IWA OutdoorClassics 2018: Show round-up

IWA 2018. Or officially, IWA OutdoorClassics 2018, the European (possibly global) king of firearms and equipment trade-shows. What an event. People say the US is the land of opportunity, however we would like correct them by introducing them to Nuremburg in Germany.

As per the official site, www.iwa.info,the event describes itself as:

"The national product show for the retail gun trade and gunsmiths opened its doors in Nuremberg for the first time in 1974 with just under 100 exhibitors. The international name IWA OutdoorClassics is due to the rapidly increased importance beyond the borders of Germany and the multi-theme range of products, which covers the spectrum between traditional craftsmanship and innovative ideas for outdoor equipment, functional clothing, hunting sports and shooting sports." In hindsight, we would totally agree with this summary.

After a late arrival on the Friday, we checked ourselves in and rushed over to the Messe (Exhibtion Hall) directly from the airport to meet our hosts for the event, Modify Tech, in Hall 7A just before closing time. This was no easy feat as we had to pass oodles of big name stalls and rows and rows of eye candy on our way there. But we would have time to come back to these later!