T’was the month before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, apart from your mouse as you desperately search for the perfect gift before the 25th. Relax, we’ve got you covered with enough gift ideas to keep all your stockings stuffed and shooters smiling.
Clay Shooting Magazine Subscription
The perfect gift for the clay shooter this Christmas is a subscription to Clay Shooting, the UK’s top clay shooting magazine. Each issue is packed to the brim with up-to-the-moment news, shoot reports, gun and cartridge reviews, training tips and more. From as little as £2.20 per issue.
A Fitasc Masterclass with Becky McKenzie
Becky McKenzie is one of the UK’s most devastating Sporting shots. She is also well-known for her enthusiasm and passion for sporting clays, which is sure to rub off during one of her Masterclasses. Becky can host up to five shooters at grounds across the UK, and can offer friendly advice and tuition to beginners and seasoned professionals alike.
RRP £65 per person, excluding clays and cartridges
Sports Vision Assessment With Ed Lyons
Over a decade, Ed Lyons has developed a method of assessing a shooter’s visual performance, with clients winning National, International and World titles. Thanks to a partnership with Pilla Sport, Ed provides professional advice, Optometry prescriptions and produces fully-glazed prescription shooting glasses to suit, in addition to ocular health assessments and vision training programs.
RRP £450 for a two-hour consultation
Browning Shooting Cap
A cap is an often overlooked, yet vital, piece of safety equipment. Protecting the wearer from both the sun and stray clay fragments, a cap is a simple, cost-effective way to protect your vision. This new moulded cotton cap from Browning is designed for all day comfort.
Perazzi Large Sporting Bag
This large double-bottomed sporting bag from Perazzi can help keep even the most disorganised shooter stay neat, tidy and prepared for any eventuality. It has enough room to pack all of their shooting essentials – it’s ideal to load up with shooting glasses, hearing protection, cartridges, chokes, gloves, scorecards and snacks for a full day on the stands.
Gun Fitting Session At Ian Coley Sporting
Send your loved ones to the heart of the Cotswolds for a specialist gun fitting session with the experts at Ian Coley Sporting. Through the use of their try guns and pattern plate they can assess gun fit and help to improve any shooter’s performance. Ian Coley Sporting vouchers can also be used against practice sessions, tuition with a fully qualified coach or in its well-stocked gun room and country store.
RRP Gun fitting £160.
Vouchers available from £10.
CPSA annual membership will be the gift that keeps on giving for the clay shooter in your life this Christmas. Full Members can enter CPSA Registered Shoots and Championships, and members at all levels are covered by the CPSA’s membership insurance and receive 10 issues per year of the CPSA’s Pull! magazine.
Full membership: £72, Clubman membership: £51
EJ Churchill Gift Vouchers
If you still can’t decide on the ideal gift for your clay shooter, then why not let them choose, with a voucher from EJ Churchill. The voucher can be used as part or full payment against products in its Country Outfitters and Gun Room or to help towards lessons and experiences at EJ Churchill’s prestigious grounds. All vouchers are valid for 12 months and bespoke vouchers are available upon request.
Teague Precision Chokes’ reputation for supplying and modifying any make of shotgun barrel to multi-choke format is second to none. The company also offer a complete range of aftermarket chokes in stainless steel and has recently launched a new titanium range, offering a 40% weight reduction compared to stainless steel. Teague design and build chokes to fit all major shotgun brands and to suit every discipline.
RRP From £44
SP Eye Dominance Aid
Suitable for all guns and disciplines, the SP dominance aid is an easy to use solution for shooters who struggle with eye dominance issues. The device is simple to fit and provides shooters with a stimulant that will help them to establish the correct reference barrels in their peripheral vision when shooting with both eyes open, allowing full focus on the clay. Use the code Gift20 when ordering for free postage.
Eley VIP Steel Pro Eco Wad Clay Cartridges
Clay shooters always need cartridges. These cartridges are the first of their kind to be loaded by a UK manufacturer. Clay shooters can shoot steel shot safely with a wad that is non-toxic, compostable and degrades naturally into the soil in three months. Available in 12-gauge, these 28-gram, shot size 7 cartridges are ideal.
RRP £335.00 per 1,000
Beretta Uniform Pro 20.20 Shooting Vest
This shooting vest, from Beretta, is made from light, breathable mesh and stretch cotton to ensure an excellent fit and freedom of movement. Designed for professionals and amateurs alike, the vest features expandable front pockets with hidden inner snap fastenings for cartridge storage, elastic 3D mesh on the front and back for comfort, a microsuede slide with laser cut details and a two-way YKK zip.
Seeland Roll Collar
A good, quality neck gaiter can make the difference between an uncomfortable chilly day on the stands and a fun day out. This warm roll collar, from Seeland, combines a stretchy fleece material with flat seams to keep the wearer warm and comfortable all day, no matter what the winter weather might throw at them.
Beretta Soft Gun Case
A soft gun case is a simple solution to keeping a shotgun safe,
clean and scratch free. Part of Beretta’s striking new Uniform Pro
EVO accessories range, this case combines high quality materials
and a practical, functional design. The case has an adjustable shoulder strap, carrying handle and high density padding to protect the shotgun.
Farlows Moorland Shooting Vest
Part of Farlows’ latest collection, this shooting vest is designed to bring years of faithful wear to the owner. Featuring deep cartridge pockets and shoulder patches with a durable Alcantara trim the vest is equally at home on shooting estates, clay grounds or on a country walk. The Moorland Shooting vest adds a functional touch of classic British class to any outfit.
MacWet gloves are some of the most versatile sports gloves on the market today. Famed for staying comfortable and providing excellent grip wet or dry. Highly-rated by a wide range of sports professionals, from polo players to clay shooters, these gloves are available in 13 sizes and six colourways.
Purdey Mens Lightweight Technical Shooting Coat
Perfect for layering, this shooting coat is one of Purdey’s most practical. The fabric is laminated with a two-layer Sympatex membrane, making the coat waterproof and windproof and breathable. The coat features two recoil patches hidden beneath the lining of the shoulders, fleece-lined bellows pockets for cartridges and microfleece handwarmer pockets with retainer straps for the bellows pockets.
Schöffel Oakham Fleece Gilet
Now available in Cedar Green, Claret and Cobalt colourways, inspired by the colours of country pursuits, a gilet is a great way to add an extra layer of warmth to any outfit without limiting arm movement. With two large pockets and a YKK zip this gilet is bound to become a comfortable favourite through the winter.
Purdey Ladies Technical Shooting Coat
The cut of this shooting coat provides additional coverage in the worst conditions while the lightweight fabric doesn’t compromise movement. Waterproof, windproof yet breathable, thanks to the two-layer Sympatex membrane, this coat features sealed seams to stop water seeping through. Extra design features include large patch pockets for holding cartridges, handwarmer pockets, adjustable back vents and a waist adjuster.
Pilla Outlaw X7 Shooting Glasses
Worn by some of the world’s top shooters Pilla Outlaw shooting glasses will keep your eyes safe and can help improve target acquisition. At Sunglasses for Sport you can build your own Pilla kit, starting with just one frame and one lens, then add more to your collection as the seasons and your needs change.
Use the code ‘Pillacap’ online and receive a free shooting cap with any order over £150.
RRP from £320 including delivery
CENS Digital Hearing Protection
A single shotgun blast can permanently damage your hearing. Luckily CENS digital offer a comprehensive range of hearing protection to suit all shooters and budgets. Whether you are looking for the convenience of Mino CENS with instant fit ear tips, the battery-free operation of the ProFlex passive or the high-tech advanced protection of the CENS ProFlex DX. CENS Digital has you covered with its EN352-2&7 tested and certified range of hearing protection.
Musto Cartridge Bag
Incredibly resilient and designed to hold up to 250 cartridges along with other shooting essentials, the Musto Cartridge Bag, available from William Evans, will help keep your shooter organised on the stands. Available in True Navy and Dark Moss the bag is made from heavy duty neoprene and nylon, is water resistant and features handy zipped pockets and an adjustable strap.
Sports Nutrition Book by Daniel Davey
In his book, Eat Up Raise Your Game, Daniel provides delicious, balanced recipes designed for performance athletes, while also explaining the science behind making the right dietary choices. Backed by the latest scientific literature, Daniel’s recipes and meal plans could give you the extra edge at your next competition, or at least help negate a few mince pies.
Westermoor Softshell Mid-Layer Protective Jacket
This windproof softshell protective jacket will keep your loved ones cosy, without feeling too weighty, while providing flexible movement and breathability. It features four handy zipped pockets, elasticated cuffs with an adjustable Velcro strap and an adjustable hem for a snug, comfortable fit. The country olive jacket is also machine washable.
Alan Paine Fernley Ladies Weekend Coat
Offering all weather protection, this ladies coat from Alan Paine has a soft faux suede inner collar and a quilted dog and duck lining. The coat features a concealed hood and adjustable storm cuffs and waist for a super snug fit. There are two large snap-fastened pockets on the front of the coat and a handy internal zipped pocket for valuables.
Country Shirt with Button Down Collar
Oxford Shirt Company’s Country Button Down Shirts are a popular choice for field sports enthusiasts. Made from durable brushed cotton, they’re just as comfortable out in the field as in the pub at the end of the day. Hard wearing and with a button-down collar and a single cuffed sleeve for comfort, the shirts are also machine washable and easily ironed.
The Complete Shot – Book by Shane Bisgood
With over 42 years of teaching experience, Shane Bisgood can teach us all a thing or two. In his book, The Compete Shot, Shane lays out the best shooting methods, advice on legal matters, maintenance, good practice and more, while skilfully weaving in anecdotes and entertaining stories from a life of shotgun shooting. An educational and entertaining gift for new shots and Olympic athletes alike.
Shooterking Clay Shooter Vest
This stylish shooting waistcoat is lightweight, breathable and allows for unrestricted movement. Featuring leather trimmed recoil pads, four open cartridge pockets and two internal zipped pockets, the vest is practical, durable, wind and waterproof – perfect for keeping comfortable no matter what this winter season might throw at you. It’s available in a variety of colours, and sizes from small to 5XL.
Schöffel Cottesmore Fleece Jacket
This fleece is designed with versatility in mind, thanks to the new Gunmetal and subtle Cedar Green colourways your loved ones will look equally at home in town, on the stands or out in the country. Created using premium weight fleece for extra warmth, heat retention and its quick drying ability. The fleece jacket has two large external zip pockets to keep wallets, phones or cartridges safe while shooting.
Schöffel Ptarmigan Pro II Coat
A sharper take on a modern classic, this updated version of Schöffel’s popular Ptarmigan coat has been redesigned with a more contemporary sport cut. Featuring a Gore-Tex three-layer laminate, micro-fleece hand warming pockets and a removable recoil pad, your loved ones are sure to stay warm, dry, comfortable and stylish whilst shooting this winter.
Startsmart Fleece Gilet
Part of Startsmart’s Town & Country Collection this pint-sized fleece gilet is perfect for young shots to wear year-round and is available in a lots of different sizes to suit youngsters from 2 to 16 years old. The gilet is trimmed with dark brown faux suede and features two zipped pockets as well as two internal toggles to keep in warmth and provide an ideal fit.
RRP From £50
Le Chameau Vierzon Boots
These Vierzon boots, from Le Chameau, are handcrafted from natural rubber with a polycotton, tartan patterned jersey lining for comfortable use in warmer seasons.
Adjustable waterproof gussets with a snap-fastening buckle ensure a comfortable fit, while a specially-developed Vibram sole offers excellent grip in challenging conditions. They also feature a reinforced shank to protect the foot arch and prevent fatigue when walking long distances.