Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman is Director of Firearms for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. An internationally recognised authority on firearms and the law relating to them, he is also a firearms forensic examiner who regularly gives expert evidence in the courts. He is also known to millions of TV viewers as an arms and militaria expert on the BBC programme, Antiques Roadshow.

 

shotgun in car

Should you keep your shotgun in the tent or your car? Q: I’m in the process of buying some woodland and I intend to do some shooting there. I also…

keeper's day

We did a risk assessment on our syndicate shoot last season and highlighted a slippery stream crossing (two planks of wood) as a potential problem.

shotguns for clay pigeon shooting

Q: A friend is staying with 
me and will be using my gun 
on a formal shoot. He will not 
be bringing a shotgun. Can I lend him one and…

Statue of Liberty

Q: I have three shotguns that 
once belonged to my father. 
I hold the licence for them, but wonder if you could tell me how 
I would go about sending…

in field with gundogs

Anybody can suffer from depression. It is an illness that does not discriminate. Anyone who thinks they are suffering should seek professional help as depression can often be treated by…

gun security in your car

The shooting season is now well underway and so I think that a timely reminder about gun security in your car would not go amiss. I’m told by my colleague, Detective Chief Superintendent…

Easter holiday activities for Young Shots

Q: I have been part of 
a syndicate for four years and some of the other Guns have started bringing their children with them to shoot in their 
place. A…

Destroy a shotgun

Q: I have inherited some shotguns from my late father. These include a badly pitted Belgian .410 single barrel that is not suitable for modern smokeless cartridges. Can I legally destroy…