A group taking part in Laser Clay Shooting with a stately home in the background.

Laser Clay Shooting

Laser clay shooting is one of the most popular events that you will see on a field of country sports because it is convenient, safe and great fun.

Traditional clay pigeon shooting used to be popular, back in the days when the options were more limited and the average country sports day comprised clay shooting, archery and off road driving.

Now, however, the industry has evolved and clay shooting has been replaced by laser clays just as Segways are more commonly used than off road driving.

Laser clay shooting has a number of features that make it very popular.

Ease Of Use

With clay shooting you need a Section 11 licence from the local Police for every venue that you use. They will need to visit the venue to check that it’s safe and appropriate . The activity creates litter in the form of lead shot and broken clays, so the commonly used hotel grounds are generally not appropriate. The activity is also noisy, so any location used needs to be away from homes and the public.

Laser clay shooting has none of these issues. You can literally set it up within feet of the hotel on an area of land about the size of a tennis court. In fact, why not use a tennis court.

The system has very effective sound effects but these can be volume controlled and the speakers are directional.

Safety

The system uses beams of light instead of shot, so it’s completely safe. In addition there is no recoil, so it suits a much wider audience.

Environment Friendly

The clays are reusable and the system does no damage at all to the environment. All batteries used are rechargeable and the equipment generally has minimal environmental impact. This fits with the sustainability objectives of many organisations.

In spite of these advantages the experience is still great fun. It’s quite different to traditional clay pigeon shooting and I wouldn’t suggest that it’s an alternative. However, many people have never shot clays and don’t particularly want to, so it sits in a different place.