Whether you want to try airgun or shotgun shooting for the first time or would like to improve your skills, BASC coaching lines provide the perfect opportunity.

Run by BASC-accredited coaches, the lines can be found at game fairs and county shows across the UK where lessons can be enjoyed for a small fee.

Shotgun coaching lines

Each lesson includes:

  • Gun fit
  • Eye dominance check
  • Stance and style
  • Shooting fault analysis
  • Correcting any faults
  • Advice to novice and experienced participants

The cost is £20 for adults, and £15 for 16 and under. BASC members are entitled to a £5 discount on production of a valid membership card.

We also offer the BASC Shotgun Safe Shot Assessment at each show. The assessment gives you the chance to demonstrate a confident and safe use of shotguns in a field-based situation.

The assessment takes about 20 minutes and costs only £20.

Shotgun Coaching Lines 2024

11 – 12 May – The National Shooting Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

5 – 7 July – The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland, PH2 6BD

26 – 28 July – The Game Fair, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL

TBC August – Highland Field Sport Fair, Moy Estate, Inverness

BASC airgun lines

Each lesson includes:

  • Basic safety instruction
  • Rifle handling
  • Basic shooting position
  • Instruction and fault finding
  • Technique
  • 10 shots

This experience costs £3 for 10 shots. Please be aware that height restrictions are in place.

Airgun lines 2023

24 – 27 July – Wales
The Royal Welsh Show

28 – 30 July – Central
The Game Fair

16 & 17 August – Wales
Pembrokeshire Show

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