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Why do the women shooters always score 10-20 fewer birds ...

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

(Phyllis Lundquist, Seattle, WA) A great question, since this is not a game of strength. It’s not like golf where the ladies need to be yards ahead of the guys to get their ball down the fairway. Shooting is more a game of finesse – not of strength. Gil and I have been trying to figure this out for years. Here are a few thoughts we have had.The biggest difference between men and women, and therefore in their scores, is... Read more…

Expectation and Getting in Your Own Way

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Expectation and Getting in Your Own WayDear Vicki and Gil…..I went to the state shoot this last weekend and shot great on the first day of the main but on the second day I began to flinch and went from an 82 on the first day to a 65 on the second and the targets were not harder.  I thought you guys had cured my flinching but now they seem to be back, help….we could sign the names of most of the people who shoot sportin... Read more…

Expectations on tournament day

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

A student of ours came to a great revelation the other day. After several months of shooting and taking lessons his scores, which had gone way up, began to go up and down. The ups were good, but the downs were becoming too much the norm. The downs were really showing up on tournament day. All I want is a trophy and out of E class, but really I just want the trophy, he would say. We would try to explain to him not to le... Read more…

How to stay focused for 10 shots

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

At every clinic the same question arises about how to not only get focused at the first stand, but how to stay focused for 10 shots.We have found that the best way to solve this problem is for you to practice getting focused and staying focused. How? In your practice routine, you must start making sure you go to the range with a specific thing to practice, like left to right crossers. Make yourself stay in a stand unti... Read more…

The pitfalls of unsolicited help

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

It seems that we are getting more and more questions and comments about how other shooters are “helping” people without being asked, especially the Level I and Level II instructors. For example, a man called us and said he was an 80-85% shooter until one day an instructor told him he was left eye dominant and to improve he would have to switch shoulders or put a dot over one eye.Let’s think about this. He is shooting 8... Read more…