Break More Clay Targets
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By Daniel Schindler, Paragon School of Sporting Inc.
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Very understandably, many shooters believe the “breakpoint" is the most important “place” on the target’s flight path. After all . . . that’s where the target is hit or missed. So their point appears justified. However . . . I believe something critically important has been overlooked. Here is the question: Way back in the very beginning of your swing movement . . . if your bird/barrel “relationship" is incorrect . . . why would that relationship be correct later in the swing at the breakpoint? If the swing starts incorrectly . . . why would it end correctly at the breakpoint? It’s way back in the beginning of the swing where the muzzle intercepts the target (or not) that is the most important place on the target flight path. Start the swing correctly . . . get the target intercept early…and you’ve got the target line and speed already completed by the middle of your swing. That’s not just an X coming…that’s XXXXXX!


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Dan Schindler helps shooters alleviate a lot of their frustration by taking the mystery out of breaking targets, calling their own misses and make their own corrections. Lessons are fun, enlightening and you'll learn to shoot better in minutes! Daniel L. Schindler is the author of three books written in concise, simple, plain language that helps every shooter build a solid foundation, compete at a higher level, and takes the mystery out of their shooting:

Take Your Best Shot (Book I) is all about the fundamentals, a requirement for good shooting.

To The Target (Book II) Builds on the steps outlined in Book I. Emphasises Gun Management skills when the trap fires, creating a consistent, reliable, trustworthy swing.

Beyond the Target (Book III) is for shooters of all levels and filled with valuable information, clay target myth crushers and truths. Entertaining and a culmination 3 decades of Dan' life's' work as a teacher, competitor, writers and much more. 

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Cheryl Schindler - Frank,

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All the best,

Cheryl Schindler
Frank - I fell off the cliff for the last month, I can’t hit anything. What has happened?