Smith’s, The Edge Experts Since 1886, attends 2011 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

2011 April 8

Smith’s® continued its annual tradition of participating in the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (a.k.a. SHOT Show) over four days in the middle of January.  SHOT Show is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports and hunting industries.  It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, archery, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, camping and related products and services.  The show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries and is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The 32nd annual SHOT Show, held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, soared above expectations by setting records for buyer and media attendance.  Overall attendance of comprising buyers, exhibitors, media and guests, ranked the show as the third largest ever behind the 2008 and 2010 events.  With 1,600 exhibiting companies covering 660,000 net square feet with their booths, the Sands Expo was filled to capacity for the second consecutive year.

Smith's booth

Many companies use SHOT Show to announce new products and services.  Buyers and media members use the show to handle and discuss products.  Smith’s used this year’s show to celebrate our 125th year of involvement in the Arkansas stone business, announce the launch of three new products for 2011, and strengthen our relationship with customers.  In addition, there was plenty discussion with visitors to our 30′ x 30′ booth just off the main entrance about the best way to sharpen a knife.

125th Anniversary Booth Graphics

The SHOT Show proved once again why it is known as “the world’s largest Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade show and conference.”  The 2012 edition of the SHOT Show will again be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas from January 17-20.

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