More from Advanced School

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on March 9, 2014

More from Advanced School…

Coming home from the second Advanced School…..great weather…..a little mist yesterday but all in all great time…..what a great format for learning ……man when shooters finally get the picture of the target coming to the lead AFTER THE GUN IS MOUNTED and stabilizing the picture it is an incredible thing….the move mount shoot move is a good one for quick targets but on the longer ones and more difficult ones the be early and let it come and stabilize the picture is lethal……did i say lethal???…..holy cow bat man it is lethal…..and when the brain sees it ti really latches on to it….the toughest part is getting shooters to be a able to see the target BEHIND THE BARREL…..and i mean really behind the barrel….not jut a few feet but 30 or 40 feet behind the barrel and see it come to the lead…..it is soooo automatic when you see the bird close to the lead and stabilize the picture it just guts the bird….no chips just smoke……what a feel good and what control over the target and when you couple that with a preload you are in the zone……you have heard people say clear you r mind….well if the preload is vivid and real and believable then you don’t have to clear your mind you just let it go and you all of a sudden are all about the process because the preload is the process and the more you use the preload the clearer the brain is as to what you are asking it to do and when the preload is equal to reality ……look out …..here it comes……the zone just happens and you crated it…….every thing slows down and man do shooters get smooth….

with move mount shoot the tendency is to jab as you finish the shot which on close fast targets doesn’t create much risk but on the longer ones risk is increased dramatically…..we had several shooters that needed to finish the shot…..finishing the shot means staying in the gun and maintaining gun speed =to birds speed….at the end of the shot…..just stay in the gun half second more to finish the shot at speed of the target is magic on longer shots…..it is also the thing that created consistency day in and day out…..all of the shooters got it each in their own time and some deeper than others depending on where they were in their experience curve…..the more experienced shooters get it quicker and can apply it to a wider variety of target presentation sooner but eventually they all were smashing targets…..the soft mount to the shoulder at the beginning of the shot seems to puzzle some but when we explained the advantage of being able to look farther behind the gun for the target when address is from unmounted position they all realized what an advantage it was and quickly implemented it……we are convinced more and more each day that we are on to something special by accessing the ANTICIPATION CIRCUIT in the right brain and crating a reflexive action based on visual input to the brain….all shooters in the class joined the 80 yard club…….we set a chandelle target off the tower and realy backed up and man did they crush that target…..all of them..just seeing a stable picture…..some of the shooters were shocked but we weren’t …..after all we see it work over and over and know what is possible when accessing the right brain……

we had a treat on Saturday morning when we asked Bill McGuire to come share some thoughts with the class on goals practice and mind set in practice and tournament play….it was a 46 minute session which i recorded on the iPhone and will get it up on the coaching hour page soon….we will be adding some 600 new kill shots n the near future which will make the shot simulator huge and will benefit wing shooters and hunter ed students world wide and we are as you can imagine very excited……we are still trudging along with the DNR project and every day it looks more and more favorable form a global perspective……keep looking and studying the clay shotkam review in shot simulator…..it is proving to be a real asset in preload and understanding how to let the target come to the lead and stabilizing the shot….we will be making the same reviews for game birds and the shot simulator will take on a new look and will have its own page instead of a drop down menu because of some changes that are coming…..it is all good….will try to shoot new clay shots next week at the ranch as well as get the pheasants shots up soon….we will be adding front shot of shooter doing the shotkam shots so you can see the mount and how really slow the muzzle is moving on the longer shots…..lots of things instore for all of you so stay in touch and stay tuned in…….its gonna get real fun real quick….more later…..coaching hour this Tuesday….

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