Minder, Stuffer, Loader… Coach
Although little is spoken about them, loaders are the hidden experts of game shooting, founts of all knowledge and countrymen through and through
oaders are a group of individuals very rarely written about and yet they are the hidden experts of game shooting, founts of all knowledge and countrymen through and through. Historically they have been the male of the species, but increasing numbers of lady loaders are now becoming involved. And very proficient they are too.
There are two basic ways in which loaders offer their services: either they become involved with a game shooter wherever they travel to shoot, or they contact local shoots and shooting estates to offer their services as a loader to Guns visiting that particular estate.
Credibility – particularly in safety and etiquette – is important and most new loaders probably become involved initially through contacts at a local shoot. They may
LDr Malcolm Plant is chairman of the Institute of Clay Shooting
Instructors and a Clay Pigeon Shooting Association senior coach.