Andrew Harvison, who is solely responsible for the resurrection of
the Holloway & Naughton name, is
something of an enigma - even in the rarified world
of guns and gun making.
As a world class competitor, coach and gun
with many prestigious trophies and National awards
to endorse it, he has the unique ability to be closer to
his clients' aspirations than almost anyone else in the business.
More than any others you're likely to meet in
the places where shooters inevitably voice opinions,
his are backed by hands on experience and skills that
are directly applied to his gun making philosophy.
Andrew's extensive shooting and coaching
seen him on regular and lengthy visits to the USA, and contributing
numerous magazine articles on both sides
of the Atlantic. It's this unique history that has played
such a major role in the renaissance of one of England's
most respected gun makers.
He is now challenging the English gun making establishment by adding his
undisputed experience and skill
to the heritage of Holloway& Naughton - a formidable formula that's even
being talked about in the normally
hushed gun galleries of London, England.
In many ways, the serious stage of Andrew's shooting
history began with the ownership of his first shooting
ground in 1967, followed by a seventeen year period developing two of the
foremost commercial shooting
centres in the UK, which hosted many Regional and National Championship
shoots at all major disciplines.
Similar involvement with other shooting grounds, and employment within the
gun trade, added even deeper
insight into the 'hands on craft' of actually making English shotguns. He
had already become an acclaimed
gun fitter and stock designer, but where to then in his relentless pursuit
Already well known in shooting circles, he had
represented his country for nearly twenty years at Sporting,
and Skeet and Trap. He had also captained the England skeet team and
collected a host of shooting honours
along the way, including the British Open Sporting Championship and the
English Skeet title on two consecutive occasions.
What follows is fast becoming one of shooting's most
talked about gun making stories.
Andrew identified the unique opportunity of
resurrecting the name of one of England's most respected gun
makers when he released his first pre-production gun under the Holloway &
Naughton banner in the 1990's
- his unbelievably high quality side lock over and under won the Best New
Gun Award of 2006 from the
shooting sports industry. Along with side by sides, double rifles and a
continually developing sporting gun
range, you can understand why the gun world are taking Andrew Harvison and
Holloway & Naughton very
As a competitor, gun fitter and coach, he was, and
still is, a name to be reckoned with. As an independent gun maker, he's
doing it all over again.