Clay & game shooter Christmas gifts..look here!

John Shooter Ltd specialise in top quality leather shotgun slips with matching cartridge bags. Made in the UK from 100% cow hide, there are different designs of slips in various styles and finishes to suit all tastes. Hard wearing, protective and beautifully finished – you will not be disappointed!

Shotgun slips (28 and 32″ Barrels) and cartridge bags (make great handbags, I use the large cartridge bag as a handbag, it looks great and is still going strong after 4 years of use) have adjustable straps and are comfortable to carry on the clay ground or out shooting game.

Visit John Shooter Ltd to see the range of handcrafted leather shooting and hunting accessories – ideal Christmas gifts!

Charity Clay Shoot & raffle!

Charity clay day and raffle Sunday 16th December @ Houston Clay ground 11am

“The devastation of the First World War highlighted the fact that there were insufficient hospital facilities to care for those who were wounded in battle.
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Scotland, the first Erskine Hospital, then The Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers, was opened in October 1916.
100 years after its inception, and having cared for over 85,000 veterans, Erskine is now known as Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses.
Erskine’s residents, a worthy local charity in need of as much help available, so let us, the shooting community, do what we can as all will be gratefully received.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at £5 per ticket via PayPal friends and family:

Their will be a live draw at the charity clay day. Each ticket bought will be allocated a number. Which we will post before the draw goes live.

For more information please visit their Facebook page:

Dig deep guys. Lots of great prizes.”

Leather wrapped Shotgun cleaning kit by John Shooter

John Shooter’s traditional leather shotgun cleaning kit is available for 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotguns. The leather roll can be personalised with initials – making it an ideal Christmas gift for a clay or game shooter.

The thick leather roll is secured by two buckles, and is hand cut from cow hide and contains everything you will need to keep your shotgun clean.

Inside the roll you will find a rod, jag, mop, John Shooter shotgun cleaning oil and brush. The leather roll interior is suede. 

Visit John Shooter’s website to purchase the leather gun-cleaning kit and to view other shooting products.


Take a look at the newly revamped and websites!

Can be viewed in 4 languages, and are stuffed with content and images. Lots of updates, videos and news – enough to keep you visiting!

Take a look for yourself!



Chasedland ladies tweed shooting jacket from John Partridge

Recently, I received the Chaseland Ladies Tweed Shooting Jacket from John Partridge & Co Ltd.

On first impressions it’s a fine weighty jacket, very suited to the Scottish winters. I like the subtle tweed in dark green (the jacket comes in a range of colours including russet, sea green, sky, loch, marzipan and pink), very much within my colour palette. It has a traditional feel and look and I’m confident it will last many seasons.

The jacket has a deep collar, it’s perfect for snuggling into on a bitterly cold, windy day. It’s warm and wind proof with a sturdy zip.  I am tall with quite a long back and would have preferred the jacket to be a little longer but overall it’s an ideal ladies tweed shooting jacket, available in a range of colours to suit everyone.




Ladies with a passion for shotguns or rifles? Get in contact!



If you have a passion for shotgun or rifle shooting please get in contact with me. I am writing a long-running series about ladies who love to shoot clay targets, game or stalk deer.

It’s a positive look at shooting and exploring how you got started and what you love about it. Beginners, novices and experienced – everyone welcome!

Contact me here – contact options: 


Clay shooting this autumn #bepartofit

Autumn is on its way; the light is changing fast and the available daylight is reducing. The temperatures are heading downward but that doesn’t make any difference to our enjoyment of going outdoors and clay shooting, especially with a group of friends. I always associate autumn with colourful hedgerows full of nature’s wild harvest with pheasants mooching around, the shooting dates in my diary and my gun.NSC_PHEASANT


In the cooler winter months, you need to put on a few layers of clothing but not too many, you don’t want to go shooting wrapped up in thick layers, and unable to move. If you have had your gun fitted this is one thing you need to be aware of, the layers of clothing will alter the fit. Personally, I don’t like to shoot wearing big thick jackets, whether I am on a peg or a stand I would much prefer to take my coat off and enjoy the freedom of movement because big, outer coats and jackets can be restrictive, and collars can get in the way of putting the gun stock up to your face. If a jacket alters your gun fit there is every chance you won’t be shooting that well because your face will not be on the stock and the gun may feel detached from your body. You certainly will not be seeing the right picture – you will be looking into a different area to where your gun is pointing. When you mount a gun you sit it in tight to your body, it fits into a spot just below your shoulder, you can feel it when it’s right. The gun has been altered to fit you correctly so that when you bring your head down it is one movement. You don’t, or you shouldn’t, have to spent time trying to get it right, and fidgeting with it. Mounting your gun should be a seamless, smooth movement but with thick jackets that will change.


Many of us a looking at shooting dates in our diaries for a day on the pheasants, and if you haven’t picked up your gun in a while you should get yourself along to the Nation Shooting Centre at Jawcraig, Falkirk. They have a vast choice of stands including simulated game. Ideal for getting yourself back into that familiar zone with your gun.

Clay shooting is one of the sports to be enjoyed by all, 365 days a year. It is ageless, there are no barriers if you are 16 or 80, and you can pick from a wide choice of disciplines to shoot. If you fancy upping your game, the National Shooting Centre regularly hosts competitions. This weekend, it is the All Round Scottish Championships on Sunday 16th September, the event is sponsored by Hull Cartridges and there are lots of money prizes (see poster).NSC_all_round

Join the NSC family #bepartofit

There are many benefits for members including special rates on purchase of slabs of cartridges (7.5% discount on retail), join today!