News

British Shooting Show to return in 2022

Triumphant comeback for trade show after two-year absence due to Covid restrictions. It’s the news the trade had been hoping for. Giving another clear signal that trading conditions are returning to normal, the Great British Shooting Show (BSS) has announced

Aim to Sustain

Aim to Sustain launches ‘zero tolerance’ toolkits

Leading rural organisations have today announced the publication of anti-persecution measures that they believe will further boost the UK’s growing raptor populations.  The new Aim to Sustain partnership – which promotes sustainable game and land management – has produced a

ShooterKing Clothing: Available Now

This post is sponsored by Thomas Jacks Recent domestic and international circumstances meant that ShooterKing products had become a precious commodity to come by. Thomas Jacks have announced that they now have a good stock of ShooterKing clothing across all

Interviews

Zeiss’ Björn Pados interview w/ Mat Manning

Airgun shooters are celebrating Zeiss’s launch of a range of scopes especially for them. Mat Manning catches up with Björn Pados, category manager for the German optics giant’s hunting division, to find out more. Until very recently, Zeiss telescopic sights

Elite Optical’s Stuart Grant interview w/ Mat Manning

Theoben has long been absent from the British scene but that’s about to change. Mat Manning talks with Stuart Grant of Elite Optical as the business prepares for the next chapter in the brand’s history. The news of Elite Optical

GTN interview: Game Fair’s James Gower

James Gower is the dynamic presence behind the Game Fair, our most eagerly anticipated country event. He tells Steve Faragher what to expect this year, and how they overcame uncertainty. SF: I’ve never been to The Game Fair before. Tell

Comment

2021 Game Shooting Census – examining the results

George Browne of Guns on Pegs examines the results of this year’s Game Shooting Census, carried out by Guns on Pegs and Lycetts, with the support of BASC, the GWCT and the Countryside Alliance. There’s a phrase that I’ve come

Caroline Roddis on game meat for Christmas

Our media analyst Caroline Roddis bravely takes a peek into a budget supermarket’s Christmas food offerings and returns surprisingly impressed. Wasn’t it lovely to see James Martin ambling around the Game Fair back in July? The chef spent most of

Pressure in gun licensing laws and deal making

Stuart Farr looks at pressure, and how it relates to gun licensing laws and deal making Pressure—whether in the workplace, across our business dealings or among our domestic or social environments—it somehow manages to creep in almost everywhere. In its

Market Opportunities

Best small binoculars – Mat Manning lists his top picks

Mat Manning tests a selection of the best compact binoculars, at a range of affordable prices, that will give you a better view of the action without weighing you down. Bushnell Prime 10×42 Bushnell is a big player in the

Best guns for grouse shooting – selecting the best options

Shooting grouse requires tough, reliable guns that handle instinctively and can be reloaded quickly. Mike Yardley picks 10 to take to the moors (this article first appeared in The Field). Grouse were arguably the first native birds to be routinely

New shooting products for September 2021

If you’d like to your new product to be considered for review, then please contact Gun Trade News Beretta 694 Sporting 50th Anniversary This year, GMK, which was founded in 1971, is celebrating having been in business for 50 years.

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