Many young Guns will be anxiously awaiting their A Level results this August. Here's how to reward them for good performance with a bit of shooting luxury
If the A Level results this year and GCSEs turn out to be what was needed, then maybe it’s time to give the achieving young Gun a well-deserved present.
We’ve researched a wish list of 10 items which would be enthusiastically received by young shooters, both male and female.
Full season ahead
Made from supple but strong leather, this belt will see a young Gun through many a season. J.P Leather Cartridge Belt, £75.00 Farlows.
William & Son has worked with young artist Sabina Savage on these sought-after scarves, created from beautiful wool, cashmere and silk in a variety of designs. Perfect for country days. Sabina Savage for William & Son. From £330.
Cashmere dressing gown
Another heirloom piece. Cosy up in the softest cashmere with a silk lining – perfect when staying in a draughty Scottish castle. By Johnsons of Elgin via William & Son. £895.
Walking shoes with a difference
Part of a collection designed by Stella Tennant and Isabella Cawdor for Holland & Holland. Orange pony walking shoes. (Also available in brown or white.) £650.
Gaming the social way
The dice game Perudo has acquired a bit of a cult following. Play in real style with this soft leather set by Pickett London, in two colourways. £450.
Game for cookery lessons
As any young Gun should know, eating what you shoot is all part of the etiquette. Book a lesson with Tim Maddams – who wrote none other than the River Cottage Game Cookery Book. He knows just about everything there is to know about cooking game, venison, rabbit … and he has an engaging manner which will go down well with youngsters. Tim teaches courses around the country and you can get in touch here. Complete beginners as well as confident cooks all welcome. POA. Tim Maddams.
Young Guns can try their hand at shooting running deer and boar with full power rifles and ammunition at the new Holland & Holland “Schiesskino”, which is literally a shooting cinema. Individual tuition or practice for groups of up to four. POA. Holland & Holland.
A Purdey shotgun
You thought there was a long waiting list? Not if you buy a ‘Heritage’ Purdey shotgun which has been pre-owned and carefully checked over by Purdey craftsmen. A pair of Purdeys could be in a deserving young Gun’s hands for this coming season. Turnaround is three months if the stock needs altering or immediately if the fit is right. POA. Purdey.
A cold snap will mean nothing to a girl wearing this chic number from Bonties. Filled with luxurious goose down feathers and trimmed with soft leather it has a detachable fox fur trimmed hood. Perfection. The Cocoa Fawley coat from Bonties £393.
Just about anything from Mistamina
This one might have to wait a bit but will be worth it. Lady Melissa Percy is a crack shot and is launching her new line of countrywear ‘Mistamina’ in September. She’s the daughter of the Duke of Northumberland. Sounds perfect for stylish young Guns.