Mr Gary James Halls
International Firearms Consultant

Being an expert in his field Mr Halls is a consultant in the firearms industry including game, clay and all associated fields.
Mr Halls has an unrivalled experience in his specialist fields and has led a varied career across 4 decades of teaching and more than 5 decades shooting.
Mr Halls has provided consultative services across the globe to include distinguished clientele within the English Gentry, Middle Eastern Royalty, A-List Celebrities and Captains of industry.
To provide a brief overview of Gary’s experience in the firearms industry for your perusal:


  • Teaching/Consulting since 1970
  • Owns, runs and successfully maintains his own full purpose shooting school/facility in traditional Royal Hunting Grounds in the north of London since 1981.
  • Set up/operated largest indoor UK handgun/rifle range as well as being one of the largest in Europe.
  • Founded/managed munitions factory that developed and manufactured shotgun cartridges/Metallic ammunition and boasted among its clientele; James Purdy & Sons Ltd of Mayfair whom have proudly been granted The Royal Charter/Warrant at the highest order since 1878 (granted by subsequent British Monarchs).
  • Consulted globally on all aspects of shooting across the board to include game, clay and all associated disciplines as well as having advised on high profile and prestigious US shooting ground strategy and activity.
  • Advised and Instructed USAF (United States Air Force) personal at military bases in the UK including RAF Alconbury and Lakenheath).


Mr Halls is an expert in the English Churchill discipline and has developed his own unique style that can be adapted to equip everyone from the absolute novice upwards to the most seasoned marksman to enhance their shooting performance. In the shotgun field, there is no-one that Mr Halls can’t teach; using any shot gun, regardless of stature, age, strength, experience or disability.  His exhibition shooting is often a talking point among experienced shooters , for example – shotgun’s in either hand, shooting from the hip, etc.
Outdoor pursuits come naturally to Mr Halls and in addition to his excellent shooting capabilities he has also spent over 20 years instructing Traditional Fly Fishing and is an able Archer.

Gary is available for one to one personal tuition for £300 per hour at your location by appointment only (Globally). Private lessons at our grounds can be negotiated on a case by case basis.

James Halls
Grounds Director

James’ has been shooting since he was old enough to hold a gun and; being Gary’s son, has learned his skills from day 1. As such; he’s shooting prowess and skill have been honed to a very fine point. He has a degree in business and financial management and professional qualifications in banking and as director of the shoot’s grounds is very capable to ensure that a smooth and enjoyable experience is delivered to all.

John Kenney
Senior Instructor

John Kenney has been with the English School of Shooting for more than 20 years and has held the position of senior instructor for the past 15 years.
John is a keen photographer and likes shooting, shooting and more shooting! John dislikes not shooting. John was taught personally by Gary James-Halls and is therefore very well placed for all your teaching needs.

Jack Pattison

Jack has been shooting with us for the past 2 years. He is young and enthusiastic and relishes the opportunity to share his talents. He is a keen academic and enjoys frequenting the annual festival scene.

Pete Sutcliffe

Peter is a keen shooter with a closely honed shot. He has been teaching with us for several years and his ability to gel with people is matched only by his skill shooting. Pete originally hails from New Zealand and is a great addition to our team.

James O’Doherty


James is a well established and solid member of our team. He is great fun and his natural energy motivates all around him. Other than his natural passion for shooting, he is also a keen rugby fan and the odd spat of off roading!

Christopher Day

Chris joined the team at a young age and through one to one training grew to be a first class instructor. Chris enjoys 80’s action movies and no nonsense talking.

Craig Lloyd


Craig is always full of energy and his professionalism is infectious. He has earned the rank of senior instructor on merit alone and has done so rapidly. Other than being a keen shot, Craig also teaches ‘Break dancing’ classes to under 16’s as well as playing an active role in the community and has the trophies to prove it!



TJ is the newest member of the team and has integrated with ease. He is a motivated and enthusiastic shooter and relishes the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience. He is very friendly and easy to get along with and you cant help but smile in his company! He is also a talented pianist!