Welcome to Gun Trade News

Gun Trade News is the only B2B publication focused on the UK’s civilian shooting market, more commonly known as the gun trade, to the exclusion of all else.

Written authoritatively, with a hard-edged, provocative style full of breaking and developing news, product information, market opportunities, opinions and big interviews, it treats the gun trade for what it is: a good number of diverse businesses with a common theme.

Members of the gun trade or related industries are entitled to a free subscription to Gun Trade News. If you think you qualify, contact us at info@guntradenews.com to get the next issue delivered straight to your door.

Gun Trade News is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry. We are always committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of journalism and will abide by the Editor’s Code of Practice.

content creation

The majority of the content on Gun Trade News is created solely by our editorial team, but on occasion we also work with external partners to create content we hope our readers will find interesting and useful. 

Supported editorial

Articles that are labelled as being written ‘in association’ with are independent editorial articles, created by writers employed by Gun Trade News. 

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Articles that are labelled ‘Advertisement Feature’ are paid for and controlled by a commercial partner.

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Our Team

Steve Faragher


Steve has been in publishing for longer than he cares to remember, working as an editor for several specialist and hobby publications as well as publishing books and magazines across a broad spectrum of interests.

He’s been the Editor of Gun Trade News since early 2020. He’s more of a plinker than a Gun, but has found the gun trade one of the friendliest and most rewarding environments he has yet worked in.

Stuart Farr


Solicitor and partner at Northwest based firm, Taylors.

He specialises in commercial disputes, and acts for clients in a wide variety of sectors where he is frequently engaged as their “trusted advisor” to assist businesses in their day-to-day issues and strategic planning.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in practice, Stuart has gained a valuable niche experience and expertise in firearms related law, wider countryside issues and ethics.

Al Gabriel


I am a molecular biologist with a PhD in genetics. I am a former Territorial Army soldier with the infantry. I was elected as a BASC council member in 2020. I am an avid deer stalker based in the North of England with specialist interest in roe deer. I am an advocate for diversity in fieldsports. I am particularly focused on making deer staking accessible to women. I write stalking columns for Guntrade News and Shooting Times on subjects such as deer management, climate change and legislation affecting the Gun Trade.

Diggory Hadoke


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Caroline Roddis


Caroline fell in love with shooting at her university rifle club and has never looked back.

She has been writing about shooting for more than a decade, with a particular interest in the technology and people behind the kit we see in the field, and has been writing the In the Media column for Gun Trade News since 2015.

When not boozing with journalists in the name of research or judging whisky competitions, Caroline can be found at MedCert.

Liam Stokes


Liam Stokes writes and campaigns on game, wildlife, countryside and food. He is Chief Executive of British Game Assurance, working to bring farm-assurance to game shooting for the first time, finding new outlets and promoting game to the public as a healthy, sustainable and tasty choice.

Liam has worked across the game and wildlife sector, in research, shoot management, education, campaigning and Civil Service. He has worked for the Countryside Alliance and GWCT, sat on the England Committee of BASC, and is now a board member of Aim to Sustain.

Simon West


Executive Director, Gun Trade Association. 

His previous career in the Army included many years working in the fields of weapons technology and strategic communication.  

Away from work, Simon is a keen deer manager, rough shooter and cannon maker.  He is Renter Warden of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, where he chairs the Certification Panel, promoting traditional gunmaking crafts through the skills certification of apprentices.