The Northern Shooting Show takes place on 11th-12th May, in Harrogate, Yorkshire, at the Yorkshire Event Centre.
Pellpax will be in attendance as exhibitors, bringing a good range of our airguns, optics, blades and more for you to choose from. The NSS is in its fourth year, and continues to grow to become one of the major gatherings for the shooting and gun community in the UK.
The event is a great showcase for all things shooting and related matters, including shotguns, airsoft, airguns, rifles, gundogs, optics, and bushcraft.
Airgun exhibitors include some big name brands, including BSA Guns, MTC Optics, Tracer, Brocock, Daystate, Hawke, Air Arms and Gamo. Shotgun manufacturers in attendance include Benelli, Beretta, Webley & Scott, Remington, Browning. Hatsan, Mossberg, and many more. Rifles makers at the show will include Anschutz, Browning, CZ, Howa, Mauser, Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Sauer & Winchester, with more to be announced.
Airsoft should be well-served, with 5,500 sq metres dedicated to this popular and growing sport. You will be able to try out shooting airsoft guns on the range available at the event for this purpose, with Mark Farrar and the Halo Mill team along with Mike Cripps at Elite shooting & Northern Practical Pistol Club on hand to give you help and advice.
Airsoft exhibitors signed up so far include Ammo Drop, Airsoft Action, Elite Shooting, Redwolf, Fubar Bundy, First & Only, Viper Tactical, ASG, Halo Mill, Landwarrior Airsoft, GI SPortz, MR Military, Nuprol, Military Patrol, Cannae, UKPSA & Tippman sports.
Activities and Events
There will be an outdoor area with a host of activities, including a manufacturers’ ‘Try Before You Buy’ area, Air Arms Speed Shoot (with a prize gun to be won, by shooting against the clock) and a Double Deuce .22 Live Rimfire Range.
There’s also a Clay Shooting Line competition, with 15,000 cartridges provided by Eley, and one of the longest Claylines in Europe at over 550 metres. Eley Hawke will offer people the chance to try out their range of cartridges, and buy from them.
There’s the Northern 50 Bird Sporting Championship, which you can enter as many times as you like. It takes place at the Hazelbank Shooting Ground and will be hosted by Clayshooting Magazine, with the winner to get a Browning 525 Sporter, worth £1,195, as the top prize.
There will be a HTF Masterclass, with Brocock and Daystate on hand, and you will be able to get your hands on with these highly accurate airguns, and shown shooting techniques. It’s a great way to learn more about HFT shooting, whether you’re a beginner or intermediate shooter.
The surrounding Yorkshire region has a proud heritage of field sports and shooting, and to reflect this there will be a Gamekeeping & Gundog Hall with representatives from the National Gamekeepers Association, National Organisation of Beaters & Pickers Up, Scottish Association of Country Sports and The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust, as well as other exhibitors from these disciplines.
A regional heat of the BASC Chudleys Gundog Scurry League will also be held here, and you can bring your gundog to enter (check the official site NSS for further details). Simon Jewitt of Stoneycairn Gundogs will be doing gundog training and demonstrations.
There will be an outdoor bushcraft area, with a range of activities which are great for everyone including children, and include a Friction Fire Lighting demo, Emergency Fire Lighting Techniques, info on how to Game Prep In The Field, Cordage Making and Safe Knife Use and Carving.
Tickets for the event start from £12 for one day early bird tickets, and £24 for the weekend. Children under 15 can go for free. The event opening times are 8:30am – 4:30pm on both days.
The Northern Shooting Show takes at Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ on 11th-12th May. You can purchase tickets from the official site at https://www.northernshootingshow.co.uk
We’ll see you there!