What is the Great British Shooting Show all about?

It’s an opportunity to educate and inform

The best resource to guarantee the safety, security and future within the shooting sport is education and information.

Learning about the safe practises of buying, handling, maintaining, storing, securing, transporting, licensing and owning a firearm in the UK are always great topics to start with.

The British Shooting Show is a platform for people to discover the shooting sport in a safe, relaxed environment and to be given the opportunity to speak to professionals and learn more about the sport and safety practises before making an informed decision on their purchase.

There’s everything for the beginner who’s never even seen a firearm, and for the seasoned pro to touch up on the latest safety and information.

The shooting industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the UK, therefore we take security and responsible firearms practises extremely seriously.


It’s a business platform for the shooting industry

We’re not exaggerating when we tell you that our exhibitors write record business at the British Shooting Show…

Whether thats wholesalers and distributors taking record high orders, or retailers smashing their sales targets with the visiting public eager to buy. It’s a tried and tested platform and to put it simply, it just works.

Each year the show continues to impress even the most sceptical of traders and it just keeps getting better! So if you’re in the trade, looking for the latest innovations, have your own shop, or are looking for new contacts for your network, the British Shooting Show has everything you need to support your business’ growth within the shooting industry both here in the UK and internationally.

Your business and the British Shooting Show is a success story in the making.


It’s a shopping experience for the consumer

The show encompasses both trade and retail elements of the industry, the trade, distribution and marketing of products and, just as importantly the retail element allowing consumers to visit the show, talk to the manufacturers themselves to gain the best one-to-one information, tips and advice.

Once the visitor has spoken to the manufacturer, they can be easily directed to a retailer at the show in order for them to purchase the item in question without leaving the show. 

The British Shooting Show pioneered this process in the UK’s shooting industry and it has proven to be an absolute hit with both manufacturers, retailers and the visiting public looking to buy.

Year on year we improve on this process, ensuring that the visitor has the opportunity to view and buy the product they want. All whilst in the comfort and security of the exhibition halls of the NEC.

As we say, the British Shooting Show is ‘Often imitated. Never duplicated.’


It’s a place to inspire future sporting legends

We aim to inspire youngsters to pursue their passion for shooting sports by giving them access to professional mentoring, training, clubs, colleges, financial support, competitions and organisations.

We all have to start somewhere, just imagine where they could go!

Did you know that shooting has been on all but two Olympic programmes since the games began. We are immensely proud of our long history of success in Olympic shooting, Team GB winning a whopping 46 Olympic shooting medals, thirteen of those being golds (bravo!) Could you or someone you know be the next gold medalist for team GB?


It’s a platform for conservation

Conservation plays a vital role in all aspects of shooting sports.

It’s not all shooting and taking… It’s giving back and conserving the natural ecosystem and respecting biodiversity and wildlife. Game and wildlife management is an important part of conservation as well, ensuring the British countryside is preserved and nurtured for the benefit of the whole nation including non-shooters.

So if you’re on the fence about shooting sports, gun ownership, or have questions or concerns about the sustainability of shooting and the work that goes into maintaining the wildlife, biodiversity and countryside year-round, the British Shooting Show features all leading conservation bodies within the UK who can answer all of your questions and help you learn more about the shooting sports and best conservation practises.

It’s all this plus so much more!

So if you’re interested in learning more, simply want to have a chat with some like minded individuals or get started in shooting sports. The British Shooting Show is the #1 location for all shooting sports.

We are here to inform and educate anyone who may have questions about shooting sports, the shooting industry, firearms, licensing, laws and the sustainability of shooting sports. Plus anything and everything in between!