(Trap Shooter from Dolgeville, New York)
Dear Mr. Russell:
"I only write you because you deserve
some feed-back from those of us who have purchased "Trap Shooting Secrets."
I like your book VERY much. You wrote well on all the important topics.
Not an easy feat. I would have paid much more for the book. It's helped
me already in just the two weeks since I got it. I've been shooting trap for the
last 25 years with modest success due to lack of focus or attention when it counted.
I was in the market for a book like yours. I know how powerful the written
word is. You have captured the essence of trapshooting. Keep up the good
TED - (Trap
Shooter from Hendersonville,
"Love your "Trap Shooting Secrets Book
DAVE - (Trap
Shooter from Garndnerville,
"Trap Shooting Secrets is a great
ED - (Trap
Shooter from Marlton, New
"I enjoyed your Trap
Shooting Secrets book so much that I am ordering your other book, "Precision Shooting
- The Trap Shooter's Bible." Right after reading your Trap Shooting Secrets book
I won the ATA North Eastern Grand Satellite shoot on September 1997 and I just started
shooting in June of 1997!! I'm going to the Grand American in Vandalia,
GARY - (Trap
Shooter from Crescent City,
"Your book, Trap Shooting Secrets, has
taught me things I can't believe has worked so well and so quickly. I wish I had
this book years ago! What I liked best about the book was the eye focus and gun-hold
point secrets and target angles. Now I hammer the targets into dustballs like I've
never done before and I'm beating the scores of other top shooter's at the gun club and
it's driving them up the walls. I love it!
And your chapter on the moving gun and gun
canting is simply incredible. It really works. I took your advice and now I
have a gun that fits me like a glove, shoots where I look and breaks the targets
It makes a huge difference when you know what
you are doing and plan each shot like you say to do using the proper setup procedures and
other tricks of the trade. Tricks I've never heard of before that truly give instant
results but I can now see professional shooters using them when I couldn't see them
before. It opened my eyes.
I'm shooting so fast and so accurate people
are talking about it and when I do shoot I attract a crowd of spectators. I'm very
impressed with your book. It's the best book I've ever read on trapshooting!
You should charge more for the book, $34.95 is too cheap, the advice is worth thousands of
dollars! The book really is an investment. I've earned option money to pay
for the book many times over and over again.
I can't wait to read your next book Precision
Shooting. Please do send it to me right away. And Thank You for writing Trap
Shooting Secrets. The book has changed my life for the better !"
P.S. Are you going to write a book on
doubles? If so, I want that too!
Trap Shooting Secrets and Precision Shooting now have double-trap
Delbert - (Trap
Shooter from Oregon)
"That's a fine book
you wrote, James. Please send me more books as I know a lot of people who want to
buy Trap Shooting Secrets. I've talked to professional trapshooters about your book
and they like it, and recommend it too!"
John - (Trap
Shooter from New York)
Dear James Russell,
I am new to the world of trap shooting. My uncle suggested that I shoot in the
winter trap league to break up the winter season. I gave it a try and have really
got the bug. I have always been a good athlete and I strive for perfection. I am a
former golf pro and continue to play scratch golf. So naturally when I started trap
shooting I thought that I would be able to at least be competitive and contribute to my
team. I was wrong. I was shooting between 9-13 birds out of 25. Everyone
was giving me advice. They told me I was shooting too fast, lagging on the angles,
wrong stance, gun too high ect. ect. ect. I was done the minute I stepped on the
trap line. I was ready to quit. All the best shooters could not
communicate what they were doing that made them hit the targets. Everyone had advice
but nobody could communicate it in a way that a new shooter could understand.
I started to surf the net trying to find information on trap shooting. I
found your site and I am glad I did. I received the book on a Saturday
afternoon. I have three children under the age of four so my time to read quietly is
limited to the last couple of hours after they go to bed. There was too much to
read. I was shooting the next morning.
I read the section on shooting circles and got an idea on how to
set up and hold the gun properly. The next day I went to shoot and I was black
smoking the targets. I was shooting fast and hitting them hard. I shot
23 out of 25 and it could of very easily been 25. I missed two targets due to
anticipating the flight of the bird.
I have since spent this week slowly and methodically reading every word in the
book. I am hoping that all the information will take hold. I am really
feeling confident and I haven't even had the opportunity to practice.
Thanks so much for the book.
Joy - (Trap
Shooter from Rhode Island)
"I have been trained
by top notch instructors from Remington and Federal and an Olympic trainer and have never
received the information that I did from you. I learned one heck of a lot.
P.S.: I am NOT going to tell my friends
Pete - (Trap
Shooter from Oregon)
"Well done! You
are right; it is the first book that has it all. Not only have you captured the
essence of trap shooting, but you have also thrown your net over the peripheral aspects
that make up the game. Great book!"
Becky - (Trap
Shooter from Kansas)
"I ordered your book
Trapshooting Secrets and enjoyed it. My scores have improved this year (1998) and I
won the Kansas State Ladies Championship - a goal of mine since I started trapshooting in
1991. Keep up the good work!
David - (Trap
Shooter from Texas)
"I have been using
your Trap Shooting Secrets book as my approach to practice and tournaments. Your
advice and instruction is right on the money. While it is enjoyable to do well in
tournaments your insight into practice and how to stimulate my brain to improve my
shooting deserves many thanks. This testimonial is tournament proven as I won
the Texas State handicap this year (1998). Many thanks!
Doug - (Trap
Shooter from New Jersey)
"Your first book,
Trap Shooting Secrets, was all that was claimed and more! Please send me your second
book, Precision Shooting - The Trap Shooter's Bible.
Ron S. - (Trap
Shooter from Florida)
"I am getting a lot out of these two
trap shooting books, especially visualization and concentration!"
Costantino Proietti - (Olympic Trench
"I find your advice very helpful indeed.
No one explained to me anything similar."
I want to
tell you how much Trap Shooting Secrets has helped me. I have read
through chapter eight feverishly. I have achieved levels that even
surprised me. I achieved some personal bests at the Grand American
99 of 100 in singles, 196 out of 200 at singles and 95 out of 100 in
handicap. Labor day I went to a big registered shoot at Jaquays
Gun Club. I won the 200 bird handicap with 193 (97-96). I
played all the options and cleared a cool $2,300, including middle fifty
jackpot. Following your principles has greatly accelerated my
progress. This book is must reading for any shooter that wants to
excell at the sport. Thanks a lot and I will finish your book with
Aghajani - Iran
appreciate you so much because of your excellent books; Trap Shooting
Secrets and Precision Shooting - The Trapshooter's Bible. These
great books helped me to understand the art of trap shooting and now
after only two years of shooting I am a good shooter in my country and a
member of the National Team for my country. This progress is
greatly related to your excellent books.
MARK F. -
(Trap Shooter from Topeka, KS)
Dear Mr. Russell:
read both of your trap shooting books, Trap Shooting Secrets and
Precision Shooting from cover to cover several times. I cannot say
enough about both these books. They have helped my shooting
tremendously, and as advertised, I believe have saved me hundreds if not
thousands of dollars in achieving my trapshooting goals. Both my
singles and handicap scores have risen greatly after reading and applying
the information in these two books. Thanks."
(Trap & Sporting Clays Shooter from
Dear James Russell:
"Ive got to tell you,
your books Trap Shooting Secrets and Precision Shooting are still educating
me. I am mastering the precision shooting technique. As your books
instruct, I train with the tightest choke Ive got, just to be more
accurate. It forces me to be on point in every shot I make. It is really
satisfying to smoke ball every target!
This weekend I became
double champion. Saturday I won the first sporting clays event I have ever
entered! That was very satisfying. Sunday I won the trap shooting event
with 99 out of 100 shooting with the tight choke! So now I am South
Norwegian Champion in both trap and sporting clays! I just had to let you
know, my progress this year is thanks to you and your books.
I now shoot with more
confidence and its really helping me in competitions. I have won four out
of the seven competitions I entered (this year 2004). My worst result is 4th
place. I am planning my goals to shoot with the Norwegian Championship
National Team. Best wishes from your biggest fan and God Bless!"
(Trap Shooter from USA)
Dear Mr. Russell:
want to pass along my sincere thanks for Trap Shooting Secrets. Your book
has taken me to new heights in trap shooting. Your quote on the cover is
right on the money! I restarted trap shooting in January of 2004 (after a
30 year vacation from the sport). After reading your book I broke my first
25 straight at the end of February. At my first two PITA shoots, I averaged
93 from 16 yards and 88.5 in handicap. Wanting to do better I bought a
Browning Citori XT and I shot my first 50 straight on August 5th.
My third PITA shoot was August 14 and 15. I shot 195 in singles and 185 in
handicap. At this shoot I shot 99 in the first day of singles and I shot 85
straight before my one miss! This was only 9 days after my first 50
straight! Following your books advice I entered the magnum events and I
won about $950.00.
My fourth PITA shoot was September 24 and 25. I shot 96 in singles
and 86 in handicap. I was miserable. I broke out your book on Saturday
night and figured out what I was doing wrong. On Sunday, I shot 98 in
singles and 98 in handicap. I won another magnum event and was overall
handicap champion for Sundays shoot. I won $563.00.
Because of your book, my singles average is now 95.8 and I got my
first yardage increase. But best of all, Im shooting more confidently and
have $1,513.00 that I would not have won without you and your book! You can
bet I will be buying the Precision Shooting book next! Many thanks."
Gary Kusz, Ironwood, MI
have been shooting a shotgun since I was 12 years old.
I am now 57. Last year was the first year I have shot trap and in a
league. I ended the season with a 19 average. During the winter
off season I read your fantastic book "Trap Shooting Secrets." It has
made a world of difference. This season ended, with me in the top two
positions (I shot for two teams) and my average is 23.4 birds. People
aer now asking me for advice, like I have been doing this for a long time!
I do credit your book with the dramatic increase of my shooting skills.
I will recommend your book to anuyone who wants to improve their scores.
Thanks again. Gary Kusz, Ironwood, MI.
I've purchased both trapshooting books TSS and PSTSB plus the
Expense Log Book. Those two technical books have helped me beyond belief
and I don't even shoot handicap, but just Olympic and double trap.
However, I've been able to adjust some of the techniques and the last
chapters focused on doubles have been incredibly helpful. I only wish
you decided to publish a book about doubles only, maybe digging further
into matters and elaborating on the tips and techniques that you've
outlined in your two books. I'd certainly purchase that book in a hurry.
Anyway, I wish you the very best and I thank you for your efforts.
Keep up the good work!