Hugely proud of this Young man, outstanding achievement and an example to all, of what dedication, hard work, continual practice and most importantly the "Right Attitude" (putting personal male shooting ego aside), can achieve.
Remember there's no short cuts, no magic pill, no special chokes or "thunderchucker cartridges", just skill and great proper technique!!!!!!!!
James Hardy (The big Chap on the left of the photo) "Pleased to have come 3rd in AA and overall 11th, at
So in this follow on article, I will expand on developing the Low Gun (Gun Down) technique and look at how to apply it when faced with a wide variety of targets. However, before moving into the detail of this subject, it’s important at this stage to take a look at the one vital and often overlooked weapon in the shooters armoury, that enables us to successfully place a cloud of pellets on the anticipated flight path of a moving target and that is our natural ability to “Point
Low Gun (Gun Down) Or High Gun (Gun Up) That Is The Question? For Sporting and F.I.T.A.S.C. Clay’s. It was during my time at the2014 Nad Al Sheba Sporting Clays Championships in Dubai, where as a resident expat that could not have his own guns in his possession in the UAE I was relegated to the role of observer, it became very evident to me that a considerable number of the competitors were unable to effectively shoot “Gun Down”, which was a requirement of the F.I.T.S.C. Spor
Today I will reveal to you the secrets of the mystical shooting system know as the “3P’s” that will turn you into the envy of your shooting Friends & Buddies. So! Bolt all the doors close the curtains and nail crooked pieces of wood across the windows and I will tell you of the mystical “3 P’s”. This system, if applied in the correct way, is fool proof and I am so confident in its ability to give you the power to hit any Sporting, F.I.T.A.S.C. or Skeet target consistently, I
Please do not take the title of this edition of Shooters Sunday too literally and shoot straight at the high tower, doing this tends to upset the ground owner as you are likely to scratch the paintwork on his traps, what I mean by “Shooting Straight at the High Tower” is developing a technique that will enable you to consistently hit high flying targets whether they are either inanimate Clays or live soaring Pheasants. High targets can strike fear into the hearts of even the
One of the things that often let’s down the average shooter is not really knowing what the target is doing before they call “Pull!” How many times have you got on a stand, called for the first pair and promptly missed them, because you didn’t know what they were doing? By the time you’ve got them sorted out you’re usually two or three clays down. This is a bigger problem than it used to be in times gone by, when most 100 bird shoots were one over 10 stands of 10. Losing two b
Hi Keith, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your articles immensely. Your rabbit post reminded me I needed to contact you and say thanks. I never had any issue with rabbits, then I started learning maintained lead and my rabbit killing ceased. I was one of those when a rabbit field appeared the fear of missing crept up or I should say I had no consistent plan . Thanks to your article I now have a plan for practice and tournament day. Yes it took some practice, and re
A THOUGHT FOR A SHOOTERS SUNDAY. Following on from the coaching program I worked on with Mike Graves during his visit, I thought this would be a subject to consider for this Sunday. PROPER PLANNING & PREPARATION. When shooting Sporting Clays competitively, in my opinion, the key to success is not just about knowing the right amount of “lead” (distance in front) to give a specific target, its more about “Proper Planning and Preparation”, before you even think about shooting, y
Here it is, the first post of the new year and its a great way to start, prior to Christmas week I had the great pleasure to spend time with Mike Graves, a Masterclass Sporting Clay's shot, who came over from Arizona for a 3 day intensive Coaching program. We covered the whole aspect of shooting advanced low Gun techniques incorporating the "Churchill" instinctive method matching Gun movement with the target distance and speed, across a wide variety of targets from 60 yard cr
Ten simple faults that can be found by self-analysis STANCE 1. Miss behind - stance turned too much toward the trap. Run out of swing. 2. Miss underneath - As above resulting in rolled shoulders. GUN MOUNT (eye-rib alignment) 3. Miss over the top - Eye too high over the rib 4. Changing eye dominance - Due to eye being too low on rib or behind action. Cannot see the target with master eye, causing the opposite to take over the as dominant eye, this causes the gun to be either
When is a missed shot, not a wasted shot? In my opinion, it’s the one when you know not just where you missed it but more importantly, why you missed it! Or are you one of those shooters that suffer from “What’s Hit is History and What’s Missed is a Mystery” syndrome, someone who struggles to achieve consistency, who goes out one Sunday, has a good day breaking targets and then the following week has a bad day’s shooting, missing the same or similar birds and doesn’t know why
“Flinching” For those who do not know, a flinch is something that happens when you try to pull the trigger. It can take two distinct forms. The first is a jerk or snatch that pulls the gun off target at the instant of firing. The second is an inability to pull the trigger and can vary between a momentary hesitation and not being able to pull it at all. To the person shooting it feels at first as if there is a problem with the gun and the shooter will complain that the trigger
SHOOTING STRAIGHT AT THE HIGH TOWER. (Part 1.) Please do not take the title of this editions article too literally and shoot straight at the high tower, doing this tends to upset the ground owner as you are likely to scratch the paintwork on his traps! What I mean by “Shooting Straight at the High Tower” is developing a technique that will enable you to consistently hit high flying targets whether they are either inanimate Clays or live soaring Pheasants. In the previous arti
'Shooting Straight At Competition'. To help illustrate this article, I am privileged to have been granted permission to use extracts from the Roger Silcox instructional video “Shooting Straight At Competition”, which I assisted in the making of during 1993 at the Roundwood Shooting Ground, Hampshire. Over the previous two articles we have reviewed in depth the correct techniques for shooting gun down using the “Parallel Mount”, so now it’s time to look at how we apply these s