South African Sky

  When someone announced a few years back that the Cape was the gun-crime capital of the world, it took me a moment or two to realise it could be true. Some natives here still have that old frontier mentality,

Natural England trials brood management

As part of 2016’s Joint Hen Harrier Action Plan, a trial project will press ahead with plans to test the practicalities of brood management, captive rearing and release of captive reared chicks, and to assess ‘changes in social attitude’ towards

Elite Optical Distribution enters wholesale market

A new distributor of optics and optic accessories is now trading in the UK under the name Elite Optical Distribution. The new wholesaler is the brainchild of the team behind online retailer Optics Warehouse, but the two companies will be


What traders need to know about the British Shooting Show 2018

The British Shooting Show moves to the NEC this February, but will the character of the show change as a result? Gun Trade News provides a comprehensive guide to what to expect

No Paine, No Gaine

It’s not been an easy road to success for Alan Paine MD James Hinton. Jacob Barlow asks him how he’s brought the brand to prominence

Viking Conquest

Jacob Barlow quizzes Viking Arms’ product manager Graham Turner about success in the modern gun trade


Airgun consultation under way

A consultation on tightening airgun laws in England and Wales, first reported on in the December 2017 edition of Gun Trade News, is now open for public responses. Intended to be a wide-ranging review into whether the law is fit

Investing in Joy

Diggory Hadoke brings more news on Holt’s new premises and takes time to look on the bright side of falling prices

A Poor Review

UK airgun regulation are to be reassessed, prompting fears of a Scotland-style upheaval. Mat Manning investigates.

Market Opportunities

Hatsan Proxima

Hatsan have now launched the Proxima, a new Vortex gas piston-powered air rifle.

Hawke Endurance WA Riflescope

Brand new for 2018, is Hawke’s latest addition to their impressive range, the Endurance.

RealTree Edge Camouflage

RealTree, one of the pioneering companies behind camo patterning have introduced one of their most ambitious patterns to date, RealTree Edge.

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