"My Shooting Experience at Quail Point"by Mark Gagliardi
"At a Boy Scout event at Quail Point NorCal we had 71 shooters, 13 stations, 3 clinic stations and a flurry - All Laporte machines.
Out of the 11,000 targets thrown, we had ZERO breakdowns and less than 10 broken targets all day. In 11 years, I have never had a better event!!!!!!
It makes me proud that Laporte are a sponsor of Shoot for a Cure, and it is so important that we keep demoing the machines around the country.
My goal is to convince ALL of the clubs we shoot at to be Laporte clubs, now I have a great first hand example to tell each club owner we visit this year."
We are now into the start of the New Year and for the the first news bulletin for 2013 we are pleased to announce that West Kent Shooting School have installed a 40ft tower which replaced a 100ft crawler crane at their shooting ground in December 2012. This tower offers 8 traps, 7 of which are Laporte Traps (with an 8th currently on order) and currently one from the crane which is no longer in use. The traps used are mainly midi's and sporters.
The shooters are fortunate to enjoy the option to shoot at alternative angles, which is proving testing, but gives them an opportunity to have a wider range of sporting targets at different levels and the traps are elevated at different directions and angles. Their options are almost unlimited.
The tower is being used now, but they are to install some new claymate/counter system in the driven area and create new stands and shooting areas.
The Grand Opening is planned around April/May 2013 but no date has been decided. They are hopeful that George Digweed will attend the opening of the tower, at which time he will provide some amazing shooting skills from targets off the tower.
"Customers are their investments" and by continually investing in the shooting school they are attracting not only new customers but keeping happy the customers who have achieved with their facilities a high standard.
Laporte Clay Pigeon Company would like to take this opportunity to wish West Kent Shooting School good luck and success for the future.
For more information please visit their website : www.wkss.demon.co.uk
On the 25 September Laporte will host the Continental Cup in the Air Forces facilities in Santiago.
The following countries will participate in the event - Brasil, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
"When we re-launched the old loch ness gun club as Glenmoriston Shooting Ground in February 2012 we wanted to work with a company that would supply the best equipment and help us develop the ground and critically help us enhance the reputation of the ground as one of the finest trap shooting grounds in the UK.
We have purchased Laporte ABT, DTL and OT traps from CPC. We have received friendly and supportive help and advice all along the way. This is all the more impressive considering the congested competition calendar that has been a feature of UK trap shooting this summer. The fact that Laporte technicians and staff were prepared to travel to North Scotland at very short notice to help us with installation of the OT in particular was a tremendous help to us.
After sales service has been impressive with any parts required being received next day. Equally after sales communications are great with regular phone calls to see how things are progressing.
We will be developing the ground further and firmly believe we have chosen the best company to match our ambitions. We look forward to developing our working relationship with Laporte/CPC in the coming years.
We stongly recommend Laporte/CPC.
Thank you from your friends in Glenmoriston."
Diaries are full, days are busy - our lorries are out delivering championship clays covering the whole of the UK whilst containers are being despatched to far off countries. Grounds are expanding with new Laporte traps and older machines are being serviced ready to give the best service for the coming season. Our counters are making sure the grounds stay in business. UK top shooters are training hard for the London Olyumpics and are very happy with the preparations. Richard Faulds took time out and relaxed at the English Skeet Dartford and took High Gun - Ed Ling showed what he has by winning the Universal Trench at Southern Counties - Peter Wilson is making sure all competitors know who is top - Ian Mullarkey blasted his way to the top step at the British Double rise held at Bywell - Paul Chaplow held on to win the English Double rise at Bywell. World Sporting at Orston was another hugely supported event with John Lee and Paul Wilkinson taking Scratch High Gun.
Krieghoff at Mid Wales is looking to be another very exciting event this month
"Mad-Renaline Activity Centre would like to say a very big Thank you to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Company and Tony Blaine personally for introducing our company to the new Laporte Trap. The new activity has created so much interest it has given our activity centre a real boost.
From beginners to experienced Archery Leaders all have absolutely loved the new sport, and have stated it's much more fun than normal target archery and as well as competitive it's also very addictive.
Thank you guys we will be using your company again and again in the future, and wish you all the luck in getting this excellent new product out there to every Archer/Activity Centre".
"You hold the record for spares delivery, best I've ever had in 35 years living here".
Richard Newton has worked for Laporte Clay Pigeon Company for 23 years and has travelled the world laying out ranges and running the mechanics of competitions. Richard has worked round the clock with two other engineers to set up the range at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich where 390 athletes will compete this Summer.
Richard has said "It is definitely a bit of an honour to do the Olympics - even more so seeing as this is a home one." Richard and his team first set up all the traps - devices used for launching clay targets into the air. They then installed microphones in each one, so the traps can be voice activiated.
The team then spent a few days watching marksmen and women trial the range, making sure everything worked. There are shotgun, rifle and pistol events, with Richard involved in the shotgun contests. He will travel down before the games to check the machines are working, and stay throughout.
In shotgun events, competitors aim at moving clay targets. There will be 270,000 clay targets used throughout the games.
Article written by the Leicester Mercury
The first of three Championship shoots for the 2012 season has been announced by Laporte-CPC and World Sporting, who have teamed up for the second year in a row.
The Laporte World Sporting UK Championships series kicks off in style at Orston Shooting Ground, Nottinghamshire on the 12 and 13 May with a minimum cash prize pot of £1,000, including a whopping £400 High Gun.
Shooters wanting to join 2011 Champion Martin Myers on the roll of honour should book early, as just 400 entries are available, 200 each day. To book visit Orston SG or telephone 01949 850929.
On a full entry over 50 prize places will be up for grabs, more details on the prize fund can be found at www.worldsporting.net/championship2012.
Gaylia Fallon, General Manager of Laporte Clay Pigeon Company Ltd said the Company was looking forward to working alongside World Sporting again.
"I have now purchased a trolley for one of our several Laporte traps we have. We are great fans of your traps.....the club I am in have purchased one a year for several years now, and all give excellent service."
February sees the launch of the new Laporte Multi Trap GS3. 100 clays in 60 seconds, fully programmable release system, perfect for game shooting practice with many more exciting features. For more information please contact our Sales Team on 01949 843777.
British Shooting Show - Newark Showground - 25th - 26th February 2012
All visitors are welcome to visit our stand located in Gunmakers Halls, showing the Laporte CPC traps, clays, auxiliary equipment and the world's first moving archery target machine.
For further details please visit the website - www.theshootingshow.co.uk
"The Laporte clays at the Malaysian Shotgun Championships were probably the best I have shot" Almost no broken targets through the competition. The flash targets were also breaking very well. Even in hot humid conditions they stood up well.
"I have tested today targets from last container. They are really a little stronger previous. Personally I would like to have stronger, but already there is no time for experiments. In any case I wish to thank you for targets of very high quality. We have lead competitions H.H.Crown Prince Cup - Open. Results were very high. All participants and men and women have remained are happy with targets Laporte. Sportsmen UAE, Kuwait, IRI, Japan, TPE, Qatar and some other participated. It has especially well turned out to show a significant difference as between Corsivia and Laporte. On trainings before competitions all shot on the Spanish targets and there were many protests and discontent. On official training and competitions has been given H.H.Laporte and results "have risen" at all. Personal achievements are established many. All are happy and asked the president to use at 2 following competitions only your targets."
The City of Nice and the Laporte group have been selected to represent France at the World Leisure Fair of Hangzhou in China, from Sept. 17 to Nov. 18, 2011 (Booth C24, pavillion C - White Horse and Lake Convention and Exhibition Center).
The city of Nice will represent one of the most beautiful areas of Europe. The Laporte group has been selected to represent technical know-how and creation of a totally new sport, which has already been homologated by the famous German Shooting Federation (DSB).
15 million visitors are expected, 2 million of which are professionnals of the tourism industry.
More than 100 countries will participate in this event which takes place every five years
- It is an international prestigious event which lasts over 2 months in the most touristic city of China
- There will be extensive media coverage at this event.
- Laporte will be the only company to represent France in the leisure industry.
- The visit of the Chinese Prime Minister is expected, as well as many other VIPs…
In addition to a 1,200 sq. ft. booth displaying Laporte's new archery machines, there will be an indoor demo zone spanning over 2,000 sq. ft. This will allow everyone to discover and enjoy Laporte's unique range of products, the Phoenix(tm) machines, offering visitors a chance to practice bow shooting at aerial foam targets.
Granting Laporte the London 2012 games after Beijing in 2008 and Athens in 2004 constitutes Laporte's reward for all its efforts in research, innovation, quality and service.
Laporte's new German partner, Bow-Motion, will also be attending this event at Laporte's booth. Their own sales team will be on hand promoting this new revolutionary discipline in sports.
The Phoenix arrives at Cluny Clays Activity Centre
Come and sample the exciting new activity that is Sporting Arrows at Cluny Clays Activity Centre in Kirkcaldy, Fife. A Laporte Archery Machine will be available for those wanting to have a go until the 22 July 2011.
For further details please contact the CPC office on 01949 843777 or email: email@example.com
The CLA Game Fair - Blenheim Palace - 22nd July - 24 July 2011
All visitors are welcome to visit our stand located on Gunmakers Row S1168 showing the Laporte CPC traps, clays and auxiliary equipment and the worlds first moving archery target machine.
Please visit our Laporte Archery "Have a go" area located next to Entrance A - C366 (entitled Archery Clays).
For further details please visit the website www.gamefair.co.uk
The Beretta World Sporting Championship 2011 - 1st July - 3rd July 2011
Laporte CPC are very proud to be supporting this event for the 4th year. Laporte CPC sporting traps and clays will be used throughout the event.
For further details please visit the website www.berettaworld.co.uk
JUNE 2011 - New Web Site goes live
June sees the release of our brand new web site and online ordering system. CPC has been working with GIGER MEDIA for some time now, and part of the on-going project with them has been the development of the new web site.
CPC Operations Director Gaylia Fallon comments:
"We are delighted with the new site and the further development of the new CPC brand that GIGER MEDIA has created for us. The new fresher look and the introduction of on-line ordering for spares and accessories is a positive move forward for us and a great bonus for our customer base, allowing them to order components and spares 24/7."
For more information on GIGER MEDIA please visit www.giger.co.uk