The SHOT Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a major trade show that attracts vendors from around the world. In 2022, the show saw more than 43,000 attendees, and the 2023 SHOT show is expected to have even larger crowds as Covid restrictions are more relaxed. A record number of body armor manufacturers from various countries are scheduled to participate, displaying their products to attendees. The show provides a unique opportunity for attendees to see the latest products and technologies in the firearms and shooting industry.
The SHOT Show will begin on January 16th, 2023 with the Supplier Showcase, a special event for suppliers to display their shooting, hunting, and outdoor material supplies. This event takes place off the main trade show floors. The Supplier Showcase is an opportunity for attendees to see a wide range of products and materials related to the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industries.
The 45th Annual SHOT Show will begin on January 17th and run until January 20th at the Sands Expo Center. It will feature more than 2,500 manufacturers from 50 states and 100 countries, showcasing the best in law enforcement, shooting, and hunting products. The show will take place in a 630,000 square foot space at the Sands Expo Center, with almost 12.5 miles of aisles featuring vendor exhibits. Setting up the show is a massive undertaking, with more than 500 trucks needed to transport and set up the displays and trade show booths created by the exhibitors. The SHOT Show is a premier event in the firearms and shooting industry, attracting a wide range of attendees and providing a unique opportunity to see the latest products and technologies.
The body armor companies already scheduled to be at the SHOT show 2023 are: Point Blank Enterprises, U.S. Armor Corporation, United Shield International, Armor Express, Safe Life Defense, Mc armor, National Body Armor, Survival Armor Inc., Garanti Composite, MKU Limited, Caliber Armor, Armor Forge, CADDIN Corporation, C.P.E. Production, Spartan Armor Systems, Ace Link Armor, HighCom Armor, National Molding LLC, KROKO Production & Development, Shellback Tactical, NP Aerospace, Armor Research Company, Security Pro USA, Propper, Onyx Armor, Armor USA, DFNDR Armor, Covert Armor International LLC, Body Armor Vent, RTS Tactical, Premier Body Armor and OmniPROTEX
Several companies that supply materials and services to the body armor industry, including Advantage Label & Packaging, Brookwood Companies, YKK, CORDURA Fabrics, Honeywell, Carolina Performance, and Pro-Systems, are scheduled to exhibit their latest products at the SHOT Show in 2023. These companies provide a wide range of products and services to the body armor industry, and their presence at the show offers attendees the opportunity to see the latest innovations in this field.
Aside from hunting enthusiasts and vendors, the show attracts the media, with 2,000 members attending this year alone, including BodyArmorNews.com. We’ve been covering the SHOT Show consistently since 2005.
We are excited to report on all of the manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations in tactical and concealable body armor.