Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May: 24,000 visitors flock to the beautiful town of Harrogate for the famous Northern Shooting Show. Around 300 exhibitors – manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, publishers, caterers, and trade organisations – gather together at the Yorkshire Event Centre for one of the most prestigious events in the UK shooting calendar. And the sun is shining.
Show organiser, Richard Stokoe, tells me that the show is growing bigger every year. However, size isn’t everything. Richard explains that it’s essential to maintain balance.
“We’re a shooting show; we represent all disciplines in equal measure.”
Just like the British Shooting Show (NEC, February), the Northern Shooting show reflects the relaxed, responsible attitude of the UK’s shooting community. Children are well behaved, dogs are under control, and security is apparently redundant. An atmosphere of courteous bonhomie pervades.
Pellpax Sells Umarex Guns
On Friday 10th May, eight members of the Pellpax team travel from headquarters in Norfolk to the Yorkshire Event Centre. The bulk of our stock, this weekend, consists of Umarex products, like the PX4 Storm, a dual ammo CO2 pistol, which looks and feels just like the Beretta firearm it emulates. This 16-shot repeater will have you shooting as fast as you can pull the trigger!
One of the most popular guns on the Pellpax stand is the Umarex Glock 17 Dual Ammo. This low-power black pistol has an eight-shot magazine with the capacity to fire either 4.5mm BBs or .177 pellets. Powered by 12g CO2 cartridges, with double-action trigger and a blowback feature that simulates the recoil of the live-firing version, the Glock 17 Dual Ammo is ideal for plinking and target practice. This pistol is 200mm in length, weighs 795g, and comes with a Glock hard case.
Weihrauch, care of Hull Cartridge
It’s always a pleasure to catch up with friends and associates in the shooting industry, and the NSS provides the perfect opportunity. I drop by for a chat with the guys from Hull Cartridge, the sole UK distributor of Weihrauch products. Kevin Godwin shows me some of Weihrauch’s newest products, and one of these, in particular, really grabs my attention.
The spring-operated HW45 Bronze Star, available in both .177 and .22 calibres, has a light, adjustable, two-stage trigger, ambidextrous, laminated grip, and a 13mm scope rail. The barrel is 170mm long, and the pistol’s overall length is 280mm. The Bronze Star has a power rating of 5.5 ft/lb – below the FAC limit. This lovely-looking pistol is ideal for close-range pest control.
Over the last couple of years, Pellpax has enjoyed a close working relationship with the staff of Airgun Shooter magazine and the Airgun Show, both owned by Future PLC (formerly Future Publishing). During the NSS, two Pellpax experts were interviewed for the Airgun Show. The episode can be viewed later this month.
For more information about any of the products on the Pellpax website, or for queries about our delivery service, just give us call on 01263 731 585. Out experts will be pleased to help.