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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…

Sight Pictures, Are They Conscious or Subconscious?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

To be or not to be…..that is the question.  Whether it is better to know what the lead is before you pull the trigger or not.  There are as many opinions on this as there are shots in sporting clays and there are many theories about what really happens when we shoot a moving object with a shotgun.  The underlying reason there are so many different opinions about something so simple as shooting ahead of a moving object ... Read more…

More on Fear

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

This month let’s look at some of the ways Fear gets into your game and makes you miss targets.  Our game is riddled with fear based decisions and we have found the first step in conquering fear is not only recognizing it but recognizing what it makes you do when you let it in.  We have mentioned before in this column that anytime fear gets in your game the gun gets between the eyes and the target and the eyes come off ... Read more…