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One of the most important events in the UK shooting community calendar, The Great British Shooting Show is a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, get a glimpse at some upcoming products and learn new skills from professionals.

A perfect chance to check out 2020’s newest guns and gear!

The show takes place every year in mid-February and is once again being held at the NEC in Birmingham, a perfect venue for this sprawling event. People from across the world travel to the city to attend, with shotguns, rifles, air guns, airsoft and accessories all on display.

Here, we dig into what you can expect to see at this year’s show:


What Happened at The Great British Shooting Show 2019?

Last year’s event was perhaps the biggest yet, with a huge turnout of both exhibitors and visitors. There was also a noticeable increase in the number of younger attendees at the event, showing that the younger generation is becoming interested in the sport, both using real steel and RIFs.

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The NEC is a huge venue, and filling this with stands and visitors is no easy feat.

However, the team behind the show have consistently shown their event is worthy of attending, with bigs name heading along to showcase their products.

During the event, not only are there stands to head along to and get your hands on the newest products, but there is also a plethora of workshops and demonstrations. This included plenty of air gun lanes where people could head along and try out the latest releases from their favourite brands.

Why You Should Attend the 2020 Event

There are a range of reasons you should be heading along to this year’s event, which takes place from the 14th to 16th February at Birmingham’s NEC. If you’re into hunting or shooting real guns, then there are plenty of high profile manufacturers in attendance for you to see their newest products.

Why not take the chance to speak to representatives from your favourite brands?

There is expected to be roughly 40 different real steel exhibitors in attendance showcasing rifles, shotguns and accessories. For those of you who only shoot airsoft rifles, this could be a great chance to get up close with the real thing!

Moving onto the reasons that will appeal to you, there is expected to be a range of air gun exhibitors at the event such as Daystate, Air Arms and Umarex. These are big names within the air gun world, and this could be a great chance to grab yourself a new, or quality second hand, air gun.

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Many of the attendees are air gun shooters, so you’ll be in good company.

As many of the exhibitors here will also be selling their products, it can be a great chance to speak with representatives from the company to get all the details on any pieces of kit before you splash the cash. The air gun lanes will also allow you to test out the brand’s goods before handing over your hard-earned money.

Airsoft is building a bigger community at the event, so we expect to see more and more airsoft stands in future.

Although by no means taking centre stage, airsoft will also be a feature of the show, meaning even for those who are strictly airsofters, you’ll have a reason to go! A small range of retailers will be in attendance (unfortunately not us) offering you the chance to stock up with ammo, grab some new accessories or even pick up a new airsoft rifle or pistol.

If you’re planning on staying in Birmingham for a little longer, why not check out the best airsoft sites in the Midlands to test out any new gear you got from the show?

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Getting To The Show

As exhibitions go, this one is very reasonably priced, perhaps why it’s so popular! There is a range of ticket options, with a one-day advanced ticket costing just £18. Or, if you’re planning on staying for the whole three days, then an advanced ticket for the entire show will cost £54.

Rocking up on the day is also an option, and a ticket on the door is a very reasonable £20.

Getting to the venue is very straightforward, as it is located just off of the motorway from both the north and the south. The event opens at 9:00am and closes at 4:30pm on all three days. Car parking is also available at the venue and is free of charge!

Will you be heading to the show? Maybe you’ve been before? Either way, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the event! Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!