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Ambitious plans for showcase airgun venue

Dax Miller plans to make airgunning the next big thing at his Wold Farm base. Mat Manning catches up with him to find out more. The owner of a nationally famous fishing venue is turning his Midas touch to airgun

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Pressure in gun licensing laws and deal making

Stuart Farr looks at pressure, and how it relates to gun licensing laws and deal making Pressure—whether in the workplace, across our business dealings or among our domestic or social environments—it somehow manages to creep in almost everywhere. In its

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Antique firearms law changes 22 September 2021

The Government is changing the law to make it harder for criminals to access firearms. Owners of firearms which were previously classed as antique will require a firearms licence for them from Wednesday 22 September 2021 when the antique firearms law changes.

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Post-pandemic cautious optimism growing in the gun trade and beyond

Steve Faragher takes a look at the latest McKinsey report, and breathes a sigh of relief that it shows optimism is embracing the sensible middle ground. The heat has come off global optimism, thank goodness. The latest McKinsey report suggests

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New shooting products for September 2021

If you’d like to your new product to be considered for review, then please contact Gun Trade News Beretta 694 Sporting 50th Anniversary This year, GMK, which was founded in 1971, is celebrating having been in business for 50 years.

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Aim to Sustain – protecting our way of life

Rural groups are joining forces to safeguard the future of shooting, says Richard Negus Having spent the entire weekend of the Game Fair trudging around Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, I left the showground in a surprisingly good mood. My cheerful

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Latest auction news for June and July

It’s Bonhams’ turn to put in a powerful performance this month, with its May auction making sales from £50 to nearly £50,000, as Diggory Hadoke reports Bonhams dominated the gun auctions calendar in May, with the biggest sale of the

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Wild Justice launch more legal actions against shooting

Undeterred by recent failures, Wild Justice keeps hurling its legal eagles at general licensing. The anti-shooting campaign group has launched two more legal actions seemingly designed to attack shooting. In a newsletter sent to its supporters, the campaign group said

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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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Why We Shoot: Future’s new pro-shooting campaign

Launching on 2 November 2020, Why We Shoot is a new collaborative campaign between all the print and digital brands within the newly expanded Future fieldsports portfolio. Why We Shoot aims to raise awareness of the positive ripple effect and

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