ABOUT US

Darts. It’s in our DNA. We’ve been obsessing about darts since the 1970s, when John McCormick created Puma Darts and started a revolution, making darts more accurate, accessible and fun. It was a notion that resonated with players around the world and we’ve been pushing the boundaries of both tradition and innovation ever since – from the world’s first bladed dart board to our latest dart ranges that look, feel and perform like nothing else out there. That same passion, respect for tradition, and innovation now sits behind Shot Darts. Our customers are seasoned pros and weekend warriors, vikings and samurai, all in search of the perfect weapon – the perfect dart. We know darts is more than just the gear you play with. It’s the stories; it’s the comradery, it’s a tribe. We’re honoured to stand with you at the oche, to equip you for battle. Shot Darts. Crafted to last, built to win.

The Shot Darts Story

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Shot darts timeline

John McCormick launches Puma Dart Products in Katikati, New Zealand

1970

1970's

Puma Darts starts manufacturing coir paper Dartboards

First automatic lathe installed for own dart production

1976

1978

New Puma Darts Factory built in Henry Road, Katikati

Puma Darts starts manufacturing Bristle Dartboards 

1980's

1980'S

Development of a bladed Dartboard commences

Puma Darts launches the worlds first bladed dartboard "The Bandit"

1991

1991

Puma Darts sponsored ladies team win at the World Cup

Peter McCormick commenced employment

1997

1997

Purchased Tornos machines

Sponsored Darts World Cup in South Africa

1998

2003

Sponsored World Cup Darts in France

Peter takes over MD Role after passing of John McCormick

2003

2009

Development of Shot! Brand

Shot Young Guns Program Started

2013

2016

Began Manufacturing for Michael van Gerwen Range, in connection with ACM Products and XQ Max Darts.

Shot Darts Rebrand, Celebrates with the launch of Warrior and Tribal Weapon Ranges

2017

2018

German darts aces Max Hopp &  Martin Schindler sign with Shot Darts

Titanium Coating Plant Operational Shot is now the only manufacturer to make darts 100% in house.  

2019

2020

Shot Darts celebrates it's 50th Anniversary