I shot the gun at the West London Shooting Ground with Jonathan Irby and Tom Nicholls of Purdey. It had impressed
in the gun room, with excellent dry handling and neutral balance making it feel lighter than it was. The ergonomics of the stock were excellent. For my hand,
the grip was small (but still good), the fore-end would have been hard to better (as a bespoke gun, you may order what you want). Shooting easy targets, none were missed. Confidence was gained. It was similar as we tried various simulated
game stands. The Purdey had two outstanding qualities: wonderful, crisp trigger pulls and very low felt recoil. It was still heavy but over 50 or 60 birds, I only missed a couple and did not feel fatigued. It had that great quality of being forgiving to use. Overall, it’s a wonderfully made beast that shoots exceptionally well. For high birds and serious clays it’s about as refined as it gets. The cost is (almost) attainable. It comes with a five-year,
100,000 shot guarantee.