The Purdey Sporting Clays Gun
James Purdey the Founder had one aim: to build guns without compromise. Other than a brief foray into single barrel trap guns from the 1920s to the 1970s, Purdey have largely focussed their innovation and expertise on game guns. It is a testament to their success that the company has been awarded a Royal Warrant by every reigning Monarch since Queen Victoria. Today Purdey holds the three Royal Warrants and is justifiably proud of its reputation as one of the finest Gunmakers in the world.
As we approach the third decade of the 21st Century, the discipline of Sporting Clays has become increasingly popular, and indeed one of the fastest growing sports in America. Purdey, a company historically driven by innovation, having recognised the popularity of the sport and the exacting requirements of the participants, now offers a shotgun dedicated to Sporting Clays shooting, based on the award-winning 2018-launched Purdey Trigger Plate design.
Like the Purdey Trigger Plate Game Gun, the new Sporting Clays gun is, made entirely in Purdey’s London workshop. And, like all Purdey ‘Best’ guns, it passes through the traditional seven stages of gunmaking in the hands of Purdey’s world-famous craftsmen.
Every part of this gun is worked upon by Purdey’s gunmakers. It seamlessly combines the exceptional skills of the craftsmen with modern technology to create a beautiful, handmade ‘Best’ Quality London shotgun which blends Purdey’s classically elegant aesthetics with modern strength.
Based on the action of the award-winning Purdey Trigger Plate Game Gun launched in 2018, the Sporting Clays gun offers a detachable trigger group. A raised rib, raised comb, Palmswell, and ergonomically designed grip are just some of the additional features that have enhanced the existing an existing design to the next level.
The Purdey Trigger Plate is a fully bespoke gun with the customary range of options, including barrel length, chamber length, choke configuration, stock dimensions, engraving, and case finish. These allow the customer to build a perfectly-fitted gun, suited to both their individual taste and, most importantly, their style of shooting.
The new Purdey Sporting Clays gun will soon be displayed at Audley House in London and available for test shooting across the country. We will also be working with our network of international partners.