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Viewing change in your shooting

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

When you teach and coach the number of people we do, you begin to see some obvious performance trends, and attitudes in shooters of different abilities. One such trend is how people view change. Several times over the past months, we have seen this phrase used in advertisements and flyers soliciting students for shooting instruction–“He will work with what you are doing and not change you and make you better.”Now let’s... Read more…

Pull Away on Long Crossers

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Dear Gil & Vicki-     I have had your chokes and loads video as well as your first video for a long time now and love them both.  Particularly the emphasis on seeing the target and using your peripheral vision.  My only really frustrating shot is a long crosser.  I think I just discovered the problem and I am hoping you can help with the cure.  I shoot pull away on long crossers.  My head stays with the gun, it’s usual... Read more…

Occlusions

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Playing too close to the bird with the gun creates and occlusion to the visual input to the brain which in turn causes a miss typically over the target. In order to understand this it is necessary to understand how the input from the eyes is converted to physical output by the brain. First the retina of the eye begins to process the visual information of the moving target before it sends it to the brain. As the brain r... Read more…

Changing from Learning to Shoot to Learning to Compete

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Sooner or later you will learn the value of not setting up so close to the trap and having to chase the bird with the muzzle and when that happens you will find yourself in B or A class ready to move on up.  Would you like to know what you will have to do to achieve that?  It has a lot to do with how you handle your score.  In the beginning as a new competitor you are mystified with how and why it breaks.  You’re not c... Read more…

92 Days and Counting

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

As of June 1, it’s 92 days till dove season. Shooting a shotgun is probably the furthest thing away from your mind. Your thought processes are probably more on fishing than hunting. Hopefully you have been visiting your local sporting clays course at least once or twice a month just to keep the rust off.Vicki and I have been traveling all over the country teaching people to shoot better. Both hunters and clays shooters... Read more…