The latest edition of Clay Shooting Magazine is now available!
Clay shooting is back! The CPSA and shooting grounds have worked hard to come up with a system that meets the guidelines while still getting shooters round the course smoothly and efficiently, without feeling rushed or spending ages queuing.
They have done a grand job – the 100 Fitasc and 100 Sporting at Westfield, which Clay Shooting editor James Marchington observed when he visited, ran like clockwork, with shooters following the social distancing rules where they went round in pairs. It created a better flow of shooters round the course.
It wasn’t possible for shooters to gather around the clubhouse and socialise in the normal way, but James Marchington said: “everyone I spoke to had enjoyed the shoot enormously. Some complained they felt rusty after the enforced two month break, but they were grateful to be pulling the trigger again.”
Steve Lovatt, who had organised the shoot, was characteristically cheerful about the event, and confident it was the way forward, at least until restrictions can be eased some more.
We even dared to hope that it might be possible to run the British Open Sporting later in the year, following a similar system… time will tell, but I’ve got my fingers crossed for that one!
Ladies winner at Westfield that day was our Becky McKenzie, who has been busy during lockdown writing articles for the magazine. She reveals how she settled on her beloved Krieghoff K80, and what is so special about what has become a cult gun.
If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a new gun, don’t overlook the possibility of getting a second-hand bargain at auction. Leading gun auctioneer Gavin Gardiner reveals that with a little bit of research you could snap up what he calls ‘a champagne gun for beer money.’
We bring you an interview with Olympic hopeful Aaron Heading, who won a quota place at Tokyo 2020 only to see the Games postponed until next year. Now he’s back to the drawing board with his training schedule, while still building up the family shooting ground The Priory.
We’ve got so much more for you this month, from the return of an old favourite cartridge, the Maionchi AZ20, to advice on hitting loopers, how taking control of nutrition and hydration can improve your performance, and much more.
I hope you enjoy this issue, get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions for future issues – and do get out, enjoy some shooting and support the shooting grounds that are up and running again!
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