Clay Pigeon Company News


Laporte Sponsored Emma Stacey on the BUCS Championships

Laporte Sponsored Emma Stacey wrote a piece for us on her recent win at the BUCS National Shooting Championship for University students. Congratulations Emma on your fantastic score.

BUCS National Shooting Championships

Held annually at West Midlands Shooting Ground, the BUCS National University Shooting Championships occurred over the weekend of 2-3rd December.

The Championships represent a unique opportunity for university students who are both experienced international shots and near beginners to compete together.

2016 Champions Harper Adams and previous Champions RAU always provide stiff competition in the team event and a variety of international shooters including 2015 Junior World Champion Ben Sutton, England team member Emma Stacey, AAA shooter Ben Mcilwaine and various GB OT/OSK shooters including Emma Haines and Jess Moore means that the individual competition is also hotly contested.

The shoot had plenty of variety with a good mixture of straightforward and tricky stands. Stand 8 in particular proved complicated. After the first day Ben Mcilwaine led the way with 92/100 with Ben Sutton only one behind on 91. Meanwhile Emma Stacey led Ladies on 87. The team competition proved a close affair with Exeter and Oxford Brookes edging the ladies and men’s competition respectively after the first day.

The second day saw defending champions Harper Adams shoot the course, finishing just 1 clay short of Oxford Brookes’ total. This left the door open for the University of Liverpool to take what would prove to be an unassailable lead in both the mens and ladies team events.

The final results saw Ben Mcilwaine win the Men’s title with 92 for Cranfield University, Ben Sutton the Men’s Alumni title with 91, Emma Stacey the Ladies title with 87 for the University of Bath and Ruth Chamberlain the Ladies Alumni title with 52.

Laporte-CPC sponsoring the Young Shot of the Year Award

Laporte-CPC are proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Young Shot of the Year award at the CPSA.

The awards take place at the Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on the 3rd of February 2018.

The CPSA have announced the nominees for the catagory of Young Shot. They are Lucy Hall, Megan Jones and Charlie Soanes.

We would like to wish all the candidates the best of luck.

Christmas is here!

Christmas is here! Don't have a blue Christmas - Laporte-CPC is offering you a Very Merry Christmas! Choose your trap and then get 1-3 pallets of FREE CLAYS with every trap ordered before December 21st 2017. But hurry, this offer is limited to the first 150 traps! Call us for details on 01949 843777

Summer Sale 2017

The Summer Sale is here!


10% Off the Sale Price of any Sporting PRO trap as well as 4950 Standard Black Clays Free - Worth* (Approximately £300+VAT)


10% Of the Sale Price of any Sporting PRO trap as well as a Trap Trolley or Morris Electronics Sporting 1 Remote*

If you are looking at any other traps such as DTL / ABT / Skeet or if you have had a quote from other manufacturers - Please call CPC on 01 949843777.

A Laporte Trap is for Life not just the Summer!

2017 Events and Competitions

British Shooting Show, Stoneleigh Park DTL, Fareham Shooting Ground

DTL GRAND PRIX, Fauxdegla Shooting Ground Handicap Challenge Final, Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Northern Shooting Show, Hazelbank

Cheddite Sporting Championships, Phillip Thorrold Shooting School

English Open Skeet, Dartford

DTL Weekend inc Dougal Memorial & English Open DTL, Bywell

ABT European Championships, Beverley

English Open & British Open All Round, Nottingham and District


English Open Skeet Doubles, Dartford

English Open and British Open Single Barrel, Bywell

Laporte Challenge, Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Perazzi Sporting Masters, Mid Wales Shooting Ground

OT Cheddite Grand Prix, Beverley

The Laporte Royal Berkshire Challenge Trophy, Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Charity Event, Auchterhouse

World ABT, Fauxdegla Shooting Ground

English Open & British Open Handicap By Distance (DTL), Nottingham and District

Clay Shooting Classic DTL Championship, Bywell

UTR BeverLak Shoot, Beverley

Gambore Grand Prix DTL, Mid Wales Shooting Ground

South of England Autumn Show, Southdown


Calling all our #youngshots.

Got any interesting stories, or tell us why you shoot, or what's the best gun for young shooters. Send in your stories and we'll feature you in the new 'Juniors' page in Pull! magazine

Easter Opening Times

Please note that The Clay Pigeon Company will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, all departments will re-open at 9.00 a.m. Tuesday 18th April 2017

Hazlebank Shooting School Winner - Best shooting ground in the North East 2016!

Our 3.4 acre site is dedicated to clay shooting with many different disciplines all possible in one place. We are open twice mid-week and also on weekends. Nestled just outside Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, just 4 miles from Harrogate and 5 miles from the A1, Hazel Bank is a well-established ground for clay pigeon shooting.

Each time you visit you will find a different setup. Usually we will have 5 pegs with a variety of targets which are carefully designed to be testing but most importantly... fun!

As well as offering excellent facilities for established shooters, we also offer shooting lessons for those new to the sport. Our instructors have many years of experience and can get you breaking clays with only a small amount of instruction.

Here you will find a purpose-built DTL range where you can practice your consistency whenever you like. Our trap is calibrated daily and you will always find other guns to make up the rest of the pegs if you want a round.

Mark the owner of Hazlebank commented after purchasing wiClay this has completely transformed our ground management system and is the best thing I have ever done! We have found it very reliable and user friendly.”wiClay™ raised the bar and is fast becoming the icon for high performance Clay pigeon trap control and Shooting ground management systems. The wiClay products are smart yet robust with high Ingress Protection rating to keep its electronics safe from harsh weather conditions. Through deep research and development for creating a product range that would become a huge success, the wiClay systems were designed completely in-house and from scratch to address all client requirements and concerns regarding reliability issues they have experienced with other brands. The wiClay card based target counters consistently provide instant target release even while recording clay usage to a wiClay NFC smart card. An audit feature in each individual counting unit stores its total number of targets counted since installation.

Solo shooting features with audible countdown delay are also included with an Easy options menu for Sporting shooters to select from single targets to doubles with adjustable intermediate delay preference settings for on-Report, etc. The advanced wiClay™ SVR™ acoustic technology with unique background noise filtering has also proven to outperform other leading Voice release brands in the industry. Various versions are available for most shooting disciplines and more are being developed to cover all Shooting ground requirements.

Good luck in 2017.

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