Philip Morris Try Clay Shooting Days – Promoting the sport in Herefordshire

Why Try Shooting?

Shooting is at the core of Philip Morris and Son, it’s a sport we not only enjoy, but one that also keeps us in business! Herefordshire is a rural, country community, bursting with people who see shooting as a part of everyday life; but there are just as many who have never even seen a gun.

We genuinely believe that once you’ve tried clay shooting, you will love it; you’ll be addicted to perfecting your shot until your arms feel like they’re going to fall off! It’s always important to have a hobby and be involved with a sport in order to exercise our brains and bodies, have a little healthy competition running through our veins and to socialise with like-minded people, and shooting meets all of those prerequisites. Target shooting demands exceptional concentration and a high level of mental strength, not to mention you get extremely toned arms as a result!

Try Clay Shooting Days with Philip Morris and Son

“Shooting is an amazing sport. It instils strong values of respect, honesty, safety and a competitive spirit in those taking part, so it’s a great sport for people to get involved in.” Peter Wilson Olympic, Gold Medallist

We are strongly committed to growing Hereford’s community of shooters; it would be remarkable to witness newcomers growing to love the sport as much as we do, and working with them to expand their desire to cultivate their knowledge. If you came in to our gun room, we could talk your ear off about shooting and everything that goes along with it!

As a rural community, it’s important to support rural sports and past times; shooting as a sport is often misunderstood and we want to alter that misconception. You never know, the very next Olympic Trap Champion could be among us!

You'll never know until you try!

Geri Buckley, International Air Pistol and .22 Sport Pistol Shooter ranked second in England, has recently been featured in the media urging people to at least try shooting for themselves. She say’s:

“I feel that the discipline and commitment that I have to my sport has truly enriched my life – I would urge you to have a go for yourself.”

We feel passionately about giving people the chance to access shooting, (somewhere other than on a hen or stag do!) and that’s why we organise ‘Try Clay Shooting’ events. Generally, to have a go at shooting you will need to go to a club or ground, which can often be intimidating; but our aim is to encourage people to try it for themselves in a relaxed, safe environment, where everybody is in the same boat and nobody feels judged.

We cater for everyone; no experience is required at all so beginners especially will feel comfortable that there is always someone on hand to show them the ropes. All equipment and full tuition is provided and all shapes, sizes and ages are accommodated for – so you have no excuse!

We'll make sure your first time shooting is safe, fun and memorable

“Starting shooting is much more accessible than you might imagine. Be sure to understand and respect the guns, but most importantly make sure you have fun!” Geri Buckley


If you’d like to find out more about trying Clay Shooting with us – please either pop in to our Gun Room for a chat or e-mail:



I am the Clothing and Gunroom Manager. I have been working for Philip Morris and Son for over 30 years. Throughout my time here I have gained valuable and extensive knowledge surrounding all things to do with country clothing and field sports. When I'm not at work you can find me out in the field putting all of our latest shooting clothing and equipment to the test.

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