Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Tips
Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?
05/02/2017
Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?

 You shot well today. Even your not-quite-there swings managed to catch a piece, XX. Everything just felt right, the sporting clays targets looked bigger and slower than usual. Your hits were hard, center-punching, building a momentum. Planned and rehearsed, sight picture after sight picture appeared right on right time, at the right place, again and again. XXXXXX. A surge of confidence carried you through the final 3 stations to your best tournament score ever. It’s 3:15 in the clubhouse and you’re reminiscing so many good clay target shots today. A friend strolls by and says you’ve tied the club “protester,” there’ll be a shoot-off at 4 ...

A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters
04/02/2017
Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?

A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters Looking down on our sport from a higher viewpoint, we see a lot of components and moving parts. Here are some of the important ones, remembering that we’re all trying to put these not only into a successful working order, but a dependable working order: shotgun; ammunition; chokes; shooting lenses; gun fit; set-up and swing fundamentals; swing cadence; a punctual target intercept; bird / barrel alignment; target presentations; break points; shooting methods; scoring strategies on each and every Field; sight pictures; distractions and expectations; not to mention the mental game. So, where do we begin? ...

4 Reasons to Take a Sporting Clays Lesson
03/25/2017
Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?

For more information, please check out Daniel Schindler's Blog:Why Should You Take a Sporting Clays Lesson or a WIngshooting Lesson? 

Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap Scoring Skills - Part II
03/22/2017
Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?

 Trust in the Shooting Box (continued)  Second, assuming 1) we are experiencing some of this success…and 2) we are competing…there will come a time in which our attention should shift from executing the step-by-step swing components to trusting our swing without micromanaging it.  When we were very young and first jumped on a bicycle, it all seemed so complicated…at that time. Not too long after, we didn’t have to think about it all…just jump on and voila, you’re Evel Knieval. This was the same step 1, step 2 process we’re discussing here.  I write you about this 2-step process because yesterday I read an ...

Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap Scoring Skills - Part 1
03/21/2017
Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?

 Trust in the Shooting BoxLike yourselves, I too have climbed that long hill to improvement, consistency and higher clay target (sporting clays, skeet, trap) scores. While that journey is one I’d gladly do again for the sweet victories and accomplishments, it’s sure had its rough moments as well. No doubt, you can relate to both. Here are 2 very important considerations that revealed themselves to me many years ago during my journey, which, thankfully, is still ongoing.  First, the shooting/scoring skills we seek and aspire to have to be built. While some do progress faster than others, that sometimes-obstinate learning curve applies to everyone, no exceptions. ...