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Game Fair 2021 preview w/ Simon West

With excitement building for the Game Fair, Simon West reflects on the progress we have made and the obstacles that remain as we struggle back to that elusive ‘normality’. Here we go! With us facing the roll back of restrictions—hopefully

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Getting into airgun shooting – Mat Manning discusses support for new shooters

New recruits represent the future of our sport and our businesses. Mat Manning reminds retailers of their responsibility to set them off on the right track. It is a very pleasing fact that sales of airguns and related accessories appear

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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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Theoben airguns available again to UK shooters

Theoben has a strong following and is now making its return to UK stores Around thirty years ago, Theoben airguns were a popular and sought-after brand in the UK. Yet in October 2012 Theoben went into receivership in the UK and Managing

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Best airgun kit from 2020

While it’s all too easy to dwell on the negatives of 2020, the year saw the launch of some great new airguns and accessories. Mat Manning looks back and picks a few of his favourites. Daystate leading the way The

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GTA’s Simon West on lockdown and Brexit

Simon West, head of the Gun Trade Association, argues that we must use any time afforded us by lockdown to get our ducks in a row, or else we risk losing any progress made by a successful Brexit. It’s easy

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Gun of the Week: FX Impact MKII

FX has revamped the highly successful Impact with a MkII model – but could it improve on this pioneering bullpup? Mat Manning takes it to the range to find out FX Airguns has a reputation for making some of the

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Simon West on protecting shooting

There’s something about our industry that seems to attract government consultations, writes Simon West, head of The Gun Trade Association in the first of his new monthly columns for GTN. This new one is titled ‘Firearms Safety’, something we can

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Why We Shoot: Mike Morton on his love for airgunning

Airgun Shooter editor-in-chief Mike Morton explains what it is about the sport that’s managed to keep him hooked for more than forty years Why do I shoot? I’ve been asked that question many times over the years, almost always from

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Gun of the year: ATA Airborne

We have looked back this year to find out what Gun of the Week you read the most, and now we can bring you your Gun of the Year, the ATA Airborne The Turkish gunmakers, have established themselves in the

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