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Post One Blues

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by geeber, Aug 2, 2009.

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  1. geeber

    geeber Member

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    I have been away from shooting for at least a year. I shot singles for the first time last week since laying off and was really happy with a 96. I shot again this week and missed 8 for a 92. All but two misses were left hand targets on post 1. I had never had trouble on any certain post until today. I am thinking about shooting a couple practice rounds staying on post 1 only.
    Does this make sense or should I just try to put post 1 out of my thoughts? I normally don't shoot practice at all.

    Thanks for your opinions,
    Gary B.
     
  2. K80433SC

    K80433SC Member

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    I think that shooting practice on post one (only) is a terrific idea. There is obviously something you need to figure out or overcome from that position.

    However -- although you missed several right angles, do not shoot from a trap machine that is set to throw ONLY rights. If you were to do that, you'd probably find yourself moving the gun as soon as you call for the bird - instead of when you obtain a visual lock upon the target.

    Tell you what.........since post ONE is normally one of my stronger posts.....you teach me how to consistantly break post FOUR - and I'll coach you on post ONE. *smiles*
     
  3. Uncle Sam

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    I miss on all posts..........Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  4. geeber

    geeber Member

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    I will try holding a lower gun. I hold to the right as for a straightaway. I am going to try to attend a clinic this winter or spring at the Silver Dollar. The hardest thing will be deciding on who to go to.
     
  5. Shooter R

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    Position you feet, which are connected to your "set up" point of hold, (use the same hold), more to favor the left, you'll hit it. Then if you get a straight away, slow down and smoke it!
     
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