Don Currie has quite a presence in shotgunning today. He is currently the chief instructor of the National Sporting Clays Association, a popular coach and a gunfitter with many years experience. He is also a renowned author, having written the award-winning book Mastering Sporting Clays and producing the DVDs Target Tactics and Focus, Movement, Faith. His latest book, sure to be a landmark, is Gunfitting: Achieving the Ideal Fit for the Game and Clay Shot.
Gunfitting covers every aspect of shotgun fit from the most basic requirements to the subtle changes Currie’s coaching and gunfitting work with Orvis and Purdey taught him. He comments that gunfitting is both an art and a science. The science is the understanding of the shooter’s physical form and the stock dimensions required to fit it, while the art is learning how the shooter perceives the target. Included are advanced sections on how dimensional changes can affect shooting performance and how to test this. The book incorporates many color photographs and explanatory diagrams.
Gunfitting is a most worthwhile read and will allow the shooter to understand what he can expect from a fitting. It will help even a seasoned shotgunner see some carefully thought-out approaches to making the gun do what he wants. We all want shotguns that fit and shoot where we look. This book explains just how to make that happen. Gunfitting is available for $40 from doncurrie.com.