ED’S WEL­COME

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In­tro­duc­ing your new ed­i­tor, Dave Barham - a man with a plan - or sev­eral - for the fu­ture of this mag­a­zine

Wel­come, to the Fe­bru­ary 2019 is­sue of Air Gun­ner. Happy New Year!

First off I’d like to say a big ‘Hello’ to you all, and also a mas­sive ‘Thank you’ to Phill Price for leav­ing me with such a great mag­a­zine and team of con­trib­u­tors to build on.

For those who have never heard of me (prob­a­bly most of you), I have been writ­ing for our sis­ter ti­tle, Air­gun World, for over three years, but my real ex­per­tise in pub­lish­ing comes from hav­ing edited nu­mer­ous mag­a­zines in the world of sea fish­ing dur­ing the past 25 years.

I have al­ways had a pas­sion for air­guns, though, since the ten­der age of eleven, so when the op­por­tu­nity arose to edit Air Gun­ner I jumped at the chance – it’s rather sur­real sit­ting here in the of­fice as ed­i­tor of the mag’ that I used to buy and read as a kid!

Over the com­ing months I shall be reach­ing out to you, the Air Gun­ner reader, for your in­put to help make the mag­a­zine even bet­ter. If you turn to page 20 you’ll see a cou­ple of new fea­ture ideas that I shall be im­ple­ment­ing from the March is­sue on­wards, but I re­ally want to hear from you to find out ex­actly what you want to read about.

I’ve opened the doors with a se­ries of one-page fea­tures in this is­sue un­der the ‘It’s Your Call’ ban­ner, where I’ve en­deav­oured to an­swer a se­ries of ques­tions that have arisen in re­cent months from my friends. Take a look at pages 40, 48, 56 and P71 to see what I’m on about.

If you’re ques­tion­ing get­ting in touch please don’t be em­bar­rassed, no ques­tion is ‘ too stupid’, I’ve been shoot­ing for over 35 years and I still learn some­thing new ev­ery time I talk to some­one about air­guns and shoot­ing. That’s the great thing about our sport, we never stop learn­ing, so please let me know your thoughts.

We have a wealth of knowl­edge in the of­fice and of course within our ded­i­cated team of con­trib­u­tors – we’re all here to help. Drop me an e- mail at: [email protected] ar­chant. co.uk

Dave loves hunt­ing as well as tar­get shoot­ing. Feel free to get in touch.

ED­I­TOR

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