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

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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

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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

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Interview: Tania Coxon of The Country Girls UK

After the success of The Country Girls UK in such a short space of time, we caught up with founder Tania Coxon to talk about the group’s rapid growth and how they’ve adapted during the pandemic. Membership has grown very

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Airgun shooting – Tony Belas talks to Mat Manning about the industry’s future

Mat Manning talks industry, electronics and future innovations with airgun aficionado Tony Belas of Daystate, Brocock and MTC Optics. Tony Belas knows a lot about airguns. Not only has he worked for leading British gunmaker Daystate for more than two

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FX Airguns’ Johan Axelsson interview with Mat Manning

Mat Manning talks cutting-edge air rifle design and innovation with FX Airguns chief technical officer Johan Axelsson. FX Airguns has been blazing a hot trail at the forefront of airgun innovation over recent years. With an emphasis on clean, functional

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Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP – GTN Interview

The MP for the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey is chair of the influential all-party parliamentary group on shooting and conservation and a keen shot himself. We caught up with him to hear his opinion on the current state of shooting in

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Night Master’s Tom Lister – GTN Quick Quiz

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. Tom Lister has worked at Night Master for over seven years now since he left school

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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

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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

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