LightGun From Wardfield Sporting Goods
Wardfield Sporting Goods – The Home of the Original LightGun Shotgun holder, an innovative NEW and unique product, made in the UK. Invented and created by Simon Ward.
Simon Ward was introduced to shooting when he was 11. He lived on a farm in Lancashire’s oft-overlooked Forest of Bowland. When his father, a farmer and keen game and clay shooter, presented him with a trusty Cooey .410, he never looked back.
Simon has always enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the countryside. Simon began his own groundworks business at the age of 19, where his business has continued to grow till present day.
Simon first thought of the the LightGun idea approximately 4 years ago (Nov 2013), whilst he was on a game shoot. His fellow shooters began complaining that their gun was too heavy and their arms were beginning to ache. They began putting their guns in various different positions that were not necessarily safe, including over their shoulder, round the back of their neck and resting on their shoe. This is when Simon had his lightbulb moment, if only he could create something to solve this problem.
That evening Simon began searching the internet for a shotgun holder, but when he couldn’t find one and he realised that there was a gap in the market. Soon after Simon went to the workshop along with his dad, who is also an inventor and has a passion for creating things, and began folding and manipulating a piece of scrap metal in order to produce a mock up of a gun holder that would hold a broken shot gun safely.
Once he had all the exact measurements he then approached a local company that was able to produce the metal gun holder bracket using a CAD drawing. This meant that they could be produced on a mass scale as well as saving time and creating accuracy. Simon was keen to make this gun holder desirable to people within the shooting industry, and therefore decided that the holder should be coated in leather. However, as the Gun holder was a unique shape Simon wondered whether or not this would be possible. He took the metal holders to a local saddlers and asked the question. The leather makers were up for the challenge.
He wanted to create something that not only looked the part but also improved the shooting experience by reducing fatigue, improve comfort, improve accuracy and promote safety.
Simon has dedicated 4 years to the LightGun holder, which has not only been an exciting journey and testing at times, but it has been educational and he has seen the product evolve over time to where it is now. Simon is passionate about products made in England and supporting local and English businesses, therefore all his suppliers are based in the UK.
A HOLSTER DESIGNED FOR STYLE
We sourced the finest UK designers and craftsmen and set them a challenge: the ceaseless search for perfection in shooting safety and comfort.
The average shotgun weighs around 8lbs. Therefore, a day in the field with your shotgun is the weight equivalent of carrying two 4-pint milk cartons around with you. We believed that if we could lighten the load of carrying your shotgun, we could heighten the enjoyment of every shoot. LightGun is the result.
- Designed for safety.
- Your shotgun’s natural resting position is broken, with the barrel pointing downwards.
- It is a holster designed for comfort.
- Webbing carefully distributes the weight across your shoulder.
- Handcrafted in the UK to create something that feels as good, and as natural, as the stock against your shoulder.
SAFE IN YOUR HANDS
The average shotgun weighs around 8lbs. This can become an inconvenience when trying to enjoy a days shoot. We believed that if we could lighten the load of carrying your shotgun, we could heighten the enjoyment of every shoot. LightGun is the result.
The LightGun is a holster designed for safety, it holds your shotgun in its default resting position; broken with the barrel pointing downwards. Webbing carefully distributes the weight across your shoulder, easing the burden on backs and arms.
As the LightGun presents a natural-feeling resting place for a shotgun, there is less risk of shotguns being inappropriately slung over shoulders or left on the ground.
There is no substitute for adequate safety tests, training and precautions ahead of any shoot, but LightGun can help mitigate the potential risks of inexperience and mistakes.
A HOLSTER DESIGNED FOR SAFETY
LightGun helps safeguard against accidents that can potentially occur when your arms are tired from shooting.
Shoulder webbing distributes the weight of carrying your shotgun without restricting movement. So every shoot places less pressure on arms, backs and shoulders, whilst protecting your full, unrestricted swing.
LightGun reduces the burden of carrying a shotgun throughout a shoot, ensuring firing arms remain up to the challenge. Improve the experience hands-free when your gun is not in use. Draw in one swift, smooth movement when you spot your quarry. Ideal for walked-up and driven shoots.
SHOOT IN STYLE
The finest natural materials, hand crafted and finished in the UK: LightGun complements even the most formal dress codes.
Wardfield Sporting Goods will be exhibiting at the British Shooting Show 2018, NEC, Birmingham. To buy advanced tickets for the event click here.