More than 5,000 people have tried shooting sports for the first time this year using BASC’s state-of-the-art shooting simulator.
BASC has taken the simulator to more than 47 events in 2017 including game fairs, county shows, courses, schools, political party conferences and a series of national sports roadshows. It is also available for private hire and corporate events such as weddings, conferences and AGMs.
The ST-2 simulator – the most realistic on the market – helps to provide a professional introduction to shotgun shooting.
Peter Marshall, BASC’s sporting services officer, said: ‘For many this was the first time they had experienced shotgun shooting. Hopefully this will be the first step on a long shooting career.”
User number 5,000 was gamekeeper Scott Patterson who used the simulator at a charity event in the north of England. He said: “I’m really chuffed that the ST2 has achieved this impressive milestone, I’ve seen it used as a superb coaching aid plus great fun at many events for novices and experienced guns alike.”
Duncan Greaves, a member of BASC Council and a BASC-accredited shotgun coach, said: “The simulator is an excellent way of introducing newcomers to shooting. It is also great for experienced shooters to analyse their shooting in fine detail, with the simulator’s analytical tools and replay function. We received very positive feedback from everyone who has used the simulator.”
More than 5,000 people tried shooting sports on the simulator at more than 30 events in 2016.