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Hard targets to practice or not to practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

We recently attended a tournament of 400 plus shooters. The targets were a little more difficult than usual. Our observation was that they were a little longer than the norm, which required a smoother, more precise move coupled with a precise break point to be successful. The poor fools who mounted the gun and chased the lead were eaten alive.We overheard two shooters talking about the targets. They both thought they w... Read more…

Gun mount

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Would you rather have students in a clinic that were new shooters or someone who had been shooting for awhile with bad habits? George Fournoy, Houston, TexasMost people would think that getting a new student with no bad habits would be the easier way to teach, but give us someone with a good gun mount and we can get them farther along in a shorter time. We can always refine a gun mount that may not be the best, but if ... Read more…

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…