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When to take a hunting shooting lesson

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

As hunting season comes, a little reminder of when to take a shooting lesson. We have so many people who call us 3 days before they are ready to leave to go to Argentina or on a dove hunt with their company They want a tune-up before the hunt and mostly so they will not embarrass themselves.Lets think about this–if you come for a tune up 3 days before, after not touching your gun for several months, you are not going t... Read more…

Comment vs. Commitment

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

There is a difference in comment and commitment. It takes a lot of hard work to increase your performance at sporting clays or anything else in life for that matter. When we are born we each have a certain amount of God Given Talent. Some have more than others, but we all have some. To be great at anything, we must make the commitment to develop our talent into a skill.Your expectations on a sporting clays course shoul... Read more…

Plateaus….Good or Bad

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

April Tip Sporting Clays 2008If you are as infatuated with this game as we have been for the past 24 years then you will inevitably encounter what we call a “plateau” in your shooting or performance.  How long you stay there and where your next one will be is in large part determined by your attitude toward being in the plateau.  All of us would like to be able to just shoot more and get better and we know there are a ... Read more…

Shooting hard targets

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

The first thing everyone in our clinics want to do is to learn to shoot hard targets. Our first question is, what is your definition of a hard target. What may be hard for one person, is not for another. Once we have established what is hard, we can go from there. You can only improve when you have isolated the problem. If all right to left targets are hard for you, then your goal will be to go and in your practice hit... Read more…

Shooting great after the lesson … or not

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

However, when I go back to practice or especially when I shoot a tournament, I promptly forget all of your teaching and revert to my bad habits. What accounts for this phenomenon? Is it the stress of competition or do I need more practice?The answer is a combination of yes– it is stress of competition and yes you need more practice. You have only been shooting for 5 months and the data bank in you mind is not there yet... Read more…