Welcome to practical-shotgun.com we hope you enjoy your visit, the site is intended to be a resource that dynamic shotgun competitors can use to improve performance by sharing techniques and strategies. If you are interested in starting into the sport here's a link to our Beginner's Guide

This site was launched in March 2017 and we will be adding more content on a regular basis including:

Films on gun modification and repair topics
Training tips from top shooters & club coaches
Sessions with sports coaching experts
Match info
Equipment tests and impartial reviews
Reloading info
Moving target designs

Please use the contact form if you have any suggestions for topics that you would like to see added to the site and feel free to ask questions, also if you would like to become a contributor please get in touch.

Top tip for Benelli & Beretta owners

You can save 30%-60% off high street gun shop prices for genuine spares and avoid long waiting times by buying your parts direct from Italy. OMPS2 have most parts in stock, failing that back order is 1 week and they dispatch with a 24 hour courier to anywhere in Europe. The links below take you straight to the parts diagrams.
Benelli M2 parts direct from Italy
Beretta 1301 parts direct from Italy

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What is practical shooting?

Practical shooting is a dynamic shooting sport where competitors strive to find the perfect balance of accuracy, power and speed - mastering this combination makes it a highly challenging sport. Practical Shotgun adds the additional element of using 3 different ammunition types - birdshot, buckshot & slugs - which are used on courses of fire with multiple targets including moving targets, targets that react when hit and penalty targets. Sounds like fun? Then please get involved, here are some New Competitor FAQs to help you get started.

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) was established to promote, maintain, improve and advance the sport of IPSC shooting, to safeguard its principles and to regulate its conduct worldwide in order to cultivate the safe, recreational use of firearms by persons of good character. Competitive IPSC-style shooting developed in southern California in the late 1950's and quickly spread throughout the shooting world to Australia, Central and South America, Europe, and Southern Africa. You can find out more by clicking the link to IPSC below: