The first time was in January 1979 in St. Held in Louis Missouri, the SHOT Show is an exhibition of products related to weapons, hunting and outdoor activities and is visited by both professionals and enthusiasts. The fair is used by companies operating in both the arms industry and the hunting sector worldwide for product promotion, sales, and professional cooperation. The fair, which is important in terms of in-sector communication and cooperation, was held in different states such as New Orleans, Florida or Las Vegas until 2010, but since 2010, it has been held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in the same period almost every year.
The Shot Show takes place in January each year. The exact dates are officially announced before the fair. Participation and visits to the fair are monitored through the official website of the SHOT Show organization. For those who want to attend the fair as a visitor, the price of a one-day ticket can vary between $50 and $100. In order to participate in the fair as a business and to open a stand in the field, a stand rental fee and some additional payments are also requested.