New MD at John Rothery

Leading gun trade wholesaler and distributor John Rothery Wholesale has appointed Sean O’Driscoll as managing director. Sean has built up a wealth of experience within the shooting trade, previously as managing director of publishing company David Hall Publishing—where he also

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The debate surrounding grouse shooting

The debate on grouse moors was demanded by more than 100,000 people but, apart from offering the odd amusement at Labour MPs’ gaffes when discussing our industry, did it serve any purpose? Not really, reckons Caroline Roddis. I can never

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BREAKING NEWS: Major security breach affecting thousands of UK gun owners

News of a serious data breach affecting a major UK gun trader are coming to light. The breach involves more than 100,000 records hacked from the retailer’s website. Gun Trade News and Shooting Times journalists are currently investigating the story

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The Country Girls UK shortlisted at The Rural Business Awards

Just eight months after launching, The Country Girls UK have been shortlisted for the Best Rural and Outdoor Pursuits Business in the North. The Rural Business Awards 2021/2022, in partnership with Amazon, will mark the Awards’ seventh year of celebrating

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Impact of Covid-19 w/ Roger Williams

Never mind the post-pandemic euphoria, it’s time for a reality check with Roger Williams. Sickness, isolation, lockdowns, shutdowns, Government borrowings and enforced savings are all at record levels. Millions of people have died, some 3.4 million during the current pandemic.

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Looking ahead to the Olympics

Caroline Roddis looks to the upcoming Olympics with hope; hope that they will happen and hope that shooting sports’ quadrennial season of positive press from the mainstream media continues. The UK population is very good at splitting into two. Whether it’s

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GWCT appoints new Scottish director

Rory Kennedy has been appointed as the new director for Scotland at the GWCT. Mr Kennedy was formerly chair of the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) and a member of the Conservation Capital senior team, a global consultancy providing

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Oskar Waktare – GTN Quick Quiz

GMK stalwart and now a leading light at Holland & Holland, Oskar Waktare comes from a long line of gun traders. Please tell us who you are and who you work for My name is Oskar Waktare and I am

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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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The legal challenges faced by the gun trade during the pandemic

As the fallout from Covid enters the courtrooms of the country, Stuart Farr reports on two major cases that might impact your business, and looks ahead at more litigation to come. Those quintessential aspects of trade and commerce—shaking hands on

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