Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Tips
Why Am I Inconsistent in Sporting Clays, Trap, Skeet or Wingshooting?
02/01/2017 12:05AM
Why Am I Inconsistent in Sporting Clays, Trap, Skeet or Wingshooting?

To begin, I think it’s important to start by saying there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using our natural, eye-hand coordination to break targets. Literally, billions of targets have been broken this way . . . but not consistently. To break targets consistently—on purpose—takes a certain amount of correctness built into each set-up and swing, deliberately. None of which are required . . . unless you decide to seek more consistency, better shooting performances, and higher scores. If you are one of these individuals, the basics, the fundamentals, become indispensable. Good shooters know this, which explains why their swing looks so smooth, so controlled. It ...

True North
01/30/2017 7:57PM

As the 2017 Sporting Clays season is about to kick off, here are a few thoughts about how to start our new year, in the right direction. No, not my direction…what might be your best direction. Understandably, and rightfully so, a lot of attention is given to our equipment choices, making those choices a high priority. No arguments here, let’s make good choices. Right after that we’ll begin to polish our shooting, our methods and strategies, signing up for events we wish to attend. This is an intelligent, prudent approach. But is this what’s most important, the first question at the top of our to-do list? Those who climb the ladder to more consistency ...

Where Is The Return On Your Investment?
12/30/2016 2:37PM
Why Am I Inconsistent in Sporting Clays, Trap, Skeet or Wingshooting?

Happy New Year everyone, and it is indeed. I must admit, after writing 140+ articles for Sporting Clays magazine and posting dozens and dozens of Shooting Tips on our website, to start the new year, I wanted to write about something a bit different, but practical and worth your consideration. Like so many Sporting Clays lessons before, yesterday I had another privilege of working with a family of 4, 2 were shooting. To say that it was a memorable experience for all of us would be a colossal understatement. This, I teach my Paragon CIS Instructors. It’s not all about gear and shooting methods. It’s also about the experience. Speaking of that experience, as it ...

Dealing With A “FLINCH”
12/04/2016 9:58AM
Why Am I Inconsistent in Sporting Clays, Trap, Skeet or Wingshooting?

DEALING WITH A “FLINCH”  To be honest, admittedly, this is as much about what I believe as what I know. Some flinching defies explanation. Other flinching does not. A flinch is a frustrating, tormenting affliction, an inability to pull a perfectly good, working trigger that obstinately and persistently refuses to fire. Despite a mighty effort, the paralyzed-finger cannot pull the trigger initiating the flinch, throwing the muzzle wildly off the target, completely spoiling the shot. For the shooter, this is beyond exasperating leading to a host of miserable problems and the desperate search for any relief. This you can take to the bank. Predictably and ...

Dan Schindler's Newest Book Coming Soon!
11/29/2016 1:30PM
Why Am I Inconsistent in Sporting Clays, Trap, Skeet or Wingshooting?

For those who’ve been requesting my 3rd book,….. I am very appreciative. The delay in Book III’s publishing belongs solely to me. As a full-time Instructor / Coach since 1990, a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience has come my way and why I did not want to rush the development of this book. I have intentionally waited to share this knowledge in order to create the up-to-date, progressive mindset needed to meet the Sporting Clays of today. In plain language, Book III takes a fresh look at the mystery surrounding good shooting, providing clear, logical answers that offer solutions to inconsistent shooting and stubborn scoring plateaus. The Editor and I ...