Adam Vella

Beretta Trap and Double Trap Shooter



Hi everybody! My name is Adam Vella and I’m an Australian trap and double trap shooter. I was born on 12th June 1971 in Springvale and I started shooting in 1984. I train in Melbourne with the Beretta DT11 and I’m an event manager. My way of life is to enjoy yourself at whatever you do and family always comes first.




Adam started shooting at the age of 13 in both trap and double trap disciplines. He took part at his first ISSF event in 1994, during the World Cup of Nicosia, where he competed in both trap and double trap. During the same year he participated also at the World Cup in Cairo.
In 1997 he won his first gold medal in a World Cup (Lonato for trap and Seoul in double trap).
During 1998 he become Team World Champion and he married Fiorella on 10th August. On 19th January 2000 they become parents of Alessandra.
In 2003 he was the only shooter ranked World #1 in Olympic Trap & Double Trap at the same time.
In 2004 he was the Olympic Bronze Medallist at the Summer Olympic Games of Athens. The same year, on 21th November, he become father for the second time, he got another girl, Adriana.
He took part at the 2012 Olympic Games of London.
During his career in World Cups he took 4 gold medals for trap and 1 gold medal for double trap, 4 silvers for trap and 2 silvers for double trap, 1 bronze medal for trap and another 1 bronze medal for double trap.
In trap events at the World Cup Final he took 2 times the gold medal (2002-2004) and 2 times the bronze medal (2005-2010).
At the Oceanic Shooting Championships he won 1 gold in trap, 2 silvers in trap and 1 silver in double trap, and 2 bronzes in trap.
Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
    Athens 2004              

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. Adam Vella shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





Which is your favorite gun?
My favorite gun is the one I actually use, the Beretta DT 11.

Why do you prefer to use that gun in particular?
The balance and reduced recoil make this gun my preferred choice

Which is your favorite shooter?
My inspiration was my father, because he started me in the sport and is my biggest supporter, regardless of my result.

Which is your most beautiful anecdote connected to the shooting sport?
Making the Australian team for the first time and winning my first World Cup was very special but the Olympic medal would have to be the highlight so far.

Which is your favorite shooting range?
My favorite shooting range is Lonato, in Italy, because I won my first World Cup at this range in 1997, so I connect this big success to this beautiful range.

How many years do you have when you first took up a gun?
My first time with a gun in my hands, was when I was 11 years old, I was with my father when he was out hunting. He gave me a shot with his gun which nearly knocked me to the ground. I swore I would never shoot after that. But thankfully things went differently.

Which are your plans and goals for the future?
My plans are to try and spend as much time with my family and produce the best results I can in every event I’m entered into.

Which is your advice for someone who use you as an inspiration?
My advice would be to get the best out of something, you need to put the best into it.


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