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Score Plateau: 65

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 29, 2020

You are here because you have fallen in love with the game and you can’t get enough of it. Up to now, you have just been playing around with different things. While you can hit some of the targets some of the time, there is something missing in your game: consistency. And no matter how much you shoot and practice, you just can’t find the consistency button. You are learning to move and mount the gun, or you... Read more…

The True Commitment Required for Greatness

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 21, 2020

Great performers are not born with some innate ability that predisposes them to be able to be great at anything. While they all have spent thousands of hours doing what it is that they do, they each became great due to the commitment in time, money and effort to practice deliberately, to deliberately improve to world-class level. To become great at any one thing is a lonely road with bumps and holes thrown in y... Read more…

"What Are You Going to Give Up?"

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 15, 2020

There are those who think if they would just try harder, they will improve and eventually find the “holy grail” of consistency. But try as they may, that holy grail turns into a nosegay of excuses that simply masks their lack of commitment to ask for help or their fear of what others might think or say about them and their scores. A great shooter that spent some time with us named Dean Olsen said, “Not only sho... Read more…

The Move and Mount is Crucial

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 8, 2020

Here’s a little-known fact: shooters who can move and mount the gun learn as much as three times faster than those who don’t! Said another way, people who refuse to learn to move and mount the gun learn as much as three times slower. The choice is yours. Some might think that just doing something more would set the stage for getting better. But the inevitable plateaus will eventually set in and not only will y... Read more…

Building Long-Term Memory in Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 1, 2020

We are finding out that practice is perhaps the most valuable tool in our game of shooting a moving target with a shotgun. At the same time, it’s the most wasted tool. Shooters shoot a lot and think they are practicing, but all they are really practicing is loading the gun and calling “pull.” You have two kinds of memory: long-term and short-term. Short-term memory is great for remembering a phone number until... Read more…