For some people the thought of firing a gun is so daunting they would never embark on trying. Well-meaning friends who have tried and usually in the wrong set of circumstances will talk you out of having a go. Let me re-assure those who may carry pre-conceived ideas, take instruction at a professional shooting school and you will become one of millions who have sampled the exhilaration… no bruised shoulder … no bruised cheek!

All beginners need time for nerves to calm, so, your introduction is explanatory and unhurried; thoroughly prepared and full of confidence you can step out for your first shooting experience, you can come along on your own or in a group, there will only ever be 5 persons per instructor, this low, client: instructor ratio, ensures everyone receives sufficient attention. We have enough very experienced instructors and can cater for up to 50 novices at the same time.

Individual lessons allow for a full hour of instruction; group sessions last for two and a half hours; you will be safe, you will shoot in comfort and we guarantee you’ll succeed.

Below I have listed the orderly approach that you should find in operation at any professional shooting ground. This allows any beginner, nervous or bold to learn in a logical and structured manner…

  • Introduction to Shooting
  • Adopt a Safe Attitude
  • Gun Fitting
  • Style
  • Safety in the Field
  • Safe Loading Routine
  • Gun Mounting
  • Shooting Techniques
  • Sporting Shoot; a variety of targets designed to put tuition into practice
  • Shotgun Designs
  • Ballistics… Simply Explained

“A raw novice to start…
a confident improver at the finish!”

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Open Shoots

This page provides you with the dates Bob Valentine Shooting School has planned for 2017. Held every month, experienced shooters can come along, there is no need for prior appointment.

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