Guns & Ammo was the only gun publication scouting on the floor of Europe's large annual firearm industry trade event. Many products unveiled at the 2014 IWA Show in Nuremberg, Germany, foreshadow future offerings for the American market.
Check out the guns, sights and scenes from the 2014 IWA Show:
Benelli Argo E
The Benelli Argo family of rifles, also known as the R1
in America, was inspired by the Auto-Regulating Gas-Operated
(ARGO) system developed for the M4 shotgun.
introduced several new rifles and shotguns to the European market that we anticipate will make their way across the pond in coming years.
Benelli M2 Left Hand
This is the first time we've seen a left handed Benelli M2, and we love to see it come stateside in 20- and 12-gauge variations.
We've become familiar with the MR1
in recent years, but the IWA show introduced us to an SBR version (top) that's not eligible for U.S. import.
Benelli Rafaello Lord
is the European version of the chic new Benelli Ethos
. Pictured here in the limited edition "Lord" configuration, this shotgun features a matte bronze receiver, italian leather-finished stock and foregrip, and a wood end plate on the buttstock.
Beretta has brought casual mens and women's clothing
to market for years, giving sportsmen a casual look in the office or out on the trail.
One of the oldest companies in the world, Beretta
is a mainstay of both European and American firearm culture.
Notice in this photo how everyone is wearing suits? The IWA Show is considered a formal event and most patrons dress to impress.
.700 Nitro Express
It's hard to pass up a look at the .700 Nitro Express — when big bore goes magnum.
Armscor's .22 TCM cartridge is a wildly popular cartridge overseas for shooting, hunting and target shooting.
Call it eye candy or gun porn, this Beretta over/under was customized and tailored to a "classified" royal upland hunter.
Based on the A400 platform, the Beretta Xplor
comes in a variety of configurations to fit several different hunting and shooting objectives.
Browning BAR Orange Camo
Will we see Browning
introduce new colors to the classic BAR onto the American market?
Browning introduces the Maral
, a straight-pull bolt action rifle that we'd love to have in America.
To commemorate 50 years of the MP5
teamed up to create an extensive lineup of airsoft guns modeled after the classic submachine gun.
traditions of creating high quality ammo extend beyond American soil.
Steve Hornady makes an appearance at the show to support the European hunting and shooting culture.
Welcome to IWA 2014
Hosted in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2014, the IWA Show attracted over 39,000 visitors.
Nightforce introduced several new offerings, including an eyepiece adapter
for use with iPhones.
The Sharps Relia-Bolt
addresses one of the most common malfunctions of the AR-15 platform; the bolt to barrel extension jam.
made an appearance to debut a few American offerings to the European market.
Ruger Red Label
The Ruger Red Label
was recently reintroduced to the American market, and quickly made its way overseas.
introduced a whole new line of premium hunting ammunition.
A huge area of the show included dozens of custom rifle stock makers, allowing patrons to pick out their own stock blanks in person.
Walther is a European mainstay, and also just released the CCP
pistol to the U.S. market.