WHAT IS THE CHURCHILL METHOD OF WINGSHOOTING?
Article published to the Upland Project Website - VISIT HERE Shooting Instructor Keith Coyle Explores the History of Robert Churchill and Methodology of the Churchill Instinctive Method of Shotgun Shooting During my last 30-plus years as a professional shooting coach, if I had a pound (or dollar) for every time I’ve been asked, “The Churchill Instinctive method, what really is it?” I could have retired some years ago as a wealthy man. I remember the first question I was asked
Kenya Ramirez of Wand TV News
Breaking News !!! Today we had the privilege of being interviewed by Kenya Ramirez of Wand TV News who are featuring our "Downton Day" Simulated British Driven shoot. The preview is to be broadcast at 5.pm tonight and the full article will be on the 10 o'clock news slot tonight. There will be more to come in the next weeks featuring Dan and the Gun Dog success program plus I will be teaching Kenya from scratch to shoot and so she can eventually join us as a Gun on our opening
Time For A Tune Up!
With the Summer Sporting & F.I.T.S.C. Clays season rapidly approaching Now! is the time to consider getting a tune up and work on how you can improve your shooting for the year ahead. One of the first things I do with a client on the first session is to run through what you might call a ‘shooting basics health check'. This isn’t anything especially exciting but I do think it is vital to get the basics right from the start, highlight any problem areas and give a solid platform
Some Thought’s For The Day on the Magic of "Gun Fit"
"Never, have the stock of a gun bent or cast off to compensate for faults in gun mounting. These should be corrected, not by deforming the gun, but by improving your style". ROBERT CHURCHILL. "Be careful in the selection of your first gun, for you will "grow" to it, and it will always influence you thereafter, perhaps in the wrong way" CHARLES ASKINS. "Any stock that in its back recoil or kick does not automatically relieve the pressure on the cheek is entirely bad. That is,
Lying down on the job
"That's it!! I've been caught out lying down on the job!" Last Sunday I had one of the most interesting coaching sessions with experienced wing shooter Ed McGee, preparing him for a hunting trip to Canada to hunt Duck and Goose from a flat blind, utilising the Churchill technique I had been taught for shooting dropping duck and waterfowl. Ed broke targets with increasing success and consistency of style, also I added some modifications and found it worked extremely well on
The Churchill Method
This technique was just right for Robert Churchill and the 25 inch XXV barrels of the gun he designed; he was short stocky man and was a fast shot on the grouse moors, which is the essence of this style. The Churchill method is about economy of movement and elegant efficient gun mounting. Because the swing is based on our natural ability to point, the mount and the swing, although appearing visually slow, are actually very quick and it seems you are shooting directly at the t