Alessandro Chianese

Beretta Double Trap Shooter



Hi everyone! My name is Alessandro Chianese and since 2006 I have been shooting Double Trap. I currently train at a number or ranges, the TAV Umbriaverde, Tav Falco and TAV Valle Aniene with my Beretta DT11 Xtrap. I was born on 29 April 1990 in Villaricca, in the province of Naples and besides being a student, I am also a military athlete. My way of life is always smile, because life is too short to be unhappy.





Alessandro found himself on the international shooting stage in 2007 as a junior, both at the World Championship in Nicosia, where he came eighth, and at the European Championship, where he achieved fourth place.
In 2009, he won the junior bronze medal at the World Championship in Maribor and silver in Osijek.
In 2010 in Munich, one of his favourite ranges, he achieved second place on the junior podium of the World Championship.
Alessandro is romantically involved.


Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
          Munchen 2010 (Junior) Maribor 2009 (Jr)   Osijek 2009 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. The shooter shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





What's your favourite shotgun?
There are a number of them. First and foremost, it's the Beretta SO5, then the Beretta A400 Xplor Camouflage and obviously my DT11 XTrap which I am currently using.

Why do you prefer this specific model?
I prefer using these shotguns because they have a certain style and elegance and a dynamism that I have never been able to find in any other shotgun. Besides that, they are also aesthetically beautiful which is something that I love.

Who is your favourite shooter?
My favourite shooter is Russel Mark, particularly because of the way that he won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. I would also like to add Vasily Mosin to my list of favourites for the way that he shoots. Among my team mates, I greatly admire Daniele Di Spigno, Francesco D’Aniello and Marco Innocenti, who I had the opportunity to get to know very well.

Who inspired you to shoot?
My father and grandfather inspired me. They always took part is the sport of shooting since I was a youngster. Seeing their devotion inspired me to give the world of firearms a try.

What's your best shooting story?
A very important thing that I learnt in years of competitive shooting is that when you think it is all over, that is precisely the moment when you need to pull out all the stops and draw on your strength to be able to rewrite your own story from the beginning.

Which is your favourite shooting range?
I have many favourite ranges. Lonato, Granada, Munich, Suhl, Maribor and Belgrade are no doubt some of the best in the world and where I have had the honour of competing; I would also add the Tiro a Volo Umbriaverde because of its practicality.

How old were you when you held a shotgun for the first time?
The first time I held a shotgun was when I was 7 years old and I went hunting with my father and my grandfather. I don't remember anything specific from that day, but the feeling that I felt then is still with me. It is a very special memory for me.

What are your goals and plans for the future?
Like all sportsmen, my goal is to obviously improve all the time and obtain even better results. In order to do that though, I have to train hard and get even better by shooting even more targets.

What advice can you give others who are inspired by you?
The only advice that I would like to give is to always have a smile on your face and never forget your dreams. In sport it is very important to never let yourself get down, but always keep your head up high, learning from your mistakes just as you would learn from your victories. That is how you will be able to best face up to competitions.


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