1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

+++Help Slump Time Again+++

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by midalake, Jun 6, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,708
    1. Shoot nothing but 16yd, 2. If you not on the house when you call, get there. 3. Shoot good targets[no wind], 4. Make your voice call longer, 5. Do not move that gun until you see the target. 6. Do not rush make a good smooth move. There is a start.........

    GS
     
  2. Drumplayer26

    Drumplayer26 TS Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Messages:
    27
    I'm actually just getting out of a slump, try not holding the the gun to tight, if you are loosen up, the gun won't jump out of your hands, and do you shoot with two eyes or one, two eyes can really help you see the target come out of the house. And take your time, you don't have to shoot the bird as soon as it comes out of the house (unless really windy).
     
  3. lumper

    lumper TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,586
    Get an old grump at the club to stand behind you with a long stick and each time you miss a target have him wack ya with the stick. Maybe on the leg or on the shoulder or on the side of the head for each time ya miss the bird. Now sooner or later and most likely sooner you will be forcing yourself to figure out what your doing wrong and you will correct it so that grumpy guy with a stick will stop hitting you and making you look like a fool in front of everyone at the club.

    Seriously though ... just how do you think anyone can help you get out of a slump without seeing you shoot? You did something that changed how you shoot and that caused your slump ... what did you change? What are you doing different? Answer those questions to yourself and you will be able to figure out your problems. Without seeing you shoot how can anyone suggest a correction.

    Ya know maybe it might be your socks. Do you have them on the right feet? Have you changed the color of your socks? Ya know sometimes dark dark blue socks look black and if you normally shoot in black socks but accidently grabbed dark dark blue ones that might be the cause of your problems ... have the guy check the color of your socks before he wacks ya with the stick to see if that could be the problem.

    Hope you get out of the slumps soon ... slumps can be one big major mindgame that screws with your shooting and it aint fun.
     
  4. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,652
    Go to a good release trigger. Slump solved. Jake
     
  5. lumper

    lumper TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,586
    JD ... walk up to the line and just dont think. If you pull the trigger and the target breaks thats good. If you pull the trigger and the target keeps flying enjoy how pretty it looks as it floats its way to the ground way way out there. Just stop thinking and do what feels natural. You know how to do it now just let yourself do it without over thinking and playing your own self induced mind game of what your doing wrong and why you aint breaking that darn friggin little bird and where is that dang old man so I can at least get the satisfaction of doin something ... maybe better to just not think.
     
  6. bigclown

    bigclown TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    510
    shoot'er, you have gotten some darn good suggestions from the troops...try them one-at-a-time. It seems like when a slump starts...a few missed targets here and there...we tend to start lifting our heads ever so slightly but more and more frequently to see if the next target broke. Concentrating on holding your head on the stock the way you used to - and staying on the gun while the target pieces fall - is a good start. That said, the suggestions from the troops - especially making sure to have your eyes checked if you have any doubts about your prescription - are great and should help. Best Regards, Ed
     
  7. hubcap

    hubcap TS Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    417
    1. Don't Think

    2. Stay in the gun

    3. Refer to items 1 & 2

    hubcap
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.