What is a SHOT Show Special? These special Winchester rifles and shotguns are offered to our dealers at the annual SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show). Many of them are offered with a planned limited production run with limited availability. "Limited Availability" means they are in limited runs and are often available from a more limited number of dealers. This concept allows us to make products that might have a more specialized/limited appeal to customers. And it allows us to make special product runs that will only be made once, which increases the appeal to many of you since you will own something very few others own
Some of the SHOT Show Specials become huge hits. In this case they might eventually appear in the actual catalog line of products in a following year. But usually, they are limited and can often be hard to find due to their low production numbers. For this reason, when you find a Winchester SHOT Show Special that you are interested in, contact your dealer early, and encourage him to order one for you to look at.
Not all products introduced at the SHOT Show are "specials." Some are simply announced at that time, rather than being annouced in the annual Winchester catalog. Although not in the catalog, they are considered in-line products and will usually have excellent availability.