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A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters
04/02/2017
A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters

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
A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters

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
A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters

 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
A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters

 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. ...

Sporting Clays . . .Upside Down
02/28/2017
A Non-Negotiable Basic for Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet Shooters

It is interesting, and completely understandable, that the X or 0 holds so much of our attention. And why not? That’s what counts, right? Well, yes it does. And, if we are serious about the next target breaking, why we got that X also counts. A few years back, Denise and her husband George traveled a fair distance to work with me. After the handshakes, we sat down and I went through the preliminaries with them as I do all my students. Not long after, we began on the River Bend skeet range to instill the set-up and swing basics. George had the slower, more methodical swing, thus achieved more consistency and success. Denise was the newer, less experienced shooter. A take ...