Our Story

THE SHOOTING PARTY – for all your Shooting Sports goods.

We are a West Midlands based airgun and shooting sports product designers, developers, importers, distributors and retailers and one of the top destinations to acquire inexpensive, but fully featured, air rifles, air pistols and air rifle accessories. Why not take a look at our range of spring-piston, CO2, single-stroke pneumatic and pre-charged pneumatic guns and accessories.

We are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of PCP Airgun Charging Systems, featuring 3L,5L & 7L 300 BAR Cylinders, as well as offering a “walk in” refill service for any 300 BAR cylinder of any make or capacity from our Industrial 4-Line filling station.

Many gun shops won’t buy, or part exchange, used airguns. Not The Shooting Party. We are the largest purchasers of used airguns in the Midlands and are always happy to consider a part-exchange of a used gun, against the purchase of a new one.

Located only minutes from the M6 Toll Road, M42, A5 & A38 we are just 20 miles from Birmingham, with ample, free, off-road parking.

We also supply a vast range of Hunting & Shooting accessories to novice and experienced shooters alike, in the Staffordshire, South Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham and West Midlands areas. Please note that some products are only available in store, so please don’t hesitate to ask if you are unsure.
We are the exclusive UK importer of the following very high quality – and highly competitively priced – shooting sports brands:

  • Lee Enfield (Guns) Ltd -20th Century iconic weapon replicas and modern precision airguns
  • PAO® – Professional Airgun Optics
  • AirForceOne®-Airguns and accessories
  • “QYS” -Olympic-winning pellets
  • Anson & Deeley®-Leather shooting accessories-cartridge bags, belts and shooting sticks
  • TUNDRA-TEX-Ghillie Suits and outerwear
  • Jim Bowie -1827®-knives and multi tools

SHOOTING SPORTS BRANDS AND PRODUCTS

Lee Enfield (Guns) Ltd. Through their widely praised Brothers in Arms® series of replicas of iconic 20th Century military weapons, they have brought you CO2 powered, steel 4.5mm BB versions of the Mosin Nagant M1944 (as heavily featured in the Jude Law film “Enemy at the Gate”), M4 A1 carbine, M1911 A1 handgun -and possibly the most recognised of them all -the Lee Enfield SMLE®. Recently they have also introduced a modern, fully regulated PCP rifle, the SENTRYtm , that has become one of the best selling PCP’s in the UK. Coming in Autumn 2021 is the MAG-FIRE® -a magazine -fed, under-lever springer.

PAO® – Professional Airgun Optics offer out-of-the-box functionality coupled with a Lifetime Warranty on a complete range of air pistol and air rifle accessories including Rifle Scopes, Pistol Scopes, Hunting Scopes, SWAT Scopes, First Focal Plane scopes, Inexpensive Scopes, Spotting Scopes, Laser Sights, Red Dot Sights, Range Finders, LumenMAX Lamping Systems, Hunting Lamps, Hunting Torches, Match-Grade Rifle Mounts, Pistol Mounts, Laser Mounts, Lamp Mounts, Torch Mounts. Rapid Release Mounts, High Mounts, Medium High Mounts, 11mm Mounts, 22mm Mounts, Weaver Mounts, Picatinny Mounts, 25mm Bodied Mounts and 30mm Bodied Mounts.

AirForceOne® design, develop and manufacture Airguns, Desert Falcon Air Pistols, Dual-Calibre Air Pistols, Tornado Gas Ram Pistols, Air Rifles, “Panther” Airgun pellets in .177,.22 & .25 Calibres, “ADRAS” Bipods, Gun Slips, C02 BB Rifles, C02 Pistols and Airgun Accessories.

Qiang Yuan Sports-“QYS” are today routinely referred to as “The best Airgun pellets in the World” by Champion Shooters, Experts and Journalists alike. We import 4 metric tonnes of these pristine, consistent, perfectly formed pellets, three or four times a year. With a range of .22 calibre (5.5mm) being introduced from November 2021, these numbers are set to more than double! Watch this space.

Anson & Deeley® produce hand-stitched Leather Cartridge Bags, Cartridge Belts, Rifle Slips, Shotgun Slips, Rifle Bags, Shotgun Bags, Shooting Stick Seats, Rotating Pigeon Seats, Pigeon Hides and Camouflage Hides.

TUNDRA-TEX® design, develop and produce Camouflage Outerwear, Camouflage Suits and Ghillie Suits.
Jim Bowie -1827 Hunting Knives, Skinning Knives, Deer Hunting Knives, Pocket Knives and Folding Knives.
We also sell Pellets, Ammunition, Targets, HSF Clothing, Cleaning Kits, Ear Protection and have a Rifle & Pistol Test Shooting Range available at our West Midlands based shop.
We have carefully researched the airgun market around the world, allowing us to develop inexpensive air rifles, air pistols and air rifle accessories with high quality, great performance which provide the best overall value to our customers. We have relationships with leading shooting sport and hunting equipment manufacturers to always have the edge when it comes to providing the best available products on the market.

WHO ARE THE SHOOTING PARTY?

“Let’s get this (Shooting) Party started!”

I’m Mike Hurney, the founder of The Shooting Party and Lee Enfield (Guns) Ltd. I have been a keen shooter for over 40 years and have been actively involved in the gun trade for over two decades, firstly as a Director and Shareholder in Airgun Sport, the owner of the AGS and Logun brands, and since 2006 as Chairman, CEO and a major shareholder of Webley the iconic British shooting company established 220 years ago, and owner of the Webley brand of Air Guns and the Webley & Scott brand of shotguns.

During this time I have travelled all over the world researching firearms, sporting optics and knife production; building key relationships with manufacturing partners, ensuring that the specification of our products reflect the needs and aspirations of our customers, and that our price points offer tremendous value for money.

Quality is implicit in everything The Shooting Party does. I formed The Shooting Party to offer premium quality shooting sports products at value-for-money prices in an easily accessible way, via our web site (Fire arms legislation is such that Air weapons can only be sold “face-to-face” so we offer a delivery service within a fifty mile radius of our West Midlands based retail showroom).

Over the coming months more new and exclusive items will be added to our site and if there is something specific that you would like to see added to our range, e-mail me, Mike Hurney, at mike@shootingparty.uk or just give me a call on 01543 480 361
– I really want you to join our party!