Shooters will be flocking to The Great British Shooting Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 16,17, 18 February 2018. It's the UK's largest retail show and if you're interested in fieldsports you won't want to miss it.

1.Because you’re looking for a new or used shotgun

Whatever your discipline, whether you’re a gameshooter, a wildfowler or a clayshooter, this is the place to come. You’ll find thousands of new and used shotguns to choose from at prices for every budget. Expect to discover some excellent “show only” offers. Discuss your queries and needs directly with the manufacturers — from Boxall & Edmiston to Westley Richards — and the main distributors to help you make a decision on your next purchase.

2. You want a new rifle or a good second-hand one

You’ll find thousands of new and used rifles for sale — simply look for the “Rifle Focus” signs on the stands at the show. These range from out-of-the-box and custom-built rifles, in an extensive range of calibres and for every kind of sport, whether it be for target shooting, pest control, stalking or big game hunting abroad. There will be specialists on hand to talk to so that you can find the right rifle and calibres combination for the job. You’ll also be able to look through a comprehensive selection of scopes, sights, optics and lights from all the leading brands.


3. You’re in the market for a new airgun

One of the most active and popular areas of the show is The Big Airgun Experience, an Aladdin’s Cave for the airgun enthusiast featuring rifles and accessories from all the major manufacturers and retailers. You can try guns on the manufacturer’s private ranges and there is expert help and guidance available for youngsters and novices.

youngster at British Shooting Show

Youngsters and novices can get expert tuition

4. You want a good day out

The show has several arenas running a busy schedule of events every day.

5. You collect antique guns

Maybe you want to add to your collection of antique guns or whether you want to brush up on your knowledge of  firearms history, there will be plenty to see — and buy. Well, there is a fantastic Arms Heritage show to investigate.

6. You’re a gamekeeper

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation is hosting the Gamekeeping Hall and there will be a hospitality and meeting area there. Suppliers and manufacturers of specialist gamekeeping products will also have stands to visit.

7. You want to say hello to us

Shooting Times, Sporting Gun, Shooting Gazette and The Field will, of course, have a stand at the show  where we will be offering great savings on subscriptions as well as the chance to talk to the team. You will find us on Stand C5.

Visitor Information

LOCATION: National Exhibition Center, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

DATES: 16,17, 18 February 2018

OPENING TIMES: 8.30am to 4.30pm on all three days of the show. Car parks open at 6.45am and are free.

TICKETS: You can buy tickets on the day (£20 per adult, free for children aged 0 to 15 years) but it’s cheaper to buy advance tickets online here. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to download a useful show app before you go, visit Shooting Show