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What to expect from a good shotgun coach

“If I book a lesson or two with a coach, what am I going to learn and how do I know the information and instruction is of high quality?”. It’s an enquiry I’ve come to expect. Here’s what a good shotgun coach should cover Safety The safe handling of the…

Charity clay pigeon shoot

22 important points you should know BEFORE organising a charity clay day

With thanks to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) for its help in compiling this key advice. Get a Section 11(6) permission under the 1968 Firearms Act from your local police firearms department. This allows non-certificate holders to be in possession of ammunition and a shotgun under supervision. Most police…

Abbey Ling named Clay Shooter of the Year

Abbey Ling was voted Clay Shooter of the Year at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Awards, held at The Belfry Hotel & Resort this weekend (Saturday, 3 February). After winning the World and European Championships as well as the English, British and UK titles in Universal Trench in 2017,…

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CPSA Live! In Association with Sporting Gun – the full schedule

One of the many reasons to visit The Game Fair at Hatfield House this weekend is to stop by the CPSA field classroom for CPSA Live! in association with Sporting Gun. We have gathered industry leaders, Olympians and the NGO to name for a full weekend of talks and debates…

Paul Simpson wins 2017 English Open English Sporting in thrilling final

After a thrilling 30 target Super Final Paul Simpson from Lawshall won the 2017 English Open English Sporting on 14th May, beating Philip Thorold. A late rally from Thorrold saw him drop one target through the first seven on the final stand and it looked as though things were heading for…

How to hit the low driven target in clayshooting

Believe or not but Simon Arbuckle says that:  “There is no such thing as an impossible target. If other shooters can break it, so can you.” It’s all about removing those negative thoughts and focusing on developing your technique. Safety note: with this type of target, eye protection is essential…

CPSA Awards

Ed Ling named CPSA clay shooter of the year

The Taunton born shooter received the award having been voted for by CPSA members from a shortlist of five contenders, which also featured fellow Olympic bronze medallist Steve Scott. When presented with his award Ed said: “It’s a great honour to be up here and I’d like to thank the…

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How to be an excellent companion on a shoot day

Shooters are generally a friendly lot and will welcome a new face. Read up a bit on clayshooting/pheasant shooting and partridge shooting before you go out and learn the difference between driven shooting and rough shooting. For more in-depth knowledge on some of the terms you’ll hear when you’re new…

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Organising charity clay days

Now summer's here, make the most of the fine weather and do some good by organising a charity clay. Here's our easy guide to what you need to know

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Starting shooting – how to find an instructor

Getting going – will you get a thump in the shoulder? The thought of firing a shotgun for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve talked to someone who didn’t get suitable instruction when they tried their hand at the sport. If you believe what they say, you’ll…