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IWA OutdoorClassics 2020


#1 Meeting Place for the Hunting and Sport Shooting Industry

Get ready and gear up for the IWA OutdoorClassics 2020, the largest international trade fair for hunting and sport shooting equipment, knives, outdoor articles and accessories, taking place March 6 to 9, in Nuremberg, Germany. In 2019, more than 1,619 exhibitors from 56 countries presented their products and services to more than 46,000 trade visitors from 122 countries. Eight out of ten exhibitors came from abroad. The United States had the second largest presence after Germany with close to 250 exhibitors. U.S. products received a lot of interest from various European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries. IWA 2020 will cater to a large audience of buyers, two thirds of them from outside of Germany, turning the show into the number one international meeting place for the hunting and sport shooting industry and an ideal platform to connect with U.S. manufacturers. IWA 2020 will feature the following product segments:

  • Guns, gun components, gun machining and gun security
  • Ammunition for hunting and sport shooting
  • Optics and electronics
  • Bows and crossbows
  • Outdoor apparel
  • Backpacks, shoes & boots
  • Knives
  • Binoculars
  • Firearms for official agencies and self-defense
  • Ammunition for law enforcement
  • Tactical apparel
  • Operational equipment
  • Training equipment 
Moreover, Enforce Tac 2020, the international exhibition & conference for law enforcement, security and tactical solutions, will be held prior to IWA 2020 from March 4 to 5.

Matching International Buyers with U.S. Companies

The United States will continue its strong performance at IWA by providing the largest contingent of foreign exhibitors. The list of the U.S. exhibitors is available here: IWA 2020 U.S. Exhibitors. The U.S. Commercial Service stands ready to put them in touch with international buyers and distributors. A special focus is on the U.S. companies that are participating in the Exhibitor Support Program (ESP). They are looking for buyers and partners from all over Europe and beyond.

The IWA 2020 ESP participants are listed below. This time, we are putting a spotlight on 3 idividual exhibitors and 5 Montana companies that are coming to Nuremberg with the Montana Department of Commerce. Please select the companies that you are interested in, provide your contact information by email to commercial specialist Moritz Holst ( and the U.S. Commercial Service will help you to get in touch with them. If you would like to receive further assistance, we can also facilitate an introduction to these companies!

Crosman Corporation, Bloomfield, New York, booth 7-634
Crosman Corporation is part of a diverse brand portfolio under the Velocity Outdoor umbrella. Velocity Outdoor, a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings, was formed as a holding in 2018 to highlight the company’s strengths in the hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. The name change reflected the strategic direction of “serving the outdoor enthusiast”. Velocity Outdoor’s market-leading consumer brands include Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, Copperhead, and GameFace Airsoft. Crosman Corporation has been dedicated to innovation and quality since 1923. The company is among the world’s leading air gun manufacturers and also produces related items, such as CO2 capsules, ammunition, and paintball equipment.
Looking for:
Distributors/representatives, buyers in Europe and elsewhere.

Tactacam, Caledonia, Minnesota, booth 6-256
Tactacam has raised the bar for sharing your hunt. The company describes it as the first camera truly designed for hunters by hunters. Tactacam works great in low light, is shockproof, one-touch record, and built for the toughest conditions. Simply attach your Tactacam to your bow, gun crossbow, scope or anywhere else and you're ready to hunt!
Looking for:
Distributors/representatives, buyers in Europe and elsewhere.

Vortakt Barrel Works, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, booth 7-109
Vortakt offers barrel production to support its customers with their challenging application, while further developing deep hole drilling technology and pushing the limits of the rifle barrel industry. The company stands industry leading barrel design and uses UNISIG machine tools in manufacturing to elevate the overall accuracy of barrels being produced in high volume at approachable costs. Vortakt’s High Precision (HP) line of barrels that even further exceeds the finish and quality previously accepted in the industry as “match grade”.
Looking for:
Distributors/representatives, buyers in Europe and elsewhere.

Montana Department of Commerce, Helena, Montana, booth 5-219
The Montana Department of Commerce works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Montana. The Montana Pavilion is sponsored by the EXPORTMONTANA program and will showcase the following companies:

Chase Tactical, Bozeman, Montana
Chase Tactical is a leading manufacturer of premium tactical gear. The company specializes in nylon products for the U.S. Military, Law Enforcement and government agencies throughout the world. They use only the highest quality U.S.-sourced Mil-Spec materials for making their nylon products. Chase Tactical takes pride in outfitting a diverse group of customers with military grade tactical gear, armor, IFAKs and more. The product range includes soft armor inserts, plates, ballistic helmets, ballistic shields, and ballistic blankets.
Looking for:
Distributors, wholesalers, dealers and retailers all over the world.

Cleanwaste, Belgrade, Montana
Cleanwaste is a leader in personal human waste management when plumbing is not available; brand of choice for hospitals around the world; supplier to U.S. and foreign military, National Parks and major outdoor retailers. Products include GO anywhere toilet kits and portable bathroom systems for use in outdoor, military, emergency/disaster, industrial, and transportation environments; Sani-Bag+ commode/bedpan lining solution—safest for caregivers and patients; WAG BAGs, the PETT, and accessories for the military.
Looking for:
Distributors, wholesalers, dealers and retailers all over the world.

Defiance Machine, Columbia Falls, Montana
Defiance Machine combines visionary design and precision manufacturing to produce custom bolt actions and rifles for the shooter who wants exceptional accuracy. Only Defiance can claim the latest designs from Glen Harrison, who craves perfection and continually seeks to improve the look, feel, and performance of these products—as well as ensuring each one is precise and accurate. The unique manufacturing process allows the Defiance team to craft each action to the customer’s specifications—yet still produce within enviable shipping times.
Looking for:
High-end tactical rifle builders; and, end-users of extremely accurate rifles, such as foreign military, law enforcement, and sports distributors.

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels, Plains, Montana
Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels was started in 1985 by Daniel Lilja because of his interest in benchrest rifles. Ever since, Lilja barrels have won events in every major benchrest tournament, including the NBRSA and IBS Nationals, the Super Shoot, the Cactus, the Crawfish and Williamsport, as well as FCSA, BR-50 and CBA matches. Olympic Gold medals have been won using their .22 rimfire barrels. Dan has also served as both a director and past president of the National Bench Rest Shooters Association and is a Trustee of the Rifled Arms Historical Association. From this benchrest beginning, shooters desiring the ultimate in accurate barrels have called on Lilja. The company furnishes barrels for other competitive shooting sports, hunting and varmint rifles. There is also a demand for their barrels in law enforcement counter-sniper rifles and a number of military agencies including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy Seals, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, the FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Canadian Special Forces, and numerous local police and sheriff departments. These customers demand the best and so should you.
Looking for:
Gunsmiths, manufacturers and individual dealers.

Schnee’s, Bozeman, Montana
Schnee's is a renowned maker of quality winter boots, pac boots and mountain boots for hiking and hunting. Schnee’s Western Packer boots feature an ADV outsole with Air Bob traction. They are made for long days in the saddle but offer exceptional traction while walking. It features western-cut rubber bottoms with riding heels, removable heavy duty felt liners for warmth, and a steel shank for protection and arch support. This is only one of the products they are bringing to the show. All are handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana. Come find out more at the show.
Looking for:
Distributors, wholesalers, dealers and retailers all over the world.


Your U.S. Commercial Service Contact

At the show, hunting & sport shooting specialist Moritz Holst will be working out of our Business Information Office (BIO) in the USA Pavilion in hall 5 (booth 5-140) to connect U.S. exhibitors with potential buyers and partners from all over the world. Should one of your goals be to get in touch with U.S. exhibitors, then definitely let us know. Moritz will assist you in any way possible. To request additional support leading up to IWA 2019, or to receive advice on the German market, please contact:

Moritz von Holst
U.S. Commercial Service Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2888-754

For more information on IWA 2020 please visit the organizer's website

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