Flashback to London 2012

London 2012 was a real boost for the sport of trap shooting in the UK. Our membership numbers went through the roof. So here’s a video to remind you all of why it was so special. As soon as the Brazil video is available we will be sure to post it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eePghcx_OIg

 

Building spraying and Cladding Repairs

Our building has been getting subjected to the County Durham weather for many years. It’s time for some repairs. The cladding needs repairing and respraying so we contacted local experts http://spray-clad.co.uk to come and sort us out. They started by repairing our panels and then respraying our shop front. The shop front spraying took a couple of days but the end result was well worth the wait. Customers commented on it straight away.

If you are in the need of a cladding repair company we can fully recommend spray clad. We like to promote local businesses here but would only ever do so if they are first class and these guys were.

Beginner Classes Starting in September

We expect these to be really popular after the success of our athletes at the Olympic games in Rio so if you are interested please reserve your place ASAP. The classes will run on saturday mornings from 10am-11am and will cost £7 for the hour. That includes all your ammunition and clay pigeons.

Scott beats Tim Kneale to double trap bronze

Great Britain’s Steven Scott beat compatriot Tim Kneale to win the bronze medal in the men’s Olympic double trap shooting event.

Scott’s perfect score of 30 against Kneale’s 28 secured Britain their second Rio shooting medal, after Ed Ling’s trap bronze on day three.

“I can’t describe what this means, but I’ve worked my butt off,” Scott said.

Kuwaiti Fehaid Aldeehani beat Italy’s Marco Innocenti 26-24 in the gold medal final at the Olympic Shooting Centre.

Australian world number one James Willett was eliminated following a shoot-off against Scott and Kneale.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36686886

We were all watching and very excited to be watching shooting on tv!

Spray paints and aerosol sprays

Things are moving along nicely at the shooting school. Unfortunately the building we bought has seen better times, it’s great inside but the outside is really scruffy. We contacted a local company http://spraytechnologiesaerosols.com and asked their advice on what we could do to smarten it up. They provided us with some amazing spray paints from the RAL range (it’s a colour range a bit like pantone), we’d never used spray paints before so they came out and gave us a demo. It was so easy to do! Our building looks amazing now, we have sprayed it the blue and white like on our logo so it looks really professional. RAL spray paints are apparently very popular and even more popular than the pantone colours, I can see why as they really pop when you get them sprayed onto a clean surface.

Spray Tech sell nationally so check out their website. The spray paints are really high quality. I will post some pictures once I get my camera working. We are really excited here at the shooting school as things seem to be moving on every day, we had some new members join yesterday who had never fired a gun before and now seem as hooked as we are on trap shooting.

We were so thrilled with the work spray technologies had done for us I said I’d write them a little blog on our site. We also invited the staff out for a trap shooting session so we look forward to seeing them soon.

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New Equipment Arriving Today

We have had an exciting day here at the Clay shooting! Lots of brand new equipment was delivered for our members and staff to use. We have had great fun setting up the new traps and trying them out. Pics coming soon!

An introdcution to clay shooting

Our introductory days will be starting soon!

Many people are put off this sport as they think they need to be a gun owner, have a fancy trap thrower and own a great big area to practice in. That isn’t true, by being a member of a club like ours you can just bring yourself, use our equipment in a safe environment and just have fun. We will be offering free trial days very soon once we get everything in place so keep checking back for more information.

Welcome to Clay target Shooting School

This website aims to teach you everything you need to know about clay target shooting. We have recently opened a new shooting school in Durham and will be using this site to keep interested parties up to date with what is happening with our new venture.