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Star Spangled Bangers

Sporting a gun trade like no other, the US-of-A are currently enjoying  a fiscal boom. Roger Williams explains the state of trade across the Atlantic There are more licensed firearms dealers than coffee shops, grocery stores or pharmacies in the

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GPs Say: Cough Up

A Home Office ‘betrayal’ over who pays for a certificate applicant’s medical report means shooters will have to pay more to keep their guns… THE PRICE OF SHOOTING IS SET TO INCREASE ONCE AGAIN after the Home Office u-turned on

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Commonwealth of Opportunities

WITH THE COMMONWEAlTH GAMES KICKING OFF as Gun Trade News goes to print, what chance does shooting have of a glorious ‘summer of sport’, as we had in 2012? Wait… not summer. Spring of sport? Well, it’s really autumn in

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Joining The Elite

Shaun Ellis is the man pushing forward Elite Optical Distribution, the distribution company that’s sprung out of Optics Warehouse – and he has big plans… If you had to name one sector of the shooting industry that’s more competitive than

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April 2017: Movers and Shakers

Schöffel Country have announced the appointment of a new brand director for the premium countrywear brand. Marcus Janssen joins the Rutland-based company, moving from Fieldsports magazine, where he was the editor for four years. His former roles have provided Marcus

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Against The Clock?

The Brexit clock is ticking and economic scaremongering is gathering pace, but is it time to hedge your bets rather than hit the panic button? Roger Williams gives his view  MANY EXPERTS AGREE THAT BREXIT’S IMMEDIATE EFFECT WILL WEAKEN THE

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Putting The Wind Up

Right-wing wonderland or liberal fantasy? Who is the countryside for, and how should it be used? That’s the issue that’s been at the heart of a couple of interesting media articles this month, and – with all the inevitability of

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‘Airmageddon Averted’

The airgun industry stands together against a YouTube campaign of video takedowns and terminations – but there are still many unanswered questions. Airgun manufacturers, suppliers and content creators have fought off an apparent purge of their videos from YouTube, which

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Indoor Future?

Here’s a question that’s harder to work out than it first looks. Was the British Shooting Show bigger or smaller than last year, in terms of square-footage? I felt it was rather bigger, as evidenced by the entire sections of

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Facts or Conjecture?

The social media epidemic detracts from the real facts and figures of world banking, as Roger Williams discovers According to surveys of behaviour, people younger than me, particularly those in their teens, twenties and early thirties, do not simply watch

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