Andrea Pinnock – My Shooting Journey So Far

from Dryfire to BASC Central Ladies Sim Day.

My OBSESSION with shooting all started with DryFire!

In April 2013 Wordcraft International, the software development company I run in Derby decided to take over the development, marketing and distribution of a target simulator named DryFire. It was important I understood the sport and got to know the product so what better way than to use it!  It wasn’t long before I was totally hooked and booking my first lessons at Lowes Lane SG in Derby around February 2014.  After 3 lessons I bought my first gun from Countryman of Derby, it was a Zoli to which I had an adjustable comb fitted as the stock was too low (as I have with all my guns since).  From then on I started to attend a few ladies shoot days and won my first competition at Sporting Targets with the Femmes Fatales.  I was over the moon!

I had a few setbacks in my first 2 years due to a slap tear injury on my left shoulder but once I had had surgery it was a case of getting back onto the DryFire to rebuild muscle, it was the perfect physiotherapy!

I went on to attend more Femmes Fatales events up and down the country before deciding to sponsor these ladies and their fantas

tic events with DryFire. Having only shot one game day last season I was determined to get a few more days in the calendar for the coming season (which I have 😊)so when I saw the Facebook post from BASCLadies for a Sim Day in Derbyshire it seemed too good to miss!  (On a simulated game day the clay targets are set up to fly like birds so it is great practice for Game Days.)

The day arrived and what a glorious day it was too! The weather was perfect, the targets set up by Round Lodge Sporting on all 5 drives were fantastic, the hospitality amazing, the ladies of course were wonderful as were the BASC team looking after us (they even organised an ice cream van).   The BASC Central team of Lewis, Rachel, Richard, Richard, Gwyn, Stella, Clive and Steve had all given up their Sunday for us ladies and we really appreciated it!  We finished off the day at the local pub chatting about the day, the clays and the banter with a few drinks and the best pizza I’ve ever eaten outside of Rome! I’m booked on and ready for my next BASC Sim Day 10th October at Orston Shooting Ground.

I now have regular coaching sessions with Nick Hendrick, shoot a Caesar Guerini Summit and practice on DryFire!  I continue to support the amazing Femmes Fatales as they have all become a big part of my life and supporting all ladies is incredibly fulfilling and an awful lot of fun!

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