Konya-based brands, Huglu Shotgun Cooperative, Derya ARMS, and Akdaş Weapons Inc., participated in the 2023 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Representing Turkey at this important fair, these companies are part of the national and local defense industry effort and continued their work to surpass their 2023 goals. Occupying 800,000 square meters with over 60,000 industry professionals and 2,000 participating companies showcasing their products, the SHOT Show is one of the world's leading fairs for hunting and shooting where the latest trends in these fields are determined and the innovations of 2023 are announced.
The SHOT Show, established in 1979 and held annually in Las Vegas, is considered the largest and most comprehensive fair for professionals in the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries.
It attracts thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of visitors, making it the focus of attention worldwide. This year, our proud brands representing our city and country, Huglu Shotguns Co-operative, Derya ARMS and Akdas Weapons Inc., made a spectacular entrance with their products and export goals. The SHOT Show in Las Vegas is considered the largest and most popular fair in the world in this field. Our companies representing Turkey proudly at the SHOT Show continue their new preparations within new initiatives in the US. The managers of these brands, which are the focus of attention of visitors at the important fair, are making serious efforts to increase their production capacities in order to exceed their 2023 targets. These brands, especially by participating in the national and local defense industry movement, continue to grow as a source of pride for our city and region. The SHOT Show hosted over 600,000 industry professionals on an 800,000-square-meter area this year. At the fair, which is considered the largest commercial gathering in the field, over 2,000 participant companies from different countries in the world displayed their products to reach America and new markets over the course of four days. Products such as firearms, ammunition, gun cases, locks, holsters, optics, shooting range equipment, training equipment, and hunting accessories were introduced at the fair, which features a wide range of products related to hunting and shooting. With the latest trends determined annually with the broad product range, the fair announced 2023 innovations to the world from Las Vegas at the beginning of the year.