This weekend we had the first match of the Shield Club Shotgun Championship.
The Results are here: January Club Results
The rain held off while our Competitors took part in a 6 Stage match with a 97 Birdshot round minimum.
Well done to our division winners; Lee Bowditch (Open), Steve Cox (Standard Manual) & Rob Jones (Standard Auto).
Our next club match is held on the weekend of 16th & 17th of February. Shortly after on the 9th & 10th of March we kick off the major match season with the Hardy match.
The results of the Christmas 2-Gun Fun Match are here: Christmas 2018 Results
Today we closed the Shooting season and the year with our annual Christmas 2-Gun Fun match. The weather smiled on us granting a warm, dry if overcast day.
We would like to thank all of the Range Officers who helped today and everyone who helped throughout the year, without your help the matches would not be possible.
Our next major match is the Shield Hardy Action Shotgun Match held on the 09th & 10th of March 2019. We hope that many of you will join us for the match.
We would like to wish all in the Shooting World a Happy New Year.
Steve, Biddy & Robbie
Our intended match calendar for 2019 is now available here: Shield Calendar Match 2019
Our last match of 2018 is our Christmas 2-Gun Fun Match on Saturday 29th of December. The competition will require a Multi-shot Shotgun and the competitor’s choice of a .22 Rifle or .22 Long Barrel Pistol. The competition will require approximately 100 Birdshot Rounds and between 100 & 150 Rounds of .22 Ammo. Match entry is £ 30. Please remember to bring a prize (value approx. £5) for the Secret Santa draw.
We hope many of you will join us for the match. In the meantime we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and if we don’t see you before a Happy New Year.
The weekend was dry and sunny for our last major Shotgun match of the year.
The results are here: http://freepdfhosting.com/2f720a7758.pdf
Congratulations to our division winners: Iain Guy (Standard Manual), Sam Crane (Open) & Jon Axe (Standard Auto).
We would like to thank everyone who attended for adding to the great atmosphere and for a good natured match.
Our special thanks goes to the Range Officers who ran the match.
Our next match is a 2-Gun Fun Match on the 29th of December. Competitors will need a Shotgun and their choice of a .22 Long Barrel Pistol or a .22 Semi-Auto Rifle. We hope you chose to join us for the match.
We will shortly be releasing our 2019 calendar and in the meantime wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Our next match is the Shield Winter Action Shotgun Match.
Being held on the weekend of the 17th & 18th of November.
The match is also an NRA Championship match.
The match has an approximate round count of 140 Birdshot & 25 Solid Slug.
Bird shot must be fibre-wadded. Suitable ammunition is available on site.
Hot/Cold food & drink are also available on site.
Match entry is £30
If you are interested please contact Steve on 01308 482 626
or email: email@example.com
Traditionally this is the last major match of the shooting season before the Winter break. So we hope many of you will join us for the match and have a great day!
The results from this weekend’s Steel Challenge match are here:Steel Results
Thank you to everyone who braved the elements for the match, especially to our fantastic Range Officers.
Congratulations to our divisional winners; Nick Towndrow (LBP), Mike Pearce (LBR), Mike Harvey (Lever Release) & Rob Jones (.22 Rifle)
Our next match is the Winter Action Shotgun match held on the 17th and 18th of November.
We hope many of you will join us for this match.
This weekend Shield hosted an experimental 2-Gun Team Match which featured an innovative “tag team” Stage to supplement the individual match.
The results are here: http://freepdfhosting.com/4535a8a5e6.pdf
The match itself had a round count of over 200 and consisted of 7 Stages; 4 that required both a Shotgun and the competitors’ choice of .22 Rifle or Long Barrel Pistol along with another solo stage of Shotgun, a solo Rifle/LBP Stage and the special Tag Team Stage.
Congratulations to Ben Ducker for winning the Individual match and to the team of Ben Ducker, Jon Jennings and Mark Sienesi for winning the team challenge.
Thank you to everyone who attended and special thanks to our fantastic Range Officers for all of their hard work running the match.
Our next match is a Steel Challenge Match taking place on the 13th & 14th of October. We then move on to our Winter Action Shotgun Match on November 17th & 18th. We hope many of you will choose to join us for these matches.
Shield will be hosting a Team 2-Gun Practical Match on Sunday 30th of September 2018.
Competitors will take part in teams of 3 with all scores to count toward a grand total. The winning team scoring the highest combined total. We shall also produce an individual score for each competitor.
Competitors will require a multi-shot Shotgun and a Semi-Auto .22 Rifle or .22 Long Barrelled Pistol. The match will not be divided into divisions and team members need not use the same type of shotgun or .22 as one another.
The match will consist of approximately 100 Rounds of Birdshot and 100-150 Rounds of .22.
The match entry will cost £25 per person.
Birdshot must be fibre-wadded, suitable ammunition along with hot/cold food and drink will be available on site.
We hope this will interest many of you. If you are interested but cannot form a team of 3 please contact us and we will try to form teams on the day.
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01308 482 626 for more details or to register.
The results from the match are here: http://freepdfhosting.com/7b288d43a0.pdf
I would like to thank everyone for the fantastic attendance at our Action Rifle & Pistol Match this weekend.
Special thanks to all of our amazing volunteer Range Officers without which the matches would not be possible. The forecast rain held off on Saturday and Sunday was bathed in glorious sunshine adding to the enjoyment.
We are hosting a team multi-gun event later this month, more details to follow.
Our next Shield match is a Steel Challenge on the 13th & 14th of October, I hope many of you will join us for that superb test of speed and accuracy.
The results from this weekend’s Shield “Bullet” Match are here: http://freepdfhosting.com/ce5e7a663f.pdf
The Match consisted of 10 stages, uniquely open to 7 divisions, all completed in the searing heat of our beautiful and too rarely seen summer sun.
I would like to give special thanks to the Range Officers and the Range Assistants for their hard work running the match.
Congratulations to our division winners: Mark Sienesi (Standard-Auto Shotgun), Steve Cox (Standard-Manual Shotgun), Ben Ducker (Open Shotgun), Gareth Biddle (Long Barrel Revolver), Mike Harvey (Lever Release Rifle), Ben Ducker (Long Barrel Pistol) & Jon Axe (.22 Rifle)
Our next match is an NRA Championship Rifle & Pistol Match to be held on the 8th & 9th of September. The Match is open to .22 Semi-Auto Rifles, .22 Long Barrel Pistols, Long Barrel Revolvers & Lever Action/Release Rifles, with Competitors welcome to enter multiple divisions.
We hope you enjoyed the match and will look forward to seeing many of you again in the future. Until then have a fantastic summer.