As most of our members probably already know, there was no physical SHOT Show in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a "virtual" shot show, which was pretty much a non-event for us. We reached out to every maker of 1911s before the show this year to ask what they would have been showing off and what they would like us to write about -- and most of them didn't bother to respond.

So far, it appears that there WILL be a physical show in January of 2022. It will be in Las Vegas, and it will be the first SHOT Show since completion of the new Caesar's Palace expo center. The new exposition space will be linked to the Sands Expo Center, where the SHOT Show has been held in recent years, which will just about double the floor space available for exhibitors. And the Sands is getting a new name.

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