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SHOT Show 2022 Summary
Each year, NSSF puts on SHOT Show as an industry-exclusive trade show where manufacturers and buyers come together to meet, introduce new products, and collaborate on marketing efforts. Our team really enjoyed being back at SHOT this year, after the show was canceled in 2021. Unfortunately, the attendance was down as many exhibitors and attendees did not attend due to COVID-19 concerns, but we were able to connect with several members of the muzzleloader community. Our team’s main priorities at the show are to record content, find new products to offer, and communicate with our friends in the muzzleloader industry. With that in mind, we consider SHOT Show 2022 a huge success.
Connecting with our friends from across the muzzleloader community, some of whom we had not seen since SHOT Show 2020, was a huge highlight for our team. We are excited about the content that we were able to record with industry professionals like Jason Sebo, Chad Schearer, and Justin Dodd. Some of that content is already live on our YouTube channel, with even more SHOT Show content in the coming weeks!
Traditions made some exciting upgrades to their Vortek StrikerFire and Pursuit XT muzzleloaders this year by adding a .45 caliber option in these lines. Additionally, Traditions added the popular 1:24” VAPR twist to the NitroFire muzzleloaders. We have seen .45 caliber muzzleloaders grow in popularity since the release of the ELR bullet and we don’t predict that this trend is slowing down any time soon. Our team is excited to see Traditions introduce this new caliber in their inlines and we look forward to conducting some load development tests in the future.
CVA has teased the release of some new products, however, nothing was released during the show. We were able to record an exclusive interview with Jason Sebo, Vice President of Sales and Brand Manager for CVA, while at the show. During this podcast Jason leaked the latest information regarding their new products for 2022. As usual, CVA continues to be an innovative force in the muzzleloading industry.
While we cannot reveal all of the new products we are bringing on in the near future, we can confirm that Pietta is a new manufacturer for Muzzle-Loaders.com in 2022. Pietta is one of the foremost manufacturers of premium black powder revolvers and have played a key role in advancing the historical muzzleloader community. We have been looking to carry Pietta pistols for some time and are excited to finally accomplish this goal in 2022.
A top brand that we have had a great relationship with for many years is Leupold. The Leupold VX-Freedom Ultimate Slam has been one of our most popular optics since its release and has performed exceptionally on all the muzzleloaders we have tested it on. We are looking to expand the offerings of Leupold scopes in 2022, and after meeting with our Leupold representative, we were able to decide on several excellent optics, one of which is the Leupold VX-3HD 2.5-8x36. This is a low-profile and lightweight scope that features high-quality VX-3 glass and pairs very nicely with the muzzleloaders that we offer.
There are a few brands that we have been in contact with since SHOT Show to add to the offerings on our website, continue to check back with us to see all the new products we will have in 2022. If you want to stay up to date on everything going on with our community and hear about new product introductions, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our newsletter on the website! Also, if there are any products that you would like us to carry, please let us know so our team can get to work bringing you all the products we need to carry.