Shotgun

Finding the right first shotgun

It’s important not to rush into things when it comes to your first shotgun. Ben Cartwright recalls his quest for true love. In 2017-18 there were 9,696 shotgun licences issued by the Police. One of them was mine. Having secured

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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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ATA boosts Clay Shooting Classic with sponsorship.

ATA has given the Classic a big boost with six-gun sponsorship worth £6,500. Entries to the Clay Shooting Classic 2019 have been coming in rapidly since the event was announced, and we’ve already gone well past the point where we

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The road to Tokyo

Anita North explains what it will take to get Britain’s athletes into the running for Tokyo 2020. I’m really looking forward to the competition season ahead. This year is an important year in the international scene – it’s the big year

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English break-fest with Richard Atkins

Lyalvale Express are very well known at clubs across the UK (and far beyond) for producing excellent shotgun cartridges. The company is justifiably proud of being able to state that they are the only UK cartridge company with an Olympic

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Kate Gatacre looks into the issue of licensing delays

Kate Gatacre looks into the thorny issue of licensing delays. Why do some police areas take so long to do the job? Among the biggest frustrations faced by shooters are the delays they experience when obtaining their licences. In some areas

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Richard Atkins discusses getting the best value for money on your first gun

Price and performance; should one have to give way to the other? Does paying more really buy you more? Richard Atkins navigates the perilous waters that surround a shooter’s first gun purchase.  Buying a shotgun, especially your first, can be

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SPONSORED: Don’t miss the Ian Coley open day on 8 September

Join Ian Coley Sporting for their biggest Open Day of the year on Saturday 8 September

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Ben Husthwaite: Straight Talking

Ben Husthwaite guides us around the anatomy of a 100-straight

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Gun Test: Perazzi Hi Tech Sporter

Vic Harker tests out Perazzi’s Hi Tech Sporter, and demolishes more than a few clays along the way Tech Specs Maker: Perazzi Model: High Tech Sporter S Bore: 12g (18.5mm) Chambers: 2¾in (70mm) Barrel Length: 32in (81cm) Chokes: Fixed, Imp

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