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CPSA Academy - Shotgun Skills Courses

RW Shooting offers the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Academy certificated 'Shotgun Skills Program' This provides a structured shotgun competency course or lesson that is recognised by the sport's governing body, Firearms Licensing Authorities, affiliated and registered clay shooting grounds.


I can deliver options ranging from a brief taster session with an introduction to safety, gun handling and basic gun fit and a selection of simple targets for the complete novice right through to a complete structured course of instruction with nationally recognised certification awarded on completion. 



CPSA Academy 'Shotgun Skills Program' (updated 2017 version)


A Shotgun Competency Course, accepted by Firearms Licensing Authorities.

Shotgun Skills - Module 1 and 2


This is a Modular course which allows you the opportunity to Discover the basics about shotgun handling, safety, etiquette and shooting technique.


This is the first module of the 'Shotgun Skills Program' including  Safety advice for both Clay and Game, personal protection equipment, basic gun handling skills and how to hit a moving target then out on to the range for a fully supervised session.


Detailed  introduction with an Off-range theory session covering safety, etiquette, gun handling, eye dominance, gun fit, mount, stance and the CPSA Method of hitting a moving target.


Learn about types of Shotguns, Cartridges, Chokes, Proof, Shotguns and the Law, Personal civil liability Insurance and gun cleaning.


Followed by an on the range session where you can put the theory in to practice.


On completion of this course, modules 1 and 2 you will receive a CPSA Academy Shotgun Skills certificate, showing you can safely handle a shotgun without supervision.


this course is recognised by CPSA affiliated and registered shooting grounds. This is Certificated evidence for Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, where Shooting can be undertaken as a skill.


The modules last approximately 4 hours classroom and 1 - 2 hours shooting


Includes Qualified Instruction, all PPE, gun hire and 25 targets and cartridges per person.

Additional shooting can be added time permitting.


Both Modules 1 and 2 are booked as a full day (about 5 hours) course - fee £ POA.


Maximun 4 person to one Instructor.



Advanced Shotgun Skills - Module 3


Learn to shoot "Gun Down" use a variety of methods "Swing Through" "Maintained Lead" "Cut Off" and "Spot" to evaluate and understand appropriate use and execution of these various methods of shooting targets.


Discipline Proficiency - Module 4


A progressive and flexible programme to introduce students to all aspects of the chosen discipline from rules to developing skills and techniques to improve scores.


CPSA Publications

Clay Target Shooting..... a sport for everyone

Clay Target Shooters Handbook

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