Learning at Kiowa Creek
Last weekend’s clinic at our field at American Shooting Centers was as always a learning experience for us all. Just when we think we have heard it all, something new comes up.
Once again, not looking down the barrel was a revelation to some. And it was exciting for some to realize how easy the OSP system is to reproduce, as well as how relaxing shooting this system is.
The cool thing is that we can go immediately to the Knowledge Vault and show them how to hit a target – feathered or painted – with the ShotKam. Wait until we get the new HD ShotKam. Be sure to look for that in the future. We will be taking them to Argentina in May and will shoot some new footage.
Learning How to Correct Misses and Slow Down
We had some hunters in the group and left with excitement to go to the field and shoot pheasants and quail.
They had great success because now they understand how to correct a miss. But more importantly, they know how to shoot more efficiently. And they now know how to slow down and see what they are going to shoot before they mount the gun.
Everyone is always in such a hurry to mount the gun. Then they try to find the target. But if you will just hold off on the mount until you know where you are going and then mount the gun, you will have more success.
I know when we have gone pheasant hunting, the pheasant is a big flying chicken with a really long tail. Your eyes will immediately go to the end. So slow down and see the ring around its neck. Then take the gun to the bird and bring the bird down.
If it is a quail, slow down and bring the gun from underneath up to the head and take the shot. You can see all of this on the Knowledge Vault.
You Don’t Need to Look at the Barrel!
For our sporting clay shooters, the realization that they didn’t need to look at the barrel was exciting and rewarding in the number of broken targets.
One gentleman who had not shot in three years had great rewards. He was amazed how he could once again hit many targets and always had a funny and astonished look on his face when he smashed the targets.
The other sporting enthusiasts all learned to have a plan for each target and a preload of what the brain needed to see to make the shot. This is a very important part of the preshot routine.
The pre-load was something no one had thought of. But when they started doing it, it became very easy. They were amazed at how they could start to run stations, which is necessary to win in a competition.
A competition is either against a registered event or against your buddies. Don’t tell me that’s not a competition!
We’re off to Colorado to have more interesting moments. Stay tuned to learn more.