Gettin' Started – Clay Shooting!

Gettin' Started – Clay Shooting!

We’re kicking off the start of our new series – Gettin’ Started with clay shooting!

It can easily become overwhelming when deciding to take the sport more seriously so here’s a simple & easy guide to making the right purchasing choices. Hope you found it useful!


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  1. Johnson Davies on November 16, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I spent £400 on a mossberg pump and I have a tonne of fun everytime I shoot clays with it.

  2. Ken Baugess on November 16, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    John I love your videos thank you again

  3. stephen mac on November 16, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    How much would you pick up an automatic trap for? Any recommendations?

  4. Honestchip on November 16, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I enjoy all your clay shooting tips and gun videos, keep up the great work!

  5. les][smor on November 16, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I’d add the cabinet, license fee, and a gun slip too..

  6. Paul Allen on November 16, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    All good information as usual.
    What does one do if they wear prescription glasses? Are there fit overs or will I have to get three different colors of lenses in scrips?
    My everyday glasses have clear polycarbonate lenses. Is it safe to shoot with those?
    Thanks for another great video.

  7. Tom Soki on November 16, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    What about gun cabinet, certificate cost, cleaning kit all are essential for shooting in the uk and can be very expensive

  8. W6DFM /P on November 16, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    You forgot 2800 for a spolar ;).

  9. rob napier on November 16, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Hate to say this but I started shooting clays excluding certificate and safe on about £80. Got lucky on the under and over, rest was just kit.

  10. Lucky79 on November 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    If you know someone who had access to workshop PPE then glasses and ear plugs can be got for free. I have quite a bit of PPE from time working on oil refineries so stocked up on glasses and ear plugs. As they are rated for explosive environments within oil & gas they are better quality that the cheapo stuff. I have them in my kit bag for when I take a guest shooting with me. For mid tier glasses I actually went to Kaga optics as I needed prescription glasses. Asked for a discount and got a 15% voucher code, so got a nice multi lense kit, with prescription lenses, for about £50

  11. Jake Sagar on November 16, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    This is funny because i am getting my first gun soon and i will be using it for clay shooting.

  12. Alec Ingram on November 16, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Jonny,
    I’ve been doing clay shooting for a few years now and recently went on a couple deer stalking sessions, although they were rather costly and I was wondering if you guys could possibly do a video on how to get started deer stalking but not just with a guide?

  13. akeyuk on November 16, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Great video, thanks. However, a little scary when its me and my 2 daughters who have just started !!!!! But seeing the look in their faces when they dust those clays is priceless right? We have done our first lessons and it put us on the right path, now its time to put that into practice, lots and lots of practice along with bacon rolls and tea / coffee!

  14. MrSluby on November 16, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    diesel ????????????????????????????????????

  15. Gavin Shiels on November 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Tier 1 gun used mk38 grade 1 Tier 2 gun used mk38 grade 5 Tier 3 gun new mk38 grade 5

  16. Graham king on November 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Gun safe ?

  17. Alan Bush on November 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    I’m a qualified CPSA instructor and i would highly recommend anyone thinking of taking up the sport to find a good "QUALIFIED" instructor from the offset Because your 1st lesson will contain all the NECESSARY Safety info to keep you and every one else safe this would be done alongside your shooting instructing from day one . Be wary of taking instruction from a friend because unless he has had lessons from a qualified instructor he will most likely just import all his bad habits to you and some of them might be dangerous. A good shot does not always mean a good teacher . I know a person who is a great shot but his teaching skills are crap. Then loads of practice to improve the skills you have been given and to feed the addiction . I am based at Headley Gun Club Surrey so we see a lot of 1st time shooters in our training section and its always money well spent

  18. Dan Hill on November 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    So are you telling me that if I’d have worn my TGS ballcap I would have shot 100 at our last match instead of 95?😉 It was an incredibly easy match. 95 should have been a right hand score for me.

  19. John Hughes on November 16, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    What no safe or licence? but still a great video.

  20. Carl Kay on November 16, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Shouldn’t you have included a gun cleaning kit ? Even a basic set is going to add £30-50 to the set up costs. Ah if only guns were self cleaning 🙂

  21. Nick K on November 16, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Gun slip?!

  22. miguel tinoko on November 16, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Gun shells clay that’s all u need man

  23. Simon Hammonf on November 16, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I think you should also consider the costs of buying too cheaply when starting out. Then selling at a loss to upgrade later. I’ve done this on several hobbies and learnt it better to grow into equipment than outgrow them as you improve.

  24. Zefferum on November 16, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    If you are suggesting the shotgun I would add, Gun cabinet, bore snake and oil, certificate cost.

    What a fantastic video to get people who are interested in clay shooting, confidence making the right choices for them.

  25. Geralt of Rivia on November 16, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Tier 1 lessons = watch YouTube videos

  26. Geralt of Rivia on November 16, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I got a nice Chinese bag from Amazon, does the job. Recommend taking a drink and snack, back up ear plugs and different glasses option. Also a decent pen!

  27. Joshua Quan-Buchanan on November 16, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    If you are looking for a sleet vest, look at Mustos clearance, I saw one for £60 down from £150

  28. mchughcb on November 16, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Now that I’ve had 6 months to think about it, the best investment was to buy a digital safe. That way I can easily access my shotgun and spend time practicing and shouldering the shotgun. I seem to hit more these days.

  29. DoubleZero on November 16, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Multi-lens safety glasses – $150
    Electronic earmuffs – $150
    Skeet vest – $50
    Gun bag – $30
    Shotgun – $1500
    Club membership – $200
    Ammunition – $50
    Cleaning accessories – $50

    The amount of fun you’ll have in one afternoon – priceless.

  30. Snook 1 on November 16, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Jonny, you missed out option 4. Turn around and walk away. Theres nothing to see here that won’t lead to poverty 😉

  31. highlandrab19 on November 16, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Didn’t mitch do something like this a year ago or so and on that note Where’d he go?

  32. gadgethunter on November 16, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Don’t forget the dozen or so choke tubes. LOL

  33. Reckeeto on November 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Just a quick comment about the eyes – if you need a prescription in glasses there are a few options, but I found most of them put coloured lenses over a standard prescription lens. With these you can tend to actually be looking over the top of the prescription portion of the lens. (Might just be my way of shooting but I found it gave me double vision, as the portion of the barrel in the lens was pointing in a different direction). I ended up buying a pair of prescription Oakley Flak Jackets. Quite pricey but in my option worth their weight in gold as it is a single coloured lens that is prescription. Can highly recommend if you need glasses when shooting.

  34. rat276 on November 16, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Not quite as good looking as Rachel Riley – sorry

  35. William Sirman on November 16, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I’ll bet there’re allot of people picking up clay shooting now… "They had to give up shooting Pigeons and Crows!"

  36. AdventureSpark on November 16, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Just get a BERETTA SILER PIGEON OR SMILAR! don’t do what I did and mess around then end up with a Beretta like I should of first time!

  37. christopher stevenson on November 16, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Could you reccomend a section 2 lever action shotgun please?

  38. Draknareth on November 16, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    What’s the cheapest you can get prescription shooting glasses. Wearing glasses over normal glasses is horrible 😛

  39. The Old Hobbit on November 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Just started last autumn and your calculations are fairly accurate. Gun £700, Ear protection £20, Skeet vest £30, Cleaning kit £25. Cartridges £56 slab and that is it for the moment. I wear glasses anyway so eye protection is covered. Normal baseball cap and cargos with a sturdy pair of boots and all is good…… bacon roll and tea is a must if shooting or not.

  40. Timothy Buffham on November 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Somewhere to store your gun?

  41. Tudor Wyn Phillips on November 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Use petrol, not diesel. But seriously invest in a good quality used shotgun, £900 ish, don’t forget shotgun license, cleaning kit, shotgun cabinet. And then enjoy 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  42. Richard Cranston on November 16, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Great vid as always – loved "Addiction" and "War of attrition". A year into shooting this is more expensive than my motorcycling addiction 😂

  43. Brian Parkes on November 16, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Hi John. Thanks for the video. I have a friend who is just starting clay shooting and has been encouraged to shoot left handed as he is left eye dominant. He purchased a second hand Browning 525 privately from another shooter. It turns out that the gun is right handed with a stock that has been bent to facilitate left handed shooters. Is it possible to purchase a true left handed stock and fit it to his gun without much tinkering to get a good fit? Cheers

  44. InsertUserName on November 16, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    "The continuous war of attrition that clay shooting is".. that made me chuckle… while a tear simultaneously ran down my cheek. A minutes silence for all the busted bank accounts out there.

    It’s funny, when you’re out at the ground shooting its like being drunk. Intoxicated on the fun of clay shooting so your inhibitions go out the window and then you have the come down later and reality kicks in that you’ve spent a few days wages you’ll never get back lol.

  45. Edgunsuk on November 16, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    you should make a video on the history of george digweed , its riles me so much how under appreciated the man is any other sport a 18 time world champion would be a god but shooting …nop , the man deserves so much more recognition .

  46. matrixsenior on November 16, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Really helpful. Thank you.

  47. richard gallagher on November 16, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Top video guys. As I wear glasses, do shooting ground accept these as protection? Is there like clip on tinted lenses available or any other options?

  48. Beach&BoardFan on November 16, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Truth and facts foundation 😆

    Just got into clay sports last year, gotta be some of the most fun you can have with a gun.

  49. Bob Underwater on November 16, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    And boxer shorts you can’t shoot the skeet in y fronts. 👍

  50. andybenn on November 16, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    So now I need a vest ffs