covid-19

British Shooting Show in April 2021 is postponed until Feb 2022

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the British Shooting Show set for April 2021 has been postponed until February 2022. The British Shooting Show was set to return to the NEC for its fourth year but was unable to do so

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Rising government debt meets falling personal debt – implications for gun trade

With unprecedented levels of government debt meeting falling levels of personal debt, Roger Williams peers into his crystal ball and tries to decipher what this all may mean for the gun trade. Noise wakes you up. Unfortunately, it can also

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Follow the Covid-19 Code for shooting

With the start of the pheasant season just days away, BASC is pleased that the latest government announcement has not placed further restrictions on shooting in England. We continue to await further details on the latest guidance from Northern Ireland,

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BASC launches second newspaper campaign

BASC has launched its second newspaper advertising campaign of the year – this time celebrating the opening of the pheasant season. The first campaign focused on the importance of the grouse season to our upland communities and landscape conservation. The

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The latest on gun auctions during Covid-19

Diggory Hadoke takes a virtual tour of the month’s sales, and finds that the gun trade is booming. Many industries have suffered catastrophic damage during the turbulent summer of COVID-19. However, it seems that auctions are weathering the unsettled period

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Behind the scenes at Ian Coley Sporting

Clay Shooting’s Julian Fellows visited Ian Coley Sporting recently to see how they had fared since lockdown, and how they were feeling about reopening. He spoke with MD Adam Broomfield. How have the country’s top shooting grounds been handling the

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Updated: Covid-19 safe shooting and gathering limits

Shooting has been added to a list of sports that are exempt from the latest Covid-19 restrictions in England. The ‘rule of six’ restrictions brought in yesterday (14 September) in England could have disrupted game shooting which usually includes eight

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BioAmmo founder Enrique López-Pozas Lanuza interview

With biodegradable BioAmmo finally hitting the shelves in the UK, GTN caught up with founder Enrique López-Pozas Lanuza and asked about the journey to this point. “I would not have made it through without my beautiful wife”, BioAmmo founder Enrique

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Airgun business – how did it fare under lockdown?

Mat Manning talks to traders at the sharp end of the airgun industry to see how business fared during lockdown and whether it’s set to bounce back. It’s what shooters and the gun trade have been waiting for: a gradual

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BASC Covid-19 guidance shoot visits hitting the mark

More than 100 shoots have taken up the opportunity to receive expert practical guidance from BASC staff on reducing Covid-19 risks on shoot day. The free visits, launched in England at the end of June, help shoots form their own

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