Chris Bird, who has a family background of shooting, has been with Holland & Holland for nearly 30 years and trained under the watchful eye of the then Chief Instructor Ken Davies. Chris worked with Ken until 2005 when he succeeded him on his retirement. Chris continues the tradition of excellence, which has become a part of the Holland & Holland ethos. He is not only one of the premier instructors in the country but has an acknowledged expertise in gunfitting, both side by side and over and under shotguns as well as rifles. Chris retired from competitive clay shooting in 1995 after a long and successful career at English Sporting, FITASC, DTL and ABT.
His main hobby is deer stalking, as well as game shooting.
Chris is a Fellow of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI), a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers and a member of The British Deer Society and the Countryside Alliance.