About Us

Blackdown Hunting and Game is a small family run business that is based on trying to meet a genuine customer need. We offer a wide range of services from sound professional advice to beginners and more experienced shooters as well as selling shotguns, rifles and air rifles as well as Section 5 firearms. We also sell muzzle loading shotguns, rifles and pistols. We stock a range of shotgun cartridges, rifle ammunition, powder, heads, shot and black powder. Our in-house Gunsmith will offer advice on type and fit of firearms and can provide a range of servicing and repairs, rifle threading, proofing etc. Whether you are a total novice or a more experienced shooter we have a qualified APSI shooting instructor who will advise and assist you in a lesson.

 Events outside the Shop

 

Blackdown Hunting & Game takes part in country shows and supports local events.

 

 

 

 

Left is a picture of Mike and Lesley at The North Devon Show.

We also support the Devon Wildfowlers and the BASC Young Shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Westcountry Game Fair held at the Bath and West Showground in March, Blackdown Hunting & Game put on a display of muzzle loading firearms and a “Have a Go” stand to shoot Clay Targets with a Black Powder Muzzle Loader.

 
 
 
The picture right is part of a demonstration at a Black Powder Display. It shows a 1740 muzzle loading flintlock being fired. Note that there is fire at both ends of the gun.

The shooter is also dressed in period costume of a frontier mountain man.

Shooting with this type of firearm takes quite a bit of practice as on some occasions there is a slight delay between the ignition in the flash pan and the main charge going off!