Young sprocker spaniel

Q: My three year old sprocker spaniel had a good summer, even though she failed to conceive after two matings. Since the season started she has been beating with me…

woodcock

Sportsmen and women are being asked to refrain from shooting woodcock until 1st December, in new guidelines issued by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). This is due to…

Gun fit

Gun fit does matter a great deal. With poor gun fit the gun is less likely to be pointing at the target or where the shooter is intending. This in…

Fausti Italyco

When I received the email from Tony Laughton from Stag Country Sports, importers of Fausti guns here in 
the UK, I was quite excited because 
I hadn’t seen much of…

read a clay target

Last month we looked at a few 'firsts' in the shooting world, safety first, first gun, first targets and the like. Carrying on from this I'd like to reconsider how…

questions about eye dominance

I have to close my left eye because of eye dominance, so sometimes I lose sight of high driven birds – what can I do to stop this?

second-hand gun for £1000 Beretta

Mike George’s buying advice for a second-hand gun for £1,000 The most common request I get from readers is advice on buying a first gun. It’s also one of the…

gundog with owner

Have you ever wanted to get into game shooting and wondered where to begin? Well, that’s just what Johnathan Cox, head keeper at the Buckhurst Estate in East Sussex, is…

Sauer Apollon laser engraving

It’s time to break out some game guns to show you all in anticipation for the forthcoming game season. This month I’ve been lucky enough to be given the new…

Beretta 687 EELL

“I would dearly love to be able to afford a sidelock O/U from a prestigious maker, but I can’t afford one. Instead, I am going to have to settle for…