Calling all ladies that shoot or would like to shoot


Lady Guns Group

Lady Guns Group

A new group - Devon and Somerset Lady Guns has been launched to help likeminded women get together, learn to or improve their shooting skills and generally have great fun!

The group has grown in number and now provides ladies with shooting coaching through two shooting schools - Ashcombe Adventure Centre, nr Exeter in Devon and Brooksbank, nr Cheddar in Somerset.

"This is a great opportunity for ladies interested in shooting who want to meet others that share their enthusiasm.  It doesn't matter whether or not you have ever shot a gun before - the group's members have different experiences of shooting, ranging from the experienced clay shooter, regular game shooters and complete beginners."  Says Debbie Ironside-Smith, Chairman of the new group.

The group intends to arrange regular coaching tuition days, practise days and social events.  Other activities might include team competitions, talks and game cookery evenings, gun dog training demonstrations.  As the group grows more activities will be arranged across the two counties and possibly beyond.  The possibilities are wide ranging and so it will be up to the group to decide what they are most interested in and would like to do!

Jamie Stewart, South West Regional Director of BASC says "This is an exciting opportunity for lady guns or those ladies aspiring to take up shooting in the South West to get involved. BASC are delighted to be associated with this initiative."

For more information or to join the group please contact Debbie Ironside-Smith on or 01626 890450, or have a look at the group's Facebook page.

Devon & Someset Lady Guns


Date added: Wednesday 16th March 2011
Latest updated: Thursday 20th August 2015


who offer Shooting

Ashley Clay Shoot

We run a 70 bird sporting and simulated game shoot fortnightly on Sunday mornings throughout the year and on Wednesday evenings between April and September.

Teign Trappers

Come for an excellant day's sport in the beautiful Teign Valley near Exeter. Experience clay pigeon shooting as it should be, our aim is to simulate a pheasant shoot as closely as possible, except that we can shoot ALL the year round!

Tarr Farm

Set in its own 40 acres, 16th century Tarr Farm Inn nestles just above Tarr Steps and the River Barle.