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Took the Shima clinic today...

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jeff P, Sep 18, 2010.

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  1. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    And wow. that guy can teach.

    I'm nobodies skeet shooter - low 90s, high 80s kind of guy. B and C class, mostly.

    He had me shooting better skeet, faster, that I could have beleived possible. I hope I can retain it. If you dabble in the game, or if you're serious about it, money and time well spent.

    Make your skirt jokes if you must...I'm trying to be AA/27/AA and A in all four gauges plus skeet doubles at once.
     
  2. trinketshooter

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    Did he have you put a piece of tape over one of your lenses? Neil
     
  3. crusha

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    ...over your nipples? We're dying to know...
     
  4. Jeff P

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    Neil, I'm slightly cross eyed, so I have to wear a patch already -or I see TWO freaking barrels and TWO freaking birds.

    The only problem is I try to break the wrong bird with the real gun barrel and miss by 8 feet.

    The other two guys in the class did get patched, though and I can report they shot very well.

    Buzz, my nipples are ALWAYS hard when I'm shooting, so the tape just won't stick.
     
  5. Chugiakshooter

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    Did it help your singles game?
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    Nice comeback there Jeff, but I think you owe me a new keyboard after I spilled my drink all over it. Maybe it will dry out. LOL. Glad you enjoyed the clinic!! Now Todd would get you to use your legs to move the gun!!! Can Trap shooters do that??? Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    Jeff

    Over here, I'm going to have to learn to deal with starting low gun, and a random delay.

    Station 8 is a killer!
     
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    LOL@Jeff
     
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    I have never taken a lesson from John. However, he has a reputation for being a excllent communicator. I suspect that his instruction will be applicable to both Trap and Skeet.

    Ronbo
     
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    While I joke a little about Skeet shooters.. that's the rank I grew up in.. When I forget how to move a shotgun.. A skeet field is a rapid instructor..along with the watchful eye of Paul Gambrone or LP Gambrone 3rd..
     
  11. Pull & Mark

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    PBB, You have a pair of shooters there that must be pretty hard to beat on any given day. Must be nice to have them give you a few pointers from time to time though. Keep swinging and break-em all. Jeff
     
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    John Shima is an amazing instructor. He came out did 4 half day mini clinics for our 4H team. I've worked with some of those kids for 6 years. John had their "number" down in about 15 minutes. He knew who was timid, who was cocky, who serious, and who was sluffing off.....then he custom fit his instruction to each shooter. He had each one shooting better, gave each one specific advice, made them mad, happy, and glad all at the same time. It's tough to keep 4 kids engaged for 4+ hours at a stretch...but he did!

    He was also most helpful in sharing information with the coaches...he was instructing us as well, we learned a lot. While he is not cheap, you get more than your monies worth. He showed up early, started early, pushed hard all day, and stayed later than he had too. He did not break for lunch, he never sat down, never stopped. He worn those kids out! The guy has a bladder the size of Kansas.....no kidding, he stopped one time Sunday to go take a whiz. One of the hardest working guys I've ever seen!

    We are going to bring back in the spring....if we can get him!
     
  13. Jeff P

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    mismost...that would be my experience too, he started early and worked hard.

    I shot 13 boxes of shells in 4 hours - the other two guys in the class shot similar numbers.

    $250 was cheap.

    And in answer to earlier questions about him improving my singles game (that's only Ben Olsen, who ran 200 straight last week BUT WON"T ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW HE FAIRED IN THE HOA)....I think he did.

    Its really too early to tell, but so far, the early returns are promising.
     
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    The tape is known as the 'Mark Of Shima' around here. Probably the best instructor I've had the pleasure to work with. He comes around every year here, and I try like heck to get some time with him.

    He is a remarkably smart, honest, and perceptive coach and shooter.
     
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