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CORONAVIRUS: BASC asks Home Office to support firearms licensing during pandemic

Tens of thousands of firearm certificate holders could be at risk of breaking the law as the coronavirus outbreak restricts police resources, according to BASC. The UK’s largest shooting organisation is aware that police forces are starting to divert officers

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Calling the shots

GTN looks ahead to the 2020 SHOT Show with the event organisers and headline sponsors SHOT Show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. The

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GTN visits Webley & Scott

Paul Garrity talks to GTN as he celebrates an incredible 50 years with the iconic Webley & Scott. Webley & Scott is one of the oldest names in the firearms industry with almost two centuries of production, including revolvers, shotguns

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SPONSORED: R&B Sporting is recruiting!

Having opened in 2006, R&B Sporting is now firmly established as a leading and well-loved gun shop serving the Midlands and South Wales. Following the recent expansion of the Ross-on-Wye premises and an extended period of growth, the company is

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Mossberg finds a new home in the UK

Mossberg has just celebrated its centenary, having started making its firearms in 1919, based in Connecticut, USA. And now, Mossberg have announced that Viking Arms is their new UK distribution partner. Managing Director Sam Macarthur said, “We are very excited

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New BASC Service Bypasses Unhelpful GPs

BASC has launched a dedicated service to ensure speedy responses for members being let down and delayed by unhelpful GPs during the firearms licensing process.  The service, launched on 6 January, will link applicants with compliant GPs to help secure

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GTN catches up with Shoot SP’s Steve Randles

Ollie Harvey joins Steve Randles as he sets his sights on trade with the revolutionary Shoot SP. In an industry that is steeped in heritage and tradition, innovation can be hard to come by. It is a cliché to say

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The GTN Interview: Highland’s John Bright

John Bright joins Ollie Harvey to explore the roots of Highland Outdoors and share plans for 2020. When John Bright joined the gun trade, he was presented with the daunting challenge of representing the Austral Gun Company to clients in

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EU Firearms Directives Put In Place

The government has recently incorporated new requirements into the Firearms Rules based on 2017 EU Directives. The directives cover civilian ownership of firearms, registration with licensing authorities, the ownership of deactivated firearms, security issues for the ownership of firearms by

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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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