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Behind the scenes at Sportsman Gun Centre

Gun Trade News join Gary Lamburn at Sportsman Gun Centre, Exeter, for a behind the scenes experience at Britain’s largest firearms business. When Gary Lamburn purchased The Sportsman Gun Centre in 1993, the business was in transition. The deal for

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Shoestring shooting (part 2)

Clay shooting doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. There are a range of budget cartridges and clay guns on the market that have the potential to be volume sellers, and in the second part of a two-part article, we’re

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Shoe string shooting (part 1)

Clay shooting doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. There are a range of budget cartridges and clay guns on the market that have the potential to be volume sellers, and in the first part of a two-part article, we’re

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The Viennese faults

Diggory Hadoke explores the possibility of European auction houses usurping classic British sales. An interesting letter appeared on my desk recently. It was from a European auction house and it was asking for consignments from the UK. The auction house

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The pest bet: 15 pieces of gear to keep pests at bay

In February, pest control moves to the top of many shooters’ agendas – so stock up on the right gear as we run through 15 pieces of gear and tech to keep pests and predators at bay.   1. Wicked

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Stuart Farr’s ‘fly on the wall’ observations of goods and services

When it comes to trade deals, Stuart Farr says that sometimes it’s difficult to work out what the fuss is all about. Do we need them? If so, why? I confess the constant reference to them makes me wonder where

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Right Up Your Street

Shooting Sports UK The media talk of “Deal or No Deal”, “frictionless” this and that; “backstops” and “double-backstops” has been draining. I suppose it is to be expected. It’s a sign of the times and perhaps we could be more

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Jewel in the Crown

The UK and Europe’s premier trade and retail shooting show returns to the NEC on the 15-17 February. More than ever, international brands are looking to make the British Shooting Show their home with areas such as Rifle Focus set

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Switlyk’s Twit Pics

‘Have you ever seen Outlander? I recently watched the first few episodes and it’s essentially like the tourist body for Scotland got together with Mills and Boon to create something that would irresistibly draw middle-aged women and their disposable income

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A LAC Of Perspective

There seems to be a growing sense that ‘something needs to be done’ about technology. I don’t just mean the (entirely justified, in my view) middle class pre-occupation with children’s screen time, but a sense that something needs to be

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