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What is clay pigeon shooting?

Clay shooting is open to women, men and youngsters from around the age of 10 years and there is no upper age limit. The only criteria being that you are able to lift the gun, can see the clay and are willing to follow a strict safety code. Ian regards safety as of prime concern, not only for the shooters but anyone in the shooting area.

 

Ian has a range of guns to fit most people in 12, 20, 28 and 36 gauges of various stock length and weight.

(picture right: one of the many guns that can be used by clients)

Ian has a range of guns for use by his clients in order to be able to fit the gun to the person.

A standard clay is made from pitch and limestone and is an upside down saucer shaped disc of 110 mm in diameter.

(picture right: the clay - terracotta coloured - can be seen travelling away at speed in the top left hand corner)

Pull has been shouted and the clay (pigeon) hurtles away from the shooter. Ian, your coach, watches intently to assist in techniques.

A machine, known as a trap, throws the clay into the air in various directions to produce a fast flying target.

Ian offers skeet, trap and compact sporting shooting.

(picture right: Picture taken from just outside the Club House with a view of the backdrop of mountains and looking down on the shooting ground from which the above photo was taken.)

 

The clay pigeon shooting locality is in the Sfakian area of South West Crete. Nestled among the White Mountains and close to the Askyfou Plateau.