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Best Off-range Practice?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by LukeG, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. LukeG

    LukeG Member

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    I can't make it to the range everyday, but I would still like to continually improve. I know getting a consistent gun mount is important and I am already working on that. What do the best trapshooters do for off-range/at home practice?
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

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    shooting moving aspirin with a Daisy.
     
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    Mental practice. While waiting to fall asleep at night, close your eyes and shoot a round of trap in your mind. Picture all the shots and break all the birds in your mind. The experts say your brain can't tell the difference between mental practice and real practice. HMB
     
  5. phirel

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    HMB has the right idea. A top shooter once tole me that it takes him at least two days to mentally prepare for an important shoot.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Terry Jordan's wall chart will help with mounting and sight picture...it's helped me...
     
  7. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    The Dry Fire system is a terrific training device. Highly recommend it. Jake
     
  8. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Jake.
     
  9. LukeG

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    Do you guys personally have a Dry Fire System? I haven't seen that before and it looks pretty cool.
     
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    Study hard! Get a video of a good instructor and watch it many times. Physical fitness work outs will help greatly! I can write a list a mile long. Mike Sharkey, DC
     
  11. tigerdvr

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    I'm new to trap and have done the following for a poor man's simulator: I had my wife (a shooter) sit in the couch facing a blank wall about 18 feet in front of us. She has a laser pointer and knows the approximate path the birds might take.
    I'm behind the couch facing the same wall. I can practice going through my "pre-lauch sequence". Call for the bird, she launches the bird (beam), I shoot it. All is done with many safety checks and no ammo in the room. She's pretty good on target speed and path and I don't think it can hurt. I think it helps the mental preparation. No big scores yet but a lot of 23s.
    As usual YMMV
    Harley
     
  12. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do. Had it for severial years.
     
  13. Francis Marion

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    Stand in front of a mirror with your eyes closed. Mount the gun and open your eyes. Look for consistency in how you mount the gun. Make sure the beads are straight and stacked up everytime.Another one I employ when I fit a gun is get a small level and an assistant. Again, close your eyes and mount the gun. Have your helper put the level on the rib.The level should be level everytime. Canting the gun is a no no. You will get used to the feel of a properly mounted gun.
     
  14. j2jake

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    Yes we do, we have the full squad feature, can shoot full squad. My wife is a dedicated user and logged over 4000 rounds between the Fl state shoot and the Grand. She was runner up in D calss with a 195. Won a nice Shamrock shell bag. Although she did not get a punch in Hdcp she did shoot in the 90s. The system does work and is fun to use. I recommend it. Contact Bob at dryfire usa and tell him I sent you. Jake Jacobs
     
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