May 2015

Just when to get the barrel of the shotgun completely involved in the shot is a matter of more than a little confusion among gunners. From what I've seen, the newer the shooter, the sooner he wants to get the muzzle up there in full view, moving and in the fray. It's a mistake I made when first learning to shoot—mostly by teaching myself—and then again when introducing a few others to shotgunning.

While we all know that the muzzle is the reference by which we gauge where our shot charge will impact as we swing on a moving target, too much of a good thing is bad, affecting everything from sharp focus on the target to timing technique maladies to that old devil "riding the bird" we want to avoid at all costs.

Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental
This year’s tournament was rousing great fun, punctuated weather-wise by exquisite winter-escape timing.

Octane For Your "X" Count
Our relentless pursuit of consistency and improvement always comes back to executing the swing basics correctly.

Hot "SHOT" Gear
Here are some top pics from the 37th annual SHOT Show that we think will make your days at the range—or in the hunting field—better than ever.

Starting Young Guns The Right Way
When introducing kids to shotgunning and doing it right from the get go, it not only works, the vast majority of kids will have a positive experience.

Conquer Your Fear Of FITASC
Silly worries about impossible targets or weird rules keep far too many gunners from enjoying all that this French form of sporting clays has to offer shooters of all caliber.

Spruce Up Your Sporting Gun
Customizing your clays buster now for higher scores this target season.

All-Weather Sporting
Don't let searing heat or rain or old man winter take a bite out of your scores.

Argentina Prime Time
The well-traveled author insists that Argentina Wingshooting Lodge just may be the finest bird shooting operation in all of Argentina.

Top Shooting Vests Picks
Today, shotgunners from big to small can find the perfect fit and function vest to let them shoot their best.

Professional Sporting Clays Association—Season One And Beyond
The PSCA's inaugural year success promises great things toward its goal of promoting the clays sports to shotgunners worldwide.

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Redeem Your Rewards Points in June
It’s almost time to redeem the Shooting for Rewards points you’ve been earning for shooting registered targets! The next redemption period will be during the month of June. All the points you’ve earned since October 1, 2013, minus any you have redeemed, are still in your account and available to spend. Please note that any […]

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WSRC Seeking Management Candidates
The World Shooting and Recreational Complex, located in Sparta, Illinois, is accepting resumes for an Executive Director of the facility. In addition, resumes are being sought for three individuals to develop, foster, and oversee the Trap/Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Rifle and Pistol venues. Interested parties should send their resumes to Chris Hespen at Learn […]

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