27th June 2017
Fieldsports Magazine & The Royal Berkshire Shooting School
OUTSTANDING GUNS 2017
“The annual event for those who are great ambassadors for the sport”
WINNER OF "TOP GUN" 2017 & 2016
Winner of "Top Gun" at the Outstanding Guns 2016. The annual event held by Fieldsports Magazine and The Royal Berkshire Shooting School.
"Because he has been a grouse keeper in the Highlands and runs his own shoot at home, he fully understands and appreciates the challenges estate staff face on a day-to-day basis. He is also the first to applaud other Guns for good shooting and, most importantly, reinforces all these attributes to all his clients when teaching at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School"
Dylan Williams, Fieldsports - Dec/Jan 2014/15
Tizi was brought up on a farm in Gloucestershire, learnt to shoot as a child, took up clay shooting in his teens and then spent several years competing on the clay circuit. With two decades of experience as a shooting instructor he has worked at RBSS for the past 15 years and has built a reputation as a skilled coach able to get the best out of all clients, whatever their ability. He says, " There is always something for a client to improve on, whatever their level of skill." he has also keepered grouse, pheasant and partridges and runs a private shoot of his own. Tizi's main focus is teaching clients to move from clays to game and through RBSS's Sporting Agency, he puts on and oversees many game days during which he coaches clients in the field as well as passing on tips on shooting etiquette and sportsmanship
Shooting Gazette - June 2014 - Top 10 Shooting Instructor List
Shooting has changed so much in the past 25 years - the major factor has been the creation of the high bird shoots. To some this is perceived as a pinnacle of our sport, but we have seen many teams of Guns totally demoralised, either because the birds were simply too challenging, or because the guns and cartridges they used were not up to the calibre of sport. Only recently we heard of a Gun being asked either not to shoot the drive or refrain from using his 410, as he had struggled with his 28-bore on the drive before. He was attempting to shoot pheasants on one of the top shoots in the country, but more of his shots resulted in pricked birds than killing anything, which causes immense frustration for the estate owner and keepering team. Pheasants and partridges are not clay pigeons and, from both a sporting and a moral point of view, we should use guns and cartridges that we know will kill the bird as cleanly and efficiently as possible. Many "English" guns are being made on the Continent and have sufficient weight and are chambered to take heavy cartridges. These can be ideal for those who prefer side-by-sides rather than over-and-unders, with none of the recoil problems historically associated with English guns. I would always rather take a heavier cartridge and shot size to be effective than ever be under-gunned.
Tizi McPherson writing for Shooting Times, December 2011