Christmas. It’s almost upon us, and where on earth did the last 11 months go? There is one month to go before the family descends and you’re all tucking into a delicious roast with all the trimmings, so there is still plenty of time to get all of those stocking fillers and, more importantly, your pre-Christmas shooting done before the big day. We’re thinking of you and your loved ones in this issue, with an even spread of sporting delights and gift ideas throughout. There is also still time to take advantage of our fantastic subscription offer, so if you’re wondering what to get your other half for Christmas, why not spoil them with driven shooting’s finest journal?

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You can’t beat Boxing Day
Robin Scott explains what’s so special about December 26.

5 ways to be a better shot
How to get the most from your shoot day.

Christmas all wrapped up
Page after page of food, drink, footwear and boots.

No need for histrionics
Graham Cox on why gundog handling doesn’t have to turn into semaphore.

Karl Oyston on shooting
The Blackpool FC chairman shares his love of the countryside and fieldsports.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The Audi SQ5; the Watson Bros. pigeon gun; and the New Inn at Cerne Abbas in Dorset go under the microscope.

Soldiers go shooting
Members of the Shooting for Heroes programme take a day in the field.