Fenland gunshop founded in 1983 has new owners

Dave Shipman has run the Whittlesey Gun Shop since 1983.

Dave Shipman (inset), founder of Whittlesey Gun Shop, said the new partnership with Cadman Sporting can help build on his business' "30 plus years of success". - Credit: Facebook/Whittlesey Gun Shop/YouTube

A gun shop owner says he is “very excited” about the future following a takeover.  

Whittlesey Gun Shop has been bought by sports shooting brand Cadman Sporting of Northamptonshire, founded by Giles Cadman. 

The shop, founded in 1983, offers over 500 guns in store, from a range of shotguns, rifles and air weapons. 

It also sells country sporting equipment, clothing and accessories. 

Founder David Shipman said: "Joining Cadman is an opportunity to increase our offering and build on our 30 plus years of success."

Whittlesey Gun Shop founder Dave Shipman

Dave Shipman, who founded Whittlesey Gun Shop in 1983, has over 40 years of experience of teaching clay shooting. - Credit: YouTube


You may also want to watch:


Dave, who has over 40 years of experience teaching clay shooting, has represented Cambridgeshire in their sporting team and helped others to start their shooting career. 

On his website Giles speaks of his passion for shooting, having been taught since the age of six about countryside sports by his uncle and grandfather in Suffolk.

Giles Cadman has bought Whittlesey Gun Shop

Giles Cadman, creator of Cadman Sporting which has bought Whittlesey Gun Shop. - Credit: Cadman Sporting

Most Read

He says he advocates ‘eat what you shoot’ and 100-mile diet, describes himself as the worst loader ever and claims there’s no merit to the story of his nickname ‘Tarker Two Pegs’. 

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter