Two great days in St. Louis with some repeat offenders but a lot of new faces too. We also had a writer from SCI to cover the school and to learn to shoot so be looking for an article about all the good things he learned.About half of the class were hunters and half were a little more competitive but all need not only the basics but a firm understanding of where their eyes should be to be a successful shotgunnner.As I watched everyone’s faces as Gil went thru the animations each morning some bought in immediately but there were those Doubting Thomas’s but by lunch the first day we had them. Seven of he ten were there for 2 days and boy were they glad they were as each of them said they were wise in taking the two days as it seemed to all come together by about 10:30 the second day. Wow What a difference!!I had a wonderful couple from Arkansas who had tried to come for years, but other things would get in their way. Miss Jane was brand new to shooting and husband Ed had been a hunter all his life. Who had also looked straight down the gun his whole life. He fought it for awhile, but finally gave in and couldn’t believe it was so easy to hit targets and not look at the gun. He knew where the gun was but realized he didn’t have to look at it to hit anything. A true revelation for the whole group and a great relief to Jane who had been told, as we all were to be that magical 3 feet in front and not look at the gun. Not possible.Charles aka Chuck is a NRA instructor and hunters’ education instructor. He had a great first day and an even better second day. Caught on early and progressed rapidly. He got a lot of good information to pass on to his students to help them.Larry is a hunter and it took awhile to catch on that what we were teaching him would transfer to the wing shooting field and that was the way he shot birds and could never miss but had gone from just looking at the bird to trying to see the lead and couldn’t hit anything but realized just looking at the target worked better and to not have the gun mounted before calling pull.The biggest ah-ha’s were that you could hit targets without looking at the gun or the lead and it would work each time. REALLY!!!!Went over the flashlight drill and 3 bullet drill with everyone to help them after they left the class. Will be checking in on them in a few weeks to make sure all is well.Next stop is ENGLAND! First trip for me. Tune in and see how much fun we had there.