Rakers was originally a southern distribution centre for Raker Cartridges which were produced between 1985 and 1992.
During the foot and mouth crisis in 2001 the original business sadly failed, but was resurrected by Andrew Kyd (Sam) and has been successful ever since. The Petworth gun shop is nestled on the Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire border so is in easy reach for most of the South East.
Our premises sprawl over 3 industrial units in which we house storage for over 800 new & used guns, 7000 items of clothing, 250,000 cartridges, 100,000 clay pigeons, 50,000 Rifle Rounds, and thousands of shooting and outdoors accessories.
We are 1 of 4 main distributors in the UK supplying Clay Pigeon Company (CPC) clay pigeons and Laporte clay pigeon shooting traps. Rakers supplies most of the major clay shooting operations in both Sussex and Surrey.
Old Mill Guns
Old Mill Guns was established by Ivor Dadswell in 1970, initially for the retail supply of Gyttorp shotgun cartridges. This was soon followed by Perazzi and Gamba shotguns.
This was the nucleus of the gun business, that has been slowly built up over many years.
We hold a modest selection of shotguns and rifles, including large calibre rifles for big game.
The CPSA is the National Governing body for Clay Target Shooting in England, supporting clay target shooting enthusiasts across the UK. As an association we promote the highest standards of excellence in every aspect of our sport.
Open to all who want to learn, develop or use their skills to compete at every level; our members are backed by over 140 years of unrivalled understanding and expertise.
Based at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, Woking, Surrey, we operate from a small headquarters and employ 15 people directly and work alongside several industry specialist consultants.
The remit of the CPSA is to manage the sport of Clay Target Shooting for its approximately 25,000 members and the 400 clubs and grounds affiliated or associated with us. There are also approximately 200 Trade Members associated with the CPSA who believe that being part of the association can be mutually advantageous.
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, whose mission is to promote and protect sporting shooting and the well-being of the countryside throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. It has a membership of over 150,000