Expert Instruction

The dedicated team of instructors at Wing & Barrel Ranch are trained to the highest standards and are amongst the most experienced shooting instructors in California. Wing & Barrel Ranch is committed to the safety of its members and offers regularly scheduled hunter safety education classes taught by California Department of Fish and Wildlife certified instructors.

We are passionate about making shooting accessible to all, and encourage members and their families to safely learn to shoot. Our instructors may be scheduled for private instruction or in groups allowing children to meet new people and learn the sport.

 

Instructors

Chris Batha
Instructor & Master Sporting Clays Course Designer

Chris Batha, globally renowned shooting instructor and custom gun fitter, has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most sought-after shooting coaches in the world today. He brings over 30 years of experience in international wing and competitive clays shooting to create this exceptional course. It features a unique combination of French Parcours, Traditional British and Modern American Sporting Clays in California's Wine Country.

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Kade Wurster
NSCA Level II Instructor

Mentored by one of New Zealand’s best shooters since 2012, and working full time as a Sporting Clays instructor between New Zealand and the United States, Kade has been expanding his repertoire in the coaching industry, ensuring he is constantly advancing his abilities.

 As a top level competitor in New Zealand, Kade has the competition experience and coaching knowledge needed to take your shooting to the next level. His calm, confident approach to the game of Sporting Clays will equip you with the tools needed to reach your full potential

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Bill McGuire
World Champion Clay
Shooter & Instructor

There is no more decorated Sporting Clays Competitor in the world today than Bill McGuire. Bill has won every major title in the sport and many multiple times.

When Bill is not competing he is traveling throughout the US and abroad teaching at shooting schools and clinics and offering private instruction. Bill has a very sensible and no nonsense approach to shooting that his students pick up on easily. He is recognized as one of the best instructors in the Sporting Clays world and his teaching schedule is generally booked months in advance.

Bill enjoys teaching all levels of shooters and is particularly talented and taking a competitive shooter from good to great.

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Youth Instruction

We are passionate about making shooting accessible to all, and encourage members and their families to safely learn to shoot. Our instructors may be scheduled for private instruction or in groups allowing children to meet new people and learn the sport.

Gun Fitting + Instruction

Members have access to some of the top gun fitters and instructors in the world. A professional gun fitting by an experienced fitter evaluates your point-of-impact and optimizes your mount and swing the gun with confidence and accuracy. Combined with regular instruction, we’ll have you hitting targets in the field and on the clays course in no time!