I’ve just been Clay Pigeon Shooting for the first time ever. There’s a shooting complex only 5 minutes drive from where we live so I went along with George, my neighbour. He held a gun licence in New Zealand and grew up as a hunter so he’d done it all before but for me, the last time I’d held a gun other than at a fairground was the annual shooting test in the Navy, where I got to fire the SA-80 Combat Rifle.
To say it was my first time shooting moving targets I did alright, I hit roughly 70% of the targets.
It cost £30 (£13) and that included gun hire, cartridges, instruction and 25 targets. Good value for money I reckon. We’ll probably make a regular thing of it.