Gun of the Week: Umarex Ruger Targis Hunter

Mat Manning puts the Ruger Targis Hunter to the test and discovers there’s more to this break-barrel combo than its very appealing price tag When it comes to affordable starter combos, airgun shooters have never had it so good –

Great British Shooting Awards 2021: trade nominations open NOW!

Trade ominations for the third annual Great British Shooting Awards are now open! Public voting opens on 8 February. For all the information you need, including how to cast your vote, just follow the link below: Anyone can nominate

Walter Wolfe joins SGC sales pack

The Sportsman Gun Centre has announced the addition of Walter Wolfe as its representative for trade sales in Scotland.  Walter’s appointment increases the SGC’s team of field-based representatives to four, covering the country between them, and with an ever growing


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

Behind the scenes at BSA – the GTN interview

We got the opportunity this month to sit down and virtual chat to managing director Simon Moore and head of sales and marketing Jon Hatton about the recent and less recent history of this fine old British brand. BSA has

BioAmmo founder Enrique López-Pozas Lanuza interview

With biodegradable BioAmmo finally hitting the shelves in the UK, GTN caught up with founder Enrique López-Pozas Lanuza and asked about the journey to this point. “I would not have made it through without my beautiful wife”, BioAmmo founder Enrique


Consequences of water supplies for international trade

Roger Williams brings his knowledge to bear on the biggest economic  issue facing the planet, the paucity of fresh water, and asks what the consequences will be for international trade Punch and Judy introduced me to conflict. Rugby, football and

How would a no-deal Brexit affect the gun trade?

With a no-deal Brexit looming, Stuart Farr estimates the difficulties we might be presented with from an old trade enemy, the grey import. The story (or at least a version of it) so far… A long time ago, a nation

Stuart Farr discusses crowdfunding’s impact on shooting

Stuart Farr investigates a potent weapon of the campaigner’s arsenal, crowd funding, and asks if its use could create further legal dilemmas down the line. It perhaps goes without saying the shooting industry has been the subject of an unprecedented

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Best new shooting products in January

A bit of a bumper month this time as we catch up with a few products released in the last quarter that didn’t make it into the Christmas gift list but remain worth your attention, along with all the usual

Gun Trade News Christmas gift guide (pt2)

We’ve made our list and checked it twice…again! So here’s our bumper selection of Christmas gifts that are perfect for the sporting shooter  RWS Rifle slings New RWS Neoprene rifle slings offer softly cushioned, wide shoulder support for comfort and

Gun Trade News Christmas gift guide

We’ve made our list and checked it twice,here’s our bumper selection of Christmas gifts that are perfect for the sporting shooter  Tipton Best Gun Vice  Tipton’s Best Gun Vice is the best tool you can own for working on your

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