Shooting Frequently Asked Questions
Clay Shooting ?
Clay pigeon shooting is the art of shooting at special
flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets,
with a shotgun.
Clay Shooting suitable for ?
Clay pigeon shooting is currently enjoyed by all, from
10 to 80 year olds, both male and female. You don't need
any special skills or experience, our expert instructors
will be with you at all times and all equipment is
provided so you will not have to worry about that
Shooting SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT.
receive a full safety briefing from our instructor
before your start. Whether you're a complete novice with
no equipment or an experienced shot the same rules
apply. Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken
before or during shooting.
on guns are used ?
Most shooting grounds use 12 or 20 Bore Over and Under
shotguns which are specially designed for shooting
of ammunition do you use ?
We shoot clays with shotgun cartridges or shells,
basically these are small plastic tubes filled with
small metal pellets (approx 400).
gun kick ?
Yes there is a certain amount of recoil with shotguns,
but nothing to be concerned with, most shooting grounds
use low recoil cartridges which reduces recoil to a
of shooting can I expect ?
The type of Shooting is based around a popular Clay
Shooting discipline called Sporting (ESP), targets are
thrown at different angles, distances and speeds,
roughly representing quarry that would be shot at in the
bring my friends to watch?
Spectators are more than welcome. Please advise us in
Can I get
Our facilities differ by venue, although the majority of
our Shooting Grounds do offer tea and coffee. Some even
have a café on site for lunch. Please ask if you require
details on a specific venue.
Do I need
any special clothing ?
We ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and
time of the year. We recommend sturdy walking type
shoes/boots, Sunglasses and a waterproof Jacket.
Do I need
any previous experience ?
No experience is required; the majority of our customers
are complete novices and have never held or shot a gun
Do I have
to have a shotgun license to shoot ?
All our Shooting Grounds have an exemption certificate,
which allows customers who do not possess a shotgun
license to shoot under our Instructors supervision. But
if you are a prohibited person (someone who has a
criminal record) you are not allowed to shoot.
are you open ?
All our venues are open on Saturdays (subject to
availability); some are also available on Sundays and
selected weekdays. This will vary depending upon the
Do I have
to book to use the facility ?
Yes you will need to book. We recommend enquiring about
availability as soon as you have a date in mind to order
to avoid disappointment. To secure your booking we ask
for a £10 per person deposit and the remainder 10
working days before your event.
When I get
to the facility what do I need to do ?
On arrival please report to the reception or club house,
here you will find your Instructor who will greet you
and instruct you further.
purchase a Gift Voucher for Clay Shooting ?
Gift Vouchers for clay
shooting instruction. These include Clays, Cartridges,
Tuition, Equipment and insurance. The vouchers come in a
presentation wallet and can be personalised with the
recipients name and a message of your choice.