Shotgun theory
Shotgun theory

Shotgun safe shot – theory test  

The free BASC Shotgun Safe Shot Theory provides you with a chance to demonstrate you have the knowledge on how to use shotguns confidently and safely, in a field-based situation.

The online assessment is designed to help you test your own knowledge. After successfully completing the theory test below you will be confident to demonstrate what you have learned, to one of our BASC accredited Safe Shot Assessors, by completing a short multiple choice question paper, an empty gun handling and a live firing assessment.

The test has 25 multiple choice questions. You will be required to score 80% as a minimum pass mark and you will have 30 minutes to complete the test. If you fail at your first attempt, you can try again.

You will then have the honour of wearing the BASC bronze Safe Shot pin badge, which is worn by many in the field on their shooting attire.

Once you have passed the Safe Shot Theory test you can progress to the practical Safe Shot assessments to prove you can demonstrate your safety to one of our BASC approved safe shot assessors. To find out how you can do this please click here.

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Please note the theory certificate will be valid for 3 years, however you should keep your knowledge up to date throughout this period. You should also ensure you comply with the relevant codes of practices within these areas.

Shotgun Safe Shot 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

4 August – Cheshire Game & Angling Fair, Peover Hall, Knutsford, WA16 9HW

TBC September – The GWCT Welsh Game Fair, The Vaynol Estate, Bangor, Gwynedd