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I See Two Barrels?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Dear Ash’s:I am a left eye dominant shooter who is right handed.  I switched over to shooting left-handed and my scores improved somewhat.  I took a shooting lesson last year, and explained to the instructor that I saw “two gun barrels” while shooting.  He advised that I blink my right eye before triggering the shot.  My scores improved dramatically, but recently I have been told that this was bad advice.  What do you ... Read more…

Confidence and Competence

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

This last weekend Vicki and I had a shooting clinic here in Houston and I wanted to share with you what I learned from two of my students.  Perhaps the most enjoyable part of our job as shooting instructors is that we are in a constant learning situation when ever we teach.  It makes our job not only interesting but challenging as well.John was just getting into shotgun shooting and was referred to us by one of our for... Read more…

Viewing change in your shooting

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

When you teach and coach the number of people we do, you begin to see some obvious performance trends, and attitudes in shooters of different abilities. One such trend is how people view change. Several times over the past months, we have seen this phrase used in advertisements and flyers soliciting students for shooting instruction–“He will work with what you are doing and not change you and make you better.”Now let’s... Read more…

Changing from Learning to Shoot to Learning to Compete

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Sooner or later you will learn the value of not setting up so close to the trap and having to chase the bird with the muzzle and when that happens you will find yourself in B or A class ready to move on up.  Would you like to know what you will have to do to achieve that?  It has a lot to do with how you handle your score.  In the beginning as a new competitor you are mystified with how and why it breaks.  You’re not c... Read more…

SCI Nov/Dec 2012

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Well last month we talked about fear and how it creeps into your game mainly when shooting sporting clays and this month as promised we are going to talk about sight pictures and focus ratios.  On a side note we will be doing 2 seminars at convention this year and will be talking about these two things with our new animation and will be discussing the difference between shooting clays and shooting birds.  There is a di... Read more…