I was pretty much born with a gun in my hand, and at an early age was fascinated by toy guns. My family can be traced back into the mists of time as blacksmiths and farriers and I feel sure that at some point they branched off into firearms.
I started shooting in 1986 and had a shotgun certificate when I was 12 years old, although with no guns on it. I shot clays on the DTL (Down the Line) at a local clay club in Newdigate.
Over the years I had dipped in and out of shooting until the year 2000 when a business contact took me to Scotland shooting. 20 years later we have just got back from our latest trip. My experience comprises of walked up, driven game, and Wildfowling on the foreshore, as well as clays. I am currently one of the resident coaches at Headley Clay Pigeon Club (link), and I assist my various other contacts when required.
I am a BASC Qualified Safe Shot, BASC Safety officer and BASC Registered Coach. I am currently working my way to APSI and CPSA Qualifications as well through time served and CPD.