What to Wear: Clay Shooting

Whether you are a beginner or keen shot, clay pigeon shooting is a brilliant individual and team sport, and is one of the fastest growing in the UK at the moment. Clay pigeon shooting now has at least 20 different forms of regulated competition called disciplines, although most can be grouped under the main headings of trap, skeet, and sporting. Online and in particularly in our shop at Bisley we stock a wide range of clay specific clothing and accessories.

To view our whole range of Clay accessories and clothing, click here.

Ear Defenders: Safety first, whatever disciple of shooting. We recommend wearing a pair of ear defenders, but especially for clay as more shots are fired on a clay ground. They range from very simple Comfort Fit Ear Plugs to very technical ear defenders which removes only the harmful noise; our best sellers are the Peltor Sportac Digital. Make sure your hearing protection has a comfortable fit that doesn’t impede gun mount. To view the full range, click here.

Eye protection: All clay shooters should wear eye protection, quite often a clay ground can provide this for you, but double check before you arrive. The range of shooting glasses we have are perfect as this ensures you have maximum protection and the correct lens for certain lights when shooting. View the whole range here.

Shirt: As most clay shooting is within the summer months, a light shirt will be sufficient - or even a polo. We have a wide range of shirts here

Shooting Vest: This is the most essential piece of kit for most clay shooters. The Seeland Winster Mens Softshell Waistcoat is perfect. The Winster vest has an adjustable back and is made from a stretch fabric for optimum comfort and complete freedom of movement.Of course, a fleece is great - and for everyday too. Kill two birds with the Schoffel Oakham Fleece Mens Gilet

Footwear: If it is wet wellingtons are perfect, the Le Chameau Traqueur Neo Mens Wellington Boot boasts Kevlar® reinforcement, a bi-density outsole and a shankplate to ensure protection from the elements. If its warmer a sturdy pair of trainers or walking boots are perfect, something like the Harkila Mountain Trek Gtx10 are brilliant. 

Waterproof Jacket: If you are going to wear the coat while clay shooting, it needs to fit well and not restrict movement. Musto's New Clay Shooting Jacket is perfect and has been specifically designed to shoot clays in. If you are clay shooting in Winter however you will need something much warmer, a William Evans Tweed Shoot coat will keep you dry.

Hat: Especially if it is a really sunny day, a baseball cap or flat cap will keep the sun out of your eyes. The Browning Dura Wax Cap is even better as it is also waterproof to help keep you dry in those spring showers.

Accessories: In regards to any extras you might need for the day, a William Evans shooting towel can be very useful to keep your hands clean. Maybe also a small holdall to carry cartridges, chokes and any extra clothing you think you'll need for warmth. Click here to view everything you need.

Where to shoot

We recommend Bisley Shooting Ground, it is just 30 miles from central London and is located within 3,000 acres of stunning Surrey heath and woodland. It is described by many as the country’s top shooting school with industry leading coaching.

William Evans has a shop adjacent to the Bisley ground, so if you've forgotten anything you might need we may be able to help. If you wish to have cartridges ready to collect on arrival or for any more information, please call +44 (0)1483 486 500 or email bisleyshop@williamevans.com.

William Evans Ltd,
Bisley, The Old Armoury,
Queens Road, Bisley Camp,
Brookwood, Surrey,
GU24 0NY, UK  

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