The largest event in the gun industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show, is canceled for 2021.
The plug was pulled on SHOT Show, which was scheduled for Jan. 19-22, 2021, in a statement Friday from NSSF, chalking the cancellation up to COVID-19 uncertainties.
"Given the sheer complexities, diminishing timeline and immense logistical planning required to conduct a trade show as large as SHOT, NSSF simply could not move forward at this point with so many unknowns and variables," said the group, going on to lament that the event was on track to be one of the largest on record. "With three months to go until the show, floor space for both the Sands Expo Center and our expansion to the new Caesars Forum was nearly sold out, with more companies than ever before represented at the SHOT Show."
Despite the setback, NSSF says its plans to have the 2022 SHOT Show are moving forward on the same scale, saying the next gathering "will be undoubtedly the best in our industry’s history, and we look forward to bringing our entire community together again at a show that will be one to remember."