Shooters to watch

Rachel Draper talks to two young regulars at Atkin Grant & Lang Shooting Ground Lain Blamey The future of clay pigeon shooting as a sport relies on the next generation of shooters. We spoke to Lain Blamey, aged 9, to

Clay Shooting news round-up

These are the latest stories from the clay shooting world that you might have missed. Ladies at Coley’s Hannah Gibson won the top prize at the first annual Ladies Open Sporting competition at Ian Coley. Hannah scored 89 ex-100, two

Shoot raises £3,000 for air ambulance

Haimwood Shooting Ground in Llandrinio raised just over £3,000 for the Wales air ambulance, with a clay shoot, pool and raffle on 7 September.  The event had been postponed since mid-June due to the heavy rain, but on the day,

Sportarm’s new gun shop at West London

Sportarm have taken over the gun shop at the West London Shooting School. The former West London Gun Room closed on 7 September, and Sportarm began refurbishment, aiming to open the shop with a fresh new look in October and


Ask the experts

It’s time for the Clay Shooting Magazine Q & A, so let us know if you have any questions, we have the experts to answer them! Fiber Tip Q: One of the shooting grounds I am hoping to visit insists

Ask the experts!

Let us know if you have any questions, we have the experts to answer them. Also, if you want to get in touch, send your questions for our panel to Young shot Q: I have recently been taking my

Shotguns: Ten of the Best (part 2)

Ian Coley’s gunshop professionals recommend 10 shotguns ranging from the modest to the magnificent – here is part 2 BROWNING B525 RRP: £1,165 The biggest competitor for the ubiquitous Silver Pigeon, the B525 is very similar in terms of handling,

Shotguns: Ten of the best

Ian Coley’s gunshop professionals recommend 10 shotguns ranging from the modest to the magnificent – and here are your first five. KOFS BLACK DIAMOND RRP: £599.99One of the real breakthrough guns of 2018 and, for the price, certainly looks the


Learning curve w/ Mitchell Brooker-Smith

Mitchell Brooker-Smith takes positive lessons from a frustrating Junior World Cup deep in the German forest Arriving home from the Junior World Cup in Suhl, I have much to reflect on. The competition was filled with highs and lows, but

Flying high w/ Mitchell Brooker-Smith

Hard work leads to success for Mitchell Brooker-Smith as he both toils and triumphs at South Wales 2000. It’s been a great month in terms of positive results, with the highlight being the amazing success I enjoyed at the Welsh

Keep your gun safe and legal

Lloyd Pattison looks at the options for keeping your gun safe and legal when you’re on the road Driving with your gun to a shoot is part and parcel of the sport, but not something to be taken lightly. Not only

Under the influence

Of course shooting and alcohol don’t mix, but Ethan Lowry says that even a small tipple could affect your scores much longer than you think… I don’t know about you, but when the weekend approaches, the one thing on my mind


EJ Churchill’s new world order

The 41st World FITASC Championship returned to the UK after a 14 year break. Don Brunt went along to watch the action. When it comes to hosting large-scale Sporting events in the UK, EJ Churchill has gained something of a

Terrific trio

Three shoots, three chances at glory for Mike Bartlett and his partner Cheryl Hall English Open Sporting at Hodnet  As always, Hodnet put on a great shoot. Unfortunately, they have a new noise complaint from a neighbour, which has restricted

British Shooting opens the door

James Marchington attends the governing body’s open day for an insight into their plans for the sport British Shooting wants to work more closely with the shooting industry and media. Of course, funding is part of the story – but

An all round triumph

The English Open and British Open All Round titles at Doveridge offered shooters an exciting and varied challenge, Lloyd Pattison reports Richard King defended his English Open All Round title in fine style at Doveridge Shooting Ground on 8 June,

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