The UK and Europe’s premier trade and retail shooting show. Visitors can see a vast range of shotguns, rifles, pistols, air rifles, airsoft, optics, night vision and thermal imaging equipment, hunting knives, bushcraft, wildfowling, gundogs, gamekeeping hall, country clothing & footwear. There is also ammunition and reloading equipment, historical arms collection, gunsmith and engraving demonstrations, arena displays, shooting associations and schools.
The Great British Shooting Show is well established as “The Jewel in the Crown” of the shooting show calendar; bringing together the shooting industry and the shooting community under one roof. The warm and friendly atmosphere created has made this Europe’s largest and most popular event of its kind.
The Airsoft & MilSim Newsblog was invited to cover one of the days of the shooting show to provide our readers with an insight into what there was to offer this year. We are certain that the show will be even better next year and unfortunately were not able to cover most of the more dynamic showcases due to not being able to cover the event over the full weekend.
The British Shooting Show is a public access event where retailers, distributors and manufacturers get the opportunity to show off their current and future products and services. These companies are very much focused towards the general public and hence will not be specific to airsofters and/or restricted to military and law enforcement. You will most probably notice that a lot of the companies in the show are focused on shooting sports and hunting related activities.
This does not mean that the event is not worth going to if you are an airsofter. There are many companies with products and services of which would be of great interest to different forms of military re-enactors and enthusiasts.
One of the greatest things about the British Shooting Show is not just the ability to try out products from different companies without having to travel to each individual retailer and/or locally source one with or without expenses. The show also gives buyers the opportunity to purchase these products and services at a discount (dependent on company and their offers).
Many of these companies have also spent resources to showcase their products in many different ways. One of those methods were performed by the Edgar Brothers and their Aimpoint VR Experience. Giving customers the opportunity to try their red dot optics within a virtual environment with the assistance of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
The British Shooting Show is a very lively event with members of the public from not only all over the country, but from different parts of Europe and the United States having attended to see what companies have to offer for their shooting needs.
The shooting show allows for some of these companies to also showcase their products in allocated ranges which include competitions and other experiences for attendees to experience. Companies such as Nuprol, Air Arms and Edgar Brothers have had live firing ranges set up for attendees to try out products safely from within the show.
We have had the opportunity to spend a more in depth time with some companies during our coverage of the shooting show. Each of these companies will receive an in depth overview of their products and services in future articles coming up on the Airsoft & MilSim Newsblog. We have withheld pictures of companies of which we will be doing in depth articles on, so if you don’t see a company in the pictures below and know that they were at the British Shooting Show, you may find that we are doing an in depth article on that said company.
Until then, enjoy the rest of the pictures below.