We are based in the in the Mansfield, Nottinghamshire area and are suppliers of air rifles ,rifles ,shotguns custom stocks, custom parts, air cylinders, anodising, barrel work, gun repairs, stock repairs, stock refinishes, air rifle accessories, scopes and pellets etc.
I have been shooting since I was 12 years old – the outdoors was always where I wanted to be. Rifle shooting in the Army, especially the time I spent as a sniper, really didn’t help my shotgun shooting: with disappointing results I gradually drifted away from shooting shotguns.
In 1995-1996, a friend and I both decided to get back into shooting again. He was a farm manager and very keen on clay shooting and keeping control of the rabbits and pigeons on his farm. We shot as often as we could and I soon realised that my shooting was still pretty bad. A trip to a coach proved that my gun was not fitted to me and was shooting way too low, but my main problem was that as a rifle shooter I was stopping the gun.
I looked around to see what was available to help me practice at home and there was nothing that I thought would help, so as my background is engineering I set about designing something that I thought I could use.
And so Arrow Laser Shot, as it was later to become known, was born.
I had prototypes made and, within four months, I had a working model. It was not as accurate as I would have liked, but it did show me my gun fit. More importantly, it showed that while swinging the gun with the target I was stopping the gun when I fired. Ater a short while of intensive practice I was keeping the gun moving after I had fired.
I had thought that I was fairly knowledgeable about guns, but this showed me how much I didn’t know – so if I didn’t know as much as I thought I knew, how many other people out there were in the same boat? With a bit of market research and re-design of my now named Arrow Laser Shot, we started selling in the UK and around the world in 1997 – designing, developing and selling our products to do just what our motto says:
“What we make helps you shoot better, since 1997”
Bettws Hall are a very well established, vertically integrated business based in Mid Wales. Originally founded on traditional agriculture – we have diversified over the past 29 years to specialise in the production and rearing of pheasants and partridges, and ultimately – the wonderful sport these birds offer.
Since 2008 Bio Ammo Ltd has been dedicated to the development, manufacturing and distribution of biodegradable ammunition.
BioAmmo’s mission is to manufacture the best quality cartridges in the market and to help to eradicate pollution and toxic contamination of the environment by plastics, especially as currently there are between 45 and 60 billion conventional plastic cartridges and wads that have to be disposed of or that despoil our planet every year.
For too many years our world has been contaminated with wads from shotgun cartridges, made from plastic or fibre impregnated with bitumen. These single use plastics then remain for centuries or leave even more damaging micro-plastic or Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) based toxic residues when they degrade. Fibre wads disintegrate but often leave an oil-based residue. Then there are the plastic casings that, even though many can get recycled, still increase the amount of plastic in the world and will ultimately have to be disposed of in some way!
BioAmmo has now found an ecological solution to this problem that also supports a more sustainable future for Game and Clay Shooting.
Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH is a firearms manufacturer of fine shotguns and rifles, both hunting and tactical, in Germany. It was founded in 1957 by Horst Blaser, developing the drilling Blaser Diplomat.
The Sporting Gun department at Bonhams Knightsbridge has grown significantly in recent years to become one of the global leaders in this specialist field.
The sales, held three times a year at our Montpelier Street salerooms include a fine and varied selection of best quality British and European shotguns and rifles – including the best makers such as Holland & Holland, Purdey, Boss, Woodward, Lebeau-Courally, Francotte, Bosis and numerous others. A variety of accessories including gun cases, cartridge-magazines, cartridge display boards and books are also included in these sales. The market in this specialist area remains very buoyant and record prices have been frequently achieved in recent years.
When it comes to clay traps,
Bowman’s are designed to perform and engineered to last.
As a specialist clay pigeon trap manufacturer, we offer you more than clay traps. We design and manufacture them ourselves so we have an intimate understanding of how they work and perform. With our before and after sales service we can use this knowledge to help you get the most from our traps.
Why buy Bowman Traps?
Bowman traps offer you the ultimate shooting experience with traps designed for supreme performance with:
• Traps available for all disciplines
• Easy and quick changes of a clay’s trajectory (no need for a spanner)
• Absolute flexibility across the elevation to give maximum trajectory options
• Quick and easy changes of trap tension (no need for a spanner) to increase or reduce a clay’s distance
• Supreme quality casting aluminium bodies to absorb vibrations and reduce clay breakage
• Superior safety features including locking mechanisms
• Positive trigger releases and yellow ring guards
• Flexibility across the range with interchangeable parts
• The ability to make bespoke machines for customers.
The key values in the Browning family over-and-under guns for field and target are sturdiness, efficiency, elegance and impeccable technical features. No matter whether you are a hunter or a target-shooter.
The Clay Pigeon Company is the UK clay manufacturing arm of Laporte. Since being purchased by Laporte in 2000 it has gone from strength to strength. There are more than 30 members of staff and all the clay targets produced on site, as well as those few imported, go through stringent quality control measures.
The company’s philosophies are:
• Quality, quality, quality
• Caring for the environment
• Customer service
• Fair pricing
• Integrity and customer support
We are a well established and trusted family run company with a retail outlet at Bowhouse Farm in Fife, Scotland . We take great pride in the products that we sell with much of our knowledge coming from personal experience.
We sell binoculars and telescopes to the worldwide bird watching community, sporting shotguns and rifles (new and second hand), outdoor clothing & footwear, a huge variety of shooting accessories, and all hunting optics, such as telescopic sights, laser range-finders, spotting telescopes and binoculars.
We will always do our utmost to help our customers and ensure they have an enjoyable experience purchasing from us, or simply browsing our vast range of products. Our own extensive experience with our products allows us to advise and explain the best suited options for a customer’s unique requirements. We are here to help.
If you shoot, you should be a member of the CPSA.
The CPSA is the National Governing body for Clay Target Shooting in England, supporting clay target shooting enthusiasts across the UK. As an association we promote the highest standards of excellence in every aspect of our sport.
Open to all who want to learn, develop or use their skills to compete at every level; our members are backed by over 140 years of unrivalled understanding and expertise.
Based at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, Woking, Surrey, we operate from a small headquarters and employ 15 people directly and work alongside several industry specialist consultants.
The remit of the CPSA is to manage the sport of Clay Target Shooting for its approximately 25,000 members and the 400 clubs and grounds affiliated or associated with us. There are also approximately 200 Trade Members associated with the CPSA who believe that being part of the association can be mutually advantageous.
The CPSA offer support to its members in various ways:
The opportunity to shoot in registered competitions, both at a Regional and National level
The opportunity to be selected for the England Team Shooting events and also GB Team events through British Shooting (BICTSF)
The ability to obtain a shooting classification (a bit like a golf handicap), based on your scores at registered shoots
A £10 million pound civil liability insurance, covering not only clay shooting, but all game, rough, rifle, pistol shooting and angling
A £30,000 personal injury insurance, covering all the above sports
Public liability insurance (for CPSA qualified coaches and instructors)
The publication of Pull! magazine, a members’ association publication issued 10 times a year
Park Lane, Lane End
E.J. Churchill Voted ‘Best Shooting Ground of the Year’ at the 2017 Time Inc Shooting Industry Awards, ‘Best Shooting Ground of the Year’ at the CPSA Awards 2017 and ‘Best Rural Sporting Business’ at the Rural Business Awards 2016 and proud hosts of the World English Sporting Championship 2014 and 2016.
Just 30 miles from London, E.J. Churchill is set amidst 40 acres of woodland on the stunning West Wycombe Estate the shooting ground comprises over 150 clay shooting stands and 6 clay shooting disciplines offering varied and extensive practice and tuition opportunities.
Our layouts at E.J Churchill include three high towers, skeet, multisport, down the line layouts and purpose built grouse butts. Our dedicated team of instructors are trained to the highest standards and are amongst the most experienced in the country.
We offer clay pigeon shooting instruction at E.J Churchill for novice through to experienced game and clay shooters both at the shooting ground and in the field.
Eley Hawk and the Eley Brand have become synonymous with Leading Shooting Performance. Since 1828 Eley have been producing the finest quality cartridges in Great Britain. A truly Iconic British brand with a rich heritage that has been carefully built on over time for nearly 200 years. No other brand of cartridges in the UK has the depth of history, which has made Eley one of the best loved cartridges, for generations of shooters in Clay and Game shooting, not only in the UK but around the world. Eley Hawk is a subsidiary of the Maxam Coporation which has it’s base in Madrid, Spain.
Eyepod are opticians with 30 years’ experience, and have designed prescription glasses for the shooting marketplace.
Our shooting package comes with 6 different tinted lenses, made with the latest PolarDefinition colour enhancement technology.
Including background neutralisation, vivid full sun lens and low light enhancement lenses, perfect for the shooter looking for one kit to cover all their needs and different light conditions.
As opticians we can do any prescription.
On the stand we have the latest equipment to read the prescription from your glasses, and our expert opticians will be able to give you full advice.