A basc coach teaching a student
A BASC coach teaching a student

Coaching lines

BASC coaching lines are a regular and extremely popular feature at game fairs and county shows around the country.

We offer both shotgun and airgun coaching and give you the chance to have-a-go and see how much fun it can be.

Shotgun coaching

These events see our expert team of shotgun coaches on hand to offer lessons for every level of shooter. Each lesson includes:

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

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

The BASC Shotgun Safe Shot Assessment is also an option at each show. The assessment provides a chance to demonstrate a confident and safe use of shotguns in a field-based situation. Safe Shot takes about 20 minutes and costs only £20.

6 & 7 May: Northern Shooting Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ Northern

30 June – 2 July: Scone Game Fair Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland, PH2 6BD Scotland

28-30 July: The Game Fair Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5NJ Central

6 August: Cheshire Game & Angling Fair, Peover Hall, Knutsford, WA16 9HW Northern

4 & 5 August: Highland Field Sport Fair, Moy Estate, Inverness Scotland

9 & 10 September: The GWCT Welsh Game Fair The Vaynol Estate, Bangor, Gwynedd Wale

Airgun Lines

On the airgun lines our instructors will be on hand to offer introductions to airgun shooting for novices and allow more experienced shots to try a BSA air rifle.

Each session includes:

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

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

24 – 27 JulRoyal Welsh Show
Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Bulith Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
28 – 30 JulThe Game Fair
Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, BN49 5NJ
16 – 17 AugPembrokeshire Show
County Showground, Withybush, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BW