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British Gun and Allied Trades Dinner

The annual Gun Trade Dinner returns this November with proceeds going the Gun and Allied Trade Benevolence Society (GATBS) which assists with pensions and support for older members of the shooting industry. A trade spokesperson said: “The event continues to

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NRA Trade Fair

During the weekend of the Trafalgar Meeting (20-21 October) the NRA is holding its Trade Fair. The event will see over 30 exhibitors in a purpose built 30m x 15m marquee on Sit Pet Lawn at NRA’s Bisley, displaying classic

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FACS Hits 30 Year High

The number of firearms certificates in the UK is at its highest since 1988, new Home Office figures reveal. There were 157,581 FACs on issue on 31 March this year, an increase of 2 per cent on the previous year.

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Rigby Pledge Annual Donations

John Rigby & Co. has become a corporate supporter of the Country Food Trust, backing the field sports industry’s efforts to help people in food poverty. The charity produces Pheasant Country Casserole and Partridge Country Curry to donate to charities

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NSS Bring Kids In For Free

All children aged 15 and under will get free entry to the Northern Shooting Show 2019, organisers have confirmed. The show, returning to the Yorkshire Event Centre on 11-12 May 2019, makes the move to open up its attractions to

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Industry Bids Fond Farewell To Mike George

The founding editor of Sporting Gun Magazine has sadly died at the age of 77. Mike George first published Sporting Gun in 1976 and continued to work in the industry for over 40 years. The magazine’s current editor, Matthew Clark,

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Gleneagles Introduces Game Shooting Packages

The traditional Gleneagles hotel have announced that it is to offer game bird shooting packages for guests who wish to experience the thrill of the sport. Guests will be accompanied by the head game keeper, as well as a shooting

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APSI Get Browning Backing

The Association of Professional Shooting Instructors have announced that Browning have agreed to sponsor the APSI with a selection of Sporting and Trap guns for use on the APSI courses. The gunmakers have been involved in the three four-day courses

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100,000 Up For GunsOnPegs

GunsOnPegs hit a landmark 100,000 members in June. Since growing from a shooting pastime in 2007, the free-to-use site lists over 1,200 shoots. Managing director Chris Horne said: “I am delighted that we have managed to connect so many people

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Air Ambulance Funds Take Off

Shooting enthustiast, Martin Millichamp, has been raising money for the last 15 seasons to donate to the lifesaving Midland Air Ambulance Charity. During the most recent season, from November 2017 to February 2018, Martin has raised over £330, by providing

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