Martin Puddifer

Deputy Editor

Martin Puddifer

Martin Puddifer joined Shooting Gazette in 2006.

This month we’re paying a visit to the Crichel shoot in Dorset for a day’s sport with some inspirational people from Help For Heroes’ shooting programme. The day, which seventh-generation…

gun fit

Why do you think that, historically, accurate gun fit has not been at the forefront of the minds of British shots when buying or indeed using guns? “If you go back to…

gunfitting session

Game cookery courses With so many shoots now offering an oven ready brace more guns than ever can share the harvest of their sport with others; but what if you want to improve…

Have you unleashed your inner Edwardian for the West London Shooting School’s Ripon Challenge yet? Shooting Gazette’s editor-at-large Robin Scott has taken the one minute challenge, aiming to match and…

How do you like your partridges? Traditionalists will naturally favour these pocket rockets bursting over hedgerows and rolling stubble fields in the east of England, while, increasingly, others will get…

shooting grounds

Atkin, Grant & Lang Shooting Ground Address: Windmill Road, Markyate, St. Albans, Herts, AL3 8LP Profile: The shooting ground arm of the iconic gunmakers sits in 55 acres of ancient…

Amber Hill

Amber Hill was interviewed for the July 2016 issue of Shooting Gazette. Robert Cuthbert: Congratulations on your selection for Team GB’s skeet squad in Rio. That must have been huge;…

As the fieldsports community gears up for the Glorious Twelfth, Shooting Gazette is honouring the most important date in our calendar with a host of grouse shooting features celebrating this…

It’s that time of year again when game shots start to think about pre-season training. Lessons and simulated days are a great way of keeping your eye-in over the summer…

Casterne Hall Derbyshire review

Casterne Hall in Derbyshire might be familiar to avid fans of Sherlock Holmes from when it doubled as Stapleton Hall in the Granada TV series’ 1988 adaption of The Hound…

Shooting Gazette February 2016

The 2015/2016 driven shooting season is coming to a close, and it’s nearly that time of year when we are only able to reflect on its passing through photographs, stories…

White Swan Inn Pickering

Generally speaking, a close proximity to the shoot, gun storage, drying room, kennels, good fare and a comfortable bed are the first things I look for when reviewing sporting hotels.…

UK's top game restaurants

London Rules Just around the corner from Covent Garden, London’s oldest restaurant, which opened in 1798, is the place to go if you have a budget to throw out of the…

John Jeffries Perazzi HPX

What’s the most radical change you’ve ever had made to your shotgun? There are lots of alterations a gunsmith can make to give us a better picture of our target,…

Running Horses Surrey

American TV is a wonderful thing, but do you ever wince when an interpretation of the traditional English pub appears on screen? I’d rather pedal a unicycle along Hadrian’s Wall…