Straight Shooting delivers the best online news, reviews, entertainment and information to Australian shooters and hunters. Straight Shooting’s underlying principles are to inform, support and be a voice for shooters, the shooting sports and the firearms industry in Australia.
Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited five national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.
Graham is currently President of Shooters Union Australia and is also a keen lover of all things that go bang. With over 40 years of experience in the firearms community and industry, Graham is well placed to share information on a wide variety of firearm related issues. He runs a cattle property and is also a well published writer, with an Australian best-selling book (health related) and many, many published articles in Australian and international media.
Ian Skennerton is well-known internationally when it comes to a knowledge of military firearms and military history, particularly regarding Australian weapons. He wrote 'The Lee-Enfield', the definitive book on the .303 SMLE, Rifle No.4 and related variants and has dozens of other titles to his name including the Small Arms Identification Series and Handbooks. Graduate of Queensland Conservatorium of Music, National Service conscript, served in Vietnam, researcher, publisher and film maker on military history and firearms. Website at www.skennerton.com
Royce is something rare in Australia: A journalist who really likes guns. He has been interested in firearms as long as he can remember, and is particularly interested in military and police firearms from the 19th Century to the present. In addition to historical and collectible firearms, he is also a keen video gamer and has written for several major newspapers and websites on that subject.
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