Frequently asked questions
I have my own gun, have been shooting for a while & I am struggling with moving forward can you help?
At your open shoots what happens & can I attend?
Our open shoots are held twice a month & open to all, we generally lay out sporting target stands, novice stands & of course our simulated game trailer for driven target shooting.
I am looking to have a private event, is this something you can do?
Yes we realy enjoy producing events from corporate clients to stag & hen parties, let us know what you require or your thoughts/ideas & we will provide a competative quotation, the event can be held at our locations or we are fully mobile so can come to you as long as we can satisfy safety criteria for the shooting to take place.
Where are you based?
We have 2 regular locations that we hold open shoots at, Whitfield Racecourse (NN13 5TQ) & Home Manor Farm Wappenham (NN12 8SX), we are however fully mobile & as long as you have legal permission for the land to be used then we can always come to you.
What is ShotKam?
The ShotKam unit is a very clever piece of equipment, the camera attaches to the gun being used & records shots being taken, the footage is then downloaded onto a memory stick that allows you to review video clips at your leisure.
I am going to my first game shoot, how can you help?
We can provide instruction & coaching both before & at the shoot helping you to get the most from your day, contact us to have a chat, remember we had our first shoot once!
New to Shooting
I am new to shooting & have no equipment, am I stiil able to come along?
Do I need lessons to be able to shoot I have a friend who will teach me?
I want to learn to shoot.
What is "eye dominance"?
This is established by a simple test that will be conducted by your coach, with a shotgun it is vital that the master eye is looking straight down the rib (barrels) of the gun, we regularly get shooters who either do not know or "think" that they have a left or right eye dominance & generally (about 75% of the time) they are wrong or do not fully understand the concept.
You have a beginer layout at your open shoots, do I need a lesson or can I just turn up & borrow a gun?
The process of learning to shoot is very important, all too often there are horror stories of poor safety or presons being frightened of recoil due to poor gun fit or not knowing the correct way to hold the right gun!
I have been given a Silverstone Shooting School gift certificate, how do I book in for my shooting or lessons?
Congratulations! Please get in touch the best way is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org & we will respond with the dates & times we can accommodate you.
Simulated Game Shooting
I am a game shooter but feel I need a little practise before the season starts, what can you offer me?
I would like tor try Simulated Game shooting?
We have the outstanding Promatic Huntsman within our equipment that is available at all shoots, very easy to take part, shooters can either shoot individually or take part in teams, great fun & it will improve your driven target shooting without a doubt.
What is Simulated Game Shooting, sounds like something that you play ona PS4?
Simulated game shooting is the presentation of clay pigeon targets that simulate driven game on a formal driven shoot or game shooting day, teams of guns line up on "pegs" & clay targets are fired across the gun line at different angles, heights & speeds replicating feathered tarets.
I find most clay shooting to be very male orientated, how do you support ladies shooting?
We have many ladies who started shooting with us (& still are) you will find a positive attitude to ladies & great support, again we can cater for novices to experienced shots.
12 Bore or 20 bore what is the difference, why do a lot of ladies shoot a 20 bore?
One could argue that the only significant difference is the weight of the gun being used, most 20 bore guns are less than 8lbs (generally between 6.5 & 7.5lbs) making them much easier to handle for ladies, some ladies may prefer a 12 bore that is a lightweight unit.
BASC Safe Shot
I need to demonstrate to my shooting syndicate that I have a level of competence?
BASC Shotgun Safe Shot provides those that take it with a chance to demonstrate a confident and safe use of shotguns in a field based situation.