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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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Laws around gun customisation with Stuart Farr

Stuart Farr looks at the laws around gun customisation and reveals why for legal reasons the practice isn’t as widespread as it should be. Recognising, of course, the lockdown introduced to address Covid-19 has had an adverse impact on many

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BREAKING: Game Fair 2020 postponed

The Game Fair 2020 has been postponed.  An official statement due imminently is expected to confirm new July dates next year in the event’s regular slot. Gun Trade News managed to speak to the Managing Director of The Game Fair, James Gower, who

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Covid-19 guidance visits for shoots launched

BASC is launching free Covid-19 guidance visits to help prepare shoots for the coming season. The Covid-19 guidance visits will help shoots form their own individual risk assessments depending on their situation and demonstrate how risks can be reduced in line

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CPSA CEO Iain Parker – GTN interview

After an intervention that certainly did his sport no harm, we catch up with Iain Parker, the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association CEO and ask him about the present, and future, of the sport. Last month, the CEO of the CPSA,

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National police chief gives clear guidance on shooting under Covid-19 restrictions

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford, the national lead on firearms licensing, has provided clarity on shooting in England under the current Covid-19 guidance following concerns raised by BASC, other shooting organisations and police forces. DCC Orford says he has clarified

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#guntradeheroes 1 – gamekeepers show their thanks to NHS

From out of the murk of Covid-19 coverage looms that rarest of things, a positive news story about our industry. Caroline Roddis shakes off her disbelief to tell us all about it. When the Covid-19 pandemic started it was touted

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CORONAVIRUS: UK Gun Trade hunkers down for pandemic, with two-thirds of businesses closing

In an exclusive poll for Gun Trade News conducted on 25 and 26 March 2020, two-thirds of gun businesses revealed that they were temporarily closing to deal with the impact of coronavirus. Sixty per cent of respondents had already closed,

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