The gentleman sportsman is expected to be naturally gifted, equally adept whether with gun, rod or bat. His temptation, therefore, may be to forego any lessons, having only some basics in place.
But all the shooting greats, from Prince Duleep Singh to King George V, took lessons of one kind or another.
The West London Shooting School has been fitting guns and giving lessons at the grounds in Northolt for over 80 years. It’s England’s oldest independent shooting school, and offers training for beginner, intermediate and experienced shots.
Whether you’d like a one-hour refresher before your next driven shoot, or a complete course of lessons, they can help.
PURDEY LADIES' COURSE
Our Purdey Ladies’ Course is the perfect way for ladies with busy lifestyles to get into shooting. Join us for three one hour lessons, booked at your convenience. The lessons include cartridges and clays. You will be then invited to join us and all the other Purdey Ladies in a friendly competition, followed by a champagne reception. The winner receives a Purdey Shooting Suit, and the three runners-up are invited on one of our simulated days.
Lessons can be booked on weekdays and Saturdays.
The final competition will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018.
PURDEY YOUNG SHOTS
A specially designed course for those aged 10 – 17. This provides the perfect introduction to shooting and covers safety, etiquette, and the skills to use a shotgun, rifle, and air-rifle. The course is run during the holidays and half-terms at our grounds in West London.
2018 Course Dates
WLSS: 27th March, 29th May, 31st July
PURDEY GROUSE COURSE
This half day course, for up to 8 guns, covers all aspects of Grouse shooting (including walked up if desired). Located on ‘Raven Hill Moor’ at the Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire, utilising their purpose-built line of stone grouse butts.
The course will cover an explanation of shooting safety, different butts and butt sticks, flankers, beaters, picker-ups and grouse moor dangers. We also cover how to shoot grouse, both driven and walked up, along with double gunning and loading. How a day is run, what to wear, and grouse shooting etiquette will also form an integral part of the course.
‘It’s the most realistic driven simulated grouse shoot I’ve been on’ Will Garfit, Journalist, Top 75 Shot.
‘So much thought and hard work has gone on behind the scenes to create a wonderful and extremely informative experience for both beginners through to experienced shots.’ Simon Ward, Top 75 Shot
Course dates: 3rd,4th, 10th and 11th August 2018
Advanced course dates: 10th 11th August 2018
How to get there
West London Shooting School is less than an hour’s drive from London, with South Ruislip being the nearest tube or train station. With prior arrangement, helicopter landing is also available on site.