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#guntradeheroes Number 2: BSA

The good people at BSA have decided to support the NHS by holding a prize draw with all the proceeds going to the health service. With five delicious-looking BSA guns to win, it’s a draw well worth entering. Well done

Weihrauch HW 110 STK – Gun of the Week

Mike Morton gets his hands on the Weihrauch HW 110 STK for review, to find out whether small really is beautiful. Weihrauch HW 110 STK: Specification Maker:  Weihrauch, GermanyTest gun supplier: Hull CartridgeModel: HW110 STKPrice: £684Type: Pre-charged pneumaticCalibre: .177 (on test), .22Action: SideleverLoading: Multi-shotOverall length: 87.5cm including moderatorBarrel length: 24cmWeight: 2.6kg

Nine in ten rural owners confident they can reopen safely

Over 90% of rural business owners in Scotland are confident they can reopen their business while safely adhering to social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic. A new survey carried out this week by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the

Interviews

GTN meets new Optical Solutions boss

Meet Cliff Ray, head of new distributor Optical Solutions, and his amazing InfiRay thermal imaging products, fresh from the production conveyor belt in China… The gun trade is renowned for its characters, and there are plenty in it who can

Eley Hawk Interview: Catching up with Practical Shooting family

Leading exponents of the surgingly popular practical shotgun discipline, the Williamsons, have been working to create a cartridge specifically for their sport. GTN caught up with them for an interview on the Eley Hawk stand at The Great British Shooting

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

Comment

Legal advice for the firearms industry during coronavirus

Stuart Farr investigates the potential legal responsibilities that the firearms industry could face in the wake of Covid-19 disruptions. It’s not all just about shortages of pasta, rice or loo rolls. Personally, I have few of these items left but

A recession can be the best time to advertise – here’s why

With the talk of an economic recession being inevitable, many companies will look to cut advertising spend – but this is why you should maintain your advertising efforts – and even increase them! The coronavirus outbreak has caused a global

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

Market Opportunities

Best airguns in this month’s Market Opportunities

With increasing delays reported on applications for and renewals of firearms licences, the canny retailer in England and Wales is increasing his stock of licence-free airguns. But which to stock? Here’s our selection from under £100 to over £3,000. Air

New shooting products for April 2020

Our regular roundup of new shooting products destined to hit the shelves soon, including some that never got announced at IWA. Rizzini ‘Regal Extra’ First in the list of new shooting products for 2020 is one of the more recent

Best sporting rifles: our top 10 list

Take a look at Gun Trade News’ top picks for best sporting rifles Best sporting rifles: Howa Bravo  First in the list of best sporting rifles is the Howa Bravo provides essential chassis benefits combined with conventional target and varmint

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