Inspired by Rio's Golden Guns?

Posted on 29th Aug 2016 Categories: Shooting

Britain’s Olympic heroes returned to the UK last week to rapturous cheering and applause following the country’s greatest overseas Games. We admired the talent and dedication shown by Team GB over the course of the Games in Rio but our focus was firmly on Deodoro Park, the Olympic Shooting Centre.

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting.

 

The coverage of shooting on television and online was so much better than London 2012, hopefully a sign of growth within the sport. The successes of Ed Ling’s bronze medal and a brilliant performance by young gun Amber Hill will hopefully inspire the British public to get off the sofa and step away from the TV remote. What could be more fun than an afternoon in the beautiful British countryside firing pistols alongside your friends?

 

Ed Ling. Bronze Medal. Rio

 

Shooting can be expensive but many local clubs offer taster days where you can borrow equipment and see if it’s for you. The sport requires an enormous amount of skill and composure – a real test of your self control. With a vast array of disciplines, guns and targets, maybe you should pull the trigger and give shooting a try?

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground.