SHOT Show, the largest annual gathering of firearm manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, media and law enforcement/military procurement personnel officially begins Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Las Vegas and runs until Friday, Jan. 20. All the latest and greatest in tactical guns and gear will be unveiled, so keep watching ShootingIllustrated.com as we battle the crowds to showcase the best. In the meantime, here’s some factoids you might find entertaining until we hit the ground running—literally.
1,600—Exhibitors this year
46.37—Number of booths per hour a person would have to visit to see them all during the show. That person would have 1 minute, 18 seconds at each booth in order to stay on schedule, seeing 18,261 square feet of floor space every hour.
64,000—Number of professionals squeezing into the Sands Expo Center during the event
100+—Countries attendees call home
630,000—Square footage covered by the SHOT Show floor
12.5—Miles of aisles
6,600,000—Weight, in pounds, of exhibits brought in for the 2016 SHOT Show
250—Concessionaires on hand to feed attendees
1979—The year when the first SHOT Show took place in St. Louis, MO