Do you know the four basics for competent shooting?
Dr Malcolm Plant, chairman of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors, gives a masterclass in target practice
There are four basic building blocks for shotgun competence in clay and gameshooting.
- Stance and balance.
- Gun-mount and the avoidance of head lifting.
- Gun-swing and an understanding of the gun and target movement.
- Lead or forward allowance.
The best place to rehearse and train these competencies is on the clayground and you don’t necessarily need sporting targets to do it – everything can be practised on the skeet and trap layouts at your local club. This can be particularly improved if you have a good coach to advise you!