Expert shooting coach, teacher, and competitor Don Currie delivers a solid book on gunfitting based on a lifetime of experience gained from working with Orvis and Purdey. Don knows that shooting with a properly fitted shotgun is critical to a shooter's success, and he delivers on the art and science of fitting proper shotguns. The science requires the gunfitter to understand the structure of the shooter's body and what stock specifications are needed to accommodate the shooter's physique. To master the art of the process, the fitter must understand how shooters shoot and how the eye and brain see and read the target. The fitter must critically evaluate the shooter's stance, mount, and level of experience along with taking into consideration the shooter's discipline and style and how the shooter will develop and evolve.
Don Currie is an NSCA Master Class competitor and certified instructor. He is an Orvis wingshooting teacher and gunfitter, a Purdey Master Gunfitter, and provides gun-fitting services for Purdey's U.S. clients, including the chairman of Purdey himself. Currie has established global fitting standards for Purdey and has worked with the Purdey team to codify and standardize the fitting process. Over his career, Currie has fitted Perazzi, Kreighoff, Purdey, Blaser, Guerini, Guya, and Beretta guns for game shooter and clay target competitors. He has worked with stockmakers at Purdey, Beretta, and Guerini. He comes to the art of gunfitting having first been a coach, clay shooter, competitor, and wingshooter. He approaches the process not to sell a new shotgun or stock but to put shooters in a gun that fits. His book Mastering Sporting Clays was awarded a 2020 Nonfiction Book Award Gold Medal by the Nonfiction Authors Association. He lives in Lake Mary, Florida.