Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A Weekend of Guns and Giveaways: SHOT Show 2009!


It was another exciting year at the Sports South booth during the 2009 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida! Four days filled with nonstop action were spent meeting and greeting customers, exhibiting our exclusive line of products, showing off our latest technological innovations, and enjoying the familiar and exhilarating energy of the Show. We handed out bullet-shaped USB drives throughout the Show that contained our SSIWIN and FMS software installs, as well as informational videos about Sports South. We were also able to spend one-on-one time with customers at our delicious breakfast buffet that helped everyone prepare for the long and frenzied days ahead. And this year, we gave away more than 1,000 SHOT Show Survival Kits! These heavy-duty camouflage messenger bags provided ample space for storing SHOT Show goodies, and they were filled with an assortment of camouflage gifts, including a pen and notepad, wallet, and, most importantly, a pop-up frisbee!

We opened the Show with a Press Conference in our booth during the afternoon of the first day. We were delighted to have the CEO of Ducks Unlimited, Don Young, present to accept a check for $500,000 from our President, Skipper Dickson. Sports South is always looking for new ways to contribute to the shooting sports industry outside of its commitment to providing excellent service and product variety to its customers. The generous benefaction was given to support the Ducks Unlimited “Rescue the Duck Factory” program, which provides grant money to landowners that wish to protect their property in order to conserve waterfowl populations that live and breed on their land. This program is invaluable because it ensures the future of waterfowl hunting through the preservation of both their land and water habitats. 
During the Show, we also invited everyone to enter a contest to win one of two HP TouchSmart touch screen, all-in-one computers! We were both surprised and ecstatic to have received thousands of entries from our Sports South contest boxes that were placed in various manufacturer booths around the Show. A drawing was held Saturday, and we are pleased to announce the two lucky winners of a new HP TouchSmart computer: Rick Brockman of Shooter’s Outlet in Arcadia, IA, and Gregg Smith of the Gun Rack in Kingsport, TN! Our two winners received their new computers during the week following the Show. We know our contest added a little more fun for everyone during the already exciting SHOT Show, and we hope it’s a tradition we’ll be able to continue during future Shows.

According to, the official SHOT Show website, there were more than 25,000 attendees at this year’s Show, up 3% from SHOT Show’s last visit to Orlando in 2007. As always, we had a great time and were happy just to be a part of this exciting tradition! All of our expectations for this year’s Show were met and exceeded, and we’re beginning to look ahead to next year’s Show in Las Vegas. With new developments already in progress, we can’t wait to see you in January 2010!



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