Personalised gun fitting service
Gun fitting is a process used to customise a shotgun’s dimensions to suit an individual shooter’s unique physical attributes and shooting style. The primary need for gun fitting arises from the fact that humans have varying body shapes and sizes, and a well-fitted gun can significantly improve shooting accuracy, comfort and safety.
Key reasons why gun fitting is important:
Accuracy and Consistency:
When a gun fits well the shooter’s eye naturally lines up with the gun’s bead, ensuring better target acquisition and improved accuracy.
The recoil generated by a shotgun can be uncomfortable and even painful for some shooters. A well-fitted gun helps distribute recoil forces more evenly, reducing felt recoil and allowing the shooter to maintain better control over the shotgun.
Comfort and Control:
Shooting with an ill-fitted gun can be awkward and uncomfortable. A shotgun that matches the shooter’s physical dimensions and shooting style allows for a more natural and comfortable stance, leading to improved control and reduced fatigue during extended shooting sessions.
Gun fitting takes into consideration the shooter’s eye dominance. Properly aligning the shooter’s dominant eye with the gun’s rib is crucial for accuracy.
A gun that fits well helps promote safer shooting practices. Proper gun fit reduces the risk of recoil induced injuries to the face and shoulder.
Personalised Shooting Experience:
Every shooter is unique, and gun fitting allows for a personalised shooting experience. A gun fitted to an individual’s specific needs and preferences enhance the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of shooting activities, whether it be a small alteration or an alteration to overcome a disability.
For competitive shooters or hunters, a well-fitted gun can lead to improved performance and increased success in hitting targets or taking ethical shots on game birds.
A reliable and accurate gun fit should be carried out by an experienced gunsmith or shooting instructor who can assess the shooter’s physique, shooting technique and shooting goals. The fitting process involves adjusting the stock as required, whether adjusting the length of pull, comb height, drop or cast.
In conclusion gun fitting is essential for maximising shooting performance, accuracy, comfort, and safety. It ensures that the shotgun becomes an extension of the shooter, enabling them to shoot more effectively and enjoy their shooting experience to the fullest. If you feel that your gun fit may need assessing, please get in touch to arrange a gun fit with one of our experts.