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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

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Pros and cons of steel shot – Richard Atkins considers the facts

Richard Atkins considers the pros and cons of steel shot and addresses the principal question: is it a suitable replacement for lead? The topic of using steel shot in shotgun cartridges has been debated for more than 20 years. In

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Lead consultation coming sooner than expected

Sooner than expected, the Government has begun its “substitution of lead in ammunition” consultation which, Simon West explains, will require a fact-based and unified response. There are few things the Government is quick at—but they have surprised us by starting

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Post-pandemic cautious optimism growing in the gun trade and beyond

Steve Faragher takes a look at the latest McKinsey report, and breathes a sigh of relief that it shows optimism is embracing the sensible middle ground. The heat has come off global optimism, thank goodness. The latest McKinsey report suggests

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Mat Manning on the lack of airgun companies at the Game Fair 2021

A month removed, Airgun shooters flocked to this year’s Game Fair and Mat Manning reckons the big industry players missed a trick by not showing up to greet them. The Game Fair returned in spectacular fashion last month, recording its

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Monitoring the fields w/ Simon West

Simon West is on holiday, but luckily for us still filing his copy from the cereal fields of southern England. For my first morning of leave yesterday, I chose to reveille early and get out on the ground. With a

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Aim to Sustain – protecting our way of life

Rural groups are joining forces to safeguard the future of shooting, says Richard Negus Having spent the entire weekend of the Game Fair trudging around Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, I left the showground in a surprisingly good mood. My cheerful

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How has the grouse moor market changed?

As the new season approaches, a joint investigation by Shooting Times and GTN reveals what a hostile opinion on grouse shooting and a changing climate mean for the real-estate market of the grouse moor. By James Fisher. Some 200 years

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What do Guns look for in a shoot?

In an article that first appeared in Shooting Times, Guns on Pegs editor George Browne ruminates on what the modern-day visitor to a shoot is actually after. I have been shooting since I was 11, but it is only since

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Industry support for pro stalkers w/ Al Gabriel

In a thought-provoking column, recreational stalker Al Gabriel calls on the industry to take the support of his professional colleagues more seriously. Throughout our evolutionary history, hunting has played an important role in the development of human societies and the

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