Shoulder the gun with your eyes closed then open your eyes until you see
the sight beads stacked. Now you have a subconscious gun mount routine. Now hug
the gun close and "feel" the gun become a part of you. Can you
"feel" cheek pressure on the comb? This will help stop any
head-lifting. Hug that gun!
You have a shooting friend, yet I bet it's been a long time since you've
asked this friend to watch you shoot a practice round to give you a hard-core evaluation
of your shooting! Shooter's get into mutual ruts feeling they can't improve, but
they can. You can't see the mistakes you are making. You need those
extra eyes looking in from the outside to pick up on errors. That is what a
good shooting instructor / coach can do. Use your friend's eyes... you'll see scores
Ever notice when you miss a target you feel a little slump inside of
you? There is a depressed feeling or a surprise response action. The very word,
"lost" is negative in itself and triggers apprehension and shock. This
tinge of fear triggers a loss of confidence that will produce another lost target and the
score falls, one target at a time. Hearing the word, "lost" or the eye
seeing a "lost" target can trigger the negative response/emotion. The key
is to learn how to manage lost targets with no emotion as if it did not even happen at
all! This is where "faith" comes into play. With faith you can
break the next target because you "believe" you can, and you will if you use
faith! So, when you miss, believe you can correct the negative mindset with a
positive response of confidence.
Do not feel the pain of the lost
target! Be a unemotional machine believing in yourself to not make the mistake of
diverting your thoughts to the lost target. It did not happen! Now focus your
attention back to the next target with all the faith you had before the lost target
appeared. You have to work at this or you'll be an emotional wreck on the line and
your mind will race with thoughts serving to take your mind off the job of breaking the
next target. When you see a lost target, yours or someone else's, tell yourself,
"The target is dead." This will help cancel the unconscious negative
within and assist to reset your mind into a positive mode of faith. "For
whatever you believe shall be!" Faith is believing you obtain something that
you do not already have. So you saw a lost target, but you don't believe it
happened! This way you won't miss again. Remember, the subconscious mind will
repeat the error it sees unless you counteract it with
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You keep missing targets and busting low scores. Why? Many reasons of course,
but to stop missing targets you have to know why you are missing them! It is that
simple. The problem is most shooter's are shooting with "the eyes only"
and not using the shotgun sight bead properly. You have to use the sight bead
despite what you read or hear. The professional shooters' use the sight bead with a
technique called "back-sighting." It also allows you to stop, "plane
sighting" down the gun's rib so you can learn to, "shoot off the end of the
barrel." These are "advanced" technical shooting
methods. But for now, you should at least be able to see what you are doing wrong
when you pull the trigger so you can correct the error! How many times have you
missed not knowing "why" you missed? This trend must cease or you will
forever keep missing! Problem? (1) Most shooter's have
white sight beads on their gun that are useless as learning tools, and (2)
most shooters do not know how to use them and wonder why they miss targets!
The white bead is useless because it has no contrast to the target (only on a black
target, but usselessly blends into the background).
florescent gun sights and you will "see" what you
are doing wrong! It works and it is the "best" you can buy!
Now you will know not only why you missed, but "why" you hit the target as hard
as you did! It is a fantastic learning tool. You should not be shooting trap
targets with the shotgun sights you have now. If you want to learn how to shoot
targets you have to know why you miss or hit. This sight will get that job done to
your satisfaction! Things are happening very fast when you pull the
trigger. You need a device that can tell you "when" to pull the trigger by
seeing the sight bead encroaching on the target. If you can't see this precision
you will continue to miss, especially in handicap yardage shooting where precision is an
absolute must! Remember what Daro Handy says, "You
have to put the bead on the target to break it!" Dan Orlich say's,
"The gun will shoot straight. Lock it in a vice and you will see this is
true and the variable is you." Both of these Hall of Fame shooter's
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You practice and shoot well, then you go to a registered shoot and you
lose. What is going on here? There are many factors; trap lies, target
settings, background, optical illusions, etc. But what is the most overwhelming
problem? The problem is the trap you are shooting at practice is very likely not set
to competition standards. Set the trap to throw "legal" targets before you
shoot them at practice! Many gun clubs do not set their practice traps to meet legal
standards including, weekend practice and practice during registered shoots. If you
practice on a trap with substandard targets you train yourself to shoot "deviant
targets" and when it comes time to shoot "legal targets" you have to
readjust and that is not an easy thing to do... which is why your competition score
plummets. You will see the light now that you are aware of this. Set your
practice trap to legal standards. Do not shoot deviant targets! It is
not so much the act of seeing the target and pulling the trigger that will ruin your
shooting, but the body moves, the gun swing, the feel of the move to the target. The
feel, timing and swing dynamic is ruined. And yes, the sight pictures will be
altered. Combine these and you are inviting disaster. Do you ever see
pros practice before a shoot? They don't need it, but they also know from experience
the practice traps at registered shoots are set improperly. They know it...
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Try mounting the gun and use your cheek to steer the gun into figure-eight
patters without lifting your head. It can be done! Now you've learned
"Body English" to steer the gun and you can say goodbye to head-lifting.
You'll acquire the target fast and shoot it quicker. Hmmm, isn't that what the pros
Point of impact can also be adjusted left or right. If you are a
right-handed shooter set your gun's comb to the right to set the POI to the right.
Set it to the left if you are a left-handed shooter. Keep your head still and
stable when shooting. If your cheek moves just a smidgen off the comb vertically you
shoot over the target. If your cheek moves to the right you'll shoot to the
right. Get the idea? Cheek pressure is described in the Trap Shooting Secrets
book and how you can control this pressure to insure solid target hits. Every
professional has worked hard to control cheek pressure and the tricks of the trade are
explained in the books.
Are you certain that your swing and head are both moving at the same
speed? This is critical as the eye is the rear sight of the gun and if the swing
momentum gains speed ahead of the eye you'll miss the target. Critical on the
hard angled targets. Also, it is very much possible, more than you may believe, that
your eye is "flickering" ahead of the swing speed. You'll see the
target just fine and pull the trigger and miss. How can this be if the sight bead
is on the target? It's an optical illusion when your cheek pressure is altered
during the swing. Many shooters simply fall apart in the swing and don't know why
they miss a target when it looked just right. Review the tips above and you'll see
the error creeping in. Just one lesson with a professional shooter would teach you
all about these things, if you ask the right questions. Our trap shooting books will
certainly help you identify problems and most certainly give you
The diagram below reveals the basics
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It doesn't matter if you shoot
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The principles and
techniques can be applied!