Nancy Tompkins has been shooting competitively for over 38 years. She has won the National Long Range Championships 5 times (1986, 1997, 1999, 2003, and 2015), the across the course National Highpower Championships (1998), the Metric Smallbore Nationals (2012) and the Fullbore Nationals (2012). She has also been the Wimbledon Cup winner (1993) and a 7-time Leech Cup winner (1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2012). She has won both team and individual medals in the World Championships and has been on 8 Palma Teams (as both a shooter and a coach).
Mid Tompkins has been shooting competitively since 1951. He has won the National Highpower Championships six times, and has won both the Leech and Wimbledon Cups at the National Championships. Mid was the 2005 World F-Class Champion and is head coach for the 2013 World F-TR championships. He has been on 18 Palma Teams, as a shooter, coach, and Team Captain. Mid is also an honorary Vice President of the British NRA.
Mid provided the information used in the Reloading, Building a Palma Rifle, and Wind chapters in the book.