Congratulations to John Allison and his team for putting on a superb event ‘The Great British Shooting Show’ at Stoneleigh Park International Centre this weekend. I think it fair to say that there was ‘something for everyone’ at the exhibition, from best guns to air guns and everything in-between. I am sure that under John’s enthusiastic management this show will just grow and grow, becoming the ‘must attend’ show for anyone interested in the shooting sport in all its various forms.
Having just returned from exhibiting at three shows in USA during January and early Feb, I was personally in no mood for yet another show. With show burn out and jet lag I was ready to find fault and finding faults is something I believe I’m quite good at! The drive into the show was easy, the parking was easy, the entry was easy, the halls were spacious, carpeted and warm, there was food and drink, places to sit and rest and most importantly for all, there were people, lots of people.
I have never attended a show with the sole objective of selling things on the day, I take the long view, which in our case is showing the product we make in the flesh. We can put advertisements in the press, photographs on instagram and other social media but there is nothing quit like actually letting people see the products themselves.
This show for us has given literally thousands of people over the weekend the opportunity to see our guns and rifles, see our clothing and leather products which they can find in our shop and online and generally let them know “this is what we do”, and for that John, we are very grateful.