Bill Harriman

Annie Oakley

If you asked me to say who I thought was the greatest Shot of all time, I would have no hesitation in saying Annie Oakley. Her skill and feats of accuracy have become legendary. However,…

choke

A: Personally, I don’t think that most of us shoot well enough to get any real benefit from choke. Consequently, I would always go for fixed chokes and ones that were…

air rifle scopes

  A:  The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 comes into force on 1 January 2017. After that date, a visitor to Scotland who wants to bring his or her…

air rifle scopes

Q: Now that the Scottish Parliament requires residents to include airguns on their firearms certificate (FAC), how do other UK citizens fare when they take their airguns into Scotland? Presumably, the…

W.J. Jeffrey & Co

Q) I have just acquired a 12-bore side-by-side non-ejector in fair condition. The maker is W. J. Jeffery & Co Ltd, 9 Golden Square, Regent St, London W1. It is…

A Verney Carron Helice

Q) I have been given a Verney Carron side-by-side 16-bore Helice 33 shotgun,No. 0441. It appears to have a “fixed” foreend so I am unable to remove it to see…

A welcome report

Bill Harriman examines the Government's response to the HAC's report into firearms control

A lincoln Shotgun

A: The Lincoln range of shotguns was made in Italy for the Lincolnshire firm of David Nickerson (Tathwell) Ltd. They are robust, well-made and offer good value for money. They…

Shooting in Somerset

Late last month, the legal use of firearms was under debate in the Houses of Parliament. Bill Harriman was heartened by what MPs and the Home Affairs Committee had to…

Having read Chief Constable Whiting’s recent recommendations into gun-licensing reforms, Bill Harriman reports that the outlook isn’t all that bleak