firearms

Game shooting certificate launched by BASC

BASC has launched a new qualification designed to give new entrants a route into game shooting. The Game Shooter Certificate  1 is modelled on the deerstalking certificate and is designed for people coming into game shooting from the outside. Former

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Firearms licensing slows down

Cambridgeshire Police emerged as the country’s best performing firearms licensing team, while Durham Police have come out at the bottom of the league table according to new figures from BASC. The top performing three forces, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire all

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Why we shoot: Stuart Farr on the law in the shooting industry

Our resident legal expert, Stuart Farr, is a partner at Taylors law firm and welcomes contact from people in the industry with a problem that needs solving. Although I welcomed the opportunity to write an article based around the theme

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UK gun trade in Brexit turmoil

Seven out of 10 UK gun trade businesses have reported difficulties trading since Brexit, according to an exclusive Gun Trade News survey carried out in association with the Gun Trade Association. A remarkable seven out of ten businesses surveyed at

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The end of 2020 – what can the shooting industry learn?

December brought to a frenetic end what was, to borrow a memorable phrase from HM The Queen, an annus horribilis for many sectors of the economy, especially retail and hospitality writes Diggory Hadoke. To the extent that gun dealers and

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Gun of the Week: B725 Sporter II

Richard Atkins explains why this week’s Gun of the Week, the Browning B725 Sporter II, is such a smooth operator When Browning introduced the B725 Sporter II, it was eagerly anticipated here in the UK. Browning has an extremely strong

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The latest news from recent firearms auctions

Items both old and new have shared the spotlight during recent auction activity, as vintage firearms expert Michael E. Haskew uncovers Little detail exists concerning the life of Edward Newton of Grantham, Lincolnshire—beyond that he lived from 1692-1764 and that

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Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP – GTN Interview

The MP for the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey is chair of the influential all-party parliamentary group on shooting and conservation and a keen shot himself. We caught up with him to hear his opinion on the current state of shooting in

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GTN Quick Quiz: Simon West

Our new regular quiz where we ask a leading industry figure some daft and not-so-daft questions and find out a bit more about them. Simon West OBE is a familiar and friendly face to everyone in the gun trade, he’s

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Latest American gun auction news

With major UK auctions still just around the corner, Jonathan Downs shifts his attention to our friends in the good ol’ US of A, and previews another major World Auction from Rock Island, with some fascinating guns for sale. Rock

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