Shooting is my greatest passion and as a sport I love everything about it. I love the firearms themselves, the technicalities of simply hitting a target from a set distance, the physics involved, the smell of the spent gun powder, the engineering, the community……..but most of all as someone living with a painful disability it … More SHOOTING SPORTS ARE A GREAT EQUALISER
Shooters in the UK never get it easy, we have to put up with mountains of red tape, some of the most draconian gun laws in Europe, a blatantly biased anti-gun press and a general population that are completely and utterly clueless about firearms. We are, let’s face it, under constant scrutiny and vilified at … More THE GREAT BREXIT RIP-OFF 🇬🇧
What could make a sunny spring day in Northern Ireland even better? A trip to the range of course and what was waiting for me was a nice surprise. Anyone that knows me can tell you I love a 1911 and always have, it’s a classic design and I find it feels comfortable in the … More SIG SAUER 1911 – 22 QUICK REVIEW.
Once a month my gun club opens its doors to non members that are brought to the range with existing members. For a small fee and a simple form being filled out they get the chance to experience shooting in a safe environment, and from the smiles I seen last weekend from our guests … More OPEN DAYS MEAN POSSIBLE NEW MEMBERS.
January has so far been a good start to the new year for me, my first article in Gunmart was featured in the Feb 2017 issue, I fixed my extractor problem with my 10/22 and today I made the hours drive to my new Club. After the shockingly bad experience I had with the club … More A New Club For A Fresh Perspective.
As I regularly speak my mind on both political and social issues meeting opposition or indeed being shouted at is something I am used to. Being pro gun this is unfortunately expected, and the majority of ridicule I receive is from left leaning regressive liberals or those who know nothing about guns. Recently however I … More THE ENEMY WITHIN THE SHOOTING COMMUNITY 🇬🇧.
A Saturday like this is a day to shoot, it’s absolutely still, crisp but sunny. A warm December sun that still warms our faces but isn’t getting high enough to heat the shadows. Yes, it was time to blow the dust off the Ruger 10/22 and give my new muzzle brake a decent test. You see … More I LOVE THE SMELL OF GUNSMOKE IN THE MORNING.
It greatly saddens me to find out that when it comes to target shooting people are being denied the chance to compete by overzealous clubs. Or from my own experience one club in particular, and it is with this entry I will go into more detail (withholding names of members and the club), exactly as … More The Old Boys System And Elitism In Clubs Is Killing Shooting Sports In The UK.