Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just turn up and shoot?

If you hold a valid shotgun certificate and own your own shotgun, you are welcome to visit our facility without an appointment. However, to shoot on the grounds, you must present your shotgun certificate on arrival. Without one you would be unable to use our facilities.

If you do not hold a valid shotgun certificate, then the only way to shoot at the A1 Shooting Ground would be through a lesson with one of our experienced professional shooting instructors, which are by appointment only.

I own a valid shotgun certificate and my own gun – can I bring some guests under my license?

Those with a valid shotgun license visiting the A1 Shooting Ground can bring guests, however this is limited to four guests during the week and to two guests at the weekend. It is important to note that the shotgun license holder would be wholly responsible for the safety of the guests and they should be under the full supervision of the shotgun license holder. It would also be advised for the shotgun license holder to have insurance.

What should I wear?

Clay shooting is an outdoor pursuit and those using the facility should be mindful that the weather can be unpredictable. Clay shooting at the A1 continues rain or shine, including on lessons. The only time we would close the stands or cancel a lesson is when the weather is bad enough that it could create an unnecessary risk for the customer when walking around the facility. E.g. It being slippery underfoot.

Are refreshments available at the A1 Shooing Ground?

We have a small café at the facility offering a wide variety of refreshments, including hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

What sort of target shooting is available at the A1?

We solely offer clay target shooting at the A1. For this discipline of shooting, clients commonly use over-and-under double barreled shotguns – a gun with two barrels mounted one above the other. More traditional side-by-side shotguns and semi-automatic shotguns can also be used at the facility.