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The search for consistency

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Intermediate shooters almost always want to be “more consistent”. Four things come to mind that most often have to be dealt with:1. Developing a plan for shooting each target, Before stepping into the Box, and sticking to it; regardless of what others say or do.2. Using their eyes correctly and trusting what their vision is telling them.3. Getting them to understand that they should trust in their ability to Point (not... Read more…

The Pre-Shot Routine:

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

  The subconscious knows rhythm.  For those of you who can clap a steady rhythm without music, do you consciously think about when you’re going to clap next?  Do you tick off the seconds in your head?  No, you just feel the rhythm.     Using that rhythm to manage the voice and stimulate feel is what the pre-shot routine is all about.  It’s a crucial part of turning your swing over to the subconscious.  If you’ll think ... Read more…

Keeping every round as good as the first

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

(Larry Fry, Poway, CA) Invariably, the first round I shoot is my best (of the day). My scores will gradually drop off as I continue to shoot. I’m in excellent health. I shoot 2 3/4 dr., 1 1/8 oz, recoil doesn’t bother me(at least not that I’m aware of). I don’t feel as if I’m getting tired. I usually shoot in the mornings, not at the end of the day. I shoot skeet, 5 stand and sporting clays. The same phenomena occurs o... Read more…

Make it ugly to make it right

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Gun fit is different for each person–and it is an ongoing process–a journey. It is not something you can go out and do just once. As you improve your gun mount so will your gun fit change. We have gone through more stocks than most people have guns, because we were on a journey to find the correct stock fit. It has taken years. Now, after all this time, when we get a new gun, we know what the correct measurements are, ... Read more…

Side by Sides

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Why do you not see more side by sides in Sporting Clays? John Payne, Houston, TX.Sporting clays and also trap and skeet are clay target games. The over and under (o/u) target gun has evolved over the years as the gun of choice for most target shooters for one main reason, weight. A gun that is heavy does not kick and tends to keep moving when you start it swinging.Most side by sides (SBS) are game guns. They are light,... Read more…