Shooting Tuition and Gun Fitting
fortunate to have as our staff shooting coach and gun fitter, Toby Barclay
who has over 15 years of coaching experience in both the game and target
Having served an informal apprenticeship at several
well established East Anglian shooting grounds and several seasons double
gun loading on a well known partridge and pheasant shoot, Toby moved
on to become a professional shooting coach in 1994 when he qualified
with the sport's leading association, the British Association of Shooting
& Conservation (BASC).
Since then he has also gained a qualification
with Britain's leading body in competitive clay pigeon shooting, the
Clay Pigeon Shooters' Association (CPSA) as a Club Coach. He also holds
the CPSA Club Safety Officer's certificate, BASC's Proficiency Award
and the BASC Safe Shot Award.
In October, 2001 BASC reexamined its coaches under the auspices of the
National non-vocational qualification scheme and after the mandatory
three individual assessments, all passed with flying colours, Toby became
an accredited C25 coach. At around the same time he became an Assessor
for BASC's Safe Shot Award.
Toby, far left, regularly travels to other venues
to run or assist with coaching events both for BASC and private
His reputation as an experienced coach and organizer
led to him being appointed as BASC's Head Coach at the annual
Fenland Country Fair in 2000 and he was also offered the BASC
Head Coach position at the prestigious annual CLA Game Fair
in 2004 although unfortunately he was unable to accept the appointment
due to other coaching commitments.
Toby is now semi-retired from professional coaching but keeps his hand
in with specially arranged sessions for customers of Heritage Guns,
specialising in gun fit and problem solving.
By Appointment Only. Full Public Liability Insurance cover provided.