"Your Competition Ain't Going to Like You!"

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on February 4, 2013

Returning from Phoenix Ben Avery Shooting Center sitting in the United club thinking of several things…..animations were great and Dan Twitchel was very impressed with us and our way of teaching and double impressed with the reaction to our teaching from all clients…..his comment to us when he saw the animations and the monitor we now carry was your competition anit gonna like you…to which I said they already don’t like us so who cares…..the smart ones are coming on board…. He watched us many times and was beaming when we left and wants us to come back again….we will be back in April and BTW Dan has some great targets on three courses with 40 stations+-….lessons learned…still amazed at the number of shooters that are swinging through the target even thought they cant see what is going on when they pull the trigger and they just keep doing it…..the dove shot that shows how you can slow the targets down is a real closer on the OSP technique and the virtual shooter is killer for the kids….had several “kids” this weekend and when the animations came up in the preamble each day they were mesmerized and wanted to go shoot immediately…..we got something here and cant wait to present to IHEA in April….Had Jenifer Shelly from Montana with her boyfriend Doug each shoot with us for 2 days…..man what a live wire she is but when she finally slowed down things really fell into place….Doug watched on her first day then they both shot on the second day and she watched Doug on the third day….the combination of watching and shooting was great for them both…encountered a custom stock on her gun where the comb was raised and huge monti-carlo with a huge radius and of course toooo high but the radius kept her from being
able to know when the stock was in the right place and on high tower shots it just
did not fit…

Left shape is of normal comb and right shape is the huge radius on Jenifer’s gun not unlike the stocks we see from Wenig made for trap….which if you were shooting trap would be great because you are able to apply the exact amount of cheek pressure to line everything up but when shooting sporting clays and going from a low mount and mounting in front of where you are looking there is no way for the shooter to know whether the gun is mounted correctly. To add to the trouble this shooter had there was way too much cheek pressure necessary for her to make the gun shoot flat and she was missing a lot of shots over and had difficulty hitting the tower due to the amount of pressure necessary.

Also amazed at how the animations are getting questions now because everyone is understanding them better……the dots are beginning to make sense and the fact that they come from the Retina and not the brain is helping with shooters trying to think about the lead while they shoot….creating a series of dots on right to left shots with and without the eyes to illustrate looking away from the gun…. Also the concept of looking behind the barrel is making more sense to people now, and don’t know why, it could be that we are getting better at presenting it….used the power point on Mind Sets on third day and this one needs to go on KV site for all our associates….amazed at how many shooters don’t know, realize or understand that they are looking at the barrel and when they finally begin to look at the target behind the gun and slow down they are amazed…..made a major adjustment on two kids…..the reluctentcy of kids to not want to change anything does exist and I think that is because they are afraid it will screw them up….on one kid I lengthened his stock 1 5/8 inches and his dad had been trying to get him to do it for a year…..he did it when I put the boot with Marios extension on his gun and he shot it…..the other kid was shooting with a 95% mounted gun and got him to get the gun out of his face and he shot better and his father too had been trying to get him to change but he was afraid….Had interview with Scott Robertson last week and it was a doozy…..not many people know he is cross dominant…..this is gonna put some people on their ear when they read this…. Off to catch reds and trout and maybe a flounder or two with Brian as a birthday present so more next week…..

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