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Sporting Gun August 2017

Sporting Gun is the leading monthly magazine for clay, game and rough shooters. With editorial offices in the Lincolnshire countryside, it can justifiably claim to be at the heart of the shooting community. Monthly features range from gundog training to pigeon shooting, game shooting to wildfowling – along with sound, practical, advice on equipment and techniques to help the beginner, intermediate or experienced shot get more enjoyment from their sport. Sporting Gun is a must for anyone who invests time in and money on their shooting.

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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
Fréquence:
Monthly
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1 min.
welcome

Robin Scott’s provocative piece (page 6) about the threat of terrorism to rural communities made me think. It’s all to easy to assume the next attack will be in a city, when it could very well be in a crowded event in the country. Where my opinion diverges from Robin’s is on his suggestion that some of us should be armed to allow an immediate response to a terrorist threat. My objections are two-fold. First, arming certain members of the public who have experience of firearms would cause confusion, making it difficult for the police to ascertain who is an armed “friendly” and who is a terrorist. Without uniforms the armed members of the public would look just like the terrorists. Secondly, anyone involved with responding to these types of incident will…

6 min.
snapshots

Robin’s say Should every police officer, or certain members of the public, be armed? Robin Scott, Editor-at-large When you’re up against today’s breed of religious nutter, who’d want a job as a tactical cop in a firearms response team? Slotting an escaped bullock or a gun-wielding loner in a quiet country lane is one thing; dropping a knife crazed fanatic in a crowded city street, something entirely different. Places like London should be thankful that cops can turn out inside eight minutes to go into action, as happened with the London Bridge attack. It took 50 bullets to finish the job, which some say is rank poor marksmanship. I disagree. Given the packed surroundings, I’d say they chose their shots carefully. Only one bystander was wounded. But cities aside, how long would it take to get a…

1 min.
number crunching

£57,000 Nottinghamshire members of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust have raised £57,000 for the research charity at a gourmet dinner and auction. £2 million The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution paid out more than £2million to help support struggling farmers last year. 60,000 pupils are expected to receive pheasant cookery lessons over the next three years as part of BASC’s Taste of Game campaign. 41 According to a recent report by the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), 41 golden eagles out of 131 monitored by the SNH had disappeared under suspicious circumstances between 2004 and 2016. £25,000 BASC has pledged £25,000 to support a balanced independent study into the management of the UK’s uplands after Government withdrew its funding. £8,000 James Purdey & Sons paid £8,000 at an auction to buy back one of its rare…

1 min.
celebrate sporting gun’s 40th anniversary with a special pin badge

To celebrate Sporting Gun’s 40th anniversary, we have 5,000 limited edition pin badges to give away. Fill in the coupon and bring it to the Sporting Gun stand at The Game Fair (Hatfield House, 28- 30 July 2017) and Midland Game Fair (Weston Park 16-17 September 2017) to receive your FREE LIMITED EDITION pin badge celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sporting Gun. Our stand number at The Game Fair is F880. If you are unable to visit our stands at the above fairs, fill in the coupon and send a postage-paid, addressed envelope (postage value 76p or large letter) to Sporting Gun 40th Anniversary Pin Badge, Time Inc. (UK) LTD, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7BF. Closing date for postal entries will be 14th July 2017.…

1 min.
new kit on the block

Schöff el Gunthorpe Shooting Vest Schöffel’s new shooting vest is made from Polartec Thermal Pro fleece featuring reinforced a shoulder pad for recoil protection. The removable recoil protection pad can be inserted on the left or right shoulder. It comes with two reinforced scoop pockets as well as an inside zipped pocket. The vest is available in sizes 34in to 54in chest. Price: £159.95 Visit: www.schoffel.co.uk In Your Sights Atom riflescopes In Your Sights have added new riflescopes to its Atom range that are packed full of features and represent unbeatable value for money. Scope are available in 1-4 x 20, 6-24 x 50 and 3.5-10 x 50. Price: From £39.99. Visit: www.inyoursights.co.uk Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Perang Part of Gerber’s survival range collaboration with Bear Grylls, the Compact Parang can whack through thick grass and woody brush all…

2 min.
letter of the month

On the record While in hospital for a minor operation I heard the nurses joking about the fact that I hold an FAC. I am amazed that this fact apparently shows up on my medical details for all to see. From this many can see that my home is unoccupied and there are firearms stored there. Surely this information should not be so freely available. Name supplied, via email Ed – Please see David Frost’s response below. Due to us receiving a number of similar letters, this one was picked at random to win “letter of the month”. Medical madness In reply to David Frost’s article, “Medical Madness”, in July’s issue I wanted to highlight a worrying situation. My son, who has slight disabilities, renewed his bus pass recently and had to get information from his…