Sponsored Shooters

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Tom Ellaway

Tom started shooting in 1997 at the age of 15. Starting in Gallery rifle, Tom now competes both at home and abroad. He can be found on the Gallery Rifle Circuit and the Practical mini rifle circuit with an eye on representing his country in the near future.  

Jim Starley

Jim Starley started shooting at aged 7, and got his first FAC at aged 14. He enjoys collecting British Service Rifles, and shoots a variety of disciplines.
Jim is an X-Class Gallery Rifle Shooter, and has been a UKPSA member for 20 years. He is a former Master Grade in Practical Shotgun (Standard), representing the UK in Shotgun World Shoot 1.
More recently Jim has been focusing on Mini Rifle, achieving Grand Master Grade and winning the 2021 UK Championship.

Kelvin Leaton

Kelvin Leaton is a relative newcomer, having only started shooting in 2016. However, Kelvin soon found a passion for Mini Rifle and obtained his UKPSA competition licence in 2019. In his first full year of competing Kelvin finished 3rd overall in the UK Championship, achieving a Grand Master Grade. Kelvin now firmly has his sights on the next Mini Rifle World Shoot.

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Ryan Hutchinson


Operations

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Alex Moreton, MD

Alex runs the day to day operations of the RFD and personally tests every product we sell.  He has been shooting various disciplines since the early '90s and has a passion for all shooting sports.  He is a GWCT accredited game shot and sits on the UKPSA Council. 

Richard L, Armourer

Rich oversees all of our rifle builds and testing operations for new products. He is a serving armourer in the British Army where he has been responsible for the safety and functionality of equipment since 2012. 

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Crispin Hilger-Ellis, Lead Designer

Crispin is responsible for all of our graphic design, CAD and 3D modelling.  He is a published artist and has worked in a broad range of sectors from healthcare to the music industry.  With an affection for vintage arms, black powder is his discipline of choice.   

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Dave Smith, UKPSA Trainer

Dave is a fully qualified UKPSA Trainer and runs all of our Long Gun Safety Courses.  He is a retired Police Office and started shooting Practical Disciplines in the early 2000s.   

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Jon Axe, Head Coach

Jon runs all of our training sessions for practical disciplines.  He is an avid 3 Gunner and author of the book The 3 Circles which is a must-read for all practical shooters.  

Partner Companies

Spartan Refinishing

Masters of Cerakote and most other firearms finishes, we don't trust anyone else do to our firearms coatings! 

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Cotswold Classic Arms

CCA build some of the most epic rifles available in the UK! They use the highest quality parts from brands such as Battle Arms and have decades' worth of experience in the firearms industry. 

Sterling Sporting

Our link to London!  Sterling are a small RFD based in West London dealing in new. used and classic firearms as well as ammunition.  They have access to all of our stock and can supply all of our product lines locally.

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Magload

Magload designs and manufactures the highest quality accessories for practical shooting.  Their ground-breaking Nexus Pro Quad Loading System is the market leader and all of their products come with a lifetime warranty.