Grouse Shooting Shotguns

Purdey Shotguns for the Start of the Grouse Shooting Season

 

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For the Grouse Shooting season bespoke shotguns are often made exclusively for wealthy clients.

the quality in their work is second to none

James Purdey and sons the ‘King of gun makers’ have been making guns under Royal warrants since 1868 when the Prince of Wales the later Edward VII initially issued them. The company soon after moved to their present location in Audley House, South Audley Street. Their clients come from all over the World.

For Grouse Shooting you need the very best shotgun, and who else would you go to than the Royal makers themselves, James Purdey and sons. Driven Grouse Shooting is a very fast and busy sport and you need an excellent shotgun that fits you perfectly for it.

how Grouse Shooting is done, both driven shooting and walked up shooting, as well as ‘double gunning’ and using a loader.

Purdey’s apprentices work hard for 5 years before becoming a ‘Craftsmen’ and after 10 years they become ‘Senior Craftsman’, you can see that the quality in their work is second to none.

The company invented the double underlug; now the industry standard and also the adoption of the Beesley sidelock  action this, action has been used by Purdey ever since.

Purdey also  run an excellent  Grouse Shooting course in early August for their clients covering how Grouse Shooting is done, both driven shooting and walked up shooting, as well as ‘double gunning’ and using a loader. Also covered is shooting safety;  flankers, beaters, picker-ups and dangers when grouse shooting and on the moor.   grouse shooting etiquette and what to wear are also  part of their course.

To ensure that you have the best Grouse Shooting season you must have a quality fitting shotgun.