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Wepons through the ages

Like shooting? Come and explore:

Weapons through the ages

Half Day for individuals or groups

Full Day for groups only

This package is designed for individuals who like, or would like to try, shooting different types of weapons.

You will be transported back in time and will try your hand at a selection of weapons from ancient and medieval times before moving on to modern day weapons. Once you have improved your marksmanship skills, you may wish to hit a moving target, ie Clay pigeon shooting as an optional extra.

Depending on whether you decide on a half or full day you might take part in the following:

Knife throwing

Knife throwing

We start by trying something basic - throwing things! One of the first kind of weapons used by early man, although the history and use of the throwing knives is poorly understood. Knife throwing is not as easy as you might think. A throwing knife is a knife that is specially designed and weighted so that it can be thrown effectively.


Axe throwing

Axe throwing Usually, they are thrown in an overhand motion in a manner that causes the axe to rotate as it travels through the air. Throwing axes have been used since prehistoric times. Unlike knives, most small axes can be thrown reasonably well, even if they weren't designed to be thrown. Try a Viking Norse Hawk or an American Tomahawk.


ASSEGAI Long Shaft Spear

Long Shaft SpearThe spear has been used throughout human history as a hunting and fishing tool and a weapon. As a weapon, it may be wielded with either one hand or two. It was used in virtually every conflict up until the modern era and was most likely the most commonly used weapon.

The Assegai which was invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s, revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. The use of various types of the assegai was widespread all over Africa and it was the most common weapon used before the introduction of firearms. The Zulu and other Nguni tribes of South Africa were renowned for their use of the assegai.


Catapult/Sling Shot

Catapult/Sling ShotSlingshots, better known as catapults in the UK, have their origins in early history. Both the catapult and the crossbow in Greece are closely intertwined in history. However it was not until the 1800’s that the catapult as we know it evolved. Probably remembered as a toy you played with in your youth, they are also a capable hunting weapon. Slingshots have been used as a simple military weapon, but primarily by guerilla forces. Our modern slingshots come with an ergonomic grip, arm support and elastic tubing. Ammunition used is 8mm diameter ball bearings. They can be used quite accurately up to 30 yards in skilled hands.


Recurve Bow

recurve bowThese bows have tips that curve away from the archer when the bow is strung. A recurve bow stores more energy and delivers energy more efficiently than an equivalent straight-limbed bow, giving a greater amount of energy and speed to the arrow.


Crossbow

crossbowYou don’t have to be William Tell, to enjoy our crossbows, nor will you have to shoot an apple off of your son’s head if he comes along! Apart from shooting targets, you will have the opportunity to try just, that using a manikin to test you skill! With a history dating back over 2000 years, crossbows continue to evolve and thrive today.

Air Rifle

Air rifleAir guns represent the oldest pneumatic technology. The oldest existing air rifle dates back to about 1580. Air guns are used for hunting, pest control, recreational and competitive shooting, such as the Olympic 10 m Air Rifle events. Our .22 Air Rifles are break-barrel cocking spring-powered.


Air Pistol

Air pistol10 Metre Air Pistol shooting is also an Olympic shooting event. It is similar to 10 metre air rifle in that it is shot with 4.5 mm (or .177) calibre air guns at a distance of 10 metres (11 yards). Our Air Pistols are semi-automatic Co2 operated with a 16 shot magazine.


As mentioned, in addition to the above, we can offer you a moving target as opposed to static, to test your skills. Why not try as an optional extra Clay Pigeon Shooting.

All of the above can be tried separately, but save £30 by completing it as a whole package.

Group discounts also apply. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the most suitable package for your experience please contact us for a quote.

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