SIG Sauer will not be exhibiting at the firearms industry’s largest event, SHOT Show 2022, taking place in Las Vegas this coming January.
Or either way behind in releasing or not releasing what they promised at all 😂.All over place these shows are less and less relevant. More and more companies are using social media and the whole of the internet to bring new out. Combine that with Covid, the demise of the “Expo” is inevitable.
Prior to Covid, Sig would release new models far in advance of shot show anyway.
Where did you hear that Sig is moving to Tennessee? Smith & Wesson is moving to Tennessee.SIG's got its plate so full Bubba Obeece couldn't clean it off. The issues with SHOT are more based on it being a show for buyers, not the public. In fact they tightened the requirements to clean out the hummers and thumbers posing as "buying agents" but who are mostly there to clog the aisles and grab the swag.
Covid has affected things with FTF trade shows but with the M17 contract, the P365 selling within weeks of it's born on date, etc, SIG being at full production capacity and now, moving it's HQ's to TN, why go at all? It's not a public exhibition for potential owners - never was - it was for the chains and bigger LGS to attend with their purchase orders. And they are already getting their prorated share of production based on previous contracts.
SIG won't be the only one to bail an expensive trip for no increase in business. They're at full capacity as it is and they aren't the only ones.
Will there be future expo's, sure, for a long time, its going to take the comulative effect of business changes which will make them inefficient. So far, not so much.
The NRA show has exactly some of the same issues, and it IS a public show. They say there were too many companies cancelling, but ?? I probably trust their press release more than SW Airlines cancelling flights in FL for weather.