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Fit For Purpose?

With changes to firearms licensing systems and General Licences in the pipeline, shooters should be prepared for all eventualities, warn shooting groups Shooting groups have criticised plans to tighten guidelines on issuing firearms licences. The Home Office plan to put the

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Gear up for action

Military 1st marketing manager Lukas Duszynski talks to Ollie Harvey about the growth of online retail in the past ten years As more business is conducted online – in an ever-evolving retail world – companies such as Amazon and eBay are

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Golden milestone for Sasta

Urpo Saastamoinen founded Sasta in 1969 as he could not find the right clothing for the Finnish wilderness. Urpo designed his own wool suit, using Sarka wool, which is still in use 50 years later.  Manufactured from 70 per cent

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Range Right Appointed Exclusive UK Distributor for Crosman

Harrogate based wholesaler, Range Right Ltd, is delighted to announce that they have been appointed the exclusive UK distributor for Crosman, a sub brand of Velocity Outdoor. “We are both privileged and excited to be working with Crosman as their

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General consensus

Pest birds are once again covered under a set of new general licences supplied by Defra; but how does the trade view the new legislation?  It appears progress has been made since Defra released three new general licenCes on 14

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The story of Sportsman Gun Centre

We pay a visit to probably the UK’s biggest shooting retailer to find out more about their growth and the brands they now distribute When Gary Lamburn purchased The Sportsman Gun Centre in 1993, the business was in transition. The

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Roger Williams explores trade sanctions

The cycle of trade sanctions and financial uncertainty goes around and around; Roger Williams explores the possible knock-on effects. Watching the world’s economies is like watching a spinning top; unless it is left untouched except to wind it up, the

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Unlocking the war chest

The numbers that many people didn’t want to hear were finally revealed last month… The Department for International Trade showed that investment in the UK by overseas firms has declined sharply in recent years. The number of new projects in

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Current GDP masks financial reality

We often look to GDP to measure the nation’s net income, but selection of data can skew the picture and lead to inaccurate predictions. Official figures showed that the UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent from January to April

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GTN reflects on ad spends: ‘It’s just not the same’

Ad spends are up again across the trade – but once this figure would have been the norm and not a peak, as Gun Trade News editor Colin Fallon reflects Advertising is up for the second month in a row,

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