The Clay pigeon company

 

  • • About Us

    • About Us

    The Clay Pigeon Company is the UK clay manufacturing arm of Laporte. Since being purchased by Laporte in 2000 it has gone from strength to strength. There are more than 30 members of staff and all the clay targets produced on site, as well as those few imported, go through stringent quality control measures.

    The company's philosophies are:

    • Quality, quality, quality
    • Caring for the environment
    • Customer service
    • Fair pricing
    • Integrity and customer support

    It is evident that our owner, Jean-Michel Laporte takes the quality and service of those products that bear his name personally, as he is the third generation of his family to lead this worldwide company forward.

    Laporte prides itself on supplying not only the most durable and dependable automatic clay target launchers, but is also the world leader in design and service in this field. Customers choose the Laporte range because the brand has been the choice of champions over the decades and due to Laporte's worldwide reputation, it has been chosen as the supplier for Olympic Games year upon year.

    Laporte and The Clay Pigeon Company are the biggest manufacturers of clays and traps under the "same umbrella" throughout the world. In 2007, Laporte supplied a record number of traps and targets to Europe and the rest of the world, with customers stating "Olympic quality at affordable prices". The Laporte name stands for quality and dependability - quite simply Number 1 throughout the world.

  • • Key Dates in Laporte's history

    • Key Dates in Laporte's history

    1927 - Manufacture of the 1st Clay-shooting Launcher: the Hand Trap by Emile Laporte.
    1930 - Presentation of the N°2 projector by Pierre Laporte.
    1931 - The first Shooting range in Antibes.
    1956 - Birth of the JUNIOR TRAP 75 introduced by the Laporte Family.
    1960 - Olympic supplier - Machines and Clays - Rome. Olympic Games.
    1964 - Olympic supplier - Machines and Clays - Tokyo. Olympic Games.
    1966 - Creation of the SKEET 1000 and the TRAP 2000 (LAPORTE Patent)
    1973 - Launching of Trap 125. Creation by J.C. and J.M. LAPORTE.
    1974 - Launching of The Target Police and Military Division by J.M. LAPORTE.
    1976 - Olympic supplier Machines and Clays - Montreal. Olympic Games.
    1980 - Olympic supplier Machines and Clays - Moscow. Olympic Games.
    1980 - Launch of the Trap 185 presented by Frederic LAPORTE.
    1987 - Launch of the AUTO-RABBIT clay by the LAPORTE team.
    1988 - Launch of the Vertical "TEAL-TRAP" created by the LAPORTE team.
    1990 - The new TRAP 185, presented by Thomas, the youngest child in the LAPORTE family.
    2004 - Olympic supplier Machines and Clays - Athens. Olympic Games.
    2008 - Olympic supplier Machines and Clays - Beijing. Olympic Games.
    2008 - ISSF Pre-Olympics and games, Pekin, China
    2008 - ISSF World Cup, Suhl, Germany
    2008 - ISSF World Cup, Kerville, USA
    2008 - ISSF World Cup, Rio, Brasil
    2009 - Jinan National Games, China
    2009 - ISSF World Cup Egypt and Belarus
    2009 - World Skeet San Antonio, USA
    2010 - Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, India
    2010 - Asian Games, Chine
    2010 - ISSF World Cup China, England and Mexico
    2010 - Jharkhand National Games, India
    2010 - 10th Championships of the America, Brasil
    2013 - World Skeet, San Antonio, USA
    2014 - Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland
    2014 - World Skeet, San Antonio, USA
    2015 - World Skeet, San Antonio, USA
    2015 - ISSF WorldCup, Accapulco, Mexico
    2015 - Panamerican Games, Toronto, Canada
    2015 - Indian National Games, Kerala , India
    2016 - Beretta World Championships, UK
    2016 - RIO 2016
  • • Our Quality

    • Our Quality

    At the Clay Pigeon Company, we are aware that it is paramount our products remains of a consistently high standard and in order to achieve and maintain these high standards we have taken steps to ensure that the quality of our product is maintained and where possible, improved.

    We employ a full-time Quality Control Manager who regularly tests our clays. In addition to checking the weights, measurements and density we also fire our targets through several different makes and models of traps.

    All our stock is randomly checked throughout the 24 hour shifts. The Quality Control Manager records daily the results of all the batches tested. The daily production sheets are checked for any variance in factory conditions, which could adversely affect the quality of the clays, and these results are kept for a period of 12 months.

  • • Competitions

    • Competitions

    2017 Events and Competitions :

    British Shooting Show, Stoneleigh Park
    DTL, Fareham Shooting Ground
    DTL GRAND PRIX, Fauxdegla Shooting Ground
    Handicap Challenge Final, Royal Berkshire Shooting School
    Northern Shooting Show, Hazelbank
    Cheddite Sporting Championships, Phillip Thorrold Shooting School
    Krieghoff DTL, Mid Wales Shooting Ground
    English Open Skeet, Dartford
    DTL Weekend inc Dougal Memorial & English Open DTL, Bywell
    ABT European Championships, Beverley
    English Open & British Open All Round, Nottingham and District
    Beretta
    English Open Skeet Doubles, Dartford
    English Open and British Open Single Barrel, Bywell
    Laporte Challenge, Royal Berkshire Shooting School
    Perazzi Sporting Masters, Mid Wales Shooting Ground
    OT Cheddite Grand Prix, Beverley
    The Laporte Royal Berkshire Challenge Trophy, Royal Berkshire Shooting School
    Charity Event, Auchterhouse
    World ABT, Fauxdegla Shooting Ground
    English Open & British Open Handicap By Distance (DTL), Nottingham and District
    Clay Shooting Classic DTL Championship, Bywell
    UTR BeverLak Shoot, Beverley
    Gambore Grand Prix DTL, Mid Wales Shooting Ground
    South of England Autumn Show, Southdown

    The main competitions over the last 10 years:

    OLYMPIC GAMES - Selected 8 times for the Olympic games
    Rio
    London
    Beijing
    Athens
    Rome
    Tokyo
    Montreal
    Moscow

    TRAP, DOUBLE TRAP AND SKEET COMPETITIONS
    2015 World Skeet, San Antonio, USA
    2015 ISSF WorldCup, Accapulco, Mexico
    2015 Panamerican Games, Toronto, Canada
    2015 Indian National Games, Kerala , India
    2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland
    2014 World Skeet, San Antonio, USA
    2013 World Skeet, San Antonio, USA
    2011 World English Sporting, New Zealand
    2010 Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, India
    2010 Asian Games, China
    2010 World Cup ISSF England, China & mexico
    2010 Jharkhand National Games, India
    2010 10th Championships of the America, Brasil
    2009 Jinan National Games, China
    2009 World Cup ISSF Egypt and Biélorussie
    2009 World Skeet San Antonio, USA
    2008 ISSF Pre-Olympics and games, Pekin, China
    2008 ISSF World Cup, Suhl, Germany
    2008 ISSF World Cup, Kerville, USA
    2008 ISSF World Cup, Rio, Brasil
    2008 ISSF Youth Games, Malasia
    2008 World Skeet San Antonio, USA
    2007 African Games, Alger, Algeria
    2007 Asian Clay Championships, Manilles, Philippines
    2007 Pan American games, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    2007 World Skeet San Antonio, USA
    2006 20th Central American & Caribbean Games - Colombia
    2006 15th Asian Games, Doha, Qatar
    2006 ISSF World Cup, Suhl, Germany
    2006 ISSF World Cup, Kerville, USA
    2006 ISSF World Cup, Caire, Egypt
    2006 Asian Clay Shooting Championships in Singapour (ISSF)
    2006 World Skeet San Antonio, USA
    2005 FITASC European Sporting Championship, Limassol/Cyprus
    2005 South East Asian Games, Manille - Philippines
    2005 World Cup ISSF Final, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    2005 Games of Central American countries, Guatemala
    2005 World Skeet San Antonio, USA

    COMPAK SPORTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    2004 San-Antonio

    COMPAK SPORTING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    2005 Le Chêne Rond
    2002 Moscou
    2000 Le Rabot
    1999 Nevremont
    1997 Le Rabot
    1996 Nevremont
    1995 Nancy

    SPORTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    2015 Desert Shooting Championship, Dubai, UAE
    2015 San Antonio National Championship, USA
    2014 Desert Shooting Championship, Dubai, UAE
    2014 San Antonio National Championship, USA
    2013 San Antonio National Championship, USA
    2009 San Antonio World English
    2007 Prague
    2007 San Antonio World English
    2005 Southern Counties, GB
    2005 San Antonio World English
    2004 Signes
    2003 Claythorne Lodge
    2003 San Antonio World English
    2002 Dornsberg
    2000 Durbuy
    2000 San Antonio World English
    1999 Thiers

    SPORTING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    2007The Cerisaille
    2005 Limassol
    2004 Prague
    2003 Prague
    2002 Monfortinho
    2001 Le Rabot
    1999 Castillejo
    1997 Dornsberg
    1996 Thiers

    SPORTING CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    2008 Oceania Games , Noumea - New Caledonia
    2006 Pan African Championship, Marrakech - Morocco
    2006 Triangulaire, Martinique
    2005 Oceania Games, Noumea - New Caledonia
    2005 Triangulaire, Guyana

    UNIVERSAL TRENCH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    2009 Southern Counties - World Championship
    2008 Ychoux - World Championship
    2007 Tangers - World Championship
    2004 Alba Serena
    2003 Antibes
    2000 Valence - World Championship
    1998 Nancy

  • • Recycling of cartridges

    • Recycling of cartridges

  • • Careers

Company

Although people think that the manufacturing of clay targets is, or should be, a relatively easy process, think again! It is in fact an exacting science. At the Clay Pigeon Company we are aware that it is paramount our product remains of a consistently high standard, and in order to achieve and maintain these high standards we have taken the following steps to ensure that the quality of our product is improved. We employ a full-time Quality Control Manager who regularly tests our clays. In addition to checking the weights, measurements and density we also fire the targets through several makes and models of traps. All stock is randomly checked throughout the 24 hour shifts.

 

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