Behind the Scenes

Airgun Business: Smooth Shooting

The Westy tray is a popular innovation with PCP shooters. Simon Everett meets the man who invented it, and goes behind the scenes to see some more bespoke work carried out at the new airgun engineering venture that is Smooth Shooting…

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Family Fortunes

It’s one of the shooting industry’s biggest success stories in recent years, turning its initial concept of a shooting seat into a huge retail outlet. So Simon Everett sets his sat-nav to Rotherham… and goes behind the scenes at IdleBack

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Rising giant

From LGV to XTC, Armex is a distributor with a lot of airguns on its hands – Colin Fallon goes behind the scenes for a closer look at the inner workings of this UK distribution giant…

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Stock in trade

Simon Everett gets an audience with Don Robinson, stockmaker – a self-taught craftsman from Halifax who’s been making or embellishing airgun stocks for around half a century….

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Young apprentice: Busy period

Airgun Shooter is following young Charlie Crane as he and his airgun are mentored in the art of gamekeeping. This month, we follow the young student at the time of year his mentor thinks is the busiest for those in the profession…

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In the workshop

In this month’s issue, Lyn Lewington shows you how to strip the popular HW99S lightweight break-barrel from Weihrauch

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Young apprentice

Airgun Shooter is following young Charlie Crane as he and his airgun are mentored in the art of gamekeeping. This month, the young student is asked to give an account of himself – specifically on his choice of hunting distances…

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Boy wonder

The rise in the number of youngsters taking up HFT bodes well for airgunning’s future – with Harry Fallows foremost among the emerging talent…

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In the workshop

The Pro-Sport is one of the most elegant looking underlevers currently on sale today – and no mean performer to boot. But this 17-year-old example is in need of a service, so Lyn Lewington gets it into the workshop… and begins stripping it down

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Index linked

Simon Everett goes behind the scenes of an engineering company that specialises in high-precision performance car parts and military ballistics testing equipment… to find out why they’re also making a name for themselves in airgun circles.

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