Adam has become renowned for his expert gun fitting ability, working with many of the world’s greatest gun makers to advise on gun fit and stock shape. He also provides gun fitting training for numerous distinguished shooting schools both in the UK and abroad.
Gun fitting has become a key part of the Calvert Sporting ethos. Along with good technique and gun mounting, it forms part of the core foundation which we believe is vital to maximise your shooting performance.
The Gun Fitting Process
If you would like a gun fitting then Penny is your first point of contact. She will able to offer you dates with Adam and get your session confirmed in the dairy.
1. Understanding how you shoot
On the day of your fitting, you will meet with Adam at the pre-arranged location, and in the first instance discus your requirements – for example, whether the fit is for a pre-existing gun or a new one. Adam will then run through a series of questions in order to understand as much as possible about you and your shooting.
The next step will be for him to watch you shoot with your existing gun, in order to assess exactly how you mount and shoot your gun, as well as gaining associated background knowledge on you and your shooting style.
2. Configuring the try gun
Adam will use a try gun in order to develop the correct dimensions for you and your gun. The try gun is fully adjustable for all body shapes and sizes; you will be asked to put on your cold weather jacket, to make sure you can still mount the gun correctly.
3. Trialling & fine tuning
Once this process has been carried out, you will have the opportunity to shoot the try gun at various targets – to check you are confident with the fitting. More importantly, we then move on to shoot it at a pattern plate, to fine tune those measurements and ensure the correct impact point has been achieved.
Once this has been carried out to your satisfaction, the final phase is to assist you in choosing the correct grip shape and producing grip measurements for your needs – an all too frequently overlooked part of a gun fit.
4. Post gun fit
At the end of the gun fitting, Adam will produce a measurement sheet which he will email to you after the fitting; this is yours to keep.
If you wish to have alternations carried out on a current gun we are happy to take the gun to one of our preferred gunsmiths and provide a quote for the work to be carried out.
To find out more about gun fitting, or to book a gun fit, contact us via this website or call 01235 834441.
Listen to Adam talking about Gun Fit on the Yorkshire Gent podcast
Adam’s interview starts around the 24 minute mark.
Gun Fitting: Frequently Asked Questions
The Ultimate Gun Fit
Adam also specialises in the fitting and purchasing of truly bespoke guns, advising on exactly how a gun can be built or modified to be totally bespoke to the client’s needs. This extends not just to woodwork dimensions, but also to weights, barrels, chokes and many other component aspects.
A normal gun fit is first carried out as mentioned above. Guns are then received ‘in the white’ from the manufacturer – and a second final fit is carried out in conjunction with our Master Stocker. This involves the client handling and shooting the gun whilst the Stocker makes physical alterations to the gun. This means that immediate feedback can be given, ensuring that all the measurements are perfect – as little as a single millimetre removed from a grip shape can make a massive difference to how the gun feels in the hand.
Indeed, Adam is now often commissioned by many clients to act on their behalf as an independent, impartial adviser – to ensure the client receives exactly what they want from their gun, when purchasing from many of the leading gun making companies both in the UK and abroad.
To find out more, contact us via this website or call 01235 834441.