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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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Brexit survey – are you affected?

According to the Road Haulier’s Association (RHA) the volume of exports going through British ports to the EU has fallen an extraordinary 68 per cent compared to January last year. The dramatic drop in the volume of traffic carried on

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Simon West on protecting shooting

There’s something about our industry that seems to attract government consultations, writes Simon West, head of The Gun Trade Association in the first of his new monthly columns for GTN. This new one is titled ‘Firearms Safety’, something we can

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Great British Shooting Awards 2021 are BACK!

Future Field Sports are proud to announce the third annual Great British Shooting Awards!  The Awards aim is to give recognition to the products, organisations and people that make our industry tick. From cartridges to clothing, the awards will represent

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Cyril Adams, 1938-2020

Diggory Hadoke remembers the life and times of one of the gun trade’s legendary, larger-than-life figures, Cyril Adams My first encounter with Cyril Adams came at Holts. It must have been around 2000 or 2001. I was bidding on an

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How would a no-deal Brexit affect the gun trade?

With a no-deal Brexit looming, Stuart Farr estimates the difficulties we might be presented with from an old trade enemy, the grey import. The story (or at least a version of it) so far… A long time ago, a nation

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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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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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Latest shooting products for October

The very latest gear for the gun trade… if you’d like to see your products featured please email steve.faragher@futurenet.com Walther LG400 Field Target Rifle Widely regarded as one of the best target shooting rifles available. At full power up to

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What does government spending mean for the 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. It has already happened. This is not a

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