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 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 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.
Ryan was the 2019 UKPSA National Junior Shotgun Champion, achieving an A grade as well as competing in the USA and Czech Republic. He has also been Hampshire English Skeet Junior Champion and was a member of the runner-up University of Nottingham Clay Shooting Team at the 2019 BUCS Championships. He is an avid game shot and deer stalker, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan Hutchinson, Operations
In addition to being a sponsored shooter, Ryan is involved in the everyday operations of the RFD. He is the author of H.U.N.T so make sure you head over to that section on the website and subscribe!
Cotswold Classic Arms
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