Points, the YC380 comes with the Hi-Point lifetime warranty. The YC380 carries all of the features and improvements set forth by the original Yeet Cannon, but in a .380 ACP chambering for those who prefer a lighter recoiling platform. Hi-Point firearms are known for dependability and affordability, and the YC380 is sure to not disappoint. 

Hi-Point YC380

Diamondback TG-Nine

Diamondback Firearms is excited to introduce the latest addition to its lineup, the DB9R TG-Nine. This exceptional 9mm Luger rifle promises a seamless fusion of sleek design and top-notch performance. The TF-Nine combines elements of the AR-15 and Thompson for a unique carbine perfect for plinking at the range or defending the homestead. With a rugged M-Lok forend and attractive wood furniture, Diamondback has created a good blend of tactical and classic features.

Diamondback TG-Nine In Case

Daniel Defense DANIEL H9

The Hudson H9 has returned in a new form with the Daniel Defense DANIEL H9. Based on the original design that gained an almost cult-like following, the new H9 is built better than ever. The 9mm striker-fired design is built on an all metal frame with an incredibly low bore axis, which makes for a very light recoiling firearm. This paired with a straight pull trigger reminiscent of the beloved 1911 makes for one sweet shooting pistol. It’s no doubt that the new optics–ready H9 is sure to be a hit.

Daneil Defense H9

Military Armament Corporation 1911-9 DS

Designed by Military Armament Corporation and built by Tisas, the MAC 1911-9 DS has arrived. This double-stack 1911 is ready for any mission, with the factory RMR-pattern optic cut on the slide and M1913 light rail on the frame. The polymer grip module is molded with a subtle but grippy texture, 25 LPI checkering on the front/rear, and has a removable aluminum magwell. Further, this 9mm pistol features a 4.25-inch bull barrel and accepts Staccato-pattern magazines.

MAC 1911-DS

Beretta 30X

Beretta has completely revamped its Bobcat and Tomcat pistol lineup with modern improvements to these classic mouse guns. Starting off, Beretta increased the magazine capacity to 8+1 and moved the magazine release from the heel to a standard thumb button. Additionally, they added more traction to the grips and updated the trigger to make the gun easier and more fun to shoot. The “Trident” trigger drops trigger pull weight and helps you attain the most accuracy out of your gun. With Threaded, Compensated, and Stainless options, the new Bobcats and Tomcats are all optics-ready for a micro red dot sight.

Smith & Wesson 1854 Lever-Action

S&W has introduced its first lever-action rifle, the Model 1854 chambered in .44 Magnum. With a stainless steel barrel and receiver paired with polymer furniture, this is a rugged rifle tough enough to handle all environments. It will also be offered with a glossy DLC finish and wood furniture for those looking for a more classic look. Additionally, the rifle incorporates an M-Lok forend and Picatinny top rail for mounting all of your favorite optics and accessories. The removable magazine tube allows you to safely and easily unload your firearm, so you don’t have to continuously work the action to empty the rifle.

S&W Lever-Action Rifles

Shadow Systems MR920P and XR920P

Shadow Systems has released two new pistol models with an integrated compensator, the MR920P and XR920P. Based on the popular CR920P carry pistol, the new firearms bring all the same features and improvements to compact and crossover size platforms. Similar in size and design to the Glock 19 and 19X, Shadow Systems brings all of the aftermarket features modern shooters desire right out of the box. The compensator utilizes the same patent-pending quick-detach method, which does not require a threaded barrel, and are designed with a focus on reliability so they can be used with standard factory springs and a variety of bullet weights.

Shadow Systems XR920P

Federal Fusion Tipped Ammo

Federal announced new Fusion Tipped ammunition designed with a polymer tip to increase its ballistic coefficient and flatten trajectory. Additionally, it helps boost downrange energy for improved accuracy and efficacy at longer ranges. This is the perfect cartridge for long-range shooting, where maintaining precision and stability in different environments is essential. New Fusion Tipped ammo will be available in .300 Blackout, .30-06 Springfield, .308 Winchester, 6.5 PRC, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, 7mm Rem. Mag., 7mm PRC, and .300 Win. Mag. 

Nighthawk Custom Envoy

Nighthawk Custom, builder of high-end 1911 pistols, has released a new model in its Ambassador lineup, the Envoy. Machined from billet steel and hand built in the USA, the Envoy is packed with all the features you’d expect from a custom firearm. The slide features stylish and functional front and rear cocking serrations for racking the slide and press checks. The patented Flush-Fit Magwell allows for speedy reloads while not lengthening the grip. Further, the pistol utilizes a crowned bull barrel and is available in both 9mm and .45 ACP (models in 9mm can be upgraded to a double-stack configuration).

Nighthawk Custom Envoy

Henry Lever Action Supreme

Henry has blended practical and tactical again with the new Lever Action Supreme .223/5.56 (or .300 Blk) rifle. With beautiful wood furniture and deep blued finish, the rifle certainly draws from classic lines. However, it runs on standard-pattern AR-15 magazines for a welcomed increase in firepower. The barrel is free-floated and threaded, and the rifle features an ambidextrous magazine release. Notably, the design does away with the traditional exposed hammer, and utilizes a rotating bolt for smooth and reliable operation.

Henry Lever Action Supreme

Winchester 10mm Auto

Winchester has introduced two new 10mm Auto hollow point options — one geared toward personal defense and one for use in the backcountry. For personal defense, the 180-grain JHP is designed to open and expand quicker, causing more tissue damage and preventing overpenetration. There is also a 200-grain SJHP “Big Bore 10” option optimized for bear defense that penetrates deeper. Both shot accurately and reliably while offering promising potential.

1911 and Winchester 10mm
Here is the 180-grain JHP round for self-defense (left), and the 200-grain SJHP round for bear defense (right).

Glock Gen 5 — G49, G29, G30

Glock showcased more of its newer Gen 5 models, namely the G49, G29, and G30. The Glock 49 blends two models users have been asking for for a while, a G17 slide and a G19 frame. This makes for a more concealable pistol that offers the ballistics of a full size. Additionally, Glock added the subcompact 10mm and .45 models to the Gen 5 lineup. The G29 and G30 are now available without finger grooves, dual slide serrations, and the Marksman barrel.

Glock 30 Gen 5

Beretta PX4 GSD and Compact Carry 2

Beretta is updating its PX4 Storm line with the new full-size GSD and Compact Carry 2 models. These new designs feature many of the upgrades and improvements people would perform to their guns, such as ambidextrous controls and decocker-only levers. Additionally, the Compact Carry 2 utilizes a bobbed hammer developed in collaboration with Langdon Tactical. The full-size GSD incorporates a heavy-profile barrel that helps to tame recoil. Further, Langdon Tactical is introducing all new upgraded versions of these models with optic cuts, flat triggers, magwells, and rail-mounted compensators.

Diamondback SDR

Diamondback has announced the new SDR, or Self-Defense Revolver, a 6-shot .357 Magnum snub nose perfect for concealed carry. This lightweight wheel gun incorporates a push-button cylinder release for faster reloading, and comes standard with a fixed orange fiber-optic front sight and dovetail fiber-optic green rear sight. Weighing in at just over 21 ounces, this steel frame revolver is still light enough for carry and comes standard with rubber Hogue grips for a solid feel while shooting.

Diamondback SDR

Benelli SBE 3 Compact Series

Benelli has added new options to its legendary Super Black Eagle 3 lineup with the Compact Series. The Compact Series incorporates the same popular features of the SBE 3, in a shorter overall length and lighter weight. Intended for shooters with a shorter length of pull, the 26-inch barrel semi-auto shotgun has an overall length of 46.25 inches (roughly 1.25-inches shorter than the standard 26-inch SBE 3). The SBE 3 Compact shotguns are available in 12, 20, and 28-gauge versions, and are chambered for 2 ¾ and 3-inch shotshells.

Benelli SBE 3 Compact

Beretta 92XI GTS

Beretta has added a new model to its 92XI line with the new Twin Safety pistol. The 92XI GTS utilizes the same frame-mounted safety and provides the same crisp single-action pull from the popular XI series. However, it incorporates a decocking function to allow safe carry with the hammer down and a first shot double-action pull. It does so by using a split sear, which acts as two separate sears, that Beretta claims provide the best of both worlds. The 92XI retains parts compatibility with other 92 series pistols and is built off of the slimmer Vertec frame.

Beretta 92XI GTS

Browning SUB22 Ammo

Browning announced its new SUB22 ammunition designed to achieve superior accuracy and functioning in rimfire handguns. The subsonic .22 LR uses a heavier 45-grain bullet weight capable of traveling at 1,060 fps and producing 100 ft/lbs of energy. The round nose black copper-plated projectile reduces fouling and the heavier weight utilizes recoil energy to reliably cycle semi-auto actions. Browning SUB22 is precisely loaded to remain below the speed of sound in handguns, allowing you to get the most noise reduction from your suppressor.

Browning SUB22 and pistol

CVA Cascade Varmint Hunter Rifle

CVA has launched the Cascade Varmint Hunter designed specifically for the task. With a medium-heavy barrel contour, wide forend, adjustable stock, and customizable length-of-pull, the Varmint Hunter is easy to adjust to the individual shooter. Additionally, the rifle comes equipped with a 20 MOA top rail for mounting your optic of choice and utilizes high-capacity magazines for all-day fun. The barrel length is between 20 and 22 inches, depending on the chambering, and the rifle is available in .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, and .243 Winchester, and .204 Ruger.

Leapers Integrix Series

Leapers has expanded its Integrix Series of high-end rifle scopes. The new IX6 3-18X44 34mm FFP mid-power optic shares the same features from the popular IX8 1-8×28 34mm FFP LVPO, but in a smaller, lighter package for closer range work. The Integrix Series offer unchanging eye relief no matter the power setting, and superior clarity and light transmittance. The Integrix Series will add additional 6-36×56 and 4.5-27×56 models later in the year for those who want to stretch out further.

Leapers Integrix IX6

Walther PDP Steel Frame

Walther has released the PDPSF, a steel frame version of the PDP series. Similar to the Q4 SF but with the modularity of the PDP series, this model looks and feels like typical Walther superb quality. Available in 4, 4.5, and 5-inch models, the new PDPs incorporate the same slide serrations and optics cut found on standard models. The SF models even feature grips that mimic the impressive texture on the polymer models. Additionally, the heavier weight aids in recoil control, especially during rapid fire.

Walther PDP SF

Aimpoint ACRO S-2

Aimpoint has now released the new S-2, a red dot designed specifically for shotguns. In contrast to the original Aimpoint P-2 the optic is designed around, the S-2 features a larger 9 MOA dot and variable clamp mount that is able to affix to most vented shotgun ribs on the market. The lightweight and waterproof optic is set within a protective housing to help guard from bumps, scrapes, and the elements. Additionally, the optic incorporates 10 different brightness settings to adapt to different lighting conditions.

Aimpoint ACRO S-2 Mounted

S&W Response 9mm Carbine

Smith and Wesson showcased its Response Carbine 9mm PCC and it did not disappoint. The 16.5-inch carbine comes standard with a threaded muzzle and flat-face trigger. With its innovative Flexmag system, shooters are able to utilize a number of different double-stack 9mm pistol magazines, including M&P and Glock pattern. Additionally, the AR-15 style controls are intuitive and familiar to most users. To top it all off, the rifle accepts most standard AR-15 accessories, allowing for complete customization and personalization.

S&W Response 9mm Carbine

ATI Tritium Loaded Chamber Indicator

American Tactical is now offering a tritium loaded chamber indicator for Glock pistols. This allows shooters to quickly and easily tell whether the chamber is loaded in all lighting conditions. Compatible with Gen 4 and Gen 5 models chambered in 9mm, this ATI Glock style extractor is assembled in the U.S. and ready for use.

ATI Glock Tritium

Taurus Expedition 

Taurus has stepped into the bolt-action market with the release of its Expedition rifle. The Expedition utilizes a Remington 700 series action and is compatible with corresponding aftermarket triggers. Available in .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor, the Expedition features either an 18-inch or 20-inch cold hammer forged barrel, respectively. Both options are drilled and tapped for optics mounting. Additionally, the stock features a built-in M-Lok plate, Spartan Precision mounts, and is Gun-Saddle compatible for steady shooting.

Taurus Expedition

Oracle Arms 2311 

Oracle Arms added another model to its recent new lineup, the 2311 Pro. The new Pro models come on the heels of recently introduced standard full-size and compact models, which offer a blend of 2011 and P320 functionality. Offering duty gun reliability with race gun features, the 2311 is a single-action, hammer-fired pistol that accepts SIG P320 magazines. The 7075 aluminum frame is lightweight and durable, and the slide is optimized for optics and ships with multiple cowitnessing adaptor plates. Further, Pro models offer additional optional lightening cuts and a ported barrel to help tame recoil. Although this looks like a blaster from the future, it’s ready to rock today!

Oracle Arms 2311 Compact

Taurus 327 Defender T.O.R.O.

Taurus added to its optic-ready wheel gun series with the 327 T.O.R.O. Chambered in .327 Federal Magnum, the 327 Defender is a small frame revolver that packs six rounds in the cylinder. The 3-inch barrel helps squeeze more velocity and power out of the round, while also making the revolver a bit more controllable. Additionally, the 327 Defender incorporates a front night sight with hi viz orange outline that’s easy to pick up day or night. The all-steel double-action/single-action revolver comes in at 23.5 ounces and with an overall length of 7.5 inches.

Taurus 327 Defender TORO

Franklin Armory/Osprey OPS-16R

Franklin Armory acquired Osprey Defense and has released a new AR-15 rifle integrating Osprey’s incredible low-profile gas piston system. The self-regulating gas system allows shooters to shoot both suppressed and unsuppressed without adjustment, and enhances reliability no matter what load you shoot. Additionally, the gas system operates without any piston springs to wear out or need replacement. This system runs cleaner and cooler than standard Direct Impingement systems and is low profile, allowing the use of Franklin Armory’s slim line M-Lok handguard. The OPS-16R is available as a complete rifle, as well as a complete upper receiver.

Franklin Armory-Osprey Defense

Springfield Armory TRP

Springfield has reintroduced the well-known and well-loved TRP series of 1911 pistols. The “Tactical Response Pistol” is a classic 1911 design with all bells and whistles geared toward tactical and defensive shooting. These hand-fit pistols are built with forged steel for rugged durability and complete reliability. Available in black and FDE, there is a standard 5-inch Government model and 4.25-inch Carry Contour version, which is built on a bobtail alloy frame for comfort while carrying concealed. Notably, all models retain the accessory rail for mounting lights and lasers. Currently, all versions are chambered in .45 ACP.

Springfield TRP FDE 1911

Browning A5 20-Gauge

Browning announced a 20-gauge version of the popular A5 shotgun series. The modern A5s utilizes a Kinematic Drive action. Browning’s Kinematic Drive is a short-recoil operated system designed to be simple and reliable. It also makes for an incredibly durable firearm. At under 6 pounds, this lightweight shotgun is easy to carry and holds 5 rounds in the tube. The 20-gauge features a 3-inch chamber, walnut stock, and an attractive blued finish. The A5 also incorporates a speed load feature, allowing shooters to directly chamber a round, which is especially useful if you want to drop in a specialty round.

Browning A5 20-Gauge

Holosun SCS Carry 

Holosun expanded its successful SCS line with the new Carry model. The optic utilizes the same Multi Reticle System that made the “Solar Charging Sight” line so popular. Shooters are able to configure the reticle to either a 2 MOA dot, 32 MOA circle, or both together. With a 20,000 hour battery life and solar charging, this is one optic you can set and forget. Further, the optic incorporates adjustable brightness control with an override function in case you need immediate max brightness.

Christensen Arms Modular Hunting Rifle (MHR) 

Christensen Arms introduced its new Modular Hunting Rifle, which is designed to give you the accuracy of a chassis rifle and the ergonomics of a hunting rifle. The stock, forearm, and grips can all be swapped out, allowing the user to customize it to their preferences. The carbon-fiber wrapped barrel is hand lapped, button rifled, and has a match chamber. The action is a standard Remington 700 pattern, and compatible with corresponding optics mounts and trigger groups. The MHR is available chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 6.8 Western, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, .308 Winchester, .300 Win Mag, and .300 PRC.

Christensen Arms MHR

SureFire XR2

SureFire announced its new XR2 weapon light is designed to be compact and durable, while still providing high light output. Capable of producing up to 800 lumens and 15,000 candela, the XR2 comes in either a light-only, or light-laser option (either red or green laser). Both are completely rechargeable and utilize a quick-detach lithium battery to allow recharging without needing to remove the light from the firearm. Further, the XR2 incorporates SurFire’s parabolic reflector technology for a smoother beam pattern.

Canik TTI Combat

Canik has announced the all new TTI Combat, designed from the ground up by Taran Butler in collaboration with Taran Tactical Innovations. Right off, you’ll notice the TTI bronze finish on the slide, grip, and magwell. The pistol features aggressive grip texturing, a ported and fluted barrel, the first Canik compensator, flat 90-degree break trigger. Additionally, the pistol comes with TTI +3 magazine base pads and fiber-optic sights. This pistol is all “Combat Master,” designed by the best and made for the best, but it comes in at a price more people can afford.

Canik TTI Combat Pistol

Bond Arms Cyclops and LVRB

Bond Arms brought a literal hand cannon with the new Cyclops .50 AE derringer. This all-steel, single-shot pistol comes in at 28 ounces. Now, you’re either thinking, “now that’s heavy for a single-shot; or that’s light for a .50 cal.” The single-action pistol incorporates a rebound hammer and cross-bolt safety. The fixed sights are minimal and the break-action loading is slow, but with .50 AE, you likely won’t need another shot!

To complete the cowboy setup, Bond Arms has also updated its LVRB lever-action AR. The .223/5.56 rifle takes AR mags and accessories, but runs on a lever action. It accepts Remington 870 pattern stocks and the magazine release is ambidextrous and configured to feel like operating an AR-15.

Bond Arms Cyclops
Image Source: Bond Arms

UTG Pro HK MP5 Monolithic Handguard 

UTG has introduced a Monolithic Handguard for the HK MP5 and similar clones. The handguard incorporates M-Lok attachments for all your accessories and an extended Picatinny top rail for optics mounting. Constructed out of 6061-T6 aluminum, the handguard features dehorned corners and melted edges. Additionally, the M-Lok slots include a chamfered locking recess notch to help keep your accessories secure. Left and right antirotational QD sling sockets are available and the whole package comes in at just under 10 ounces. The best part? It’s entirely made in the U.S.A.

UTG MP5 Handguards

Bersa 1911s

Bersa has stepped into the 1911 scene with the introduction of its own line of affordably priced models. Available in Black, FDE, Stainless, and Two-Tone, these 5-inch Government model .45s all look as nice as they feel. With front slide serrations, frontstrap checkering, and VZ G10 grips, these 1911s are ready for serious use in all environments. Additionally, the pistols feature an Ameriglo front sight and Novak rear, and incorporate an ambidextrous thumb safety.

Kahr Arms AR Tommy & X9

Kahr has two exciting new introductions: the AR Tommy, a AR-15/Thompson hybrid, and the X9, a micro 9. Based on its reproduction of the Thompson submachine gun, Kahr’s AR Tommy is a .45 ACP PCC that takes Tommy Gun magazines and accepts AR-15 accessories. Additionally, the rifle incorporates a full-length Picatinny top rail for mounting optics. 

Kahr’s X9 pistol is aimed at the carry gun market and the trend of emerging higher capacity micro 9s. The X9 features a 3.5-inch barrel and comes standard with both 10-round and 15-round magazines. Additionally, it’s compatible with SIG P365 pattern magazines. The striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol is optics ready and aligns with Kahr’s typical quality standards.

Kahr X9 and Holosun

CZ Scorpion .22 LR

CZ has introduced a new .22 LR variation to its popular Scorpion lineup. The .22 Scorpion is just as lightweight and ergonomic as the rest of the Scorpion Evo 3 line, but now chambered in .22 Long Rifle for all day training and fun. The dynamic bolt is optimized for ultimate reliability across a wide variety of ammunition and the rifle is available with either an 8 or 16-inch barrel. Both versions have a 10-round magazine capacity (with higher capacity magazines to come) and incorporate an adjustable folding stock.

CZ Scorpion .22 Carbine

Byrne SD and LE Pistols

Byrna showcased its SD and LE CO2 pistol line. These less than lethal pistols provide an alternative self-defense option to a firearm. These air guns have an innovative pull-pierce system, which simultaneously punctures the C02 cartridge and fires the round when you pull the trigger. With an effective range up to 60 feet and a 5-round magazine, you can still keep the threat at distance. Shooters have the choice between training and self-defense rounds, with self-defense options from pepper balls and tear gas, to hard rubber kinetic rounds.

Byrna SD Kit

KelTec R50 Defender

KelTec has added a new version of its R50 to the lineup. The R50 Defender is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.7x28mm and feeds using 50-round P90-style mags. The original P50 pistol version is neat, but the new Defender is on another level. With a folding stock, the package becomes much more manageable and allows you to achieve greater accuracy. Available as either a 9.6-inch SBR or 16-inch carbine version, both models incorporate threaded barrels and a Picatinny top rail for mounting optics.

KelTec R50 Defender

Springfield Model 2020 Redline

Springfield announced a new bolt-action rifle, the Model 2020 Redline. Available chambered in .308 Winchester or 6.5 Creedmoor, the new Redline rifles are a modern take on the scout rifle concept. The minimalist stock and carbon-fiber wrapped barrel makes for a lightweight rifle with a .75 MOA guarantee. The action features dual locking lugs for increased durability and a fluted bolt that rides smoothly. 16-inch barrel versions come in at a 6 pounds, while 20-inch models are only 6.4 pounds.

Springfield Model 2020 Redline


SAR expanded the SAR9 9mm pistol line with the new GEN3 model. The SAR9 GEN3 incorporates premium features geared toward self-defense and competition shooters. The updated pistol features an optics-ready slide with lightening cuts to enhance cooling and slide manipulation. The hammer-forged barrel has a recessed crown and the striker-fired trigger is crisp with a positive reset. The GEN3 model now includes tritium iron sights, a wear-resistant Cerakote finish, and ergonomic back and side plates for up to 27 different grip combinations.

SAR9 GEN3 Black

Smith and Wesson SD9 2.0

Smith and Wesson has updated the well-known SD9 pistol with a new 2.0 model. The SD9 2.0 is a budget-priced striker-fired pistol that still incorporates many of the tactical features many modern shooters are looking for. The flat-face trigger has a crisp and clean break, while the slide serrations are aggressive and allow for easy manipulation for malfunction clearance and reloading. The pistol features a 16-round capacity with a flush-fit magazine and an accessory rail for mounting lights and lasers. Coming in around $300, this is quite the bang for your buck.

S&W SD9 2.0

Olympus Arms Vulcan 

Olympus Arms announced the Vulcan Rifle, a long-recoil, multi-caliber firearm that is completely modular. It comes chambered in .308 Winchester, however, with a quick barrel swap, it can be easily converted to other calibers without any tools. The forward charging handle is non-reciprocating, and the rifle comes with fully-ambidextrous controls and is compatible with most AR-10 parts. Olympus Arms claims the Vulcan is completely recoilless. This is accomplished due to the barrel system, which reciprocates toward the shooter as the bullet fires, then moves forward back into position as it chambers a new round. This helps disperse some of the energy and muzzle rise from the firing process, and counteracts effects of felt recoil.

Olympus Arms Vulcan Rifle

Ruger American Gen II

Ruger has updated its American bolt-action rifle line with new Gen II models. The new rifles feature fluted barrels that have been Cerakoted for a durable, easy-to-maintain finish. The Gen II stock now allows for adjustable length of pull and comb height, and has been textured for excellent grip in the field. Rifles will be available chambered in up to 18 different caliber options and utilize AI-style magazines.

Ruger American Gen II Rifles

Don’t forget to check back frequently, as we will be updating you throughout the day for the rest of the week on everything new and exciting at SHOT Show 2024!

About the Author:

Alex Cole

Alex is a younger firearms enthusiast who’s been shooting since he was a kid. He loves consuming all information related to guns and is constantly trying to enhance his knowledge, understanding, and use of firearms. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t do something firearms-related and he tries to visit the range at least a couple of times a month to maintain and improve his shooting skills.

His primary focus is on handguns, but he loves all types of firearms. He enjoys disassembling and reassembling firearms to see how they work and installs most of the upgrades to his firearms himself, taking it as a chance to learn. He’s not only interested in modern handguns and rifles, he appreciates the classics for both historical value and real-world use.
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Comments (9)

  1. I’m always excited to see the latest repackaging of old products. Yes, that’s sarcasm. I quit going to SHOT over 20 years ago. It’s always the same. Sign up for products you won’t be able to receive for years unless you are a heavy hitter or media wh*re.

  2. Gun dealers are getting more greedy & not inventorying products the public wants & needs. Shot show & manufactures should sell direct to those who qualify eliminating the non caring greedy retailers. Sportsmans warehouse likes to put guns they don’t have on your credit card & then don’t notify you they don’t even have it. Shame on these Utah multiwifers. I know ! thank you too.

  3. Please get Wayne from NRA to give back all the moneys he & his wife have swindled. This is some constructive criticism then let us jail the little people who let him get by with his greed.

  4. Some fascinating new offerings from the industry for 2024 (still too many Polymer Firearms for my taste but that’s neither here nor there).
    It’s my understanding that the S.H.O.T. Show functions for the Firearms Industry much the way the N.A.M.M. Show (National Association of Music Merchants) does, that being that attendance is exclusive to Wholesale and Retail Merchants engaged in Licensed Firearms Sales and Marketing.
    The “Fun” exception being when an Invited or Included Participant Shares their tickets with a Friend!
    This also serves well for the Industry by enlisting “Word of Mouth” Reccomendations!

  5. Dennis, I have been to a few of them, and a lot of the sales to dealers is based on how much profit they can make, something they do not want to tell the endstream buyer. The entire show is about making money off the buyer, just like every other trade show, be it clothes or food or really stupid movies.

  6. Some fascinating new offerings from the industry for 2024 (still too many Polymer Firearms for my taste but that’s neither here nor there).
    It’s my understanding that the S.H.O.T. Show functions for the Firearms Industry much the way the N.A.M.M. Show (National Association of Music Merchants) does, that being that attendance is exclusive to Wholesale and Retail Merchants engaged in Licensed Firearms Sales and Marketing.
    The “Fun” exception being when an Invited or Included Participant Shares their tickets with a Friend!
    This also serves well for the Industry by enlisting “Word of Mouth” Reccomendations!

  7. I have always wanted to go to the Shot Show but I’m told that it’s not open to the general public. Why is that? The general public are the ones who spend their money.

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