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Confidence and Competence

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

This last weekend Vicki and I had a shooting clinic here in Houston and I wanted to share with you what I learned from two of my students.  Perhaps the most enjoyable part of our job as shooting instructors is that we are in a constant learning situation when ever we teach.  It makes our job not only interesting but challenging as well.John was just getting into shotgun shooting and was referred to us by one of our for... Read more…

Shooting glasses do help

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Perhaps the most important aspect of shooting a shotgun is focusing on the target.  If you have read this column in the last few years then you know how much we talk about eyes, vision, and focus and the important role they play in proficiency with a shotgun.  We have talked about gun fit, chokes, shot shell ballistics, the mechanics of mounting the gun correctly and consistently and all of those things are important, ... Read more…

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…

Practice for goose season sit on it

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Getting ready for goose season? Gil offers this practice tip: SIT ON IT!Get a five-gallon bucket, turn it over, and sit on it. Shooting clays while sitting on the bucket is a good simulation for goose shooting. If you can go to a skeet field, set up on station 4, two or three steps in toward station 8. Have someone throw birds to you from the high house and low house. You’ll find that you have about 50% less freedom of... Read more…

It’s OK to be Early

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

We don’t know about you but when we get a chance to shoot a major tournament the information sheet that you get from registration is sometimes hard to interpret.  We get to shoot so few tournaments because of our work schedule it is probably more confusing for us than those of you who are on the tournament trail on a regular basis.  We sure the more tournaments you shoot the clearer they become.  Still it’s important t... Read more…