Re: Trap Shooting Tips
For about ten years, mostly the late 70s and through the 80s, I shot both skeet and trap. It took me about two years to become proficient but I finally ended up shooting competition, in Skeet, in 12ga and .410, in individuals and on a team. I have shot many perfect rounds but it didn't come easy. Back then I would shoot 3 or 4 rounds, at least 3 times a week and often more. I was really pretty good from when I first started but, like you, I could not put it all together and shoot the perfect rounds.
The solution for me, was hiring a trainer. Back in the day, for $15 the trainer would walk with you through the round and help you with stance, swing, trigger pull and even how to call "Pull" correctly and so on. I use to shoot in Illinois, at the Lincoln Park Skeet and Trap Range and at the Northbrook Range. Most of the time there were trainers hanging around and you could hire one whenever. Both ranges allowed for them. During my second year of shooting, I must have used a trainer 20 maybe 25 times. My favorite was an elderly woman who had been an Illinois State Champion, several years in a row, in .410 and 28ga.
Anyway, I am rambling too much. By the 10th or 12th time I used a trainer, I was shooting 100s more often than not! However, every once and awhile, even after I started braking 100s, I would hire a trainer to go out with me.
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