News

Gun of the week: Webley & Scott Xocet

This is a value rifle from the Webley and Scott stable, manufactured in Germany and featuring a 10 shot detachable magazine. The Xocet has a 19″ barrel with a ½”UNF thread, which comes in standard sporter or carbon fibre varmint

Help Scottish field sports survive coronavirus

We’re following up with an opportunity to show support to Scottish field sports businesses excluded from government grants. As we reported yesterday, the Scottish Government has exempted several fieldsports businesses from applying for coronavirus support, meaning those businesses could lose

Scottish fieldsports industry denied coronavirus help

Field sports businesses in Scotland are being specifically denied help in the Scottish government’s handouts. The coronavirus fund, which is being administered across the UK, offers up to £10,000 in grants to small businesses affected by the pandemic. But on

Interviews

Behind the scenes: Key moments in Alan Paine’s history

Gun Trade News meets up with James Hinton and Kam Sahota of Alan Paine to discuss some of the most decisive moments in the company’s recent history. When GTN last spoke to Alan Paine, the brand was marking its 110th

GTN visits Webley & Scott

Paul Garrity talks to GTN as he celebrates an incredible 50 years with the iconic Webley & Scott. Webley & Scott is one of the oldest names in the firearms industry with almost two centuries of production, including revolvers, shotguns

GTN speaks to FX

Ollie Harvey explores what the future holds for Swedish airgun manufacturer, FX. Fredrik Axelsson tells us more. 20 years ago, as the last millennium was drawing to a close, fledgling airgun makers FX began making their mark on the shooting world.

Comment

Coronavirus: Stuart Farr on the industry’s biggest issues

Stuart Farr takes on not one, but two of the hottest topics in shooting – Coronavirus and lead shot. I’m not a religious person by any means but the global events over the last few months do seem to hark

Mat Manning’s thoughts on the rise of airgun slugs

Mat Manning shares his thoughts on the rapidly increasing popularity of airgun slugs, what they offer for shooters and what that could mean to the trade. Anyone with a connection to the airgunning grapevine will know that airgun slug ammunition

Pure and simple

Stuart Farr offers a scoop of advice to help businesses enjoy a ‘fab’ 2020. February! Looking ahead to the month, for many it’s a nondescript month spent preparing for future events to come. Its name is derived from the Latin

Market Opportunities

Best riflescopes: Even more options

We’re back with even more riflescope options new onto the market. Nightforce SHV 3-12X56 US optics manufacturers Nightforce derived the SHV 3-12×56 by simplifying the characteristics seen in the NXS range and removing the illuminated reticle. The optic retains the

Best riflescopes: Our essential selection

Our round-up of the best scopes on the market, including a couple of new nightscopes. Swarovski Z8I 2.3-18X56 Riflescope This sophisticated optical system with 8x zoom and up to 18x magnification offers rapid, accurate target acquisition. The optics produce razor-sharp

Ammunition: Our best picks

Centerfires, rimfires, pellets: you name it and we have it, in this metallic ammunition round-up Power Pellets Power Pellets have achieved outstanding results in competition and field and are pre-treated with Napier’s acclaimed Power Pellet Lube. The benefits of using

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