How new is the modern shotgun?

There is a saying in the gun trade that there is nothing new. This is often true: think of an idea or another way of doing something and it will so often have been thought of years ago. The only limitation back then was the manufacturing ability. Yet we are inclined to think…

gundog puppy training

Training a puppy to the gun

All dogs should learn the social graces that make them acceptable in human company, but a gundog’s upbringing needs special attention. You should bear in mind that your ultimate goal is for your dog to be a companion and teammate while also being under control and understanding that you call…

Mayfair: The ultimate shopping destination for game shots

Mayfair: The ultimate shopping destination for game shots

Mayfair is home to the biggest names in British game shooting, a place where best London gunmaking talent meets the finest materials and creative talent from around the British Isles. There is something for every taste (and most budgets) in the various districts nearby too, so when only the best…

How much should you tip on a shoot?

How much should you tip on a shoot?

One of the few grisly moments in shooting occurs in the car park after the last drive. Two or three Guns will huddle like forlorn rooks, discussing “the tip”. What to pay? Too much and it makes the other Guns look stingy; too little and it’s you that ends up…