Valerio Luchini

Beretta Skeet Shooter



Hi everyone, my name is Valerio Luchini and I am a skeet athlete, a specialty where I shoot with a Beretta DT11 over-and-under. I have been shooting since 1997 and I train at the TAV Bottaccia and the TAV Pisana shooting ranges. I was born in  Rome on 27/07/1983 and I am an athlete for the Carabinieri. My philosophy in life is always give of your best in order to achieve good results.”




Valerio, a skeet shooter with Roman origins, started shooting at the age of 14. His first competition as a junior was in 2002 where he took part in the European Championship in Lonato del Garda. He won after having shot 142 targets. In the same year he took part in the World Championship in Lahti.
The next year, while still a junior, he performed at the World Championship in Nicosia and the European Championship in Brno, where over and above winning gold, he also set the junior European world record.

In 2007 he came third in the European Championship in Granada. In 2008 he came third once again, but this time at the World Cup in Kerrville, which sent him to the final in Minsk where he came sixth.
At the World Cup in Munich in 2009 he once again won a bronze medal. The following year he came seventh in a stage in Lonato. In 2011, he came sixth at the European Championship in Serbia. In 2012 he won the European Championship in Cyprus shooting 147 targets and came fifth at the pre Olympic trial in London.

Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
              Larnaca 2012 Brno 2003 JR Lonato 2002 Jr  Belgrade 2005  Granada 2007

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. Valerio Luchini shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





What's your favourite shotgun?
My favourite is the Beretta DT11 over-and-under, which I am currently using.

Why do you prefer this specific model?
I prefer it to all the others I have used until now because it is a shotgun with great finishings and made of high quality materials. It gives me a sense of reliability on the range that I have never experienced before.

Who is your favourite shooter?
In this sport every shooter has his or her own characteristics and technique which has been fine tuned through years of experience. There are great shooters who have managed to reach a very high level of technique and one day I would like to shoot using their same technique and determination.

Who inspired you to shoot?
My father inspired me to take part in this sport. Since I was very young, he used to take me with him to the shooting ranges because he was also an amateur shooter and enthusiast.

What's your best shooting story?
I don't really have a particular story to tell. I think that in every competition that you are a part of there are lovely memories and sentimental moments. So in the end, every competition is important in itself.

Which is your favourite shooting range?
My favourite shooting range in the one in Granada, Spain, where in 2007 I won the bronze medal at the European Championship.

How old were you when you held a shotgun for the first time?
I was very young when I first held a shotgun. I remember my father gave me a caliber 32 shotgun that broke during a hunting course competition. I shot 2 rounds together and the recoil make me fall back. This caused all the shooters in the range to start laughing. Now when I tell the story I also laugh, but at the time, I was stunned!

What are your goals and plans for the future?
One of my objectives is to constantly improve my technique and above all my performance, in order to receive the Olympic Charter and take part in the games as soon as possible.

What advice can you give others who are inspired by you?
The only piece of advice that I would give to whoever wants to take part in the sport of shooting is to make sure you have a lot of passion for it. In the end this is what helps you to reach the most sought-after and above all, difficult goals.


Pictures & Foto