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Lockdown and beyond: How will gun auctions be affected?

Diggory Hadoke is finding that lockdown is the mother of invention, as he ponders what the future may hold for our industry. The early spring has been gloriously sunny, though my young trees need a good drenching to keep them

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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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Help Scottish field sports survive coronavirus

We’re following up with an opportunity to show support to Scottish field sports businesses excluded from government grants. As we reported yesterday, the Scottish Government has exempted several fieldsports businesses from applying for coronavirus support, meaning those businesses could lose

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The latest product news

Gun Trade News presents more of the shooting industry products arriving in stores ahead of the busy trade show season. Alan Paine AW 2020 Collection Inventive performance wear leads the way in Alan Paine’s Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection. The heritage brand

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Cartridge companies say lead phase-out by 2025 is “impossible”

The UK’s four biggest cartridge-loading companies want to put the brakes on the five-year plan to phase out lead shot for live-quarry shooting, which nine rural organisations put their names to last Monday. Eley Hawk, Gamebore, Hull Cartridge and Lyalvale

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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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Edgar Brothers Partners With Champion Range and Target

Edgar Brothers have partnered with US shooting accessories brand Champion Range and Target to bring British shooters their range of manual clay traps, shooting targets, ear defenders and monkey bags. Part of Vista Outdoor, Kansas-based Champion manufacture a range of

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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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2019: a final look back on the year!

Gun Trade News is back with part two as we take time to reflect on another year of newsworthy industry events and headline news from 2019 September 6 September – The existence of Operation Yellowhammer was leaked, revealing some of

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2019: continuing our year in review

Gun Trade News is back with part two as we take time to reflect on another year of newsworthy industry events and headline news from 2019 May 1 May – The National Security Council discussed plans to use Chinese firm

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