National Shooting Week (NSW) runs from 24-31 May this year, offering a have-a-go taste of the Commonwealth Games sports of clay pigeon and target shooting to the public.
As part of NSW Lains Shooting School, at Quarley, nr Andover, will be offering an introduction to clay pigeon shooting, between 10am to 1pm on 31 May, with 12 shots and the help of an instructor for just £10. Participants are advised to book ahead on 01264 889467.
National Shooting Week (NSW) is run by the Countryside Alliance and its main aims are to enable anyone to try shooting for the first time and to promote respect for and understanding of legal firearms and airguns.
The week offers target and clay pigeon shooting, often at special discounted rates, but does not feature live quarry. Around 60 shooting grounds around the country are taking part.
Barney White-Spunner, executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance, said: “National Shooting Week is an important date in the diary, encouraging thousands of people to take up a new sport over the years. Interest in shooting is at a high following our victories at the 2012 Olympics and in the run up to the Commonwealth Games – who knows we may discover a future sporting star at one of our events this year.”
“We are very grateful to the shooting grounds who are taking part in NSW this year. Their training and enthusiasm is a real asset to the week.”