I first got into Practical Shooting, in particular Mini-Rifle, because of my dad. He had a firearms certificate and I used to go to his club with him and from an early stage I was hooked.

Fast forward a year, I had completed my membership for the same club, held my own firearms certificate and purchased my first .22LR rifle.
Over the next 3-4 years I’ve gone from winning club competitions to winning national competitions and being Ranked No.1 in the UK for the last two years.

Looking ahead to 2020, the Czech Republic are hosting the Mini-Rifle World Championship Match where around 400 competitors compete from all over the world. It will also be a great experience shooting with good friends and representing Great Britain.


Josh Hicks
Age: 28
Hometown: Gloucester


How long have you been shooting?
5 Years

Where do you shoot / hunt? Local club is W.N.S.C but I shoot all over the UK

Do you Shoot Professionally? No, just Amateur

Favourite Five
Colour: Grey
Film: The Beach (2000)
Food: Pizza
Place: My Bed
Song: Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

Josh's Kit

Leupold Carbine Optic (LCO) Red Dot / Leupold DeltaPoint Pro AR 45 Degree Offset Mount / Leupold DeltaPoint Pro Red Dot Sight


Leupold Optics with their superior build quality give Josh the confidence to shoot fast and accurately in competition, giving him the edge to come out on top time after time!