famous guns

Should my guns eventually be catalogued by an auctioneer, I expect my ownership to make not a jot of difference to the valuation. Frankly, nobody is going to pay 
more…

Fausti 28-bore Class Round

Our verdict So, after negotiations 
between the trade 
associations and the government to enable shooting to restart, I was able to wander slowly back into the school suffering significant withdrawal…

Shooting from pigeon hide

It always amazes me how many people are seduced by the aesthetic of a gun before they’ve even analysed how well it’s built and given some serious thought to how…

Labrador puppy training

Jeremy Hunt has trained hundreds of Labradors. Here is his advice on picking the right puppy training class for your youngster.

pigeon shooter

Persuading a landowner to allow you access to their valuable business with a firearm can make decoying wary woodies or achieving blind retrieves over water look like child’s play. In…

venison pasta recipe - venison khingal

It is easy to believe that pasta belongs to Italy, but versions of it 
are found all over Europe and Asia. In the south of France, nouilles are eaten with…

shooting geese

A couple of years ago, on a rather grey October afternoon, I was trudging around Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis with my good friend Will Martin, looking for the…

hen harrier

The silly season appears to have come early this year. Whether this is a direct result of journalists and press officers suffering from cabin fever because of the COVID-19 lockdown…

Hatsan Escort 
.22LR rifle

For some years now, Hatsan has been known as a value-for-money Turkish shotgun manufacturer, but it is also starting to make its mark in the 
world of rifles. This new…

gundog beds Barka Parka

A favourite subject for debate in the gundog world is whether working dogs should be kennelled or kept in the house. I don’t think dogs mind much either way, as…

shooting corvids with a shotgun

The long layoff from shooting during lockdown has been a frustrating time for many of us. Most of my shooting entails the control of grey squirrels, and it seemed difficult…

semi-retired dogs

A team of dogs usually comprises varying age and ability levels. It is common to have at least one youngster that is in training and learning its trade from older…

Toyota RAV4 hybridge Excel AWD

Toyota has been at the forefront of hybrid vehicles for a while and is starting to use the technology and green credentials from the Prius over more of its range.…