DSAS 2023: A Year In Retrospect

The country’s longest-running firearms exhibit, Defense and Sporting Arms Show (DSAS), received massive success throughout its 2023 runs and solidified its status as a premier event in the world of shooting sports and defense. This year’s shows were marked by a dynamic blend of innovation and education efforts, attracting a diverse audience ranging from seasoned visitors to new visitors interested to explore new passion points. DSAS curated an impressive lineup of local and international exhibitors and collaborative efforts, such as private and LGU partnerships, to promote gun safety and responsible firearm practices.

2023 Highlights:

● 30+ local and global firearms manufacturers and distributors converging to create a comprehensive showcase of the latest advancements in firearms, ammunition, optics, and sporting goods. Each partner served as a specialized haven for gun handling, equipped with information and the necessary tools for beginners and hobbyists.

● Attendance of industry personalities and leaders such as Senator Mark Villar, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, and the Philippine Shotgun team.

● Security and Self-Defense talks that seek to inspire the growth and preservation of the defense industry.

● Attendees new to the realm of firearms found a welcoming and collaborative environment, with experts ready to provide guidance and knowledge on gun handling and ownership.

● Seasoned visitors and licensed firearm owners enjoyed a treasure trove of options featuring an extensive portfolio of brands offering high-performance rifles, precision scopes, and state-of-the-art accessories.

As a result, the show has not only cemented its reputation as a hub for professionals and advocates, but has also become a pivotal platform for advancing the cause of firearm education, gun safety, and sportsmanship. The resounding success of DSAS in 2023 sets a promising precedent for future iterations, affirming its role as a leading force in promoting an informed approach to defense and sporting arms.