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Stock Fitter's Bible-Complete fit & form how-to

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rollin Oswald, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    To a great extent, "how" you shoot (your shooting form) determines how well you shoot and how you will ever shoot. Shoot from a deep squat and you will not shoot well. Shoot standing on one foot and you won’t shoot well. Shoot with a low gun mount and you won't shoot as well as you would if you could use a higher gun mount. Why? Because these are errors in shooting form (gun mount, stance, body posture). Each creates a limitation to shooting success.

    Well then, why don't we all use the shooting form coaches and trainers recommend? Because, in many cases, we can’t – our guns’ stock dimensions do not allow a correct form to be used.

    A well fitting gun describes one with stock dimensions that allow a shooter with a particular size and shape (the target of a stock's design) to use a good shooting form. Unfortunately, we come in so many shapes and sizes that even with guns' stock adjustments, they can’t often be made to fit (assuming we know the best form).

    When guns don’t fit, stock fitters can change their stock dimensions to make them fit. The best ones also teach correct shooting form to their customers. When customers agree to correct their shooting form, the stock fitter changes the necessary dimensions. He will also explain that the gun is being fitted to that form only – deviate from it and the gun will no longer fit.

    Visiting a good stock fitter is money well invested. Many of us have been shooting poorly fitting guns so long that the way we shoot feels very natural. We don’t realize we are shooting below our potential, that we have slowed our improvement with practice and that we are missing certain targets too often because we have not learned the best way to shoot, that our guns' stock dimensions are corrupting our shooting form.

    There are three choices to deal with the problem: Accept the way we shoot and give up hope of every being able to shoot much better, visit a good stock fitter and have our gun fitted so we can use a good form (and often experience less felt recoil or order a copy of “Stock Fitter’s Bible” and handle the fitting ourselves).

    "Stock Fitter's Bible" and its predecessor, “Stock Fitting Secrets” have sold all over the U.S. and to shooters in 19 foreign countries on four continents. No books have been to shooters in Antarctica. The penguins organized and picketed with signs reading, "No new noise! Let us live with the peace and quite we've enjoyed during the past millennia" (in tiny letters).

    "Stock Fitter's Bible" describes correct shooting form, the benefits of using it and gives step-by-step instructions for changing stock dimensions so you can use it. (Forms differ slightly for different shooting disciplines – trap, skeet, sporting clays – and each is described.)

    Rollin
     
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