Duncan said the Airgun
Sports Association is lobbying to have airguns
included in modern hunting seasons.
"But, there have been several tests with other airguns
at 500-plus yards that show they are more than powerful enough to dispatch prey humanely."
"The number of gun incidents are of huge concern, particularly the number of people, including many children, injured in airgun
, bb gun and replica gun incidents, which will account for a significant number of these incidents.
"Our 24-hour cruelty hotline receives hundreds of calls every year reporting airgun
attacks on animals.
If you want to try an airgun
before buying it, this is one of just a few shows where that is possible.
If even a fifth of the owners of the estimated 500,000 airguns
in Scotland apply, then I can't see this being done by December, when the new legislation will come into force.
At the 250-yard range that stands 50 feet from the entrances of the two show buildings, a crowd of 50 and the film crew from American Airgunner had gathered to watch the start of the first Long-range Airgun
Silhouette Shooters' Organization (LASSO) big bore airgun
match held since 2012!
The most accepted method of benchresting a spring piston airgun
is to rest the offhand palm up on a sandbag and lightly grasp the forend of the rifle in the palm of the hand so that recoil is absorbed totally by the body of the shooter.
In late 2010, we started working with professional hunter Jim Shockey as an endorser of hunting with airguns
. The company turned its considerable product and marketing resources toward this important emerging market.
"Although serious incidents are rare, there have been cases in recent years where children have got hold of carelessly stored airguns
that have resulted in severe injuries."
could be banned from Scotland's streets after an agreement between Westminster and Holyrood.
The minimum age for owning an airgun
has risen from 17 to 18, mail-order sales have been banned and all retailers must now be registered.