Mat Manning

Mat Manning

Airgunner and journalist from the West Country.

Mat has been passionate about shooting and the countryside since childhood. He began his journalism career working on newspapers and has been a regular contributor to numerous fieldsports titles for more than 20 years. Mat is a published author, group editor at Airgun Shooter magazine, a Shooting Times contributor and writes and presents The Airgun Show, which has a strong following on YouTube and Facebook.

A respected authority on live quarry hunting tactics and equipment, Mat keeps a close eye on new product launches and is a trusted reviewer of guns, optics and accessories.

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Simplicity and affordability are among the biggest attractions of airgun shooting. Even these days, when super-expensive airguns decked out with all kinds of sophisticated gizmos grab attention on social media…

Many shooters regard Weihrauch air rifles as some of the best in the world, and for very good reason. Almost as many make the mistake of thinking that the HW110 is a…

FX Impact MkII Compact

There is no denying that we are witnessing a serious trend for smaller and smaller bullpup airguns – a phenomenon that I regard as being good and bad in equal…

There is simply no stopping the current rampage of bullpup airguns. I’m not sure whether it’s down to their looks or compact proportions, but there certainly is a tremendous hunger…

Weihrauch HW100 BP

There is a hunger for bullpup airguns, and Weihrauch has served up a stubby version of its super-successful HW100. Weihrauch doesn’t like to do things in a hurry, and its…

Modern night vision equipment has had a huge impact on after-dark pest control over recent years, enabling hunters to pick off unsuspecting critters from the cover of darkness. I have…

FX Airguns has a reputation for making some of the finest bullpups in the world, so it’s no surprise that this company’s leading the charge with the FX Impact MKII…

The Air Arms S510 Ultimate Sporter is widely regarded as one of the best airguns out there and, as someone who shoots one regularly, I wouldn’t argue with that. Setting…

The new FX Maverick will reinforce FX’s reputation for making some of the finest PCPs in the world and taking an unconventional approach, and not being afraid to do things…

Crows are a year-round problem on most of the farms where I shoot and particularly on the holding where I’m targeting them today. These birds can be ruinous to cereal…

Daystate refuses to stand still when it comes to pushing the boundaries of airgun design. The British gunmaker set a new standard for adjustability when it launched the electronically tunable…

More airgun shooters are switching to thermal optics for after-dark pest control. The reason for this is the fact that it is impossible to fail to notice the glow of…