The event suggested and set up by Mac Head at The Oxfordshire Shooting School was billed as being appropriate for all abilities. Novice and 'rusty guns' (I think this referred to the participants rather than the weaponry!) were all welcome.
Following a good mug of coffee and bacon rolls, we were all give a safety briefing, and those without their own guns were suitably equipped prior to following our designated instructor to the first stand from where we started blasting away at the clays (not all at the same time of course!) that seemed to travel at about 100 mph!
As time went on the standard of the novices and out of practice guns improved significantly thanks to the excellent tuition but those lucky enough to be in the same group as Mac were treated to an exhibition of just how it should be done.
Talk about the man with the golden gun..... actually a lovely 12 bore double barrelled hammer gun. Word has it that he deliberately missed one clay so he would not show up the rest of us too much!
The shooting was followed by a light lunch and prize giving in the well equipped cabin with a log stove burning brightly.
Mac was the winner and Martin & Sue Deacon joint runners up.
Thanks were expressed to John Nunneley for organising the event and the 11 participants voiced the hope that a similar event could take place next year.