Shooting Instructors Sarasota Gun Club

Please feel free to contact anyone on this list for private instruction.



Brian Featheringham (N.S.C.A. Level II Shooting Instructor)


Brian has been shooting clay targets since he was sixteen.  As the Captain of the George Mason University Trap & Skeet Team, in 1983 his team won their first national championship and he became an accomplished international skeet shooter.  In the early 1990's he began shooting sporting clays and driven/flushed game birds in Europe and Africa.  In 1993 he returned to the U.S. and began shooting pheasants in South Dakota and doves/pigeons in Argentina.  In 2014 he obtained his National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Level I Instructor Certification followed by his NSCA Level II certification in 2016.  He has worked/taught at four gun clubs in the eastern U.S., including as the General Manager of a trap, skeet, and sporting clays club in Florida.  He considers the Sarasota Gun Club his home club now and teaches sporting clays weekly here for nine months a year.  He works with shooters at all levels from beginners to tournament competitors.  His close association with Cole Gunsmithing in Naples, FL enables his clients to obtain the best guns and equipment; access to shoot numerous demo guns; individual gun fitting and gun repairs/modifications; and he coordinates yearly Cole-sponsored trips to Argentina for ducks, doves, pigeons, and perdiz, where his field shooting instruction is invaluable.  Brian is currently working on his NSCA Level III Instructor certification. 


Dennis Bosch (A.T.A./N.R.A./N.S.S.A./N.S.C.A. Certified / Level II Shooting Instructor)

(Seasonal, call for availability) 



Tom Blair (N.S.C.A. Certified Level I Shooting Instructor)

(Seasonal, Oct-May) 



Ed Welch (N.S.C.A. Certified)





Bill Raynes (N.S.C.A. Certified)





Jeff Meloy (NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor)


Jeff has been a successful tournament Trapshooter for over 40 years. A dedicated student of shotguns, reloading, and clay target shooting, Jeff has authored two shotgun-related books: the stock for classic Understanding Shotgun Stocks for Better Shooting, and a highly detailed gunsmithing manual on the Browning BT-99, as well as numerous "how to" magazine articles. Jeff is available year-round for teaching all aspects of shotguns and the clay-target sports.