Riccardo Filippelli

Beretta Skeet Shooter



Hi everyone, my name is Riccardo Filippelli, I have been skeet shooting  since 2008. I am a member of the Carabinieri Sporting Group, I shoot with a Beretta DT11 and I train at the Pieve a Nievole shooting range. I was born on 4 July 1980 and my philosophy in life is never give up and follow your dreams. Carpe Diem!




Riccardo started shooting when he was 28 and debuted on the international scene in 2011 at the Trophy of Nations in Brno, the Czech Republic, where he came sixth after shooting 119 targets out of 125.
In early 2014, on 25 and 26 February he took part in the international competition in Cairo, Egypt, and shot 121 targets.
He is engaged to Martina Bartolomei, shooter of Olympic Skeet for Beretta, who is also a member of the national team.


Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
                  Sarlospuszta 2014

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?
My favourite is the Beretta DT11, the one I am currently using in training and I am very comfortable with it.

Why do you prefer this specific model?
I prefer it to other shotguns because of its stability and its ballistic yield. I searched a long time to find a shotgun that I was comfortable with and only since using this one have I found the right balance.

Who is your favourite shooter?
My favourite athlete and one that inspires me the most is Vincent Hancock. I admire him due to his determination which led him to win two consecutive Olympic golds despite his young age. I also admire his class; his technique is enviable. But apart from that, he is also a fantastic person, who despite his numerous victories has managed to keep his feet firmly on the ground.

Who inspired you to shoot?
Before starting shooting as a sport, I used to go hunting with friends who, after hunting season was over, continued to train at shooting ranges. One day I decided to go with them and try it out, and I immediately felt at home and fell in the love with the sport.

What's your best shooting story?
I don't have any particular stories. The only thing that I feel I should say is that thanks to my experiences in shooting, I have learnt that you must always work hard and stay humble, no matter how things turn out. In this sport it is important to remember that when we least expect it, all our sacrifices will be rewarded. Clay pigeon shooting really is a magical sport.

Which is your favourite shooting range?
The range where I have always been very happy and that I regard as the best in the world is the Trap Concaverde in Lonato.

How old were you when you held a shotgun for the first time?
The first time was when I was only 5 years old. I went out hunting with my father. I often used to go with him, but on that particular day he let me try his shotgun. It was so very heavy because I was quite small. But it was in that moment that I decided that I would always go with him in future.

What are your goals and plans for the future?
I have many plans for the future but one that stands out is winning an important competition, maybe a World Cup, and to remain in the world of shooting, training even harder and working to reach ever more important goals.

What advice can you give others who are inspired by you?
The advice that I would like to give those who decide to take part in this sport is to have fun doing it, and learn from everything that happens. Participate in the sport with lots of passion, exactly as I do.


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