Huntex 2015

By Neil Harmse

The Huntex 2015 Expo held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand was one of the biggest and best Expo’s to date.
Entramarc (Pty) T/A Sixes and Sevens hosted two stands which were prominently situated in Hall 5 just off the walkway entrance to Hall 4. The SA Wingshooter stand was directly opposite which helped with our liaison with the Wingshooter members who we support.
We were extremely fortunate to have a few very knowledgeable people assisting on the stands.

Firstly Barbara Fausti co-owner and director of Fausti guns in Italy took two days from her hectic schedule to be with us on the Fausti stand, offering us her extensive knowledge on the technical points of the fine range of Fausti guns and the different models.

On the Hull Cartridge stand we were ably assisted by David Bontoft Owner and director of Hull cartridges UK, accompanied by his lovely wife Pat, who is also an avid shotgunner with a good knowledge of the Hull range of cartridges and products. Our stands were keenly visited by people looking for good quality guns for various shotgun disciplines, or looking for shotgun cartridges for clay shooting or bird shooting.

The Hull stand was particularly attractive with a panoramic backdrop of flighting pigeons over a grass field. Unbeknown to us the judges were evaluating the various stands and displays for viability and availability of products, visual impact of the display and stand and also service and information given to customers and visitors. We were very proud to be awarded the prize for the best small stand on the show out of the hundreds of exhibitors present. The award prize was a beautiful custom made hunting knife with a leather sheath mounted in a glass fronted frame. This will be displayed with pride in our new showroom.

The companies of Chiappa and Pietta from Italy had their own stands in the Italian section of Hall 4. They were kind enough to refer all enquiries on Cowboy Action Guns to us as the official importers and agents of their lever action rifles, shotguns and single action revolvers.

We wish to thank everyone, staff and visitors alike who helped make the show a success for Entramarc T/A Sixes and Sevens