Up from a modest 40,000 sq ft just three years ago this year’s massive exhibition was a warm, dry, weatherproof and easy to navigate 160,000 sq ft and set the bench mark for 2012 and beyond.
Many new features were enjoyed by the tens of thousands of visitors who flocked to the show in 2011 and organisers have a host more lined up for 2012, set for 25 and 26 February at Newark.
A special new feature will be the long-awaited relaunch of the iconic Star Shot target system, made famous on the popular TV programme of the 1980s.
The show will see the first round of the 2012 Star Shot Nationals and visitors get a chance to follow in the footsteps of some shooting heroes and have a go themselves, as well as win some big prizes, which will be announced soon.
After 11 years’ dedication and some serious investment John Bridges has finally realised his dream of revitalising and re-launching Star Shot, once the preserve of some of the country’s top shooters and A-list celebrities. With weekly coverage on national television, hundreds of shooters tried to tame the high-speed precision Star Shot requires.
John said: “Back in the eighties Star Shot was huge, the major exponents being the late, great AJ ‘Smoker’ Smith, Charlie ‘The Gringo’ Watkins, who beat them all to win a Datsun Bluebird, along with myself. Everyone wanted to be the Star Shot champion”.
From 1 November there is a live information page on the show’s website with all the hot news and new products, information on new innovations, special show only offers, special features and lots more. A full exhibitor listing will also be posted from mid-October.
Advance ticket holders have a host of benefits, including parking passes to priority areas and fast entry to the show. The online and telephone advance ticket systems are open now – visit the website at www.shootingshow.co.uk or telephone 01472 241439.