REED Exhibitions / NSSF Shot Show Managemnet UPDATE !

It was announced yesterday that REED exhibitions will NOT be the Shot Show Management Company going forward for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) ‘Shot Show’ held in Las Vegas each year.nssf logo

After REED was responsible for the downfall of the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg in January 2013, there was a rumor that the NSSF would no longer use REED as well for their shows.

The news was announced yesterday on the NSSF Website:

“NSSF today announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT Show. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show.

Reed Exhibitions provided excellent service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT Show for more than three decades, however, the company’s decision to restrict the sale of certain types of firearms this year at its consumer hunting and fishing show — an event unrelated to NSSF and the SHOT Show — was in conflict with NSSF’s mission to serve the shooting sports industry. As a result, both organizations decided it was in the best interest of the SHOT Show to end their relationship.

NSSF is actively engaged in the process of identifying a new show management company to manage and produce the SHOT Show beginning with the 2014 SHOT Show.”

With the loss of these two shows now behind REED, we can all stand tall an proud that we as Americans have stood tough and proud to preserve our firearms heritage.

The NSSF will be actively looking for a new management company to run the Shot Show over the next few months, we look forward to following their progress.

Tom McConnell (

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