Don Currie #45

Don is the chief instructor of the National Sporting Clays Association and one of the most sought-after shooting coaches in our sport.  Competing in the shooting sports since age 8 and instructing as an apprentice at age 16, Don is that rare combination of Champion, Instructor and Coach.  Don regularly propels shotgun enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels to breakthrough performance whether in the field or in competition.

His qualifications include:

  • Chief Instructor, NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association) (2014 – present)
  • Professional, Full-time Shotgun Coach – Specializing in clay target sports (Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap) and upland bird hunting
  • Master Gun Fitter – partnering with select manufacturers and stock-makers to create custom fitted shotguns for discerning clients
  • 2011 National Champion in Side-by-Side Shotgun
  • 2012 Florida State Champion in Side-by-Side Shotgun
  • Master Class NSCA Competitor
  • Certified Level III NSCA Instructor (National Sporting Clays Association)
  • Fellow, Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (FAPSI), UK
  • Member of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors (MICSI), UK
  • Author of Mastering Sporting Clays (Stackpole Books)
  • Co-Producer of two instructional DVDs: Focus-Movement-Faith and Target Tactics for Sporting Clays
  • Writer and columnist for ClayShooting USA and Clay Target Nation (formerly Sporting Clays Magazine)
  • Certified NRA Instructor: Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol and NRA Range Safety Office
  • Orvis® Wingshooting School Instructor
  • Orvis® Fly Fishing School Instructor
  • Former General Manager of the Gilchrist Club, an exclusive 27,000 acre upland hunting resort
  • Experienced guide and avid upland bird hunter
  • Instructor, US Army Infantry and Ranger Schools (Fort Benning, Georgia) – Instructor of marksmanship, weapons and tactics