Guardian Collection - Bag, Belt, Game Carriers
By: Pete Moore
Guardian Heritage Collection Cartridge Bag (£39-99) and Belt (£26-99)
Nothing beats a nice spacious cartridge bag or cartridge belt, both reliable friends for a day’s shooting and pieces of kit you quickly come to appreciate as time goes by. The Guardian Heritage cartridge bag and belt combine genuinely outstanding quality, excellent looks and prices that make you wonder how the rest can charge so much for similar items. Both the bag and belt are manufactured from supple, thick and waterproof canvas webbing that’ll stand up to years of hard and harsh wear.
The Heritage Bag holds over a hundred 12 bore cartridges, and features a brass buckle and fittings, thick leather edging, and is comfortable to carry courtesy of a broad shoulder strap. Most importantly a full length metal bar hinge means that the ‘flip-over’ flap stays fully open when you get to your peg.
The matching Heritage Belt uses the same quality materials, this time the thick supple leather being used to form twenty-five deep loops to hold a full box of cartridges. So whether it’s a sensibly priced cartridge bag or belt you’re looking, for the new Heritage collection is guaranteed to fulfill your needs.
HSF Game Carriers; Single Loop (£8-99) and Double Loop (£9-99)
Whether you’re enjoying a day’s walked up shooting or are beating/picking up on your local shoot, carrying the bag is made a whole lot easier with a decent game carrier over your shoulder. Manufactured by HSF from a good, broad, thick brown canvas strap with deep, strong stitching, you can choose from two different versions that have either a single anodised metal loop at either end or, for those expecting big numbers, two double loops. Whichever you choose they’re both built to last and provide endless years of unfailing service.
HSF Leather Game Carrier (£13-99) and Heritage Canterbury Leather Cartridge Belt(£47-99)
If you always thought a good strong oiled leather cartridge belt was too expensive or that a matching leather double loop game carrier was a bit extravagant, then think again. The HSF game carrier will comfortably let you transport over a dozen pheasants back to the game cart, the width of the strap ensuring your cargo remains balanced on your shoulder whilst ensuring the birds remain undamaged.
Similarly the Canterbury leather cartridge belt is a piece of stylish shooting kit that allows you to feel the quality the moment you start to fill it with twenty-five cartridges. A good three inches deep, the thick brown oiled leather is backed with a padded layer of soft goatskin which means it’s both comfortable and won’t slip when you walk. The solid brass buckle ensures it always remains secure whilst the thick stitching around the cartridge loops and the rest of the belt means it’s been made to last a lifetime.
All of the above items are available at the Sportsman Gun Centre(s) and can be purchased in any of their branches Exeter (01392 354854), Dorset (01935 83099) and Newport (01633 250 025) or online atwww.sportsmanguncentre.com
All Prices Are Guides Due to the Changes in US & European Exchange Rates