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Flat Shooting Gun

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 6, 2017

60/40 at 16 yards is much higher at 60 yards!!!......50/50 is 50/50 at all distances! 60/40 is great at skeet but the average distance a skeet target is shot is 14 &1/2 yards. And a high shooting gun is great for trap but all targets are rising. When the targets are beyond 35-40 yards shooting a gun that shoots flat yields much more consistent results and sight pictures. We are at Nationals as I write this and we... Read more…

Game has Changed

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 30, 2017

I began my sporting career with a gun that shot 70/30 that I designed which later became the browning special sporting (crossover) and lightning sporting with a flat rib but targets were RISING OR WERE FLAT AND A LONG TARGET WAS 30 yards! The game has changed and there as many falling targets as there are rising targets now so as the game as evolved we have EVOLVED, from 60/40 to 50/50! How many long crossers hav... Read more…

Gun Fit & Cheek Pressure

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 25, 2017

We have learned a lot about gun fit and cheek pressure over the past 25 years as professional coaches and the previous 17 years as competitive skeet shooters and then in 1983 as sporting clays competitors. We too have heard the theories out there about the iris sitting on the rib like a marble on a table but have found what works for us and all of our students. With the iris in the above position whatever cheek p... Read more…

Deliberate Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 18, 2017

Coaching hour is tonight and we will be beginning a discussion on “Deliberate Practice”, and it’s effect on higher levels of performance!Last month we began this discussion and instead of an hour it went an hour and a half and expect tonight to be the same. On my 6 or 7th listen to Peak by Anders Erickson and things are revealing themselves to me more and more each time and many of the things we have talked about... Read more…

NSSF Shares OSP Tips on Social Media

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 9, 2017

We are just back from National Shooting Sports Foundation where Brian, Vicki, and I did, I don't know how many tips, that NSSF will be putting up on all mediums - Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Some of them were the longer tips like I have done in the past but many of them are a new shorter format for the other mediums. Can't wait for them to be out there for all to see. Brian has begun to do voice overs on the new vid... Read more…