My clay pigeon shooting gets worse on holiday!

I really enjoy clay pigeon shooting on holiday to Spain and Cyprus in the summer for an odd competition shoot or two, but I’ve noticed that I never manage to match the Sporting averages I get here.

Are professional pigeon shooting guides worth it?

I've decided to travel and buy some pigeon shooting days with a professional guide. He charges £120 for a decent day pigeon shooting – a 'decent day' being 80 plus birds or one based on the number of cartridges fired.

What’s pigeon shooting with a moderated shotgun like?

Pigeon shooting with a moderated shotgun - what are your thoughts on the subject, and have you tried one yet? I have been reading with great interest Richard Brigham’s articles in Sporting Gun about how he uses a moderated shotgun when pigeon shooting.