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 Post subject: "Keeping the gun alive"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:25 pm 
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Anthony, I'm wondering if you had a chance to read the article in Claytarget by Clayton Rue (March 2018)? He advocates shooting with your hands rather than your body. I know you talk a lot about keeping the gun in your hands and I'm wondering how close he is to your way of thinking. I find what he has to say very interesting but it goes against so much of how I was taught back in my skeet days (thinking bender). "Keep your gun in the pocket and rotate your body like a tank turret".


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 Post subject: Re: "Keeping the gun alive"
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:48 am 
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http://www.claytargetnation-digital.com ... pageSet=30 for clarification.

I think Clayton Rue is very much inline with the current thinking of most people. That's not to say that I think he's discounting the body movement a little more than he should, perhaps. If you read the article, you get the feeling that the shooter should just stand there like a bean pole and let the hands do all the work.

But moving the gun with the hands and body movement are both important. Getting the gun in sync with the target allows you to execute a good pull away move, if that's the method you're shooting. Timing your mount in sync with the bird also allows you to execute a good MMS shot as well. Those moves start with the hands and may carry over into the body.

Or at least that's what I think my coaches tell me.

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 Post subject: Re: "Keeping the gun alive"
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:46 pm 
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I feel think the upper body and the hands mount the gun and the lower body starting in your feel move the gun.

If you are shooting pre-mounted the lower body is more important.

If you are running with the bird the lower body also matters.

If you are mounting and firing MMS the "hands" or upper body get the gun to the right spot.


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 Post subject: Re: "Keeping the gun alive"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:59 am 
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See, I have been listening.

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 Post subject: Re: "Keeping the gun alive"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:10 am 
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Got it. Thanks.


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