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I See Two Barrels?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Dear Ash’s:I am a left eye dominant shooter who is right handed.  I switched over to shooting left-handed and my scores improved somewhat.  I took a shooting lesson last year, and explained to the instructor that I saw “two gun barrels” while shooting.  He advised that I blink my right eye before triggering the shot.  My scores improved dramatically, but recently I have been told that this was bad advice.  What do you ... Read more…

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…

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…

Changing leads vs. chokes

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

I’ve heard people talk about changing their leads instead of changing their chokes. Which has the most effect on the size of the shot cloud? Mark Faggard, Beaumont, TexasThis answer is probably going to ignite quite a few already too short fuses, but you asked for it!I defy anyone to show me how changing shot sizes can change the size of the shot cloud greater or more precisely than changing choke! In my experience, it... Read more…