Thinking of buying a gun?

Thinking of buying a gun? Don't part with your cash until you've checked out our list of 'best buys' - selected by the Sporting Shooter experts.

We're not saying you shouldn't buy a gun that isn't on one of these lists. But if you're not sure, we can guarantee that the guns listed here are all excellent for the job.

Remember that the prices listed are the importers' 'suggested' retail prices. Actual prices in the shops will vary, and many shops will offer you a trade-in deal on your old gun.

Support your local gunshop - go along to view and handle guns, and ask about any special offers.

Read our 13 top tips on buying a gun here �

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