GunsOnPegs are not letting COVID-19 prevent them from running their annual World Gunmakers Evening by taking things online. The World Gunmakers Virtual Eventwill see leading brands from the gunmaking world and beyond showcasing the fruits of their craft and artisanship through the medium of video.
Each brand will present a short video, specially made for the World Gunmakers Virtual Event, to show off their products. Many brands have not had a chance to show off some of the amazing product launches that 2020 has had, and this is a chance for them to talk to shooting enthusiasts as if they had visited their table at The World Gunmakers Evening, or walked on to their stand at The Game Fair.
Gunmakers and beyond
In addition to great English gunsmiths, brands from around the world will be represented, as will other shooting and countryside brands offering the vital kit to go with a lovely gun. Exhibitors already confirmed include Purdey, Browning, Longthorne, Watson Bros, Grulla, Fausti, Peter Hofer, Johan Fanzoj, as well as Stoney Creek, British Game Alliance, RBSS, Harkila, Seeland, The Shooting Chauffeur and Fine Shooting Accessories, with many more still to be confirmed.
A specially created platform will host the videos up until the 2021 event takes place, and users will be able to pick and choose which videos they wish to view. While the online event won’t allow users to handle the guns as they would have done at the physical event, there is scope for far more people to take part in the event. “Entry” to the event is free, again allowing far more people to see the best that the shooting world has to offer.
Chris Horne, Managing Director of GunsOnPegs said:
The World Gunmakers Evening is a highlight of our year. We know that it is for many who attend each year, so we were determined to hold an event of some kind this year. As a digital company the logical thing seemed to be to take the event into a virtual setting. It won’t quite be the same experience, but we are excited that now that we are unconstrained by the size of the venue, we can open the event out to far more people, and that more brands can showcase their amazing products.
The event is sponsored by INEOS Grenadier, a new no-nonsense 4X4 currently in development.
The Virtual World Gunmakers Event opens on 23rd September 2020 and runs until The 2021 World Gunmakers Evening.
Watch the BGA and other exhibitors here.