Gun Fits Don't Correct Sight Picture

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on February 11, 2020

You hear a lot about gun fit and follow through and while they are important here is where we have come to after thousands of shooters and 55,000 hours each over 26 years as professional coaches. If the sight picture is correct and the muzzle speed is the same as the targets speed and the gun mount is a little off you have a better than average chance to hit the bird. Conversely, if the sight picture is WRONG, no amount of perfection in the gun fit, gun mount, foot position, follow through, choke selection or ammo selection will break the target! As professional shooting coaches for 26 years we have to demonstrate breaking clays and birds with students guns that do not fit us! We will be the first to tell you that the two things that are the most important to having success with a shotgun on a moving target are the sight picture being correct and adjusting the muzzle speed to the targets speed before you send the shot. Pay attention to this next comment, when you combine a good practiced move and mount with a gun that reasonably fits the shooter with a clear practiced sight picture and muzzle speed matches bird speed good things happen in the field.

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