Interviews

An Elite Opportunity

At the turn of the year GTN caught up with Shaun Ellis of Optics Warehouse. He outlined that the business was branching out; developing Elite Optical Distribution to meet the needs of the trade. With new optics brands launching at

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Diamond Jubilee

In 1958 Midland Diving Equipment Ltd was founded in Leicester. Over the past 60 years the business has grown to become a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced high pressure cylinder valves and manifolds, including an increasingly prominent place in the

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Where Aigle Dares

Arnaud Banizette has had a busy year. He’s arrived in the UK from France, relaunched the Aigle brand to the UK gun trade, continued to grow the brand with swathes of advertising and successful trade show appearances, and racked up

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Leading The Way

One of the hot topics in field sports circles is the use of the lead shot in UK Wetlands. Jack Knott waded in on the issue to give the Countryside Alliance’s take on the rulings, regulations and knock-on effects for

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Riding High In The Saddle

The opening day of the Game Fair was hardly ideal weather for a trade event. Indeed the record-breaking heat was only really a blessing for sunbathers. However, the news coming from another tanner was also extremely positive. Albion Saddlermakers first

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Felice Anniversario

IN 1948 ITALY WAS A NATION THAT NEEDED TO REDISCOVER its identity. Amid this backdrop Stefano Fausti founded the “Fausti” factory and brand in Brescia, a city that had become famous for the production of firearms the world over. Armed

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Laporting For Duty

Clay Pigeon Trap Makers Laporte are continuing their Clay Shooting roadshow, this time making a winning appearance at the Royal Signals Championships at Blandford Army Camp in Dorset. The Royal Signal motto, Certa Cito, translates as ‘Swift and Sure’, undoubtedly

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On The March

In golfing terms, a caddie is always on hand to give insightful advice and support. They are aware of the challenges and obstacles of the course, along with the best strategy for playing it. Taking on similar responsibilities – albeit

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Pushing Boundaries

As Gunpower UK continue to embrace new ventures and takes on new brands, GTN meet the man behind it all, Geoff Darvill  From a shop window ad in Sheffield to a vast airgun factory in Texas, Geoff Darvill has almost

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True To Form

LITTLE ACORNS: We join bespoke riflestock manufacturers Form following a hectic weekend at the Northern Shooting Show to uncover the secrets of their success so far  Having made the arduous journey back from the Northern Shooting Show to their own

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