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Ian Coley Dealer Review

18 Apr 2024

           Ian Coley Gunshop and Shooting School

Nestled in the heart of the British countryside and just a short drive from Cheltenham's bustling city centre, Ian Coley Gunshop and Shooting School stands as a beacon for shooting enthusiasts and novices alike. Recently expanded, the facility boasts impressive enhancements that truly capture its essence and charm.

The Gun Room 

Stepping into Ian Coley's Gun Room is like entering a shooter's paradise. It houses one of the largest selections of new and used shotguns in the UK, complemented by a curated range of air rifles, rifles, ammunition, country clothing, and shooting accessories. The Gun Room proudly features exclusive offerings from renowned gun manufacturers like Blaser, Caesar Guerini, Perazzi, and Rizzini, among others. Guiding you through this treasure trove are the dedicated Sales Advisors: Paul Lilly, Alex Porter, Rupert Preston, Steve Lilly, and Lorna Hall, all eager to assist and share their expertise.

The Shooting School

Ian Coley’s Shooting School is a testament to precision and variety. Boasting 26 different shooting stands, each equipped with at least two traps, the school offers a dynamic shooting experience. From towering high towers reaching up to 120ft to versatile Down-the-Line stands, shooters of all levels will find challenges tailored to their skills. The mature woodlands setting, complete with gravel pathways, ensures a picturesque backdrop for your shooting adventures, come rain or shine.

What to Know Before Your Visit

  • Solo Practice: The Promatic clay trap release system is at your disposal for individual practice. Simply choose your stand, select individual practice, and release your target.
  • Caddy Service: Opt for a caddy session to elevate your shooting experience. Advanced booking is required.
  • License Holders: License holders are welcome for unsupervised practice but must present their license upon arrival.
  • Coaching: If you wish to book coaching without an on-site instructor, prior approval from the Shooting School Manager is necessary.

Lessons and Packages

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned shooter, Ian Coley's Shooting School offers tailored lessons to hone your skills. From 'Have-A-Go Taster Sessions' for newcomers to advanced lessons for experienced shooters, there's something for everyone.

Gun Fitting

Ensuring a perfect fit for your firearm is crucial, and Ian Coley takes this seriously. Their comprehensive gun fitting session involves trying out 'try-guns' on pattern plates and clays, followed by adjustments tailored to your needs.

Stag and Hen Parties

Looking for a unique and exciting way to celebrate? Ian Coley offers bespoke stag and hen party packages, complete with professional tuition, gun hire, clays, and safety equipment. It's a memorable experience that guarantees fun and camaraderie.

Membership and Corporate Packages

From individual memberships to corporate clay shooting events, Ian Coley offers a range of packages designed to cater to different needs. Members enjoy exclusive perks, including discounted rates on clays, clothing, accessories, and more.


Have-A-Go (25 Shots) £54 pp 

This includes: 

  • Professional tuition  
  • 25 clays and cartridges per person 
  • Gun hire and all safety equipment 

Minimum booking: 2 people 


For inquiries, bookings, or further information:

  • Phone: 01242 870391
  • Email:     
  • WebsiteWelcome - Ian Coley Sporting
  • Address: Ian Coley Sporting Ltd, Nr. Andoversford, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4A 

Ian Coley Gunshop and Shooting School is more than just a shooting facility; it's a destination where passion meets expertise. Whether you're looking to hone your skills, purchase quality gear, or simply enjoy the picturesque surroundings, Ian Coley offers an unparalleled experience. 

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