Bespoke Game Shooting Tuition


"I have known John Drummond for over 40 years. Over our long association I have had the opportunity to observe, question and utilise his knowledge and skill. John's style, efficiency and consistency with a shotgun is remarkable, but safety the first priority.

Individual performance is one thing, the ability to engage with, transfer knowledge and develop sound technique from complete novices to more experienced shooters is quite another.

I experienced at first hand his skill in placing someone at ease, assessing ability and coaching basic principles to improve performance beyond expectation.

M.J.C., Inverness-shire.

"I have been shooting for many years, but lack confidence when it comes to game shoots. John stood with me on all the drives during a recent shoot and supported me in my gun handling and bird selection, and helped me to improve my shooting style immensely.

His professional yet friendly approach served to ease my nerves and allowed me to enjoy my day thoroughly. I felt that his methods of coaching, a combination of sound advice on shooting technique and positive encouragement without too much interference, allowed me to progress as a shot during the drives.

I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for shooting tuition or help on a game shoot!"

Emma Wade.

The challenge of coaching a shooting guest on a busy Yorkshire moor, using double guns, within the confines of a grouse butt, whilst applying corrective advice and always enforcing safety rules is something John handles with great skill and sensitivity." M.J.C., Inverness-shire.

"I would like to give my personal recommendation of John Drummond for his skills in shotgun shooting instruction. Owning and working German Shorthaired Pointers, it has always been my dream to be able to shoot over my dogs. However, instruction in the past had failed to help me with both my confidence and my shooting style.

John Drummond instructed me during 2009-2010 and I found his style of instruction professional yet personable. He successfully assessed where I was going wrong and was able to patiently correct my shooting style which, as a result, increased my confidence in my shooting ability.

John has an extremely approachable and encouraging manner and made me feel at ease throughout his instruction. In addition, he was very conscientious about shotgun safety and having passed this onto me, has further added to my confidence in the field.

I am now looking forward to the grouse season so I can put all Johns hard work into practice!"

Dr Lois Canham, Sutherland.

"When I met John Drummond I could hold my own in most company in the field. I was happy with my shooting ability until I saw him in action. A more deadly or stylish shot you would rarely meet.

He combines this outstanding ability with first class instructional technique and an easy going personality to improve his student’s shotgun skills to a remarkable extent. I have benefitted from a course of instruction with him and regularly have brush up sessions. I still aspire to his level of ability but I am at least getting there. (It would be immodest to say more!).

I would highly recommend anyone wishing to improve their shooting to put themselves in his capable hands both on the clay range and in the field."

William Lewis
Retired RAF Instructor Examiner and Weaponeer