firearms

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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British Shooting Show highlights

The British Shooting Show, held 12-14 February at Stoneleigh, saw a whole host of new product launches and exciting industry announcements, with organisers hailing it the best ever British Shooting Show. There were product launches a plenty in the shotgun

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Countdown to IWA 2016

Businesses across Europe and the world are gearing up for the shooting industry’s highlight of the year: IWA Outdoor Classics 2016, Nuremberg, 4-7 March. IWA will see the largest names in shooting showcase their latest and greatest products, with ground-breaking

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MEPs express concerns over “poorly drafted” EU amendments

The European Parliament has had its first meeting to discuss the proposed amendments to the EU Firearms Directive. Shooting representatives have hailed the meeting as a promising first step, with the majority of MEPs expressing concerns over the amendments’ impact on

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