Personalized Service Is Our Speciality

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional, personalized service to every customer. Our high-end outdoor products and bespoke solutions are tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences. Experience the difference that comes with dedicated attention and a commitment to excellence.
$50.00

Basic Gun Fitting

Our basic gun fit check-up takes about 30 minutes in our showroom. This service is intended for individuals who are seeking an evaluation of their existing shotgun for proper fit. This service is mainly intended for owners of new guns who are uncertain as to how their adjustable comb should be moved or if their length of pull needs to be changed. This service is free with the purchase of a new firearm.

$400.00

Bespoke Gun Fitting Experience

Our bespoke fitting experience includes our comprehensive gun fitting session followed by an hour lesson with a professional instructor. A shooter’s technique and gun mount consistency are critical to a properly fitted gun. This service is strongly suggested for individuals looking for a custom fitted gun who may be relatively new to shooting or have never had formal tuition.

$150.00

Private Shotgun Lesson

A private one hour lesson is the perfect way for a novice to learn to shoot or for an experienced shot to get better. This fee includes instruction, hearing & eye protection and a golf cart rental for the session. Please note, cartridges and clays are NOT included, they will be charged for on the day at the current rate.

$250.00

Comprehensive Gun Fitting

Our comprehensive gun fitting includes the use of our “Try Gun” to determine the exact dimensions required for the perfectly fitted gun. We will videotape the gun mount, address technique, shoot the pattern plate and take aim at selected targets using the try gun with the new dimensions. Complete written fitting sheet with your exact specifications will be provided.

No Charge

Gun Sales Appointment

Orion Outdoors Company offers personalized appointments for individuals interested in purchasing a new firearm. There is no charge for an appointment.

No Charge

NFA Suppressor Appointment

This service is for booking an appointment to discuss and/or finalize a NFA suppressor purchase.

At Orion Outdoors Co, we believe that great shooting is built upon good shooting fundamentals, sound technique and a well-fitted shotgun.

To fully appreciate the importance of “gun fit,” one must understand the basic principle of shooting a “shotgun” compared to that of shooting a “rifle.” A shotgun is pointed, not aimed. Your gun should feel like a natural extension of your body and should be pointed where the eyes are looking.

In order for the gun to point where the eyes are looking, the shotgun has to be fitted to the physical characteristics of the user. How so? This is accomplished when the rib of the barrel sits directly underneath and center to the Iris of the shooter’s eye.

In addition to shooting where the eye looks, a well fitted gun is intended to be more comfortable to shoot. A well fitted gun recoils less and is comfortable on the shoulder and face. Gun fitting is as much of an art as it is a science and our fittings ensure that your gun works with you and not against you.

Although it is possible to shoot an unfitted gun, there will always be some type of compromise in your stance, style, and/or technique. This means, over time, you will inevitably incorrectly fit yourself to the gun to get an eye-barrel alignment and doing this will prevent you from achieving your full shooting potential.

A properly fitted gun will ensure you enjoy successful and comfortable shooting for many years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your gun need to be fitted well to shoot well?

Consider the first thing that you do on entering a new car. You adjust the seat and mirrors to suit your personal requirements, in particular the height and leg room of the seat so you can easily reach the controls, and ensure good vision of the road, instruments and mirrors. These adjustments are an essential aid to good and safe driving. A secondary consideration is comfort. A well-adjusted seat allows you to maintain concentration when the car needs to be driven for long periods. We have all suffered from a poor driving position and the resulting agony to back or neck it can cause. An off-the-rack shotgun will do the job, but a custom-fitted one becomes a source of confidence and comfort and a joy to own and use.

Is it possible to shoot well with an ill-fitting gun?

You can shoot an unfitted gun with a great deal of success; however, this will always be achieved by a compromise in either shooting style, technique or comfortability. You will have to adapt yourself to the gun to achieve proper eye-muzzle relationship. This need to conform to the gun will necessarily create a pause or break in your natural mount or swing that on those split-second timing targets causes a miss, or at minimum, inconsistency.

What is a try-gun?

The try-gun, invented by W.P. Jones in the 19th century, is a gun with a stock that can be adjusted for length, cast and bend or drop. When used in conjunction with the pattern plate it enables the fitter to make a series of alterations to achieve perfect fit. Once the fit is obtained at the pattern plate, the try gun can be shot on moving targets, where comfort and accuracy can be double-checked.

How are guns altered to make them fit?

Once accurate sets of measurements are taken from the try gun the measurements can be taken to a competent gunsmith. There are many ways to adjust a gun to the desired dimensions. Some techniques involve aftermarket installations of things such as recoil pads, spacers, shims, adjustable combs and adjustable butt pads. There are also waysto alter a gun by using heat and oil to bend or shape the gun to the desired dimensions, and the adding or reduction to the stock easily achieves length. Stocks can also be custom ordered to the specification provided during your gun fitting session.

What are my cross-eyed dominance options?

If you are cross dominant, that is, you shoot off the shoulder opposite your dominant eye, you will need to close the dominant eye or obscure it in some way when shooting. A patch or an opaque lens on the lens of your dominant eye on your shooting glasses will do the job just fine. The failure to cover the dominant eye will result in your missing the target two to four feet to one side. If it is at all possible, you should learn to shoot off the shoulder of the dominant eye. If the desire is great, it is possible to convert successfully, even later in life.