IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 – The World’s Biggest Airgun Trade Show

For many people – including me – IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 is the highlight of the airgun year. Yes, it’s true that the SHOT Show is a big deal here in the USA. However, it’s mainly associated with firearms.

The world’s biggest airgun trade show is – by far – IWA OutdoorClassics. That’s where the majority of the airgun action is!

Here’s my conclusions on the airgun industry after attending IWA in 2023.

The IWA Show is held in Nuremberg, Germany every year. The next show will be from 29 February to 3 March 2024. HAM will be reporting from the show, of course.

Many people in the airgun industry world-wide read Hard Air Magazine. So now is a good time to mention this: it’s not too late to book your place at IWA 2024!

It’s always great to meet-up with old friends, like Hans Weihrauch, at IWA.

IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 - The World’s Biggest Airgun Trade Show

Every year, more airgun companies appear at IWA from across the world. So you’ll find lots of new companies and products at IWA OutdoorClassics, with more airguns than you would ever think…

Below. There’s always a crush to get in early!

IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 - The World’s Biggest Airgun Trade Show

IWA OutdoorClassics began as a national product show for the retail gun trade and gunsmiths in 1974 with just under 100 exhibitors. It has developed over the last 40 years into the world-leading trade fair with airguns taking an ever-increasing part.

Around 60% of the visitors travel to IWA OutdoorClassics in Nuremberg from abroad. Everyone speaks English! So both exhibitors and visitors have new opportunities to make contacts, find products and do deals.

Only eligible visitors from the retail trade, wholesale trade, import and export are admitted to IWA OutdoorClassics. This gives exhibitors an unique opportunity to cultivate long-term contacts with key decision-makers and make quality products known all over the world.

Below. There’s always something new do discover and new friends to make.

IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 - The World’s Biggest Airgun Trade Show

Of course, like all trade shows, IWA has been hit by years of enforced cancellation due to the Covid pandemic. However it’s back with more than 34,000 visitors from around the world visiting in 2023. IWA is planning to exceed that number in 2024.

To join us at the world’s biggest airgun trade show in 2024, click the banner ad in the right column of the HAM Home Page. Hard Air Magazine is so important to the worldwide airgun industry that IWA OutdoorClassics 2024 advertises with us!

If you’re in the airgun industry, we’ll see you in Nuremberg in February.

Oh, did I mention that the Bavarian beer and bratwurst in Nuremberg is top class, too? Hey, it’s a tough job, but someone has to check that standards are being maintained in the German food and drink industry 😉