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Gun of the Week: GBSA nominated Weihrauch HW98 Grey Laminate

Mat Manning puts this week’s Gun of the Week, the Weihrauch HW98 Grey Laminate, through its paces and concludes that a spring-powered airgun doesn’t have to be a compromise. The Weihrauch HW98 Grey laminate is shortlisted in the Airgun of

The end of 2020 – what can the shooting industry learn?

December brought to a frenetic end what was, to borrow a memorable phrase from HM The Queen, an annus horribilis for many sectors of the economy, especially retail and hospitality writes Diggory Hadoke. To the extent that gun dealers and

RIO Cartridges celebrates 125th Anniversary

2021 marks the 125th anniversary of Rio Cartridges, one of the most iconic and historical brands of hunting and target shooting ammunition in Spain. Established in Madrid in 1896, this is a symbolic anniversary that shines a light on the

Interviews

Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP – GTN Interview

The MP for the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey is chair of the influential all-party parliamentary group on shooting and conservation and a keen shot himself. We caught up with him to hear his opinion on the current state of shooting in

Night Master’s Tom Lister – GTN Quick Quiz

Our new regular quiz where we ask a leading industry figure some daft and not-so-daft questions and find out a bit more about them. Tom Lister has worked at Night Master for over seven years now since he left school

GTN Quick Quiz: Simon West

Our new regular quiz where we ask a leading industry figure some daft and not-so-daft questions and find out a bit more about them. Simon West OBE is a familiar and friendly face to everyone in the gun trade, he’s

Comment

How to get the best deal w/ Stuart Farr

Stuart Farr offers some timely advice on making sure you get the best possible deal in any given negotiation So there it is…at the time of writing, the EU negotiators have dipped the WTO stick in the proverbial “merde” and

Roger Williams on the international freight market

Roger Williams begins this new year with his starkest warning yet about the volatility of the international freight market—something that needs pricing in to all transactions this year. Twenty tonnes of Australian lobster rot at a Chinese airport. Is this

GTA’s Simon West on lockdown and Brexit

Simon West, head of the Gun Trade Association, argues that we must use any time afforded us by lockdown to get our ducks in a row, or else we risk losing any progress made by a successful Brexit. It’s easy

Market Opportunities

Clay shooting glasses – which tint is best?

Should targets always be viewed through rose-tinted specs? Or should you take a darker view? James Simon brings a little transparency to the obscure world of shooting eyewear in this Clay Shooting feature. I’m sure most of us side think

Looking back at the best air rifles of 2020

Airgun Shooter Magazine chose their favourite air rifles of 2020, a list of surefire sellers that anyone should be pushing at the front of their offering Air Arms Ultimate Sporter R Air This air rifle is a solid performer and

Best binoculars for hunting – the latest Market Opportunities

Improve your customer’s stalking recon with these picks for best binoculars for hunting  Meopta MeoStar B1 Plus Binoculars The MeoStar B1 Plus Binocular represents the pinnacle of premium European optics from Meopta. Built on the legendary B1/B1.1 chassis with locking

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