Preparing for the new season

Shooting glasses

01 55 yellow-black-front-angle 300dpiRanger Falcon

The RE Ranger collection has a wide range of models of protective glasses. The newest variation, the Falcon, is named for its shield design, which allows shooters an exceptional view of the target (like its namesake, the F-16 Fighting Falcon). With impressive optical clarity, this pair of shooting glasses is available in two sizes, includes three lens tints (medium yellow, dark purple and high definition), and comes with a choice of two frame colours.

£320

York Guns 01904 487180 www.yorkguns.com

02 IMG_1169Zeiss shooting glasses

Featuring an adjustable bridge, Zeiss shooting glasses can be adjusted vertically for a perfect fit whatever discipline you shoot. With a robust frame and wraparound temples, these are a dependable pair of glasses. Available in non-prescription, single vision, bifocal and varifocal models, the lenses have anti-scratch and anti-mist coatings to provide unimpeded vision at all times. Until 31 December 2013, Optilabs is offering £20 off Zeiss glasses.

Non-prescription £154.95, prescription from £179.95

Optilabs 02086 865708 www.optilabs.com

03 07 141893_OO_OTD_Brochure_EN-Final-3Oakley shooting glasses

Oakley True Digital single vision and varifocal lenses are digitised for high wrap frames, reconstructing the central prescription for the best vision possible. Prescription lenses feature Oakley Dual Peripheral Technology for quality peripheral imaging and motion recognition. The lenses offer impact protection against heavy objects at low speeds and lighter objects at high speeds. Oakley proprietary sport tints block harmful UV rays and heighten colour contrast and depth perception, while the sport performance frames are made from lightweight materials with slight flexibility to allow the frames to absorb impact.

Single vision £339-429

Flint and Partners 01902 422096 www.flintandpartners.co.uk

04 Contour ESPBolle Contour glasses

An adjustable non-slip bridge and non-slip temples will keep these lightweight shooting glasses from slipping while you’re shooting. Available with clear, smoke or new ESP (extra-sensory perception) lenses, the glasses are safety stamped, anti-scratch and anti-fog.

RRP From £10

John Rothery www.bisley-uk.com

05 22A xpro3XPRO shooting glasses

The frameless style of the XPRO ensures uninterrupted peripheral vision, while the 2mm optical-grade polycarbonate lenses protect your eyes. This set comes in a semi-rigid case and contains four interchangeable lenses along with two pairs of side arms.

£40

Top Gun Clothing 08453 708803 www.topgunclothing.co.uk

Ear protection

IMG_0354Proshock Hocks

Custom-moulded shooting plugs that have been designed for continuous wear without causing discomfort, Proshock Hocks allow the wearer to carry out normal conversation while potentially damaging background noise is filtered to a safe level.

£110

Proshock 01823 288131 www.proshock.co.uk

01_IMG_0652Howard Leight Impact Sports Ear Defenders

Designed to meet the needs of all shooters, these ear defenders can be used in a wide rage of environments. They are water resistant, have a 350-hour battery life, and fold up for compact storage. Low-level sound can be magnified with the volume control, and an external audio plug allows you to listen to music while you’re shooting.

£75

Edgar Brothers 01625 613177 www.edgarbrothers.com

57 CENS ProFlex - Orange + BlueCENS ProFlex digital

Combining functionality with a unique and eye-catching appearance, CENS ProFlex earplugs come in a range of different colour options for the earpieces and the electronic modules. The soft, custom-fit earpiece is designed to give complete protection and comfort.

From £479

CENS Digital 01634 719427 www.censdigital.com

04 Bisley Active Muffs and CaseBisley active electronic hearing defenders

Each earmuff has an independent volume control so you can amplify low level sounds while being assured of complete protection from dangerously loud noises. Running on AAA-batteries, these hearing defenders are easy to use, and feature folding, slimline cups and a hard carry case.

RRP £79.99

John Rothery www.bisley-uk.com

Clothing

34 Claypro Shooting CoatClayPro shooting coat

Top Gun’s ClayPro shooting coat is waterproof and windproof, offering protection from biting spring frosts. The soft-shell design provides flexibility when shooting and is lightweight. With a sleek, satin lining, this smart shooting coat has large cartridge pockets and a ribbed collar and cuffs.

£75

Top Gun Clothing 08453 708803 www.topgunclothing.co.uk

02 Men's Leathington Boot (still)Leathington boot

The Really Wild Clothing Company has added the Leathington to its men’s collection after the women’s footwear proved very popular. Contructed in waterproof leather and lined with a sympatex insulated inner, the boot has a Vibram sole to prevent slipping. Hand cut and made to the Really Wild Company’s specification, the Leathington boot has been designed for all outdoor pursuits.

£335

The Really Wild Company 01491 352600 www.reallywildclothing.co.uk

03 DNGLBADavid Nickerson lightweight leather gloves

Warm yet practical, these thin shooting gloves won’t impede your shooting. The natural cowhide leather is warm and comfortable, without being bulky like some other gloves, and adjustable Velcro cuffs keep the heat. With a fold back trigger finger on the right hand, you can focus on your shooting and keep your hands warm.

RRP £19.99

John Rothery www.bisley-uk.com

04 PenninePennine shooting coat

The Pennine’s Amara suede shoulder patch and warm fleece lining will keep you cosy whatever weather you’re shooting in. Created with the clay shooter in mind, it has spacious cartridge pockets, and has handwarmer pockets to keep the blood flowing in your trigger finger.

£95

Top Gun Clothing 08453 708803 www.topgunclothing.co.uk

 

05 Classic Shirt Blue FernLadies classic shirt

With a flattering cut, this classic shirt from the Really Wild Company has a stylish liberty print featuring blue fern leaves and dots on a cream background. A smart addition to your shooting ground attire, this is a comfortable and attractive shirt.

The Really Wild Company 01491 352600 www.reallywildclothing.co.uk

06 Lomond Socks Bracken Claret MLomond sock

In stylish bracken and claret, the Lomond sock is made from a Merino wool mix for warmth and comfort on a springtime clay shoot. Made in Scotland, this sock is designed to be resilient and long lasting.

The Really Wild Company 01491 352600 www.reallywildclothing.co.uk

 

 

 

07 Shoot Waistcoat Pine Mustard FrontHunter waistcoat

With its distinctive pine and mustard over check, this shooting waistcoat has deep cartridge pockets, an alcantara shoulder patch and adjustable straps at the back to ensure a snug fit.

£235

The Really Wild Company 01491 352600 www.reallywildclothing.co.uk

Accessories

01 easyhitEasy Hit Bead

A quick and easy solution to eye dominance problems, the Easy Hit bead tricks your brain into making the eye aligned to the rib your dominant eye. With self-affixing backing, you can stick it on the end of your shotgun in seconds without needing any gun alterations. The bead reflects natural light in even the dullest conditions, so you can shoot confidently throughout the year.

£30

Easy Hit 0845 895 1066 www.easyhit.co.uk

02 06A Shotspot1bShotspot

Eye dominance correction for all serious shooters, Shotspot can help you master eye dominance problems and improve your shooting. Used and recommended by shooting legends Carl Bloxham, Chris Batha and Dave Beardsmore, Shotspot can be fitted to your shooting glasses over where your master eye views targets. This ensures the eye that sits over the rib of the gun is in control of what you’re pointing the barrels at.

From £16

Shotspot 01922 408411 www.shotspot.co.uk

clenzClenzoil gift box

As well as cleaning your barrels, lock works, gas systems, and trigger and ignition systems, this high quality range of CLP products will condition wood and leather. Safe and easy to use, Clenzoil shotgun cleaning products are exactly what’s needed to blow off the winter cobwebs. This gift box contains cleaning solution, foaming aerosol, large bore cleaning patches, hinge pin jelly and a gun sock.

£54.83

Clenzoil 01793 497249 www.clenzoil.co.uk

04 chokes 004Gemini chokes

Painstakingly manufactured in Italy, Gemini chokes enhance patterning potential for consistently dependable shots. Thanks to Continental Shooting Supplies, you can buy them in the UK in ported, flush and extended non-ported models to fit most popular guns.

Non-ported from £20, ported from £45

Continental Shooting Supplies 01294 833297 www.continentalshooting.co.uk

05 DryFire Projection DTLDryfire

A unique training system that offers immediate, detailed feedback on every shot you make. Because of this, Dryfire can help you to overcome weaknesses in shooting technique. You can practise to your heart’s content for the summer season ahead in the comfort of your house and without the expense of clays or cartridges.

From £648

Dryfire 01283 731400 www.dryfire.com

06 10A Hand warmerPeacock hand warmer

In mini, standard and giant sizes, these re-usable hand warmers provide constant warmth for a whole day. Using platinum catalysis, no air pollution is created during use and it produces five times as much heat as a disposable warmer. Individual parts may be bought separately, and 22-carat gold plated and engraved hand warmers are also available.

From £22.95 (+ P&P)

GK Trading 01234 300000 www.peacockhandwarmers.co.uk

07 DSCN6654Tripod seat

A great addition to your competition kit, the tripod seat from Napier weighs just 1.85kg for easy transportation. The seat is made of embossed stitched leather with 4mm rolled edges for strength and extra comfort, allowing you to sit and recharge your batteries between stands. At 60cm tall, the polished, turned hardwood legs form a secure 33cm base.

£49.95

Napier 01235 812993 www.napieruk.com

 

27 XPad Image 1Isis Xpad

Available from recoil reduction specialist Recoil Systems, the Isis Xpad is easy to fit and has a SureFit design created specifically to fit either left or right-handed users. Its polymer construction is lightweight and provides patented shock and vibration absorption, as well as improved gun stability.

From £55

Recoil Systems 01763 837140 www.recoilsystems.com

09 16B TeagueTeague Precision Chokes

Teague Precision Chokes has over 50 different types of choke to choose from, and also offers special, custom-made chokes. The Gloucestershire-based choke specialist can provide everything from screw-in choke modification for fixed choke shotguns, Teague after-market chokes and choke adjustments.

From £20

Teague Precision Chokes 01454 260226 www.teagueprecisionchokesltd.co.uk

10 BICCG100Bisley clay shooter’s case

A lightweight canvas cartridge case that will hold up to four boxes of 25 cartridges, the clay shooter’s case is great for carrying your cartridges between stands. It has a wide strap for a comfortable hold and a Velcro hood fastening to keep your cartridges secure.

RRP £19.99

John Rothery www.bisley-uk.com

11 35 DSCN6689 cutoutUmbrella seat stick

Napier’s umbrella seat stick is tougher than ever thanks to a 16mm alloy shaft that is 20 per cent stronger than in previous models. At 974 grams, it’s also lightweight. Made of non-fade waterproof fabric over rustproof nylon frames, it is made to survive harsh weather. The large handle/seat is a double-layer, stitched leather for durability.

RRP £78.94

Napier 01235 812993 www.napieruk.com

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