News

Looking ahead to the Game Fair…

As The Game Fair prepares to welcome trade and visitors to Hatfield House, we preview the biggest event in the fieldsports calendar Last year marked a momentous landmark for The Game Fair, as the show at Ragley Hall celebrated the

Roger Williams explores trade sanctions

The cycle of trade sanctions and financial uncertainty goes around and around; Roger Williams explores the possible knock-on effects. Watching the world’s economies is like watching a spinning top; unless it is left untouched except to wind it up, the

SPONSORED: Merkel Partner’s and exclusive members club

Viking have formed an exclusive network of retailers to offer its range of firearms and accessories. Merkel Partner dealers represent the brand across the UK and offer expert advice and support during your Merkel purchase.  As of July 2019 the

Interviews

Behind the scenes at Sportsman Gun Centre

Gun Trade News join Gary Lamburn at Sportsman Gun Centre, Exeter, for a behind the scenes experience at Britain’s largest firearms business. When Gary Lamburn purchased The Sportsman Gun Centre in 1993, the business was in transition. The deal for

GTN sits down with Ariat’s James Wilson

Ollie Harvey heads off the beaten track to catch up with Ariat’s James Wilson A quaint Oxfordshire village may not be the first place you look for a multi-national company. Yet in the shadows of Harwell’s St Matthews Church you

Boys and their toys

Outfit International boss, Valdemar Bardram, talks to Colin Fallon about his plans for the future of Seeland and Harkila and how the gun trade compares to the toy industry Danish clothing company Seeland is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of

Comment

Stuart Farr takes a look at the new general licences

Stuart Farr turns ‘mythbuster’ to challenge the ongoing ramifications of changes to general licensing. As news reaches our shores that Australia’s beloved national symbol, the Koala, is now on the verge of being “functionally extinct”, one might be tempted to

Auction news and big game issues

Diggory Hadoke explores auction trends and the public threats that can impact big game industries. Recently, Gavin Gardiner put up a significant collection of air rifles for sale by internet bidding, prior to his 1 May London auction at Sotheby’s

‘Hidden gems’ are no longer so hidden, says Diggory Hadoke

‘Hidden gems’ are no longer as elusive as they once were and, as Diggory Hadoke explains, lots from the provincial auctions may be worth the gamble A surprising number of people seem to be buying guns unseen from provincial auctions

Market Opportunities

Centrefire excellence

This month GTN offers a comprehensive selection of centrefire riflescopes, from great value glass to top-end optics Konus M30 1.5-6×44 This 30mm tube 1.5-6×44 is a functional choice for the no-nonsense hunter. This It all the boxes for close and

Even more leading lines on the stalking product market

Last week we brought you a round-up of the leading lines for a successful day of stalking, well now we’re back with more! Aigle Parcours 2 Outlast Handcrafted in France from Gomma Plus natural rubber for that durable yet soft

Best stalking products on the market

A round-up of the leading lines you should be stocking to supply for a successful day of stalking. Swazi Tahr XP For over 15 years the Tahr Anorak has built a repuation around the world as the world as the

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