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Getting into airgun shooting – Mat Manning discusses support for new shooters

New recruits represent the future of our sport and our businesses. Mat Manning reminds retailers of their responsibility to set them off on the right track. It is a very pleasing fact that sales of airguns and related accessories appear

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Simon west discusses Brexit fallout for the gun trade

The GTN Brexit Survey has served to highlight the great work the Gun Trade Association is doing, plus this summer is the time to make a statement, argues Simon West. Thank you to all of you who submitted responses to

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Simon West on international trade

In the latest in his regular contributions to Gun Trade News, Simon West, head of the Gun Trade Association wonders what the hell happened to the sunlit uplands we were promised. The long term might be bright; the medium term

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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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Walter Wolfe joins SGC sales pack

The Sportsman Gun Centre has announced the addition of Walter Wolfe as its representative for trade sales in Scotland.  Walter’s appointment increases the SGC’s team of field-based representatives to four, covering the country between them, and with an ever growing

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Consequences of water supplies for international trade

Roger Williams brings his knowledge to bear on the biggest economic  issue facing the planet, the paucity of fresh water, and asks what the consequences will be for international trade Punch and Judy introduced me to conflict. Rugby, football and

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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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BREAKING: IWA OutdoorClassics 2021 cancelled

The 2021 edition of the biggest European shooting, hunting and country lifestyle trade show of the year, IWA, has been cancelled. For the second time since March, IWA has been left with no choice but to cancel their 2021 show

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Mat Manning’s thoughts on the rise of airgun slugs

Mat Manning shares his thoughts on the rapidly increasing popularity of airgun slugs, what they offer for shooters and what that could mean to the trade. Anyone with a connection to the airgunning grapevine will know that airgun slug ammunition

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What are the implications of face masks to the gun trade?

Stuart Farr reveals the rules and regulations behind the latest anti-Covid measure: face masks, and discusses their implications for the trade. I understand how many of you must be feeling at the present time. Yes, I agree, it does seem

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