Yavuz Ilnam

Beretta Trap and Double Trap Shooter



Hi everybody, I’m Yavuz Ilnam, and I was born on 23th July 1987 in Istanbul, Turkey. I shoot in both trap and double trap discipline since 2000, and I train in Istanbul/Istinye with my gun, the Beretta DT11. I’m a sportsman and my way of life is shooting. I hope that with love of shooting, when the time comes, I will take place in the Olympic Games. And I will reach the dream of my childhood. So that my philosophy is getting study harder to reach the dreams.




Yavuz started his career in shooting sports at 13 years old and he took part in 2005 at his first ISSF World Championship in Lonato. He was junior and he grab the 5th position in the trap event.
At the World Championship of Nicosia in 2007 he took the bronze medal for trap, and in 2010 at the European Championship of Kazan he took the team bronze medal another time for trap.
During 2013 at the Mediterranean Games he took the 3th in double trap event.
Actually he is engaged.
Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
            Nicosia 2007 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. Yavuz Ilnam shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





Which is your favorite gun?
My favorite gun is the Beretta DT11. I’m using this gun for training and competitions.

Why do you prefer to use that gun in particular?
About this gun I love de barrels and the balance because I never try a gun like that. I feel it so good  in my hands.

Which is your favorite shooter?
My favorite shooter is the Italian Giovanni Pellielo because he is a great man, always concentrated on his job and so pleasant. He’s a legend of shooting sports.

Who inspires you to practice shooting?
My inspiration is Giovanni Pellielo because his technic is great and smooth.

Which is your most beautiful anecdote connected to the shooting sport?
I don’t have a particular anecdote, but I love the moment of my warm up before training and competitions, I spend it playing with a tennis ball and listening blues music.

Which is your favorite shooting range?
My favorite shooting range in the world is in Mersin, Turkey. It’s an excellent range and it have a good organization. Also so good are the machines, and last but not least there is an amazing landscape.

How many years do you have when you first took up a gun?
When I was 6 my father gave me a 410 caliber single barrel shotgun. And then I had a Miroku when I was 13. Finally I started to shoot with Beretta.

Which are your plans and goals for the future?
My first step is to take the Olympic quota and than do my best to take a good place and maybe an Olympic medal.

Which is your advice for someone who use you as an inspiration?
First of all the most important thing is to love shooting and shotgun. And to integrate it with a lot of training.


Pictures & Foto