The Agriline Airgun Zone
Whether you are a newcomer to shooting and an experienced shot, you’re sure to find something to appeal on our fabulous-looking purpose-built airgun ranges.
We’ve got expert tuition, the chance to try some of the latest airguns from well-known brands, have a go on various shooting disciplines, pick up some tips or even win yourself a brand new model.
The dedicated wooden-built range structures – which were a welcome addition to last year’s Airgun Zone – return once more, with plenty of fun and challenging targets.
Situated at the front of the event near to the Red Entrance, you will be greeted by an extensive programme of events including tuition, have-a-go shooting lanes, a hard-fought competition and the latest air rifles, scopes and accessories.
Nearby, you’ll find the brand new Night Vision Tunnel and optics viewing platform to make your visit to this area complete.
The zone will also see the grand launch of the Airgun Sports Trust, a new industry initiative which is designed to expand interest in the sport and encourage shooting skills and safety around airguns. Look out for the information available on the ranges.
Give It A Go
The main airgun ranges are being run by qualified coaches and experts throughout the weekend under the watchful eye of enthusiasts drawn from a number of clubs across the UK.
Brands including Crosman, FX and Kral, among others, all have their latest products available for you to shoot and you can then head over to key retailers to buy your favourite.
If you or your children have never tried an airgun before, this is an ideal opportunity, with expert tuition and advice on hand. Sub-12ft/lb rifles are unlicensed in England and Wales making the process of acquiring one straightforward and easy. Whether it’s a traditional spring-powered break barrel or the latest Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) airgun you‘d like to get your hands on, it’s a zone not to be missed. There has been generous support, once more, from BASC coaches too, so take your pick and come along for some fun.
If it’s advice you’re after, you’ll find plenty of this too, since those manning the ranges are only too happy to impart their years of expertise while many airgun retailers will be nearby to help out too.
Speed Shoot/Bell Target Competition
Fancy winning yourself a brand new airgun? If you can shoot quickly and accurately then you’re in with a chance. The Game Fair® will be putting a top-quality air rifle up for grabs in a special bell target contest against the clock. The competition will run all weekend and the shooter who takes all the targets down in the fastest time will walk away with the prize!
Entry costs £5 per 10-shot magazine.
Walton Lions ARC is Birmingham’s oldest bell target club and, alongside its regular competitions, is working hard to bring the sport to everyone’s attention.
It attends around 30 shows a year and offers ranges in its own marquee, offering visitors the chance to try 10-metre Olympic-style airgun shooting as well as classic bell target shooting.
Suitable for all ages, with supervision from experienced instructors, the ranges use Non-profit making, Walton Lions ploughs all proceeds back into the sport, both within the club and via various promotions. It also works with local sea scouts for both training and badges and is working towards a youth academy.
Price: 5 shots for £2, 10 shots for £3.50
For more information, visit www.waltonlions.co.uk
Based in the heart of England, Agriline Products is one of the largest and most professional suppliers of vintage and classic tractor spare parts in the country. It supplies both retail and trade and prides itself on its service. As a specialist in the outdoor sector, it is proud to be sponsoring the Airgun Zone for 2019.
Airgun Sports Trust
The Airgun Sports Trust is primarily a safety education campaign aimed at all airgun users across all demographics. The campaign will also focus on improving shooters’ overall shooting ability and also expanding the sport of airgun shooting.
The campaign is a joint effort between the Gun Trade Association and the Airgun Manufacturers and Trade Association in association with the Home Office.
The campaign will consist of content involving AST ambassadors across all industry channels; social media, ‘advertisements’ in industry print media, as well as using the GTA’s connections with over 600 members in the firearms industry to distribute best practice guides and safe use policies to any and all airgun owners, no matter what their discipline.