Author: Matt Rutherford

What is Olympic Trap?

Now that 2012 Olympic tickets are on sale, interest will start to rise in the shooting disciplines – and at ShootClay, we want to make sure that we have you covered – so we’ll be posting a series outlining the disciplines that will be featured in London – and explaining some of the rules. First up, Trap…

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ShootClay visits… Oxford Gun Company, Oxfordshire

“We’re a shooting school, not a shooting ground…” With those words ringing in our ears – we set off for a Saturday morning trip to the Oxford Gun Company and some much needed practice! This is a fantastic location, on Jericho Farm, close to the M40 near Oxford (Bing Maps Link), equipped with two courses of English Sporting, a decent shop and a nice rest area – all set amongst beautiful English countryside with streams running throughout. When we arrived on Saturday, the scores were  still on display from the excellent Bredon Schools Challenge which does a great job...

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ShootClay visits… Broomhills Shooting Ground, Hertfordshire

Situated about 10 mins from the M1 (J9) in Hertfordshire, Broomhills Shooting Ground is a short run for the team. It’s a well equipped location, with a 10 stand English Sporting course, an Air Rifle range and a new Pratical Shotgun range. Broomhills is moderately wooded, and most of the stands point inwards around a horseshoe shaped area, it is relatively compact so not  lot of walking between stands. There are two high towers, with at least 6 traps – and the variety at Broomhills is really good.  The whole site has good paths – and even at the depths of winter, we’ve...

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UK Police Forces

A handy list of UK Police force websites – for applying and renewing your Shotgun Certificate Click here for the ShootClay tutorial for applying for your Shotgun Certificate London Region City of London Police Metropolitan Police Service Eastern Region Bedfordshire Police Cambridgeshire Constabulary Essex Police Hertfordshire Constabulary Norfolk Constabulary Suffolk Constabulary South East Region Hampshire Constabulary Kent Police Surrey Police Sussex Police Thames Valley Police South West Region Avon & Somerset Constabulary Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Dorset Police Gloucestershire Constabulary Wiltshire Constabulary East Midlands Region Derbyshire Constabulary Leicestershire Constabulary Lincolnshire Police Northamptonshire Police Nottinghamshire Police West Midlands Region Staffordshire Police...

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