To achieve the smooth combination of stance and posture, gun
mount and technique that results in the “Instinctive Shot”,
the sportsman needs to be in balance. This balance starts at
the beginning and continues through to the completion of the
shot. This holds true in the field, on a sporting clays course
or on the skeet range.
Balance begins with the feet and their position in relation
to the target. It is then complemented by body posture, allowing
the gun to be easily and properly mounted to the cheek and shoulder,
unimpeded. When both of these fundamentals are learned, then
good gun fit becomes a prerequisite of successful shooting.
is the final component, be it “Pass Through”, “Pull
Away” or “Sustained Lead”. Only when combined
with the well practiced and drilled fundamentals can a truly
“Instinctive” shot be made.
In my teaching the emphasis is always on creating these foundations
which are the building blocks of successful “Instinctive
Shooting”. -Chris Batha
Thanks for the shooting lesson yesterday. Although I've been
shooting all my life, I can honestly say that I learned more
about shooting in one day at your class than in all my other
days of shooting combined. You have a great approach to teaching.Cheers,