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A Blinding Flash of the Obvious
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious

SEEING IS BELIEVING!  The owner of a small company was being sued by an injured employee.  The employee – who worked in the warehouse – declared he was injured in an accident and was no longer able to raise his hands and arms above his shoulders. He said, trying to do so was excruciatingly painful making his coming back to work impossible.A meeting between the owner and both attorneys was called. The owner and his attorney asked the other attorney if the injured man was available for a few questions? The attorney said yes, provided he was present.The door opened and the injured man walked to the meeting table very, very slowly. Head down, shoulders slumped, ...

The Vince Lombardi Shooting Method
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious

“The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.”Vince Lombardi The Green Bay Packer football team lost the 1960 NFL Championship in the last minute, heartbreaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. When training camp started in 1961, Head Coach Vince Lombardi surprised the team with new training procedures. Every single player began a rigorous, demanding regimen of perfecting the fundamentals. The Basics. Preparation and playing techniques were rebuilt from the ground up and relentlessly repeated until each Basic was thoroughly understood and then mastered. Then – and only then – did each player move to the next Basic. Each move, each step, ...

Shooting in the Dark
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious

Please consider the following test. Blindfold tied on securely – have someone walk you to your car and stand you by the driver’s side front door. With your hand on the door handle – totally in the dark – you’re on your own. The test is: can you open the door; have a seat; put your seatbelt on; place the key in the ignition; put your foot on the brake; start the car and put it in Drive? The answer is, yes, of course, you can. Because you’ve done these countless times without a blindfold. The steps – the movements – are all familiar.We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t practice it until you can get it right; practice it until you ...

Dan Schidler is Marty Fischer's Guest on Wing & Clay Nation
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious

Jam-packed with Valuable Information and Startling Revelations for shooters of all skill levels! Episode Description It's not every week that Marty gets to discuss the ins and outs of clay shooting with a shooting coach who's been doing it for almost three decades. That's the case this week, Dan Schindler from the Paragon School of Sporting joins Marty to do just that. Dan was a guest on the show some months ago, but there was no time to get to the nuts and bolts of the game. That will change this week, as Marty and Dan, who collectively have around 50 years of coaching experience get serious and provide some great information that shooters of all skill levels can use. Marty will ...

If I'd Only Known Back Then...
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious

“It ain't what we don't know that gets us in trouble. It’s what we know for sure that just ain't so.”It was the early 1980’s. Hummelstown Field & Stream (HFS) was a small gun club in Hummelstown PA offering one Trap range and a 100-yard rifle range. I was there when an unknown game called Sporting Clays came to the US and HFS purchased a few manual trap machines. A 50 bird Sporting Clays course was born and open to the public on Sundays. Once the word got out, not only was the small parking lot full by 8:30 AM but there were no vacant spaces on either side of the long winding driveway. Lucky if we got to shoot the course twice that day, when I wasn’t ...