Celebrities at the SHOT Show — Some Planned Appearances

Each year, the SHOT Show has its fair share of celebrity appearances — actors, rock stars, politicians, pro athletes and more.

Below are a few appearances we’ve been told of. Let us know if your company is planning to have a celebrity make an appearance at the show. In return, we’ll help you promote it.

    R. Lee Ermey at the 2011 SHOT Show.

  • Perennial celebrity favorite R. Lee Ermey will be at the Lipsey’s booth (No. 11529) on Jan.18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Here are the details provided to us about the event: “Dealers can attend a special event in booth No. 11529 featuring R. Lee Ermey on Jan. 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. VIP Dealers can skip the long autograph lines and have their picture taken with R. Lee as well! Dealers will be entered into prize drawings and receive free beer as well! Becoming a Lipsey’s VIP dealer is easy; simply sign up for the GLOCK Stocking Dealer program with Lipsey’s before Jan. 19. Contact Lipsey’s at 1-800-666-1333 for program details.”
  • Crimson Trace (booth No. 16731) will host a “Top Shot Reunion” at its booth on the afternoon of Jan. 17. Here’s the info provided to us about the event: “The three winners from History Channel’s hit show Top Shot will be at the Crimson Trace booth on Tuesday afternoon, along with your favorite characters from all three seasons so far. Stop by to meet Iain Harrison, Chris Reed and Dustin Ellerman and get introduced to guys from Season 4 before anyone sees them on screen.”
  • UFC Hall of Famer and nine-time World Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes will be at the Otis Technology booth (No. 14213) on Jan. 17 and 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Jan. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. Otis Technology also has a number of other celebrity appearances scheduled, including Olympic shooter Kim Rhode, legendary Vietnam War sniper Chuck Mawhinney, Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, pro shooter Doug Koenig, country music singer Mark Willis and others. Check the celebrity listings in the My Show Planner section of the SHOT Show website for more details.
  • A group of thriller authors and other celebrities will be at the 5.11 Tactical Series booth (No. 10374) for autographs, giveaways and interviews. Included are Jeffery Deaver, author of “Carte Blanche;” John Gilstrap, author of “Threat Warning;” Andy Peterson, author of “First to Kill;” Steve Tarani, author of “Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight;” Chris Kyle, author of “American Sniper;” Kyle Lamb, author of “Green Eyes and Black Rifles;” Andy Harp, author of “A Northern Thunder;” triple world champion 3-Gun shooter Bennie Cooley and Top Shot winner Dustin Ellerman. For more information, contact Karrie Mitten at 209-338-1352 or karriem@511tactical.com.
  • Stars of Outdoor Channel’s “The Crush” Lee and Tiffany Lakosky will be at the ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent booth (No. 2348) on Jan. 18 between 3 and 4 p.m.
  • View more planned celebrity appearances here.

If you’re planning a celebrity appearance or special event or your booth, let us know. Simply log in to the Exhibitor Dashboard and enter your information about the appearance.

One thought on “Celebrities at the SHOT Show — Some Planned Appearances”

  1. This is why we exhibitors stand around for the last 2 days of the show.  Am I the only one who has realized that when you pack the first and second days with events and attractions what is left on day 3 and 4 is just the money you spent for a 4 day show that should be a 2 day show.

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