About Holland & Holland



Holland & Holland guns are celebrated throughout the world as the perfect combination of artistry and craftsmanship.  To understand why, you need simply pick one up, balance it in your hands, and allow your eyes to take in every detail of its lines.  It displays a purity of design and a functional simplicity that is found more frequently in nature than in the creations of man.  Swing and mount the gun to your shoulder and, immediately, your visual sensation is matched by such perfect handling that you know the gun is ideally suited to its purpose.  Such an achievement does not come into being by evolution alone, even though Holland & Holland guns and rifles trace their lineage back to the year 1835.  Its other parent is curiosity, the desire of the craftsman and gunmaker to see whether an improvement can be made on accepted methods.

“Since 1835, the name of Holland & Holland has been recognised as the benchmark of excellence throughout the world.”

The company was founded by Harris Holland in London in 1835 and by the turn of the 19th century had become one of the best known and highly regarded London gun and rifle makers. Taken forward by his nephew, Henry, who became a partner in 1867 (from then on the company was known as Holland & Holland), the company built a gun factory in Kensal Green in 1898 which has since been in continuous use, and which today combines all the wonders of modern component-making technology, with the same care and craftsmanship in the gun-making and finishing operations that Harris and Henry Holland inspired in all their craftsmen all those years ago.

Holland & Holland also has its very own Shooting Grounds which offer unrivalled facilities for the sporting gun.  Set in sixty acres of rolling woodland and open countryside, just 17 miles from Central London, the Grounds combine rural tranquillity with superb access to main transport routes such as the M40, M25, Heathrow and the London Underground system  Whether you just want a few practice shots before the season starts, solve a problem with your shooting style or simply learn from scratch, the experienced instructors at the Shooting Grounds will be able to assist you, whatever your needs.

 “This quintessentially British company’s heritage of superb craftsmanship has formed the basis of its transformation into a global luxury goods brand that focuses on authenticity, heritage and style.”

Holland & Holland offers an exclusive line of clothing and accessories that encompass a fabulous range of traditional, but technically advanced outdoor sporting clothing for not only the shooting public but also for the discerning ladies and gentlemen to combine both quality and style.  The clothing is beautifully made using only the best of British fabrics.

 

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Christmas Opening

Please be advised that our online store offices in both the UK and US will be closed from 22nd December 2014 through to 5th January 2015. We will be unable to process any orders, returns or exchanges during this time.

We will endeavour to deal with any requests as soon as possible.

Merry Christmas from all at Holland & Holland