FAQs

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Our Shooting Clinics:

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our shooting clinics.

HOW MUCH WILL WE SHOOT?

125-300 shots, depending upon what you are working on. Singles, doubles, long shots, short shots, etc. We find that it’s not how many times you pull the trigger that makes you better; what you learn each time you pull the trigger makes you Better!


HOW MANY PEOPLE IN EACH CLASS?

We typically take five people per instructor per day.


WHAT TIME DO WE START AND FINISH?

Assemble at 8:00 am, start at 8:30am, and end between 4:30-5:00 pm.


WHAT LEVEL WILL THE OTHER STUDENTS BE?

Although we try to group people by similar abilities, sometimes it just can’t happen. We have found that the teaching methods we use can be understood and applied by the novice, intermediate, and advanced shooter. The difference is that more advanced students have the ability to execute the same basic fundamentals at higher levels and on more difficult targets.

The first time a student enters one of our groups sessions they are amazed at how much they actually learn when others are shooting. When we explain the same fundamental move or concept to five different people in five different ways everyone learns so much so quickly!

In one day with us you will learn what normally takes 10 one-hour lessons to learn for the cost of just over 2 one-hour lessons.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN?

In the first 90 minutes you will learn why you hit and why you miss the target, how to repeat the hits, and how to correct the misses. You will also learn about chokes - when and how to use them.

Our system is so simple to understand, learn and apply… It just makes sense!


WHAT IF IT RAINS?

The only reason a clinic will be canceled is due to lightning. Bring your rain gear. We don’t charge extra for teaching you how to shoot in the rain or inclement weather!


DO YOU HAVE GUNS?

American Shooting Centers has an assortment of Beretta and Browning shotguns available in Houston for you to use. We need a three-week advanced notice if you would like to use a specific gun and we will do what we can to have it for you!


DO YOU HAVE AMMUNITION?

Ammunition is available at most of the clubs we teach. You can contact us about ammunition in Houston and/or contact the club where you will be meeting us.


WHAT METHOD DO YOU TEACH?

We teach all methods. Different methods have different amounts of risk on different shots. We help you understand the risks and why. We also help you choose the best method for you and the shot you are shooting.

In studying the psychology of performance, (the mental game) we find that the more emphasis placed on method, the more consciously and mechanically people think. Therefore, they underperform more.


CAN YOU HELP ME SHOOT BIRDS BETTER?

Our system has been successfully applied to all clay target disciplines, but also to all species of live bird shooting. We give specific clinics for doves, ducks, geese and driven shooting in England. American Shooting Centers is a great place to learn to shoot, because they have 13 towers from 20 feet to 120 feet.


WILL YOU TEACH ME A SPECIFIC METHOD OR WORK WITH WHAT I'M ALREADY DOING?

We can teach you any method you want to learn! More importantly, we will teach you the risks of each method on each shot and it will be up to you to change or not. We find that people are very reluctant to change. However, once our students understand the risks of not changing and the benefits (reduced risk) of changing then change becomes improvement — Everyone wants to improve!


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST IN HOUSTON VS OTHER LOCATIONS?

Clinics are $550.00 per person per day.

A $225.00 deposit per day is required to reserve a spot at any clinic.

At our home field in Houston, ammunition, targets and lunch are included in the clinic fee.

Costs may vary when we are on the road because some clubs include lunch, targets and/or ammunition.


HOW MUCH DOES PRIVATE INSTRUCTION COST?

Hourly instruction is available at a cost of $200 per hour. Ammunition is not included. Targets are included at lessons on our home field in Houston.

Brian, Gil and Vicki are available for corporate outings and hunts.

Individual packages can be put together for you or your group, whether it’s to improve your scores in sporting clays or taking clients out to shoot. Things just seem to go better with Brian, Gil and Vicki around.

Call for scheduling and prices: (281) 346-0888.


IF I COME FOR TWO DAYS, WILL THE 2ND DAY BE A REPEAT OF THE FIRST DAY?

We recommend taking two days in a row! The first day we are deprogramming and programming the database. On the second day, we show you how to use the “computer.” No two days of instruction are alike.

Each shooter in each class is asked to shoot a few targets and answer a few questions. At that point, the curriculum for the day is established. The students and teacher agree on individual goals for the day and then go to work together to achieve them.


CAN YOU CHECK MY GUN FIT?

We can check your gun fit and give you suggestions for any alterations that might need to be done. Gun fit is a very personal thing. It is more important that you understand what gun fit is all about. Then you will know if your gun fits or not. After one session on the pattern plate, you will know if your gun fits or not!


CAN YOU COME TO OUR LOCAL CLUB?

We are constantly updating our schedule. Just email gm@ospschool.com or call (281) 346-0888. We will see when we can work you in.


CAN I VIEW THE KNOWLEDGE VAULT ON AN OLDER COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS 7?

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. As a result, they are not releasing updates to go along with new security and programming changes within the various software programs and websites. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the Knowledge Vault will function normally when accessed from a computer running Windows 7.



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