If you are looking to try shooting for the first time The Game Fair is a great place to start, with coaching from a qualified BASC Shotgun Coach.
BASC shotgun coaching is also designed to offer an opportunity for those who already shoot, the advantage of some expert tuition.
You can enjoy a lesson from a qualified coach, covering eye dominance, safe gun handling, correct stance, gun fit, gun mount and how to hit a moving target. The fee includes the cost of cartridges, clay targets, eye and ear protection, the loan of a shotgun and a shooting vest.
If you have your own shotgun with you at the fair and are experiencing problems with gun fit then please come and chat with our coaches.
You can book your places here and there will be a small number of bookings taken each day, until all slots are filled.
16 and under
Although not a competence test, the safe shot assessment was designed with the knowledgeable live quarry shooter in mind, to give an overview to the correct use and management of a shotgun.
Since the scheme launch at the CLA Game Fair in 1998, many people have taken the award and proudly wear their bronze safe shot pin on their shooting attire.
To be awarded the safe shot badge you must complete the following:
• A short multiple-choice question paper on safety
• An empty gun handling section, including crossing an obstacle
• Prove that you can load and fire the gun safely at a clay target from a shooting cage
You can book your places here and there will be a small number of bookings taken each day, until all slots are filled. The assessment costs £20 and takes 20 minutes to complete.