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Sporting Gun

Sporting Gun Jul-2018

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.

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

Most of us want to shoot like a sporting god, but often end up looking like our gun is firing blanks. We might blame the gun, cartridges or course setter, but deep down we know the fault lies with us. Well, this month we look at every aspect of shooting, from kit to technique, so there should be no more excuses! Now, for something completely different. From next issue the magazine is changing. Sporting Gun is having a makeover and the logo will look different. We have a sneak preview on page 4, but the changes won’t stop there. The whole magazine is being redesigned and the changes won’t just be cosmetic. We are bringing in new writers, articles, more features, product reviews and “how to” stuff. Happily, one thing that…

8 min.
snapshots

BASC and RSPCA working together on airguns Improved enforcement of airgun laws is required to tackle increasing misuse, say BASC and the RSPCA, which plan to set up a working group to tackle the issue. The consensus comes after the two organisations hosted a joint conference dedicated to solving the issue of airgun crime. Politicians, police firearms licensing staff, animal welfare groups, journalists and representatives of shooting groups were among the delegates at the one-day conference held in London in April. Arguments for and against legislation were heard throughout the day, which was opened by Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, chairman of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on shooting and conservation. The RSPCA told delegates that it had received nearly 900 airgun-related complaints last year. The charity believes that with attacks on animals still rising in…

1 min.
number crunching

£567.90 Shots at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School’s Easter Bunny Shoots raised £567.90 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. 1,000 The Country Food Trust has delivered more than 1,000 meals of game meat to Glasgow-based charity, The Coming Home Centre, which feeds local war veterans. 1.2bn UK recycling company Agri.cycle will be able to process an incredible 1.2 billion spent plastic shotgun cartridges a year. The material is recycled into products such as garden furniture. 18 Norwich and District Wildfowlers Association has bought more than 18 acres of new land, thanks to a £30,000 loan from the Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT).…

1 min.
a pair of tickets to the game fair worth £68

Sporting Gun has teamed up with The Game Fair to give away five pairs of adult tickets (worth £68 per pair) to one day of the event, which is being held from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. The Game Fair, now in its 60th year, is the largest annual outdoor countryside-themed event in the world, attracting up to 120,000 visitors across three days. To enter, simply answer this question: Which anniversary does The Game Fair celebrate this year? (a) Ruby (b) Diamond (c) Gold Go to shootinguk.co.uk/competitions to enter by 30 June. Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. Good luck.…

1 min.
letter of the month

Great service As someone who is generally quick to criticise poor service, I feel it’s only right to commend good service, too. I recently applied for the grant of an FAC from Cleveland Police and was quite taken aback when, after all due processes/checks were carried out, my new FAC arrived through the letterbox, accompanied by my coterminous SGC, just 19 days after posting my application. I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to Cleveland Police Firearms Licensing Unit for this excellent service and to hold it up as an example to other police forces. Christian Stüssi, via email Ed – It’s good to hear some police authorities are doing a good job.…

5 min.
your shout

Licensing woes I have been a firearms licence holder for 15 years and thought I would take up clay-pigeon shooting as a new challenge. I applied for a shotgun certificate, and my application was received by Merseyside Police Firearms Department on 3 October 2017. They cashed my cheque for £79.50 on the 23 October, so I assumed the process was under way. How naive can one be? After two months I was informed that my application was not even in their system yet and it could take up to six months to complete because they are short staffed. Since then I have had one visit from a firearms inspector to check out my premises and security in March this year. When he saw the date of my application on the form he…