Aaron Heading

Beretta Trap Shooter



Hi everyone! I’m Aaron Heading and I’m an Olympic trap shooter for Great Britain and have been competing since 2001. I was born in King’s Lynn, UK on 21th May 1987 and I’m a professional Beretta shooter. I’m currently training in London with the Beretta DT11.  I put everything that I have into my shooting. It’s not been an easy journey up to now but I feel that I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.





Aaron started shooting at the age of 12 and he competed the same year (2001) in an ISSF competition, the European Championship of Zagreb.
In 2006 he became the Junior World Champion at Grenada, Spain. And in the same year won the gold medal at the European Championship in Maribor, Slovenia.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games he was the Gold medalist, and in 2011 he took the bronze at the Maribor World Cup.
In 2013 he took the gold medal at the World Cup of Al Ain, UAE.
Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
              Maribor 2006 JR    

What Does he bring on shooting Range?

The Shotgun


The DT11 is Beretta’s top-of-the-line competition shotgun, used by the world’s absolute best clay shooters. It is built around a vault-tough cross-bolt action, a whole 3mm wider than its predecessor’s (the DT10) and therefore stronger and even more durable. DT11 Trident Beretta. Aaron Heading shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





Which is your favourite gun?
The new Beretta DT11. There is no gun on the market that comes close and is also great value for money.

Why do you prefer to use that gun in particular?
I chose the DT11 due to the reason that there is no other gun manufacturing company who is investing time and resources as much as Beretta. The DT11 is an example of this, with reduced recoil and improved trigger mechanism and balance. The DT11 is truly a dream to shoot.

Which is your favourite shooter?
With the highest respect to Giovanni Pellielo and Michael Diamond, both these shooters I have looked up to since the very first time I competed for Great Britain. Every time these two gentlemen compete they bring with them a level of professionalism that is very rarely matched.

Which is your favourite shooting range?
Simply Lonato, Italy. It’s a place that every year when the ISSF release the fixtures for the year, I always look for it first. Unfortunately we haven't had an event there for a couple of years now which is a shame, but when there is an event there is no place in the world were you get so many shooters, spectators or an Italian nation who share there countries heritage that comes together in one place to watch, love and enjoy shooting at Lonato, Italy.

How many years do you have when you first took up a gun?
I first picked up a gun when I was 9 years old. I kept pestering my father to let me have a go and then one day he simple said yes. To be honest from that moment on I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I loved it and I just couldn't get enough of. A feeling that I still have today!

Which are your plans and goals for the future?
My plans for this sport are to give back the love and enjoyment that I have been blessed with and share it with others. To give them the spark that shooting has given me so it can ignite the fire of success for other people.

Which is your advice for someone who use you as an inspiration?
Enjoy every step you take on your journey in shooting, which ever path you take; there will be bumps, there will be hills and definitively there will be mountains to climb. But when you get to the top to which I have every faith that you will, you will look back and see the ground you have covered, the people met, the friends you have made, the challenges you overcome, the falls that you got up from, the triumphs you have overcome. And when you get there I will ask you only one question: How does the view look from there?


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