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Gamebore Back At BSS

Cartridge manufacturers Gamebore have announced the they will be returning to exhibit at the British Shooting Show in 2019. Gamebore has an established reputation for a wide range of high-performance shotgun cartridges for both clay and game shooting markets, as

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GATBS Host Fundraising Dinner

The annual Gun Trade Dinner returns this November with proceeds going to the Gun and Allied Trade Benevolence Society (GATBS) assisting with pensions and support for older members of the shooting industry. Former snooker pro, John Virgo, is confirmed as

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Epiris Buys Bonhams

The Epiris Fund II has completed the acquisition of auctioneer Bonhams for an undisclosed sum. Epiris appears to be making significant moves in the shooting market, having also acquired publisher Time Inc UK and rebranded it as TI Media earlier

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NRA Trade Fair

During the weekend of the Trafalgar meeting (20-21 October 2018) the NRA is holding its Trade Fair. The event will take place in a purpose built 30x15m marquee on Sit Pet Lawn at Bisley, displaying classic and antique firearms. The

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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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