Dan Schindler's Blog
Why You Need A Shooting “System”
11/02/2019
Why You Need A Shooting “System”

The truth is, there is no free ride to higher scores. At least not consistently higher scores.OK. Any good news? Absolutely.Recently we’ve been talking about the shooting fundamentals – what I call the non-negotiable basics. I call them that because, regardless of shooter age, gender or skill level, when swing precision is compromised, missing can now be expected. This means (after safety, of course) reducing “random gun movement” (RGM) moves to the front of the line in importance. RGM is kryptonite to X’s and our best shooting.“Plan your work…Work your plan.”Napoleon HillPreviously, we discussed what our Break Point and Foot Position have to ...

Makayla Scott and her Dad, Telford, have NO QUIT!
10/20/2019
Why You Need A Shooting “System”

Makayla Scott is accomplishing more than any shooter I know. Makayla's mother died of a drug overdose. Then Makayla and her 2 younger siblings were placed in Foster Care. It was not a good situation. Makayla was adopted at 9. This year Makayla turned 16 and has earned a string of accomplishments, including a Guinness Book of World Record on October 12.  In 2018, one of our clients told me about Makayla, a young West Virginia girl whose life CHANGED gloriously when she fired her very first shotgun shell. I started following Makayla on Facebook, then Makayla and I became Facebook friends. I was impressed, to say the least. Her radiant smile is effervescent and warm personality ...

Step-By-Step To More X’s
10/20/2019
Why You Need A Shooting “System”

From The Advancing Shooter's Manual Series #2  Many continue to believe that hand/eye coordination alone will suffice on a clay target range. If breaking a target “sometimes” is OK – then you’re good to go. However – if more consistency, dependability and more X’s on your scorecard are becoming priorities – then shooting “methods” must be added into your game. Now we’re talking about the Basics, the fundamentals of good shooting. The following can help elevate your game.Some of these basics are non-negotiable. Some have a little latitude where the others have less or none at all. Yes, they are included in my 3 books in ...

Strategies from the Shooter’s Manual
10/14/2019
Why You Need A Shooting “System”

Maybe you are seeking a proven method that can help you elevate your game? Something specific you can work into your practice? Trust me, I get that.  Let me say again how much I respect your being here.Today and in the Newsletters ahead, I thought we could look at what I always refer to as the Basics. Some are non-negotiable. Some have a little latitude where the others have less or none at all. We’ll list each one and why they are important. Yes, they are included in my 3 books in greater detail if you wish to gain a better understanding of the applications of each Basic.If you’ve been following my writing, some of this will be a bit redundant. Thanks for the latitude.If ...

4 Steps to Becoming a Good Shot
09/20/2019
Why You Need A Shooting “System”

 The truth is, Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet are simply not complicated when the basics are assembled in the correct order. Understanding those basics is the very first step in building the foundation under consistently good shooting. Here are the 4 Steps:  Becoming a good shot is not an event. It’s a journey best started by learning.   You were born with all your talent included—the skills, however, are extra.  The higher scores ladder is made up of time, education, shells and targets. Instruction puts the rungs in the right order The source of today’s self-confidence in the box comes from a lifetime of faith and being a ...