There are many different types of competition in the HFT world, but there are a few that have a “Must do” status and the RSN10 memorial shoot is certainly one of those.
Now in its 8th year the RSN10 is there as a memorial to the late great Bob Nicholls, founder of Air Arms and father of the current MD Claire West and there is no doubt that this shoot is a fitting tribute to him and his legacy
The shoot itself comprises of two, 25 courses that are shot before and after lunch and stick to the tried and tested UKAHFT format. Now, you would think that as this is a Air Arms memorial shoot, it would be open only to Air Arms shooters, but you would be wrong. Claire West has always stated that this shoot should be for the Airgunning community and it does not matter what you shoot, as long as it’s sub 12, come and have some fun.
This is the first time there has been a clean sweep of all the classes by a single manufacturer. I am proud to say it went to Air Arms.
The RSN10 shoot likes to cater for all different classes of shooters. Team Air Arms dominated the leader boards and walked away with every piece of silverware. Jason Lockett continued his success in the .22 Class and won with his modified S400. In the Recoiling Class Danny Roff took his first ever win with his TX200HC. Karen O’Mara was victorious in the Ladies Class with her Pro-Target. In the Veterans Class, Mike Burgess was once again a won with his FTP900. The Junior trophy was hotly contested and Scott Somerville won with his S200. Finally in the Open class, Jack Houghton was top shooter with his HFT-500.
There was also a plethora of goodie bags handed out. The main raffle prize of a HFT-500 went to Simon Marriott and he was a very happy man.
The event was well attended and is always sold out and this year was no different. Andy Simpson and his team put on two stunning courses. Shooters from National Champions to new comers all came together for a great time. With cake being served during the presentations, Air Arms always leads the way in hospitality and innovation. This is certainly a very civilised way to shoot HFT.