Buyer FAQs

What is Industry Day at the Range? Industry Day at the Range 2018 will take place on Monday, January 22 from 8:30AM-4:30PM the day before the opening day of SHOT Show at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club. The day will be split into two sessions; the first will be open to up to 1,200 invited media members who are welcome to stay the entire day, the afternoon session will open at 12:00PM to up to 700 invited buyers, dealers, distributors, and retailers. Industry Day at the Range gives invited media and buyers the opportunity to shoot and test the latest products from over 200 manufactures. With over 1,600 attendees in 2017, Industry Day continues to be the premier hunting and shooting event in the industry providing hands-on experience for attendees.

Who can attend Industry Day at the Range?  Attendance is RESTRICTED to invited media members and buyers in the shooting, hunting, outdoor, military and law enforcement services ONLY.  Buyer attendance to Industry Day at the Range is by invitation only from companies exhibiting at Industry Day.  If you are a buyer and wish to attend Industry Day at the Range 2018, we suggest reaching out to an exhibitor you work closely with in June 2017 to request to be included on their invitation list.

This policy has been in effect for several years and has resulted in a positive experience both for exhibitors and attendees. The show is not open to the public.

How do I receive an invitation? All invites are submitted from companies exhibiting. If you are a buyer and wish to attend Industry Day at the Range 2018, we suggest reaching out to an exhibitor you work closely with in June 2017 to request to be included on their invitation list.

How do I know if I am invited? Invited individuals had the ability to register for Industry Day during their SHOT Show registration process.

How do I register? Individuals who were invited had the option to register to attend Industry Day during their SHOT Show registration process.

What are the show hours? The event will take place from 8:30AM-4:30PM on Monday, January 15, the day before the opening day of SHOT Show. The day is split into two sessions; the first will open to invited and registered media at 8:30AM who are welcome to stay the entire day (4:30PM).  The afternoon session will open at 12:00PM to invited and registered buyers, distributors, wholesalers/retailers, and LE/military buyers.

Can I bring a guest to Industry Day? No, Industry Day is for invited members of the media and buyers only. No guests are permitted.

Is there on-site registration? No, you must be pre-registered to attend.

How will I receive my badge? Your SHOT Show badge also serves as your Industry Day badge. Buyers registered for Industry Day will have a target icon indicating range access. All buyers who have registered and have been approved for credentials will receive their badge in the mail, except those residing outside the United States. International buyers, and anyone else who did not receive their badge in advance of the show can pick up their credentials at the Registration Desk on Level 1 of the Sands Expo Lobby. You may also have your badge printed at the range.

Where can I eat at the range? Thanks to our sponsor Hudson Manufacturing, a lunch ticket will be provided to all buyers in their SHOT Show packet. The ticket can be redeemed at any of the variety of food trucks located throughout the range between 12:00PM and 2:30PM. Water bottles provided by Media Lodge will be available throughout the range in Yeti Coolers.

Due to limited parking  driving to Industry Day is not recommended. What forms of transportation is available? NSSF provides bus transportation to and from the range. View the bus schedule to see the times and pick-up locations on the Stip. Directions can be found here.

Where do I find a map of the range? The range map with exhibitor locations may be found here.

Can I bring my pet to Industry Day? NO animals except for properly identified on-duty ADA recognized service animals.

Are personal firearms or ammunition allowed? NO personal firearms or ammunition allowed.

What should I bring? Thanks to our sponsor Peltor Sport, eyes and ears will be provided however, if you prefer your own set of eyes & ears feel free to bring those. Bring a backpack to carry items you may receive from exhibitors. Wear good walking shoes, and look at the weather report before heading out to Las Vegas.