2004 Fall Season is Underway
opening days of this hunting season are here and guns,
equipment, dogs and owners are in full cry!
The senses are sharpened
and appetites are whetted for new adventures and new
In this edition
we have an exciting mix of hunting opportunities worldwide
that you may consider for this or upcoming seasons.
Articles from a variety of contributors, news of the
first Charles Boswell gun and the HDTV program "Wingshooting
The World with Chris Batha", plus our regular columns
make this an eclectic compilation which we hope you
Have a great season and shoot
safely, shoot straight and shoot often!
Gunfitting Across America
SCHEDULE OF SCHOOLS & SHOWS
Clays & Quail Shooting School
Argentina 2005 Dove & Pigeon
CLA Game Fair, Partridge in Spain
High Pheasant, Shooting in Scotland
IN THE GAME
Charles Boswell, CBSS-FFL
Famars Poseidon & Avantis
Tate Hammergun, Cole Gunsmithing
Doug Turnbull, The Gun List
A FEW MORE GOOD THINGS
British Sporting Arms, Ltd
Randolph Lenses, Arrow Laser Shot
The Sporting Art Gallery
GUESTS AND GIFTS
HDTV and "Breaking Clays"
This year we will be attending the
The Dallas Safari Club Show, January 6th to 9th with Charles
Boswell Gunmaker of London, England and bespoke Italian gunmakers
FAMARS di Abbiatico & Salvinelli, followed by The Safari
Club International Show in Reno, NV, January 26th to 29th.
You will note there is a big time gap between
these Shows, and this gives me the opportunity to offer Gunfittings
Across America as we make our way across the country to Reno.
We will be doing Gunfittings and offering
Hourly Shooting Lessons on these dates at these locations.
Gunfittings are $300.00. Hourly lessons are $160.00 per person
for one hour, $235.00 for two people for one hour.
Dallas,TX • January 10th to 16th
The Dallas Gun Club 972-462-0043
Ask for Jim Tyrell
Santa Fe, NM Area • January 18th
The Ohkay Sporting Clays
Ask for Curtis Baude
Las Vegas, NV • January 21st
Nellis Trap and Skeet Club
Ask for Fred Amerson
Memphis, TN • February 5th and
Memphis Sports Shooting Assn. 901-867-8277
Ask for Jay Robilio
This is your chance to make an appointment
at one of these locations to get the custom gunfitting you
have always wanted... the gunfit that can make a big difference
in better scores and the number of birds in your bag!
I use both Side by Side and Over and Under
Try guns as well as a lasershot in doing a fitting. Many have
asked what to bring and what to expect when they sign up for
I recommend you bring eye and ear protection, the gun or guns
that you feel that you shoot the best and the ammunition for
those guns... usually 50 shells.
But the most important thing that you can bring to a gunfitting
session is a good gun mount. It is difficult, if not impossible,
to achieve a good gunfit if you cannot bring the gun to the
same place, under your cheekbone, on a consistent basis. Many
times a gunfitting session has had to turn into a gun-mounting
lesson, to the dismay of both the fitter and the about-to-be
The typical gunfitting session usually takes
about two hours, beginning with measurements taken from your
gun(s) to establish your individual requirements and a starting
point for the fitting. Utilizing fully adjustable Try Gun(s)
to the measurements I feel will work best for you; we will
work together to achieve the perfect fit, proving and confirming
it by live firing a series of shots at the pattern plate.
Final dimensions are recorded on a duplicate
fitting sheet; you will receive one copy and the other will
be filed for my records and future reference. The final measurements
can be used with confidence to get your own guns altered or
adjusted to fit, or place your order for that new custom gun
you may be ordering.
To make an appointment
for a gunfitting or an hourly lesson you may contact the location
directly or call me Toll Free 866-254-2406 or e-mail me at
and let me know the date and place you prefer and I will set
up a time for your gunfit or lesson.
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