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Lloyd Pattison on gun cleaning essentials

Lloyd Pattison runs through the products to properly clean and maintain your gun.  Gun cleaning. Some think it’s vital, others think it’s a waste of time. If you’re in the latter camp then this article is unlikely to change your

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Kate Gatacre on how to get your certificate

Kate Gatacre talks to an FEO to discover how you can minimise the chance of your certificate being delayed or even denied. In our previous article on delays in the licensing system, we talked to Paul Quinton, Senior Firearms Enquiry

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Shooting for supper with Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett sets out to answer the most important question of all: who will cook dinner? February was  a time for booking competitions. Many of the majors opened for booking this month and experience from last year tells us that

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Second-hand heroes with Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins continues his masterclass on what to look for when buying a second-hand gun. Recently we covered most of the basics of how to assess a second-hand shotgun with a view to making a purchase. We went over the

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Back to school with Ben Cartwright

Ben Cartwright gets misty eyed, even if shooting lessons aren’t really too much like the days of skinned knees and blazers. Do you remember your first day at school? The coffee was rather good. Which was a surprise – because

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Carry on doctor with James Marchington

James Marchington is dreading his first encounter with the new medical check system. How did we let ourselves get into this muddle? There are many things right with the firearms licensing process in Britain – but the system of medical

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Stop motion with Jason Doyle

The indefatigable Jason Doyle sees improvement as he continues to strive for that elusive AA Class status, and learns the virtues of holding still. This month started with a fantastic 100-bird Sporting run by Mac’s Valley Gun Club. It was

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Budget clay shells

You needn’t shell out to get outstanding shells. Here we present a roundup of the most popular clay cartridges! With a huge variety of cartridges on offer, it can be hard to make an informed choice. Here, our cartridge expert

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Hear ye, hear ye! 10 of the latest pieces of hearing tech

Lloyd Pattison takes you on a journey through the world  of hearing protection, from humble foam plugs to the latest technology. Making a loud noise is fun, the louder the better – just ask any kid (and indeed most adults).

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Back with a bang

Mike Bartlett’s getting back in the swing of things, but with blustery conditions the course of clay birds never did run smooth. With the game season in its last week we are now back to two shoots on a Sunday.

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