Holland & Holland – Simply The Best

Have a shot at 2 and 3 hour shoots. 
Different but not difficult, and ideal for smaller groups, the Holland & Holland 2 and 3 hour short shoots are ideal to mix business with pleasure. Whether your party are novice, experienced or a mixture of both, our Shooting Grounds instructors will ensure a great time is had by all.
This is the ideal opportunity for novices to try clay shooting for the first time or for experienced shooters to have an inexpensive practice session to brush up their technique, with the opportunity to concentrate on any particular problem targets.
2 HOUR SHOOT: Cost per head: £75 +VAT
3 HOUR SHOOT: Cost per head: £95 +VAT
Includes all tuition, safety equipment, cartridges, clays and gun hire. Minimum of 5 guests
A woman’s perspective on clay pigeon shooting
–  Charlotte Denny
 
As both a novice and a lady I was incredibly nervous about coming on my first clay pigeon shoot. Not only was I petrified at the thought of holding a gun, I also couldn’t shake the feeling that I was going to humiliate myself in front of my colleagues.
I could barely stomach the steaming cup of coffee and bacon roll offered up by Holland & Holland upon my arrival, and the competitive banter of my co-workers did nothing to quell my fears. Having been briefed and handed safety equipment we were introduced to our instructors, and that’s where my apprehension for the day ended.
 
After listening patiently to my concerns and nerves, our instructor assured me that he would take good care of us. The only woman in my team, he measured me up for a gun that would fit me comfortably. The one I was handed was much lighter than I expected and I was relieved to hear it would leave my shoulder unharmed and with all feeling; I was to shoot a 28 bore, two calibres smaller than my male counterparts.
 
Out on the grounds it only took me one shot to feel completely at ease. It turns out- much to my team’s dismay that I am quite a good shot. Knowing I wasn’t a shoe in for the ‘clay conservation’ prize had me confident and I found myself joining in (perhaps too enthusiastically) with the trash talk!.
 
I came away from our experience at Holland & Holland with a new hobby and my pride intact. Although I missed out on the top prizes, I beat many of the blokes in the group and definitely won bragging rights in the office.
The thought of joining a shooting event is intimidating for anyone- man or woman- but the level of expertise offered at Holland & Holland means that no matter what experience you have (or don’t have) there’s really nothing to worry about.
If I can do it anyone can!
Clays, black powder and large calibre rifles.
Give a Multi-Shooting day your best shot.
 
If you have never experienced the thrill of Black Powder or large calibre rifle shooting, you could be in for a bit of
a shock! The Multi-Shooting day offers both of these, as well as the normal clay pigeon shooting, combined
together to make quite a unique and exciting day.
Clay pigeon shooting – tuition & practice on a variety of the most sporting stands.
Black Powder Shooting– before the introduction of smokeless gunpowder, black powder was the norm and
Holland & Holland specialise in producing exciting and dramatic shooting using their own original black powder hammer guns.
The noise and smoke of this event is not to be missed.

Rifle Shooting (small and full bore) –  Can offer target rifle shooting as one of the activities on their own
100-yard rifle range. From the small .22 rifle through to really large calibres, they have them all.
Cost per head: £210.00 +VAT
Includes all tuition, safety equipment, cartridges, metal clays, gun hire and all catering
(including a half bottle of house wine per head).Minimum of 10 guests and maximum of 24
 
Meet the instructors – John Harris
John was born into a farming family and grew up in a world of shotguns, rifles and shooting. In his early years he was a serious competition shooter specialising in ‘English Sporting but now concentrates on his rifle and game shooting.
Beginning as a part time instructor he turned professional in January of 2003 and joined Holland & Holland in 2007; after more than 50 years of shooting experience he enjoys nothing more than passing on his skills and expertise to the next generation
John qualified as a member of APSI (Association of Professional Shooting Instructors) in 2010 and is also a member of BASC and the CPSA.
The Summer Evening Shoots are the ideal way
to entertain clients who just can’t leave the office
for a whole day
These shoots have been specifically designed for companies or individuals who wish to entertain clients or friends on a warm summer evening outside of working hours.
 
Guests meet at 5pm for coffee, soft drinks and light refreshments. Shooting then starts at 5:30 with instruction and practice on a number of the sporting stands, with a competitive element introduced if requested (usually very popular) and concludes at 8pm. Pre-dinner drinks are followed by a delicious 2-course barbecue or superb 3-course meal.
Cost per head: £160.00 +VAT
Includes all tuition, safety equipment, cartridges, clays, gun hire and catering (including a half bottle of house wine per head). Minimum of 20 guests, available weekdays only
 
Please contact Steve Denny, Steve Rawsthorne or Sonia Herrero
01923 825349 / shooting.grounds@hollandandholland.com
www.hollandandholland.com
Ducks Hill Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2ST

 

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