I began shooting at the age of eight with a classic .177 airgun. At eleven I had discovered shotguns and I obtained a certificate by the time I was twelve years old. I continued to use a shotgun as regularly as possible, participating in all types of shooting, including game, vermin and clay pigeon shooting. I participated in clay pigeon shooting for my county for several years and reached a very high standard in national competitions.
Since then I have trained as a mechanical engineer to understand all types of metal working, from lathe and milling machining, to hand fitting and heat treatment. I then worked towards completing a four-year apprenticeship as a gunsmith, which I completed over two years ago and have continued to work as a gunsmith until the present day.
I currently shoot both shotguns and rifles regularly and I believe this gives me a real advantage, as I understand the needs of shooters.