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Who Am I? Karen

This issue of “Who Am I?” Features Karen from custom mats and hides. This article highlights the benefits to the UK economy shooting brings
by way various small business enterprises that are created. It also shows the important charity work that many firearms enthusiasts take part in through
shooting sports which raises significant sums of money for very worthy causes each year.

Tell us about yourself?

My names Karen, I’m 47 years of age and I hadn’t shot a rifle in my life until ten years ago.

I’m self-employed and run my own shooting accessory business with my husband, which we started 3 years ago, making bespoke, shooting mats, bean bags, rifle bags etc.  This was started off the back of our air rifle club that we run together too. We live in Rayleigh, Essex and our shooting club is not far from home in Rochford, Essex.
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How did you get into shooting?

 

I first had a go at shooting, when my husband joined a very small club with my eldest son when he turned 8 and showed a keen interest in air rifles. I used to go and watch them for a short while but one day decided that I might like to have a go and never looked back since, I got the shooting bug.
After a while my husband became more involved in the running of this small club when the organiser took ill, he thoroughly enjoyed it, but as it was only shooting air rifles in a small field, he decided to look for a wood locally to perhaps expand the club and make it more varied. We approached a local land owner who had a private 3 acre wood. That is when Rochford air gun club started.

We shoot every other Sunday and have 60 members. At each shoot, we introduce new people to the world of air rifle shooting.
We also like to organise shoots for charity 2 years ago we organised a competition with all proceeds going to Essex Air Ambulance, we had 80+ Shooters on the day and raised £660. As this was successful, we have now organised a much bigger event in aid of Help for Heroes and Essex Air Ambulance, which will take place in a 47 acre wood on July 13th. All proceeds will be split between the two charities.k2

 

What other forms of shooting are you interested in?

If I didn’t shoot air rifles, I would probably take up clay shooting. A friend of ours took us out to his local club for the day and we found it very enjoyable and very challenging.

How important is shooting to you?

Shooting is a very important part of our lives socially and work wise, our business Custom Sporting Mats & Hides, has expanded mainly through word of mouth and the internet, but running a club has played a very big part on what we make and sell.

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(Some of Karen’s products)

 

What has been your best shooting experience so far?

The best shooting experience so far has been running our own club, it’s been a learning curve like most things. Providing a safe, relaxing, picturesque environment for people to come and have a lovely days shoot and go home with a smile on their face is the most rewarding feeling ever.

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What other hobbies/interests do you have?

I have had other hobbies such as horse riding and ten pin bowling but running our own business and club doesn’t leave much time for anything else.

I would like to see in the future, more shooting categories brought back to this country so that it is easier for competitors to pursue the sports we love, without having to go abroad to practice before big events.

To find out more about Rochford Gun Club please visit http://www.rochfordac.co.uk/

If you are interested in attending Rochford Gun clubs charity shoot in aid of two very worthy causes the details are at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in your own custom mat please visit Karen’s webpage at http://www.customsportingmatsandhides.co.uk/

Karen also mentioned she would like to see more shooting categories brought back to the UK and within  the reach of ordinary UK citizens. Firearms UK is currently petitioning HM Government for the return of .22
pistols to section 1 to allow the internationally recognised sport of target shooting to flourish once more.

Please follow this link and support your fellow shooters by signing up today.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62588

Charity shoot details

Would like to announce that on the 13 July 2014, we will be holding a charity shoot for,

HELP FOR HEROES and ESSEX AIR AMBULANCE.

The day will consist of a 40 target hft course to Rochford Air Gun Club rules, set out in a forty acre wood.

There will be prize money for the 1ST 2ND & 3RD place, adult and junior.

Rochford Air Gun Club will be donating the prize money.

There will be a Raffle on the day with excellent prizes.

A new rifle combo kindly donated by the airgun centre.

Also a new limited edition Daystate huntsman wingmaster 1.77cal.
which comes complete with a new mtc mamba scope , daystate solid rifle case and a silencer.

Rifle has been kindly donated by Fletch. RAGC Member.

There will also be raffle prizes donated by Custom Sporting Mats and Hides.

There will be more raffle prizes announced nearer the time of the shoot.

All the money taken on day will be divided between the two charities except for the food wagon, but they have kindly said they will donate a % of the days takings.

There will be a range fee……..£10.00 adult and £5.00 junior.

Raffle tickets will be sold at £10.00 per strip.

Please remember this shoot is for two very good charities, so dig deep and come and have a very enjoyable days shoot.

Booking in from 8.30am

10.00am safety brief, then comp starts straight away.

For more details please contact :- Tony + Karen.

Email:- customsporting@gmail.com

Phone:- 01268 655179

Mobile:- 07879065256

The shoot will be held at:

Potash Wood
The Lawn Estate
Hall Road
Rochford Essex
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Who Am I? Sheree Cox

The next firearms enthusiast to feature in “Who am I?” is Sheree Cox, we would like to thank Sheree for taking the time to participate in our Who Am I? initiative. If you would like to feature in this series please send an e-mail to dave@firearmsuk.org

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Tell us about yourself?

Sheree cox age 23 I’m originally from London and now moved to Cardiff in with my fiancé, getting married in August after the Commonwealth games.

I work as a chiropractic assistant in London and when I moved to Cardiff found the same job in optimal chiropractic Cardiff.

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How did you get into shooting?

I got into shooting through my Dad, Grandfather and great Grandfather who all shot for Great Britain domestically. I asked my dad where he went every Friday night with a big silver box, when I was 12. I went along and tried rifle and pistol and liked the more expensive one…..rifle. I had to wait until I was 13 as these were the club rules. I quickly joined Middlesex county team, shooting for Heston and Hounslow rifle club. I went on to shoot for Great Britain junior squad then Great Britain senior squad even though I was still a junior.

What type of shooting do you currently participate in/List of achievements?

Major achievements I won silver in Sydney youth Olympic festival, gold and bronze in youth commonwealth games in India, came 7th in Delhi commonwealth games 2010

I use a Feinwerkbau 800 and a Walther Anatomic kk00 .22 rifle for 50m ladies 3×20 and prone rifle.

Cool, Calm and Collected

Cool, Calm and Collected

Do you see yourselves taking up any other form of shooting in the future?

I would love to try clay pigeon but cannot afford to injure my shoulders as so heavily involved in my Small-bore shooting.

How important is shooting to you/how has it helped you as a person?

Shooting is very important to me, it is a sport that has developed me as a person and taught me great discipline, determination and has allowed me to see many parts of the world and meet some lovely friends as far away as New Zealand. Friends whom I still keep in contact with now on social media sites. I use it in my day to day activities, like in a stressed situation my breathing suddenly goes to the breathing patterns I use in shooting of calm and very deep, to help calm and gather my thoughts. It has also taught me time management, organisation and taught me if you don’t ask you won’t know.

Taking Aim

Taking Aim

Would you recommend shooting as a sport for young people? If so why?

I would recommend shooting for young people as it teaches them to respect firearms and how to use them safely, it also gets young people achieving things and meeting/ making new friends. It is a sport for everyone, from the blind and disabled to the able bodied and elderly.

What has been the best shooting experience for you so far?

My best experience was walking out at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi as part of team England for the opening ceremony. Seeing myself on T.V recordings when I got home and hearing the roar of the crowd was amazing! I really enjoyed it and learned so many things from that trip let alone the Games.

What other hobbies/interests do you have?

Other hobbies include wedding planning, fashion sketching, gym, I like to think I can play tennis (but I can’t :-(

Sheree will be competing in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for team England under Ladies Air Rifle and Ladies 3×20 event. Sheree is seeking sponsorship to help fund her sporting career. You can visit Sheree’s website at www.shereecox.co.uk where you can find more information

Who Am I? Stephen Thomas

The next firearms enthusiast to feature in “Who am I?” is Stephen, a collector who has shared some great photos of his collection with us. Stephen also runs his own blog at www.hoplophile.co.uk. We would like to thank Stephen for taking the time to participate in our Who Am I? initiative. If you would like to feature in this series please send an e-mail to dave@firearmsuk.org

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Stephen Thomas. I am 53 and have been interested in the history and development of firearms ever since I can remember. When I was 8, I was given a book about pistols (in the Bancroft Tiddlers series of children’s books) and that got me started. It is difficult to imagine now a child’s book about guns but that was back in the 1960s when no one cared about such things. I have worked in education, university and school, and have been an IT consultant for the past 25 years. I live in the South East of England.

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How did you get into shooting?

I had no family background in shooting. I started when I joined the Oxford University Pistol Club in 1980, cycling every Wednesday afternoon up the Cowley Road to a draughty indoor range to shoot Webley single shot target pistols. I think we also had a Browning semi-auto. Then followed years of inactivity, partly because I was moving around building my career, until I started working in California and started visiting the local range. I started collecting in 1999 on an impulse buy of a cased percussion revolver from an antique shop. Since then the collection has grown rapidly. I got my certificate in 2004 so that I could collect vintage certificated arms and also do some gallery rifle target shooting.

Close up of Adams Revolver

Close up of Adams Revolver

Tranter Revolver 1855

Tranter Revolver 1855

What type of shooting do you currently participate in?

I am a collector turned shooter. I like gallery shooting with level action rifle and my Ruger 10/22 and I also shoot air pistol and muzzle loading revolver. But my biggest interest is in collecting, studying and preserving vintage arms. It is my passion. There is so much history bound up in these arms and I think it is vitally important that they be preserved for future generations. I am a member of the HBSA (Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association) and we meet every month for a lecture and to discuss about some aspect of arms. I have myself have given a number of lectures on Colt, Smith & Wesson and English revolvers. Part of the study of vintage pistols involves shooting them. Therefore part of my collection is kept at a Home Office designated site where it can be shot. I keep a vintage Luger, a 1911A1, a Walther PPK, Walther P38 and a Colt Single Action Army for preservation and research. This is all permissible under Section 7 of the 1997 Firearms Act.

1915 Luger P.08

1915 Luger P.08

Do you see yourselves taking up any other form of shooting in the future?

Possibly long range rifle shooting but do not have the time to do any more shooting at the moment. What I am keen to do is spread the word about collecting of vintage arms and to get more people involved in collecting them and shooting them.

Recently I have founded a blog; http://hoplophile.co.uk which discusses antique and vintage arms collecting, the law governing the hobby and how to get into it. I am always happy to give advice to new collectors.

How important is shooting to you?

Collecting vintage arms, shooting them, writing and lecturing about them, is more a way of life than a hobby. I cannot imagine life now without doing it.

Stephen’s Collection 10 Years ago!

Stephen’s Collection 10 Years ago!

What has been the best shooting experience for you so far?

Getting an old rook and rabbit rifle onto my certificate and making it shoot accurately. Acquiring my first Colt Single Action Army revolver and first Colt 1911 automatic, two vintage pistols I have wanted to own since I was a child.

Colt 1911 1918

Colt 1911 1918

What other hobbies/interests do you have?

I am a natural born collector. When I was a child I compiled a near complete collection of TV21 comics only to see them stolen from our house when I was a teenager. I also collect mathematical and drawing instruments and I love antiquarian books. I am very interested in the politics of the English Civil War and one of the best items in my book collection is a 1643 polemical pamphlet from the King’s printing press attacking the religious ideology of the Parliamentarians. I am also a keen hill walker and am starting to take up cycling again.

What changes to firearms law would you like to see in the future?

Although I have access to pistols and may shoot them legally, I would like to see target pistol shooting come back and see centre fire pistols return to section 1. I fully support Firearm UK’s campaign to restore 22 target pistols. I have signed the petition and I think that every shooter – yes, all 800,000 of you – should sign as well. The post-Dunblane ban was a disgraceful attack on people who had done no wrong to appease an ugly public mood over a terrible crime. I wasn’t personally affected by it but I was appalled at the climate of spite and rage against a community of wholly innocent people. I would also like to see parts of the 1988 act repealed, so that self loading rifles can again be possessed on a firearms certificate. I am not opposed to gun control. I think it is entirely proper that modern weapons be subject to regulation so that unsuitable people can be denied access to them, as far as possible. Unfortunately in the minds of so many of its advocates, gun control has become a synonym for “gun prohibition” and that I completely oppose. As far as regulation is concerned, I would involve shooters in the vetting process. Every shooter who came across Thomas Hamilton thought he was a weirdo who wasn’t fitted to have guns. It was the police who made the mistakes and kept on renewing his licence, even when he failed the “good reason” test for having pistols. But the authorities do not trust us with this administration, whereas I believe that we would be far tougher on unsuitable people than the police have sometimes been. Ultimately, a pistol is no more dangerous than a single barreled shotgun if used by a competent and trustworthy person. If you control the person, you do not need to control the gun to the same degree. That in my opinion should be the guiding principle of firearms licensing, not fretting about whether a 22 pistol is more “dangerous” than a bolt action 50 calibre rifle.

Who Am I? Brett

The next firearms enthusiast to feature in “Who am I?” is Brett. We would like to thank Brett for taking the time to participate in our article. We are also beginning to see one common theme emerge from the diverse range of people we have spoken to so far and that is a desire to be able to own and shoot pistols alongside their other firearms.

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Brett Woollacott, I’m a 28 year old parts advisor for a premium car dealership in Cornwall. I grew up for the first part of my life in Kent, before my parents decided to make the move to Cornwall in 1996. I have worked in the motor industry for most of my working life, apart from a brief stint as an air conditioning engineer.

I am due to be married to my beautiful partner in 7 weeks, and we have a 2 and a half year old Springer collie cross.

Brett and his Springer/Collie Cross.

Brett and his Springer/Collie Cross.

How did you get into shooting?

I was originally introduced to shooting at the age of 7 by my uncle who was a firearms dealer and advisor to the chief of Kent police. After moving to Cornwall I didn’t really have anywhere to shoot so my trusty air rifle sat in the cupboard collecting dust until just after I met my partner, some 6 years ago. Her dad, Gerald, was a keen shotgun enthusiast and also owned an air rifle for rabbit control. After spending a few evenings out on the rabbits with him, I quickly became hooked. In august 2011 I applied for both my shotgun certificate and firearms certificate, which took until December to arrive…. I have been hooked ever since.

What type of shooting do you currently participate in?

I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to be able to try most forms of shooting. To date, I have participated in full bore target rifle shooting, air rifle target shooting, air rifle pest control, driven game shooting, clay pigeon shooting, and pigeon/crow shooting.

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Do you see yourselves taking up any other form of shooting in the future?

I am hoping to be able to concentrate more on getting in to exhibition shooting with my shotgun later this year and also stalking deer with a friend.

How important is shooting to you?

To me, shooting is an important aspect of my life. I find it a very social sport, where apart from the gentle ribbing occasionally, everyone is supportive of each other and will freely provide knowledge and advice to any new shooter. It doesn’t cost the earth to get into, and for the occasional shooter, it isn’t particularly expensive to keep up. It’s one of the only sports I have participated in that no matter what age you are, you can be good at it with practice. I feel I have made many good friends after taking up shooting and I honestly feel that I belong to a very unique community of people.

What has been the best shooting experience for you so far?

Although I have had many good shooting experiences so far, none seem to stand out above the others as I generally enjoy every aspect of it every time I go. I am however, due to go to Florida on my honeymoon and will be visiting a gun club as part of my stay (thank you Emma!). I have a feeling that being able to use a hand gun for the first time will probably be a stand out moment….

On the range

On the range

What other hobbies/interests do you have?

In all fairness, I don’t have many other hobbies as shooting is extremely addictive and takes up a lot of my time. I suppose I could say that I have an interest in DIY as I’m currently finishing off my house. One other thing that sparks my interest is cars, but they quickly become far too expensive.

Rifle, Check, Rounds, Check, Mug of Char, Check

Rifle, Check, Rounds, Check, Mug of Char, Check

What changes to firearms law would you like to see in the future?

If I’m being brutally honest, I think that the firearms laws here are, on the whole, very well thought out but not always very well enforced, and there seems to be very little consistency when jumping from force to force. Maybe a case of better enforcement would be a welcome change?

And, of course, the opportunity to have target shooting with pistols made legal again would be great. I would even go as far as saying that I would happily join a club and leave my pistols there if that what it would take… but unfortunately, I can’t see any chance of that ever happening.

As part of the Unity campaign, we have an active petition to HM Government on the return of .22 pistols to Section 1, please sign the petition and support your fellow shooting enthusiasts.

Who Am I? Phil

The next shooter to feature in Who Am I? Is Phil who has kindly taken the time to tell us about himself and what shooting means to him.  We can already begin to see that a variety of people who do not fall under the typical stereotype enjoy shooting.

Tell us about yourself?

Phil B, 31 (32 end of may), TIG welder by trade, started shooting when I was 16 when I moved house with my parents after my GCSE in 1998 (after the .22 pistol ban), granted my FAC when i was 18 been shooting ever since,  currently married with 4 daughters (aged between 3 – 9), poultry supplier and associated products with my wife, live on a farm in the north Wiltshire Countryside

How did you get into shooting?

Always had an interest in firearms, held my first gun when I was around 8 or 9 when I attended the Royal Tournament with my Dad for the first time in 1990 or 91, the rifle I handled was the SA80 and for an 8 yr old, it weighed a ton.

What type of shooting do you currently participate in?

Currently only, dispatching, vermin / pest control foxes rabbits rats crows etc, but I used to do target shooting up to 400m, mini rifle and practical shotgun and pest control, foxes rabbits.

Photo of shooter on range for Firearms UK Who Am I? initiative

Phil with his .223 on the 200m Range

Do you see yourselves taking up any other form of shooting in the future?

Would like to get back into target shooting and practical shotgun.

How important is shooting to you?

Shooting is very important to me, once as a sport and hobby but now as a way of life for the health and protection of our livestock.

What has been the best shooting experience for you so far?

Each type of shooting I have participated in has had its best experiences. Target shooting standing rifle competition – I put 5 keyholing .22lr bullets on the score card in the 9 ring without breaking the line with a 10/22. Target shooting bowling pin shoot – 5 bowling pins with 5 shots in about 6 seconds using a .357 magnum lever action. Practical shotgun, the first time I fired a shotgun as a new member of the club 11 shots in 2.56 seconds (target time 3 seconds) using a remington 1187. Practical shotgun, knocking over the pepper popper at 50 yards with a single shot with the 870 I wish I still had. Hearing over the radio at the 400m mark for my lane to cease fire as the bull had disintegrated and they needed to change target.

Photo for Firearms UK Who Am I? initiative

What other hobbies/interests do you have?

With 4 kids, and the business, unfortunately spare time for hobbies and interests is rare and random.

What changes to firearms law would you like to see in the future?

I would like to see a return of the handguns and revolvers as well as semi auto CF rifles to the mainland UK, much like the Channel Islands. A change to the licensing system where section 1 firearms are treated as section 2 shotguns, thereby variations (adding firearms to the FAC, and 1 for 1 authorisations) are not required as they currently are, this would free up the licencing departments to catch up on the huge backlog of paperwork that they currently have.

A photo for the Firearms UK Who Am I? initiative

Sadly this is as close as many will get to pistol shooting in the UK.

Who Am I? Jamie Marron

We are very excited to present the first in what will be a regular feature on the Firearms UK page. With these articles we hope to highlight not only the diverse nature of shooting by breaking down traditional stereotypes but also show how inclusive shooting is. Indeed it is an interest with so many disciplines that there is something for everyone and anyone can participate regardless of class, gender or physical ability. It is responsible for forging many life long friendships and a great way to spend time with family.Our first interviewee is Jamie who has very kindly taken the time to talk to us and tell us a little about himself and what shooting means to him.

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Jamie Marron, but my friends and family usually call me Jay. I’m 28 years old. I live in Cardiff but I am originally from Middlesbrough. I moved to Cardiff in 2002 as I was in a long distance relationship with a girl I met when I was 15 on holiday in Greece with my parents. Three years later on my 18th Birthday I travelled down to see her, we started going out officially and I moved down 10 months later because luckily I had been accepted into Cardiff University. I’m happy to say that 10 years later we are still together and havebeen married for 6 years this May. I am a BASC and NOBs member.

Jamie proudly displaying his patches

Jamie displaying his patches

I currently work in a mental health hospital as a healthcare support worker. However my ambition is to own my own business, I would love to be able to do something within the shooting world.

How did you get into shooting?

I wasn’t lucky enough to come from a shooting family. I grew up on a council estate but it was close to Stewarts Park and Ormesby Hall and I spent a lot of my childhood walking around in the woods.  My only experience of shooting as a youngster was a little BB gun I begged my mum for but I was only allowed to shoot at paper targets in the back garden or air gun darts at the dartboard and used to play ’round the clock.’ I was on crutches between 5 & 7 years of age due to a medical problem with my hip so I couldn’t play outside that often. My Uncles bought me a Nintendo 64 and my favourite game was Duck Hunt. I was a master hunter (or so I thought at the time!)

When I was 15, we moved from the council estate as my parents bought their first house (they still live there.) It’s a semi rural place on the southern outskirts of Middlesbrough. This is where I met Tony and Alison, our neighbours. Tony ignited my passion for shooting, he had two beautiful English Springer Spaniels. Bee was black and white and Jay, her son, was liver and white. Both well trained but Bee was just fantastic and I’ve loved Springers ever since I met her. Tony would let me walk his dogs in the fields just over the road when he was away on shooting trips and taught me how to handle the dogs with the whistle. I listened intently when Tony told stories of his shooting trips and became fascinated in the shooting world. I started reading Shooting Times and Sporting Gun (still have subscriptions to date) to learn as much as I could. But I never asked Tony to take me shooting, I knew he was a busy man, always working and I respected him too much to bother him but he did take me later after I started shooting.
So the first time I handled a shotgun was shortly after I moved to Cardiff. I booked myself for a taster session at Treetops in Newport. I was hooked from the first pull of the trigger and the first smell of the smoke from the cartridges was intoxicating! I went back for several more lessons and the instructors were great. Once I got to a fairly competent level they told me to stop having private lessons and just come for practice, they still whispered tips in my ear if I was having difficulty. I didn’t have a lot of money as I was at university, so I shot when I could.
I applied for my license in 2009 and bought the same model gun I learnt to shoot with, a Beretta 686e Sporting, but I got it with a black action rather than the traditional plain steel.

What type of shooting do you currently participate in?

I predominantly shoot clays and I’m a member at Rhiwderin Clay Club. It is a great little club that has been running for the last 27 years and still has some of the original members shooting. I have also had the opportunity to shoot game. I have shot on two Beaters Days and Tony invited me as a guest on his own shoot in North Yorkshire.

at the clays.

at the clays.

Do you see yourself taking up any other form of shooting in the future?

I would love to get involved with more game shooting and wild fowling. I’m not one for big driven days though, I much prefer rough shooting and I’m happy if I get a couple for the pot.

I would also like to try my hand at Deer Stalking, I hope to do the DSC 1 in the near future. My ambition is to eventually attempt the Macnab Challenge, I see it as the ultimate test for a sportsman.
As for the clay world, I would like to start competing, possibly in ABT. We have a ball trap at Rhiwderin Clay Club and it is by far my favourite stand. I like the fact that you don’t know where the clay will be going from one shot to the next. It keeps you on your toes and doesn’t let you over think.

How important is shooting to you?

Shooting is very important to me, It’s my release; how I relax. I don’t smoke, I don’t go out clubbing, I go shooting. That’s my vice if you like.

I enjoy being around like minded people in the field. People think that shooting is just a rich mans sport; it’s not! In my experience, the shooting community is as diverse as any other sport or hobby.

What has been the best shooting experience for you so far?

My best shooting experience was my first Beaters Day. I had never shot game before. The gamekeeper and shoot captain knew this and they made sure they put me where the birds were flying. On the first drive, a few flew in my direction but I was way off the mark. The trouble with game is that it doesn’t fly in thesame line each time like clays do, so you only get one or two shots at each bird. On the second drive I was a walking gun. This is where I got my first pheasant, a lovely crossing cock bird and dropped like a stone with the first barrel. I still have the cartridge I shot it with. I ended the day with 10 pheasants for a total of 35 shot. I still remember each bird and often relive the day when I’m daydreaming.

Game shoot.

Game shooting

What other hobbies/interests do you have?

I enjoy beating during the season. The shoot I beat on is in Chepstow, I love it! it’s beautiful countryside, and I’ve made some good friends as a result.

My other interest away from shooting is Rugby. I played blind side flanker formy secondary school, I wasn’t a great player but I enjoyed it. I decided to do my coaching and I am a Level 2 Coach. A couple of years ago I took my under 16s team for a clay day as an end of season treat, they all loved it!

What changes to firearms law would you like to see in the future?

I would like to see the handgun ban repealed or at the very least relaxed. I would like to see ranges re-open, and our pistol sportsmen and women be able to train in their own country to represent us at world events.

Last year I went to Orlando on holiday with my wife and her parents. Top of my list was to go to a range and try a few handguns. We went to Oak Ridge Gun Range and the staff were great. My wife came with me as she likes shooting too. We started with a Ruger SP101 .38 special and finished the session with a Smith & Wesson 1911 .45 ACP.

Nice Shooting!

By the end of the session Jamie was pretty good with the .45