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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…

Staying focused

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Staying in the present is tough to do. When you begin your sequence your goal is to hit the first couple of targets, then hurry up and get out of the stand before you loose it. Normally what happens is you start out the stand in a rhythm and as you go through the pairs you will shoot faster and faster and squirt a few of the last targets. You need to have a preshot routine that you are comfortable with and that you use... Read more…

2 eyes or 1

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Is it better to shoot with 2 eyes open? The answer is definitely YES. The targets will look larger, closer, and moving more slowly. Is it going to look completely different when you shoot? YES. Remember that your eyes are used to working together, so that you can walk or drive a car. If you will think of shooting your shotgun like driving your care and merge into the lead with the gun, you won’t have to be so concerned... Read more…

Practice, Learning and Performance….Part Three: Conclusions

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Over the past two months we have talked about how there is only one way for anyone to determine whether they have learned anything.  In our game that would be; can you do it on command, cold turkey so to speak, on game day when there are people watching and they are keeping score?  Until you can do that you really have not learned anything, you are in the process of learning and there is a great difference in the appro... Read more…