Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pondock 25/09/2016

The weather held out for the majority of today’s shoot. Although it did rain for about ten minutes,this is when their was a mass exodus into the container!!!!

Various types of guns were out to play today , Muzzle Loaders, Hammer Guns, loud bangs could be heard across the valley’s!!!!

The clubhouse is coming along nicely, we have had a microwave, wood burning stove donated to us.

At the end of the shoot we had a catch up in the clubhouse over cake and coffee .


Pondock, 11th September

Wow what a day at Pondock, sun was shining, a variety of guns were out. At one point it looked like fog was setting in…….no that was just the smoke from the big guns!!!!
We had some young shooters today, potential members!!! Although they did put the regulars to shame. Hitting the clay on their first shot!! The regulars still attempting to hit after 10 shots .Giving various reasons why they were missing ” The sun was in my eyes”, “Oh that clay was to fast”.
But all in all a brilliant day, to top it off home made cake and coffee at the end and a catch up to compare how everyone fared.


As a member of the YPB I decided to write down all the excuses for poor shooting that I have heard over the last few months, so here goes:

  • I forgot to put the shot in.
  • I’ve used the wrong shot.
  • The Sun was in my eyes.
  • The rain was in my face.
  • I forgot my glasses.
  • I don’t like shooting from this position.
  • I couldn’t see the clay.
  • The clays are the wrong colour.
  • I keep getting cramp in my hands.
  • I pulled the wrong trigger.
  • I forgot to cock the trigger.
  • I forgot my protective glasses.
  • The clay was too fast.
  • The clay was to slow.
  • I put the wrong socks on.
  • I was wondering where I had left the car keys.
  • I thought someone shouted me.
  • It was too smokey.
  • It’s Kranks coal dust.
  • The shot was damp.
  • Didn’t put enough shot in.
  • I shot to soon.
  • I left it to late.
  • I missed that.
  • I forgot to take the safety off.
  • It was to warm.
  • It was too cold.
  • My hands were cold.
  • It’s a left-handed gun.
  • The gun doesn’t like me.
  • I’m too tired.
  • I was hit on the head as a child.
  • My flint is not quite right it’s French not English.
  • Didn’t have my head on the stock.
  • I was to busy talking.
  • It was too windy.
  • I’m having a bad hair day.
  • I’m not bad, just consistent.
  • My socks were too tight.
  • I put the wrong shoes on.
  • I forgot to put my belt on.
  • My trousers were falling down.
  • I needed the toilet.
  • I don’t get enough practice.
  • I forgot how to shoot.
  • The clay was too far away.
  • The branch got in my line of fire.
  • My sight was off.
  • I’m using a different type of shot.
  • I didn’t get enough sleep.
  • I’ve got a headache.
  • This is how I learned to shoot.
  • I thought I would give the others a chance.
  • I left my gun by the fire and it warped the barrel.
  • My wellies hurt my feet.

Hope you enjoy reading these? If you have any you would like to add please let us know.