Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Tips
SPORTING CLAYS . . . TIRED OF X’s HERE & THERE?
07/18/2017
SPORTING CLAYS . . . TIRED OF X’s HERE & THERE?

TIRED OF X's HERE & THERE? Here’s a simple lesson I’ve learned while teaching. It’s not the new methods that make student improvement harder…it’s letting go of what he/she believes. Especially when that swing is breaking some targets. Why change? That’s a great question, which is answered in depth in my new book, Beyond The Target (Book III). In this TIP, I thought this particular analogy would illuminate why our habits can be so hard to abandon…even when we know it’s those habits that lead to inconsistency and lower scores.  It was somewhere around 2010 and I was working with a gentleman from South America. A world ...

Let's Talk about Beyond The Target (Book III)
07/17/2017
SPORTING CLAYS . . . TIRED OF X’s HERE & THERE?

"Everything you ever taught me plus a lot more is in Beyond The Target.I consider it my sporting clays Bible which I will read thoroughly & refer to frequently.It is an invaluable text.Every clay shooter should get one." - Mark Engen, DVM"LOVED Beyond The Target! A must read for all Sporting Clay shooters."Excellent!"- Linda Henson, Retired Corporate Trainer  A terrific book for shooters at all levels.- Howard Fortner Beyond The Target (Book III)Daniel Schindler's Latest Release Beyond The Target is definitely "not" a rehash of all you've read, seen and heard over the last decade. Focused and completely up to date, Beyond The Target's Truths and facts dispel all ...

Tak'em Down
06/22/2017
SPORTING CLAYS . . . TIRED OF X’s HERE & THERE?

"Only when we concentrate on the process of building thisdependable form—applying the non-negotiablebasics swing after swing—can we honestly and realisticallyexpect to generate real consistency, higher scores and peak performances." excerpt from Beyond The Target (BOOK III)Daniel L. SchindlerParagon School of Sporting Inc. Founder, Master Instructor and Chief ExaminerNSCA Level III Guild of Shooting Instructor (UK) Now Available! Beyond The Target, Book III is the final book in Dan Schindler's Sporting Clays and Wingshooting trilogy. Beyond The Target is a culmination of Dan Schindler's life's work that spans decades of teaching ...

Sporting Clays Choke Truth Discovered
06/04/2017
SPORTING CLAYS . . . TIRED OF X’s HERE & THERE?

The Truths in the clay target disciplines are not always accepted or met with approval. Myths die hard…especially older ones that have been handed down for generations. A classic example of this is choosing a choke for the target being presented. During the Paragon CIS classes, Instructor Candidates and their students are introduced to some revealing facts. David Taylor was a shooter in the box with Instructor Candidate Kate Ahnstrom. When asked to shoot the longer crossing target at slightly over 40 yards, David asked Kate if he could change his Skeet choke to something tighter. Kate correctly asked David to trust his Skeet choke, which he did, albeit with a little reluctance. ...

Are You In The Sporting Clays Shoot Off. . .Or Someplace Else?
05/02/2017
SPORTING CLAYS . . . TIRED OF X’s HERE & THERE?

 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 ...