Edward John Churchill established Churchill Gunmakers in 1891. One-hundred and twenty-five years on, E.J. Churchill continues to produce the highest quality shotguns and is the only privately owned company in Britain with its own gunmakers, shooting ground, sporting agency, country outfitters and events business under one roof.

In 1989 Sir Edward Dashwood created the shooting ground at his West Wycombe Estate in the Chiltern Hills, just 30 miles from London. Six years later, a corporate and private events business, gun room and country outfitters extended E.J. Churchill’s business further.

The shooting ground has 150 shooting stands, six clay shooting disciplines, ‘The Pit’, three high towers and five purpose-built grouse butts and offers extensive practise and tuition opportunities. It is regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world and has played host to the World English Sporting Championships in 2014 and 2016 and will do so again this year.

Its gun room sells new and second-hand shotguns and rifles with a full range from Blaser, Beretta, Browning and Perazzi alongside the E.J. Churchill gun portfolio. Customers are encouraged to try the guns at the shooting ground before making a decision.

E.J. Churchill’s skilled craftsmen offer a professional gun fitting service and undertake gun servicing, repairs and alterations, from simple overhauls to complete rebuilds, re-barrelling and re-stocking. There are secure on-site storage facilities and they can provide a personal carriage service throughout Britain.

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The retail shop at the shooting ground and online, stocks a range of carefully chosen brands and E.J. Churchill’s own collection, comprising of a full range of shooting attire for game and clay sports, country fashion, outdoor footwear, shooting accessories, gifts and fine bronze artwork. E.J. Churchill organises exceptional sporting experiences with exclusive access to some of the most prestigious sporting estates, from the north of England and Scotland for grouse, to Spain for partridge and Hungary for wild boar.

With an unrivalled reputation E.J. Churchill also creates exciting events for private and corporate clients, from multi-activity days and product launches to family fun days and simulated game days. It is especially proud to have raised millions of pounds for charitable causes through its mobile charity shoots.   

The Club membership allows individuals to enjoy the grounds, extensive shooting, social facilities, country outfitters and a wide range of E.J. Churchill services and cartridges at preferential rates. Social events are held throughout the year, from shopping and Christmas carols to a members’ shoot and late-night shooting in the summer. 

Led by passionate sportspeople, E.J. Churchill is designed for shooters by shooters, providing a superior service in a friendly environment that encourages participation at all levels, from Olympic hopefuls to beginners. E.J. Churchill is proud to keep the sport thriving and to introduce a new generation with Young Guns sessions during school holidays to encourage youngsters from as young as nine. It also runs novice days, parent and child, ladies-only, university and school events.

E.J. Churchill’s awards include the CPSA ‘Shooting Ground of the Year’ 2017 award, Shooting Industry Award ‘Best Shooting Ground 2017’ and the Rural Business Award for ‘Best Rural Business 2016’.



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