Desmond Sturgess, Acorn Shooting’s owner and tutor, has over thirty years experience of tutoring. He competes at an international level and instructs others who also compete internationally, displaying the high-quality of tutoring he provides.

Regardless of whether you are completely new to the sport or shoot regularly and are wanting to improve your existing skills, Desmond’s expertise can help. Acorn Shooting is able to deliver shooting lessons for people of any skill level over the age of nine years old.

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Shooting Lessons and Tuition

Instructor competes at an international level

Tuition for people of all skill levels

Over 30 years shooting experience

Fellow of APSI

Novice Shooters

If you are interested in the sport and would like to gain experience, Acorn Shooting is the perfect environment for you to participate. Our shooting instructors are highly experienced, capable of providing a safe and fun environment for you to learn about the sport. Since Acorn Shooting can provide shooting lessons for shooters of any ability level, we are able to develop and refine your skills beyond a basic understanding of the sport.

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Experienced Shooters

In addition to competing internationally himself, Desmond is experienced with tutoring others who compete on an international level.

His expertise can help experienced shooters refine their ability, and Acorn Shooting’s shooting facilities can deliver the challenge they require to push these skills further.

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Instructor Competes At An International Level

Acorn Shooting’s instructor, Desmond Sturgess, regularly competes at an international level representing the United Kingdom. In 2018, Des won 2 gold medals at the FITASC Championship and received the The Beretta FITASC Cup.

This expertise provide him with the insight to instruct experienced shots, helping refine their abilities to a more competitive level.

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Fellow of The Association of Professional Shooting Instructors

By being a fellow of the APSI, Desmond has proven the high standards which he achieves with his instructing.

Acorn Shooting are capable of providing excellent shooting tuition to people of all abilities. Whether you’re completely new or have years of experience, our lessons can help your skills.