SHOT Show! Can’t go? No problem thanks to

SHOT Show is awesome. Unfortunately it is closed to many of the people interested in the things presented at the show. If you are unable to get credentials to get in, or if you’re like me and can get in but are just too poor to go, then you should check out the information in this press release I found in my email box courtesy of Allen Forkner over at Swanson Russell. I’ve underlined the juicy parts.

Coming Soon: SHOT SHOW Open to All Exclusively on

Closed to consumers for more than 30 years, the Shooting and Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in 2011 will for the first time reveal many of its new and traditional products to the public immediately on®, the world’s largest online auction of firearms and related accessories.

Through special arrangement with SHOT Show organizers and select exhibitors, the nation’s hunters and shooters will be able to get an exclusive look at new firearms, ammunition and other exciting innovations on ( at the same time they are announced to the trade. Starting on the show’s opening date of January 18, visitors to will be able to learn about these products months before others may have a chance to see them.

“ has enjoyed a productive business relationship with the SHOT Show and with the National Shooting Sports Foundation for years, and we are extremely excited about this major expansion of our partnership,” commented Steve Urvan, founder and CEO.  “Also, we appreciate the tremendous support of our 1.6 million users and three million monthly unique visitors in making our growth and success possible.  We are pleased that we can bring this special service to our loyal supporters and new users in 2011.”’s special “2011 SHOT Show Product Center” will be open online from January 18 to March 1. Sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the SHOT Show has long been the largest display of firearms and other hunting and shooting equipment in the world. Because the SHOT Show is a professional trade show closed to the public, the actual exhibits can be viewed only by professional retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and members of the media.  The 2011 SHOT Show will be held in Las Vegas. is an informative, detailed, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms and hunting/shooting accessories. promotes responsible gun ownership. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, sells none of the items listed on its website. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents.  For more information,


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