February is a special month in the shooting calendar, especially in this part of the world, since we have the massive British Shooting Show on our doorstep. It is a show which draws traders and visitors from all over Britain and even overseas, proving beyond a doubt what a hugely popular sport we have. Don’t miss it, there’s not another shooting and country show like it.
Welcome to another year and a chance for the spotlight to be turned on shooting sports and disciplines as the Olympics approach. We have a number of shooting stars from our county who are likely to be competing and interest in shooting continues to grow. So shooting in Lincolnshire, including archery, is in a very healthy state as we start 2012 and everything points to this being one of the best years ever for success among the experienced shots and for the sport to grow even more popular in all its elements. Here’s to 2012 then!
The end of the year is looming but all is not yet lost as there is still time to drop hints about the sort of present you would really appreciate. Just leave a few brochures lying around, mutter a few words now and then such as, “I really must get myself a new….” Of course when it comes to actually unwrapping your gift, don’t be put off if it doesn’t look too gun-shaped. After all, you can’t have too many socks. Oh yes, and very happy shooting.
With the interest in this year’s Royal wedding, I thought it appropriate to share an experience I had with the Royal father-in-law, HRH The Prince of Wales, some years ago.
It is November already and the autumn is slowly giving way to winter. The shops are reminding us how many days are left before Christmas - yes really! So, time to start dropping hints about what you want as a festive gift. You might want to start a collection of antique guns and that’s where our new feature might help. Our expert, Bill Elderkin, really knows his subject so take a tip from him if you want to get serious about guns from the past - or the present.