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Long-term Memory

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 22, 2018

I made a comment about long and short-term memory. All your skill is stored in your long-term memory and each skill circuit due to repetition creates a familiar picture in your brain each and every time it is fired which allows for your brain to anticipate ahead of what you are doing allowing you to shoot without thinking.  When deep in your long-term memory due to repetition with a detailed preload, these skill ... Read more…

Pointing your nose at the look point ....

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 22, 2018

When I am first shooter at a station, sometimes I have trouble seeing the target until it gets a way out. When I am scoring or pulling I can see the target sooner. Any way I can see the target sooner when I am the first shooter. Thanks Richard C    Okay, let’s look at the real problem.  When scoring the targets you have your head turned toward the trap throwing the first bird. With your nose... Read more…

Every action with the muzzles .......

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 15, 2018

One other thing....  In skeet all but 4 targets are shot in the first 1/3 of their flight path which means every action must be perfect and we have found one swing thought that has improved so many skeet shooters over our 42-year shooting coaching careers.   Ever action with the muzzles should be.....  AWAY FROM THE ACTION  IF YOUR FIRST MOVE IS ALWAYS AWAY FROM THE ACTION this will allow for you to sl... Read more…

Experienced Coach

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 8, 2018

The most frequent mistake we see all shooters do is they just go shoot and do not practice deliberately. Deliberate practice is designed by you to improve the exact part of your game that is keeping you where you are score wise. While in skeet shooting 25 straight must become a habit a good honest evaluation of your overall game and what is holding you back from where you want to be is necessary to establish a pr... Read more…

Trying to Mount the Gun and Take the Shot

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 25, 2017

Trying to mount the gun and take the shot as you mount will result in inconsistencies that cannot be explained and you will never be consistently successful on longer shots that require a slower gun speed to match speed with the target speed especially if you must apply medium to heavy cheek pressure. Soft mount and same speed at the end allows for more consistent and higher scores and the bird slows down.  Read more…