Tim Gardener Reload Swiss Ambassador for IPSC shooting
Tim started shooting at his School in Hampshire and soon found himself helping Olympic Shooter Malcolm Cooper’s new retail venture as the “Saturday Boy” at Accuracy UK.
After serving in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in the 1980s he returned to the much larger Accuracy International as part of the development team for the new Artic Warfare Magnum model.
Tim continued the retail presence in Portsmouth when Accuracy UK was closed and concentrated on the booming pistol market, representing the United Kingdom in IPSC over the next decade until the UK handgun ban in 1997 forced a redirection of efforts.
Over a decade later, having served with the United Nations International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) as a heavy lift pilot in Afghanistan he returned to competitive pistol shooting.
Tim reunited with some of his former UK Team mates in 2014 and continues to shoot with Team Shield Sights internationally.
As an avid reloader, he finds the Reload Swiss product range the ideal choice for propellant for all the calibers he shoots from 9mm, .38 Super, .38 Short Colt through to long range loadings for Accuracy International .308 and .338 Lapua Magnums.
United Kingdom IPSC Open Team – National Squad / Grand Master
NRA National Handgun Champion LBP – Grand Master
NRA National Handgun Champion LBR – Grand Master
NRA Steel Challenge Long Barrel Pistol – Grand Master
NRA Steel Challenge Long Barrel Revolver – Grand Master
NRA Steel Challenge Small-bore Gallery Rifle – Grand Master
NRA Steel Challenge Centrefire Gallery Rifle – Grand Master
NRA Man v Man LBP – Grand Master
UKPSA – 2016 European Championships, Hungary – top British Shooter overall and in class.
UKPSA – 2014 World Championships, Florida – top British Shooter overall and in class.