Cel­e­brat­ing 40 years of Sport­ing Gun

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Over the last few months I have got phone calls and emails from for­mer con­trib­u­tors and long-time read­ers. I al­ways en­joy these com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­cause I learn so much and they give me ideas for the magazine.

For ex­am­ple, Des Mills, who wrote the ex­cel­lent, and al­most prophetic, re­view of the Lan­ber Sporter in the April 1987 is­sue of Sport­ing Gun got in touch. Now in re­tire­ment, he told me how he had en­joyed his time with the magazine and en­joyed read­ing the lat­est is­sue.

Another con­ver­sa­tion was on Sport­ing Gun’s Face­book page. Geoff Bick­ers, who has bought the magazine from the first is­sue and is a very ac­com­plished shot, men­tioned that he has ap­peared in the magazine in the past (see his let­ter on page 10). He sent a few pic­tures and I was fas­ci­nated to see that there was a Sport­ing Gun Top 20 English Skeet Club badge. This gave me an idea for a spe­cial way to cel­e­brate the magazine’s 40th year and so a lim­ited edition badge has been made for ev­ery reader.

We are giv­ing them away at the Game Fair at Hat­field House (28 to 30 July) and at the Mid­land Game­fair at We­ston Park (16-17 Septem­ber). To claim your free pin badge all you have to do is fill in a coupon which will ap­pear in the Au­gust is­sue and bring it to our stand at one of the game fairs. If you miss the coupon, then come to the stand a we will give you a coupon to fill in there.

Lim­ited edition To cel­e­brate Sport­ing Gun’s 40th year, a lim­ited edition badge is avail­able for ev­ery reader

Skeet badge Reader Geoff Bick­ers’ Sport­ing Gun Top 20 English Skeet Club badge

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