Clay Shooting

Locked up tight

Lloyd Pattison looks at the op­tions for keep­ing your gun safe and le­gal when you’re on the road

- Belgium · Iceland · Austria

Lloyd Pattison looks over a few prod­ucts de­signed to en­sure safety in tran­sit

Driv­ing with your gun to a shoot is part and par­cel of the sport, but not some­thing to be taken lightly. Not only do you want to pre­vent the loss of your valu­able gun, it’s also a le­gal re­quire­ment that you take ‘rea­son­able pre­cau­tions’ to avoid it be­ing stolen. That phrase is open to in­ter­pre­ta­tion, but the Home Of­fice Firearms Se­cu­rity Hand­book sets out what the po­lice are likely to con­sider suf­fi­cient. It also pro­vides guid­ance for com­pe­ti­tion shoot­ers who may be trav­el­ling to a shoot over a week­end and stay­ing in a ho­tel.

Noth­ing can pro­vide 100% pro­tec­tion, but com­ply­ing with those guide­lines will give you added peace of mind, know­ing that you have taken the pre­cau­tions that the law re­quires. Find the guide on­line at: www. gov.uk/govern­ment/publi­ca­tions/firearmsha­nd­book-2005.

With that in mind, here is a round-up of prod­ucts for se­cur­ing your pride and joy in your ve­hi­cle. There are also var­i­ous trig­ger locks and other de­vices to ren­der your gun in­op­er­a­ble if it was stolen, and you could use those in ad­di­tion to the prod­ucts listed here, but we’ll look at those an­other time.

“The law re­quires that you take ‘rea­son­able pre­cau­tions’ to keep your gun se­cure”

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Lloyd Pattison is a keen clay shooter, and re­views shot­guns on the Gun Shorts chan­nel on Youtube, in as­so­ci­a­tion with By­well Shoot­ing Ground

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