Hi, I’m Tom Maslen, a qualified CPSA shooting Instructor, based in Ilfracombe, North Devon.
I have been shooting clay targets since the age of 14 and I’ve worked as a trapper & groundsman at various local shooting grounds, before progressing to become a qualified shooting instructor.
I work closely with “South West Shooting School” – North Devon’s premier clay shooting ground and together, we aim to present clients with an individual tuition experience, so whether you come to us as a novice, looking for an introduction to the sport, or perhaps as a more experienced shooter with specific target issues, we will concentrate on your individual requirements in order to provide tuition that will benefit, and remain with you, long after you have left the stand!
As a venue for shooting tuition “South West Shooting School” is unrivalled. Nestled in a beautiful, rural valley typical of the wider surrounding Exmoor landscape, this wonderful natural location enables us to create a range of more than fourty different clay target stands, we can also present many simulated game targets – like high driven pheasant for instance.
When not giving tuition, I help out with the monthly CPSA registered shooting competitions held at this popular ground and am always pleased to see someone who we’ve been able to help with tuition entering an improved score at a registered shoot!.
I was very fortunate to be introduced to clay shooting at a young age and I really enjoy the sport, but for me it’s even more satisfying being able to help someone else get as much enjoyment out of the sport as I do, so I’m very happy to pass that on.
We would normally expect a lesson to take around an hour, although for a novice or complete beginner we would recommend allowing an extra half hour so we can cover safety, gun fit and eye dominance before commencing shooting tuition.
If you would like to discuss individual shooting tuition with us please feel free to contact myself – Thomas Maslen, either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively you can book via our website by visiting this booking page, or we are happy to take bookings by telephone – 01271 863033 / mob 07771 727098.