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Public Liability

Up to £10 million of public liability cover

Equipment Cover

Cover your guns and equipment against loss and damage

Personal Accident

Personal accident cover protects you on shoots

What does our Sports Shooting Insurance Cover?

  • What’s covered?
  • Public liability insurance up to £10 million
  • Gun and equipment cover up to £50,000 
  • New for old cover as standard on all gun and equipment up to 3-years-old
  • Personal accident insurance of up to £50,000
  • European protection as standard
  • Nine different shooting disciplines
  • Optional cover for gun dog vet fees

  • What’s not covered?
  • Pest control
  • Professional shooters – those who earn more than 50% of their income through shooting activities
  • Cover for shooting or damage to equipment outside of Europe
  • Any illegal activity under local law (e.g bowhunting in the UK)

Frequently asked questions

Q1. What activities are covered?

The following nine shooting activities are covered under our Sports Shooting Insurance policy: 

  • Game Shooting
  • Rough Shooting
  • Wildfowling
  • Target Shooting
  • Airsoft
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Black Powder Shooting
  • Archery
  • Paintballing

Q2. What guns and equipment are covered?

Any guns that are licensed and named under the Firearms Act, such as rifles, shotguns and air rifles, can be covered by our Sports Shooting Insurance policy.

We also offer cover for the following equipment:


  • Sights
  • Binoculars
  • Ammunition
  • Clothing
  • Any other accessories specifically designed and purchased for shooting


Your equipment is covered for loss or damage whilst on a shoot, and when securely stored on your or anyone else’s premises.


Equipment less than three years old is covered on a New-for-Old basis, while anything older will be replaced on an indemnity basis.

Q3. Does my policy include the animals I work with (e.g. Gun Dogs)?

Although it is not included as standard, if required you are able to add on protection for vet bills should your gun dog require treatment.

We are able to provide up to £1,000 worth of protection for vet bills should your gun dog suffer an injury whilst on a shoot. Just select the vet fees extension option when getting a quote.

Q4. How do I prove I’m covered?

Once you have purchased your Shooting Insurance we will send you all your documents via email including your Policy Schedule to show you are fully covered.

We will also provide the option of buying a handy Cover Card which you can take with you on shoots to show others that you have suitable Public Liability cover before you start shooting.

Q5. Who can take out this cover?

Anyone can take out a policy provided that they are compliant with the Fireams Licensing Law 2019 or any subsequent legislation, are not a professional (receiving more than 50% of your income through shooting) and are not undertaking any vermin or pest control in a professional manner.

Q6. Where am I covered to shoot?

Our Sports Shooting Insurance policy includes cover for shooting and archery – including cover on your own land, as long as you have risk assessed this, and are complying with any laws and regulations. You will be covered in the UK and Europe as standard. 


We define Europe as countries within the European Economic Area plus Switzerland. 


The countries covered are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

There is a limit of 120 days total annual cover for shooting outside of the UK.

Q7. Where can I shoot?

The policy will cover you for shooting in the UK and Europe as standard. It will cover you at a shooting range, at a shooting event or venue, or even on your own property as long as you have risk assessed any possible hazards or dangers, and you are complying with any laws and regulations. 

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Why choose us?


We make insurance easy. We pride ourselves on helping our customers get the right cover, quickly and easily at competitive prices.


Over the past 25 years we’ve covered thousands of people to take part in their favourite sport or and leisure activity. We’re delighted to be named Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021, thanks to the reviews from our many happy customers.


Latest news and shooting tips

Why do you need shooting insurance?

It’s easy to assume that any firearms you own will be covered under your home insurance. However, in most cases your equipment will not be covered whilst out of the house and on a shoot. That’s why taking out a specialist Shooting Insurance policy to protect your guns and other equipment against loss and damage is important.

SportsCover Direct’s policy can not only provide you up to £50,000 cover for your equipment, but also protects you against costly third-party public liability claims. These could come about should you injure another person or damage their property whilst on a shoot.

Unlike many of the official shooting organisations, where an expensive joining fee includes insurance protection plus a number of other insignificant extras, our cover provides just the protection you need at a competitive price.

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Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).