NSSF Announces 2021 SHOT Show Cancellation

Statement from NSSF President & CEO Joe Bartozzi:

SHOT Show 2021 has been officially canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. IMG Shooting USA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the world, NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, today makes the difficult announcement that the 2021 SHOT Show® has been canceled.

NSSF has remained in constant communication with Nevada officials throughout the year in our planning for the 2021 show. While there has been a concerted effort to expand the allowable levels for large gatherings by the county and state, with positivity rates peaking during our key planning period we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show. Sadly, these spikes are currently transpiring worldwide. 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. We truly appreciate the guidance of Nevada and Las Vegas officials in allowing us to communicate this news to our exhibitors and attendees well in advance of the show. We would also like to thank the Sands directly for their help and efforts to navigate this unprecedented situation.

The planning and work that has gone into the 2021 SHOT Show have been nothing short of remarkable. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, NSSF staff and our show partners have been working around the clock to plan our largest show in history while keeping the health and safety of all involved as paramount.

The support of our show exhibitors this year has also been nothing short of remarkable. 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.

All of this positions us for a 2022 SHOT Show that 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.

During the coming year, NSSF asks for our industry’s unwavering support as we continue our fight to promote, protect, and preserve our industry in these unsettling times.

Throughout this year, NSSF has remained at the forefront for our industry. As thousands of businesses across the country were shuttered as being “non-essential” during the pandemic, NSSF worked nonstop to have firearm retailers, ranges, manufacturers, and distributors listed as “essential,” which allowed them to remain open for business.

NSSF is your trade association. Everything we do—from education, safety initiatives, compliance and security resources, import/export guidance, consumer activation initiatives, government relations, and the SHOT Show—is aimed at helping businesses in our industry succeed. Now, more than ever, we need your continued support.

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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Funny there is an alleged spike in Covid right before election day. What is sad is that so many gun oriented businesses and organizations have bought into this scam and are supporting it. Not only are they shooting themselves in the foot, they are using their own gun which they paid too much for, loading it with ammo that is ridiculously over priced and then claiming it was for their own good and somehow better for America.

Last edited 2 years ago by JPM

It’s not alleged at all. We have 16 cases here in our little town, which is more than we’ve ever had. The county is way up in case count, as is the state. That’s not a hoax. My sister and her husband are recovering from it now.

COVID politics are overblown and have nothing to do with COVID. Our clowns in charge don’t fix or frustrate the problem, they just use it to play politics.




Why am I not suprised that NSSF is involved in perpetuating the Covid hoax, aka “The Big Lie”?

AZ Lefty

So you are part of the kill more Americans is good crowd- Got it!
229,000+ Americans say you are a idiot- well they would if people like you and Trump had not killed them!

Last edited 2 years ago by AZ Lefty
Scotty Gunn

When you take out the nursing home deaths in five states, all caused by democrat governors, our numbers are way lower than most other countries. No go back downstairs to our basement room and practice trying to blow yourself again like Ron Jeremy used to do…


Continue to drink the COOL AID lefty !!


CDC reports only 12,000 deaths attribute to COVID-19 compared to a yearly death rate of 45,000 for the flu!! All the other deaths were hospitals and communist governors, like VI, who are putting sick people into nursing homes MAGA 2020


God D#MN cowards mimicking the Socialist/communist line of crap. May they rot in heQQ!

Scotty Gunn

They are Cucks for echoing the lies. Very few actually getting sick, most have it, test positive and never show any symptoms. Everyone is using the numbers to spread fear to influence the election, and to grab more federal funding.