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San Antonio or Bust – The Trail to World Skeet Competition

As this site is intended to be for shooters of all levels, I thought it might be interesting to document my path to the National Skeet Shooting Association’s (NSSA) 2011 World Skeet Championship in San Antonio, TX.  I am going to compete on a budget, and make an honest attempt at some medals and such.  Hopefully, you will come along ...

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Taking the Chaos Out of Your Gun Swing

Do you always feel like you don’t have enough time to get the muzzle of your gun at the proper spot to shoot the target in Skeet or Sporting Clays?  If clays and doves always seem to have you catching up to them, consider where you are inserting into their flight path. When I first started bird hunting I was ...

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Seeing Through Your Shotgun

In all of the shotgun sports, any instructor or veteran will tell you that you should be shooting with both eyes open – I’m piling on.  You absolutely should shoot with both eyes open for a multitude of reasons, but you may be struggling with the site picture that doing so presents.  Some talk about seeing two barrels, others about ...

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Shotgun Leads

Whether you prefer trap, skeet or sporting clays, the problem is the same.  You have to assess the targets movement and take the proper lead.  There are three main techniques for leading a shotgun target: sustained lead, swing-through, and pull-away. Here is a great video by the gold medal winning Olympic skeet champion Vincent Hancock.  He makes his points using ...

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But, I don’t Have a $20,000 Shotgun

We’ve all been there – you see the guys walking around with guns by Kreighoff, Kolar,  or Perazzi.  Beautiful guns that look and shoot great.  You aren’t sure whether you should even be allowed to pull the trigger on your shotgun next to these fellas – let me tell you, yes you should, and it is possible that you just ...

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