“Thank you very much for a great experience and wonderful three days of bespoke training at WMS. We learned a lot and have many things to think about where we can improve further. And we are very proud to have been able to hit the targets at both 1 and 1.5 km!”
Mandy W, Netherlands, September 2019

“Thank you very much for a great Family Shooting Day. The boys really enjoyed their experience shooting under your instruction and are itching to come back to do some more. We will arrange to come back next summer.”

Robert C, Oxfordshire, September 2019
“Thanks for a great Sniper Experience Day; we all came away feeling quite the sniper heroes. Both my sons enjoyed it immensely and are convinced they could now survive a zombie apocalypse.”
David H, Surrey, September 2019
“Just a short note to say thanks for ‘father and son’ day we had with Andrew. It would hugely enjoyable and, as importantly we both learned a lot. M was particularly chuffed with Andrew’s knowledge of all things ‘play station’ apparently the ultimate in cool! Looking forward to our next session.”
Ralph L, Northumberland, September 2019

“As I suspected, Anna absolutely loved the Sniper Experience Day. Both Andrew and Neil were fabulous instructors and gave her the confidence and guidance to do some great shooting. I also had a fantastic time; the day is well planned and the break before lunch, shooting the Kalashnikov and the semi auto .22 was a good way to break up the amazing concentration required with the longer range shooting. I am sure we will be back for some more shooting in the future, and once again thank you to you all for making an amazing memory for us.”

Matthew H, Oxfordshire, August 2019
“Just a brief note to ask you to pass on my thanks to your lesser half, Andrew and to his colleague, Neil Parks, for a very memorable Sniper Experience Day yesterday. It did exactly what it said on the tin. I should have done it a few years ago when I had better eyesight but, despite my frustration with myself, I did really enjoy it. Thanks also to you for organising everything and for the Certificate. I was going to ask for a list of the guns I had shot so this is exactly what I was after.”
Howard W, West Yorkshire, August 2019

“Just a few lines to thank you once again for my weekend spent with both of you. Not only did I learn a hell of a lot but also I had a great time. The instruction was superb, and the course was well over all my expectations. I never thought the result was going to be so good and positive. Your hospitality was great, and the result is that now I have new friends in Wales!”

Lucas U, Spain, July 2019
“It was great to meet you both and we had a superb day: the service you provide is excellent. Thanks to you both again for a truly great day and company.”
Jeff S, London, July 2019
“Many thanks for making me feel so welcome at the recent Historic Rifle Day. Yet again I really enjoyed the day out and thank you Helena for managing to get last minute first class accommodation for us, especially the Garden Room which as you suggested was more than suitable for the ‘occasion’. Please pass on my thanks to Mark for his contribution to the day which I felt was nicely balanced with just the right amount of history and action.”
Ian B, Warwickshire, July 2019
“Through our correspondence over many months I felt as though we had already become friends, but to finally meet you both and to enjoy your generous hospitality and delightful company was indeed a pleasure. Paul and I were impressed with Andrew’s professionalism, knowledge, and natural teaching ability, and with how well your entire operation is so well organized and equipped. It was well worth the ten-hour flight and the five-hour drive. I hope that we were good students and we can’t wait to put our new skills into practice.”
Ted J, Utah, USA, June 2019
“What a fantastic Historic rifle Day with WMS! We got the chance to shoot some old WW2 rifles—Lee Enfield, Mauser, Mosin Nagant, to name but a few—and even an original 1914 WW1 SMLE. Head instructor Andrew and military history expert Mark took us through the history of the rifles and successfully got us hitting targets at 100m, 200m and 850m. It was a brilliant day.”
Jennie H, Glasgow, June 2019
“Thank you for a great day on Wednesday. Andrew’s knowledge was really helpful in pointing me in the right direction and I really enjoyed some great shooting. Thank you both and the dogs!”
Kevin L, Stoke-on-Trent, May 2019
“Many thanks for organising and hosting your Historic Rifle Day. The event was both excellent and very well run and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Once again many thanks for such a wonderful day out.”
Tim and Pete C, Warwickshire, May 2019

“We all had an amazing group shooting day and really appreciate the hospitality you showed us. We all learned something too! Many thanks.”

Jacob J, Cumbria, May 2019
“Just wanted to say thank you to both of you again. The boys had a great time, and Andrew was brilliant. He made them feel very welcome and was full of encouragement. We shall certainly be singing your praises and I am sure they will be coming back to you at some point.”
Karen H, Cambridge, May 2019
“I had a very good time with you in 2018 so decided to come back again this spring. I enjoyed the time with you very much and am now looking forward to my next visit in 2020. Thank you.”
Urs L, Switzerland, April 2019
“Can you pass on my thanks to Andrew as well it was a great day we will definitely be back.”
Rob D, Berkshire, April 2019
“Great to see you all on Friday, it was another brilliant day. I thought it worked really well having the big guns in the middle of the day and then finishing of with some fast and furious action on the historic rifles. Kept everyone on their toes! As ever, Andrew and Neil provided just the right level of instruction but with enough freedom as well. The new ‘shoot lodge’ is absolutely lovely and makes all the difference on those rainy days.”
Oliver R, London, April 2019
“We were very happy to have had the chance to benefit from ‘The Stealth’s’ experience during our WMS visit. His professional instruction was delivered throughout the day in a clear and friendly manner making the process of learning to improve our shooting fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.”
Ashley H, Hampshire, March 2019



“Thank you both once again for another fantastic day. It really is an exceptional experience, and everyone is already talking about coming back.”

Harry L, London, December 2018

“Thank you again for a great day; I really learnt a lot and had a fantastic time.
The hotel was perfect and the day on the range was superb.”

Rob K, Buckinghamshire, November 2018

“Many thanks for the weekend of shooting with you. It was a fabulous time.”

Donald M, Scotland, November 2018

“Many thanks for a great two days, superb, you was right, I did learn something, thank you. We will recommend on your web now the weekend is out of the way here. Already planning next year’s visits.”

Cambridge Gun Club, October 2018

“I had an excellent time with you, thank you and will join you again next year, probably around spring.”

Urs L, Switzerland, October 2018

“On behalf of the Trustees of Ian Player Magqubu Ntombela Foundation Trust, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the enhanced training that you provided for me over the past weekend. These enhanced skills will not only stand me in good stead in terms of any further guidance and instruction needed for the trainees on the ground, but will also significantly assist in the anti-poaching activities that our small organisation undertakes and is involved in.”

Iain E, Durban, South Africa, September 2018

“We both hugely enjoyed yesterday (despite the wet!!) and T feels much happier and confident….don’t want her to get too good!!! Thank you again.”

Tim S, Herefordshire, September 2018

“The Historic Rifle Day was fantastic, great value for money and with the perfect balance of shooting and history. Just what I wanted!”

Ricky B, London, July 2018

“11/10 for the Historic Rifle Day: a factual, interesting, safe and instructional experience that combined shooting and the historical development of rifles. Excellent!”

Andy H, Derbyshire, July 2018

“What an absolutely fantastic day your Sniper Experience is; it lived up to everything I hoped it would be and more, was a great opportunity to learn new skills and to experience an insight into professional rifle shooting. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and thank you again for a special and brilliant time.”

Clive S, South Wales, June 2018

“Yet another fantastic day, you’ve made a young lady extremely happy with a massive smiley face all the way back to Somerset and Holland. Really great catching up with you guys again and I can’t thank you guys enough for a perfect day!”

Mark T, Gloucestershire, June 2018

“Thank you both very much for the Rifle Shooting Master Class which was was extremely well run with friendly, helpful instruction and essential safety points. You have clearly put a lot of effort into providing excellent facilities and I thank you for that.”

Robin K, Essex, May 2018

Thank you for the excellent organisation of the Browning corporate event at WMS. We all very much appreciated the location, the organisation, and most of all the dealers had a great experience with our brands. We will for sure come back next year.”

Ghislain L, Browning, Belgium, May 2018

“Andrew, I’d like to thank you for the past two days of one-to-one training and the great insights and tips you shared with me. Looking forward to keeping in touch!”

Rik A, Belgium, April 2018

“Excellent knowledge from Chris and great hospitality from Helena made our Sniper Experience Day extremely enjoyable for all involved. You have excellent facilities and equipment and we can’t wait to return for more!”

James and Michael W, Surrey, April 2018

“Thank you for your professional tuition in the art of handling and fine tuning a rifle today. I’ve learnt a great deal in the time that I had with you and I will be all too pleased to recommend your expertise to anyone who wishes to improve their skills at rifle shooting.”

Eifion E, Swansea, March 2018

“Fun, informative and very accommodating. A great Sniper Experience Day with long-range shooting. Officially hooked. Thanks guys!”

Ryan C, Berkshire, March 2018

“Just a note of thanks for yesterday: we both had the best time! I am truly addicted to the 300wm. Just love it. Shooting off sticks at 400m! Wow. What a day. I just loved everything. Until next time!

John H-A, Hampshire, February 2018

“I was really buzzing after Sunday on the WMS shooting grounds which certainly re-energized my full bore interests and was a fantastic day out again! Thank you very much.”

Bill F, Lincolnshire, February 2018

“Thank-you for another memorable day out. This was my third visit to WMS and having the opportunity to shoot the best rifles over open country out to 1,000m is a real thrill. Andrew is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor from whom I have learned a great deal. Each time I have been the programme for the day has been varied and interesting, with lots of fun thrown in. A real highlight for my friends and I was shooting the historic rifles. I look forward to returning very soon.

Oliver R, London, January 2018

“I had a fantastic day shooting yesterday in the Welsh mountains with Andrew Venables at WMS. We shot everything from .22, Section 1 AK-47, .308 and .338 Lapua Magnum. I learned a lot of new things and was great to finally get my hands on and shoot a .338LM. I’ve have been waiting to do this for a long time. Can’t recommend WMS enough!!

Alex C, Surrey, January 2018



“Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative day that’s given me plenty to think about and even more structure to practice within. Andrew was great company, and his considered opinion was exactly what I was looking for.”

William C, December 2017

“Please accept my deep gratitude for the days on your shooting grounds. I enjoyed every moment, despite the gusty winds and low temperatures, with you and you taught me so many things. In other words – it needs to be repeated and I have to dive deeper into the matter of long range shooting! It was a real pleasure to have met you and Helena and to enjoy your warm welcome and I hope that we will get together soonest again.”

Jurg M, Switzerland, December 2017

“Many thanks for the rifle training last week, both Mark and myself hugely enjoyed ourselves on the day and it was a pleasure to meet you both in a damp but beautiful Wales. We look forward to next time.”

Robert C, Oxfordshire, November 2017

“Thank you again to Andrew and Helena for the Sniper Experience Day, it was fantastic. Safe to say Vicky has been bitten by the target shooting bug and we will be back, to improve and try and learn more from Andrew.”

Guy Q, West Midlands, October 2017

“I had a great day with Andrew and he more than lived up to his reputation. The dreaded flinch was sorted and I really enjoyed clanging steel at 800 metres with the Steel Core Cyclone!! Many thanks Andrew and Helena for a fantastic day and I hope to make it back next year.”

Cam N, Angola, Africa, September 2017

“Thank you so much for a really fantastic days shooting. My experience with Andrew at the 1,000 meter range is my all-time most fun shooting occasion. I am so very impressed by the .308 and .338 Steel Core rifles and I had no idea I could hit targets at ease out to 1,000 meters!”

Tom C, Kansas City, USA, August 2017

“Thank you for a very informative and fun Deer Stalking Master Class. The teaching was pitched perfectly with clear demonstrations presented with a bit of humour. Actually the highlight was the Lemon Drizzle cake at the end of the day!”

Sam M, Essex, July 2017

“Thank you very much for hosting our day at the WMS ranges last week. We had a tremendous time, and we felt that we learned a great deal. We were so engrossed that I failed to check my phone to see who was PM! We’d love to come back and C is dead keen: I wouldn’t be surprised if she adds a Schultz & Larsen to her armoury!”
The Viscount G, Sussex

The Viscount G, Sussex, June 2017

“A big thank you for our day together: We all had an excellent time and J was delighted to be able to get the ‘long shot’ he had hoped for for so long. We were certainly lucky with the weather, too. We will be back again soon and I am also looking at coming down for a private one-on-one myself in the not too distant future. Once again, thank you Andrew for your help and skills on the day.”

David H, Cumbria, June 2017

“We had a fantastic time on the Sniper Experience Day; coming to rifle shooting as complete novices and being able to hit a target at 900 yards is incredible. This day completely exceeded our expecations and we just loved it.”

Ben K, Staffordshire, May 2017

“Our first time at WMS and what a day! We don’t think it could have been any better and a massive thank you to the team, Andrew, Chris, Neil and Helena for making us feel so welcome. Absolutely fantastic! We will be back.”

The lads from East Sussex, May 2017

“Thank you for all your help on the superb Dangerous Wildlife Firearms Training Course. I throughly enjoyed the day and found it extremely useful; I now feel fully prepared for my Arctic adventures!”

Sara J, Chester, May 2017

“Many thanks for such a superb one-to-one day and for Andrew’s informative company. I learned a great deal with superb weather to boot and will be back for some more long-range shooting and possible wild bore fun!”
Marc K, Chester

Marc K, Chester, April 2017

“Thank you to Helena and Andrew for yesterday’s shooting. Both my brother and I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was all we spoke about on the four hour yourney home. It was a gift well received has sparked great interest from our friends after we sent them pictures of the day. We will arrange something with you in the future for a small group!”
Dean T, Essex

Dean T, Essex, March 2017

Absolutely fantastic day, suitable distance for every level of shooter. This was my second visit & already looking forward to my next.

, February 2017

“Excellent!I have never been shooting before and found the discipline fascinating and very rewarding. The accuracy that was developed over the day was remarkable. I will be back.”

Chris B, London, January 2017

“The Sniper Experience is a really fun, entertaining day and it is amazing how accurate the long-range rifles are. We were all hitting targets at 900 yards after just one day; a really well structured day and a great experience.”

Paul B, Surrey, January 2017

“10/10 in all areas and a great day of training for my first boar hunting trip to the Continent. I learnt a huge amount and am feeling much more confident with my shooting.”
Oliver H, London

Oliver H, London, January 2017