Tom Payne has shot since the age of 8 and shot his first individual pigeon bag at 13 where pigeon shooting became his main passion. After graduating from RAC Cirencester, Tom worked as a professional pigeon Shot and sporting agent. In 2007 he joined the West London Shooting School as a full-time game shooting instructor. After leaving West London Shooting School, Tom became a private game shooting instructor and specialist gun fitter for many gun companies and private clients from around the world. He is now recognised as one of the top pigeon and game Shots of his generation and regularly features in both Fieldsports magazine, the Shooting Times and The Field top shot lists.