Darts are in our DNA. We've been obsessing about darts since the 1970s, when John McCormick created Puma Darts and started a revolution, making the game of darts more accurate, accessible and fun.
We've been pushing the boundaries of both tradition and innovation ever since – from creating the world's first bladed dart board to our latest Shot dart ranges that look, feel and perform like nothing else out there.
We design our dart ranges for optimum aerodynamics and tight grouping. Prototyped and tested by uncompromising dart players, precision-machined, milled and plated with state of the art machinery at our factory. Meticulously crafted to last and built to win, each dart set runs the gauntlet to bear the Shot Darts name.
The Shot Darts Story
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Shot darts timeline
John McCormick launches Puma Dart Products in Katikati, New Zealand
Puma Darts starts manufacturing coir paper Dartboards
First automatic lathe installed for own dart production
New Puma Darts Factory built in Henry Road, Katikati
Puma Darts starts manufacturing Bristle Dartboards
Development of a bladed Dartboard commences
Puma Darts launches the worlds first bladed dartboard "The Bandit"
Puma Darts sponsored ladies team win at the World Cup
Peter McCormick commenced employment
Purchased Tornos machines
Sponsored Darts World Cup in South Africa
Sponsored World Cup Darts in France
Peter takes over MD Role after passing of John McCormick
Development of Shot! Brand
Shot Young Guns Program Started
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
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.
Shot Darts celebrates it's 50th Anniversary