Q: Is it best to start with lessons?

Yes. The help of a professional instructor will save you time, money and a lot of frustration as gun fit eye dominance check are crucial to good progress.

Q: Do I need a licence to try clay shooting?


Q: Do I need any insurance?

Whilst under supervision at the School you are covered by our insurance. When you use the facilities of the school unaccompanied you will need your own third party insurance.

Not whilst under instruction at the school.

Q: Is there a minimum age to use a shotgun?

No. We generally find that 7 years is about the youngest.

Q: Will it hurt?

No. Under proper instruction you are shown how to hold the gun properly, for beginners and small people we use a lighter gun (perhaps 20 gauge). Low recoil subsonic cartridges are also available but reaction to recoil varies from person to person.

Q: What if I am a child or slight stature?

Not a problem. We have a range of guns for people of different builds. We also have equipment to cater for right and left handed people.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

Most of our stands are under cover so you can keep dry.

Q: Can I bring a friend?


Q: Can I bring a group of friends or colleagues for a shooting session?


Please contact us for more information.


Purbeck Shooting School
Puddletown Road
BH20 7NG

01929 405101

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