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.

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
  • Shotgun Designs
  • Ballistics… Simply Explained

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

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Open Shoots

Here you can see the dates Bob Valentine Shooting School has planned for 2018.