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Things You Need to Know

  • A shotgun certificate is not required to shoot here.
  • Persons with shotguns in their possession must, by law, be the holder of a shotgun certificate in their name.
  • “Clay Pigeons” are inanimate targets made from Lime and Pitch, no live birds are shot here.
  • “Clay Pigeons” do not harm the environment.
  • For those without equipment; suitable guns, hearing protection, eye protection and headwear are provided. (Cartridges and Clay Pigeons are supplied by the school.)
  • Cartridges used here are supplied by the school. No exception will be made for the use of client’s own cartridges… this policy has been in place for thirty years and ensures cartridges are loaded using “wads” made from fibre, NOT PLASTIC… and that noise limits are adhered to.
  • The school carries public liability insurance for clients.
  • Shooting does not hurt… those who disagree have not been taught properly.
  • You are welcome to bring friends to watch.
  • Certain appointments require a non-refundable deposit.
  • Shotgun Shooting is a country-based activity which takes place in the outdoors. Only the most severe and inclement weather will lead us to cancelling your appointment, this is in the interests of comfort and safety.
  • We are open Monday to Saturday inclusive, from 0930 to 1700.
  • We are closed on Sunday.
  • An appointment is necessary, the only exception to this is on the days when we hold our “Open Shoot”… for experienced shooters only, i.e. those who own their own equipment.
  • We have plenty of room for you to park your car.
  • Local Taxi services abound.
  • Our reception rooms are very comfortable and warm.
  • Our toilet facilities are kept extremely clean and cater for partially disabled.
  • Beverages are complimentary and continually available, further catering is by prior arrangement.
  • Our Instructors and staff hold their position because they are achievers. They maintain the highest possible standards of presentation, good manners, communication, client care, teaching skills and coaching ability. They are deft, and swift at recognising requirements and will adjust their approach to match.
  • We are proud of our 33 years existence and hope to continue with our work… introducing more people to shooting and helping those who shoot, to continue, in their desire to shoot better.

    When is the next Open Shoot?

    Side by Side Day 2019

    Side by Side Day 2019

    Wednesday July 10th, 2019

    A fun clay day for users, (and those who fancy their chances!) with the Side by Side.
    No Over & Unders Allowed!

    Simulated Game Days

    Simulated Game Days

    Driven Grouse . Driven Partridge . Decoyed Woodpigeon . Duck Flight
    Driven Pheasants from our fantastic, “towers”.

    No Plastic!

    No Plastic!

    Hurrah! At last some shooting folk are waking up to the horrors of Plastic.

    How It All Began

    How It All Began

    Throughout the late 1800’s shooting live pigeons, released from boxes or, “traps” was an extremely popular sport amongst shooting folk. The use of the live bird for a target was, however, looked upon by many as a barbarous act and was soon outlawed. For a while the...

    The Browning B25

    The Browning B25

    Almost ninety years ago, John Moses Browning perfected his B25 action. Built in Belgium, the famous gun-making house of Fabrique Nationale were chosen to produce this shotgun, hand built and engraved; they still do to this day and pretty much to Browning’s original...

    Buying a better gun

    Buying a better gun

    Often I am asked, “Why should I spend on an expensive gun when modern production models do the same job?” Indeed, I am one who strongly advocates that “provided the gun fits and the user has mastered a polished preparation and gun mounting routine, the value of the...

    By Appointment Only 09:30 to 17:00
    Closed on Sunday

    E-mail  bv@theshootingschool.com

    Telephone  01758 740810

    Bob Valentine Shooting School
    North Wales UK LL53 7PG

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