The top 10 best UK gun and shooting forums to follow, by Gunstar
As part of the Gunstar team, we would like to consider ourselves the ‘pros’ for everything shooting related. Whether you are looking to browse Guns, read up on the latest news or sell a gun or accessory, Gunstar can help. However, there’s plenty more for the shooting community, out there on the web and we wouldn’t want you to miss out... So, if you’re part of the community, a gun enthusiast or new to the sport, we thought we’d share with you some of the best forums to get stuck into. Here are some of the best out there to help you stay in touch with the sport:
1) Pigeon Watch
Pigeon Watch started as a forum for shooters to discuss everything related to the search of the woodpigeon. Over the years the site has grown to cover other aspects of country sports, including ferreting, airgunning, dog work, rifle shooting, clay pigeon shooting, angling, and gamekeeping. Pigeon Watch now hosts a national community of sportsmen and women who share the same passion of the country sports. Currently, there are 38,000 active accounts on the list, so plenty of discussions to be had!
2) The Stalking Directory
The Stalking Directory is the ultimate forum for deer stalking that hosts members discussions, photo galleries, articles, and even venison recipes. Find information on training and qualifications, legal issues, equipment and accessories, big game hunting opportunities and even jobs- no wonder the forum has an impressive 17,796 members!
AirgunBBS is a 41,000 strong online forum/discussion site bursting with categories, threads and individual posts surrounding the topic. We particularly like the discussions on competition shooting.
4) Full Bore UK
Full Bore UK is named as ‘The UK's Finest Independent Forum for Shooters and Gun Owners. The forum covers all disciplines of shooting plus some ‘friendly banter’. For those who may be put off by the word ‘banter’, it also provides a platform to support all legal firearm owners, enthusiasts, collectors and shooters by the promotion and discussion of legitimate gun ownership and use. There are currently 735 users on the forum, and you could be next...
5) The Hunting Life
The Hunting Life forum includes some of the top field sports fanatics in the UK who will give you advice and help about everything shooting, gamekeeping and field sports. This site is also a fantastic opportunity to meet up with like-minded people and other members for a sociable shooting crowd. Topics for this forum include subjects such as gun maintenance, field sports, shooting sports, country interests and many more. It’ll also help you stay up to date with events and game-fairs.
6) Airgun Forum
The airgun forum is the go-to place for the airgun community online.
All forms of air guns, and all types of air gun shooting (Field Target, HFT & Hunting) are discussed on-site, so you’re sure to find a topic you want to contribute to, and with 35,600 members, there’s lots to read about to.
With great reviews, news and views on the world of Clay Pigeon shooting, the online magazine ShootClay is the perfect resource for Clay Target Shooters and enthusiasts. The site also includes ‘ShootClay Forum’, where you can swap scorecards, arrange meet-ups and read about others’ shoots. ShootClay also has a directory including a comprehensive guide for Clay Grounds, allowing shooters to find and review their favourite venues. With 4,117 members and discussions including industry jobs, trap shooting, services and more - it’s a one-stop-shop for like-minded airgun enthusiasts.
8) The UKPSA
Exchange tips and news as a member of the UKPSA forum. Notices about upcoming matches, results and courses are all announced to keep members up to date. As a new member, you’re automatically signed up to the forum with login details sent to you - to get stuck into the great conversations.
9) Shooting UK Forum
You can speak to qualified shooting experts and friendly enthusiasts for any kind of advice on the Shooting UK forum. With a huge variety of posts to choose from and hundreds of users online at any one time, this is the place to go for a real online community.
UKV is an online community for Precision Rifle Enthusiasts. From varmints, to V-Bulls and tactical, UKV is all about being on target. Discussions include, topics on varminting, Target shooting, tactical competition and competition results.