View From The Valley

Will calls to reform the Firearms Licensing Department in the Dyfed Powys Police, how are businesses in Wales responding? Ollie Harvey explores… Dyfed Powys Police have been urged to reform their firearms licensing department with immediate effect, affecting shooters and

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Change Is Afoot

  Let’s be honest: 2017, like many of its recent predecessors, wasn’t an overwhelmingly great year. If I could sum it up in just one word I think it would be ‘uncertainty’. I had made a vague promise to myself

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Licensing Lottery

      Lincolnshire police and GPs are pursuing an official policy of charging extra for a shotgun or firearms licence – and shooting groups won’t put up with it Confusion over what individuals should pay for a gun licence

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EU firearms proposals revised

The gun trade continues to scrutinise the possibility of European intervention after shooting organisations and a British MEP worked together on a new version of Europe’s firearms law proposals. But the proposals will continue to be revised before being made

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Trade Secrets: SETAC

Are gun dealers failing to comply with firearms laws, explosives regulations and health-and-safety requirements? Danny Kay of SETAC tells GTN what pitfalls retailers commonly fall into – and how to avoid them Everyone knows the gun trade is constricted by

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Home Office revamps firearms licensing

As of 1 April changes have been implemented to the firearms licensing process that include notifications of firearms ownership for doctors. These changes come in response to recommendations put forwards by coroners, medical professionals and the Independent Police Complaints Commission

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IWA round-up: Rizzini

Italian gunmaker Rizzini celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and had plenty of new products on its stand at IWA 2016, including the new V3 entry-level competition shotgun. Ideal for new shooters and female shooters, the V3 is suited to

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IWA round-up: Browning

Apart from showcasing the B15 range of shotguns, first launched to the UK at the British Shooting Show, Browning also announced the arrival of a new A5, the A5 One Sweet 16. In 16-gauge, the Sweet 16 is a lightweight

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IWA round-up: Merkel

German firearms company Merkel had several new products on display at IWA 2016; of particular interest to the UK market is the news that the RX Helix straight pull rifle is now available threaded with a moderator. Bertram vom Quadt

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IWA round-up: Tikka

Tikka unveiled the new version of its popular T3 rifles at IWA 2016, called the T3x. A large crowd turned out for the launch event to get a look at the new redesigned product family, incorporating no fewer than 19 variations.

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