YOU, TOO, CAN BECOME A BETTER SHOTGUNNER
Without leaving home or having fired a single shot shell! Consistent Gun Mount, Keep the gun moving As the trigger is pulled, and Finesse, can all be learned at home with a mirror, and an EMPTY SAFE shotgun.
The BB gun, around which the Shoot Where You Look System was developed, is not available at this time. BB guns we can buy today with low enough velocity are not consistent enough for our purposes. BB guns accurate enough are far too fast and can be deadly dangerous at close range, and should not be used for Shoot Where You Look LLC. Our customers tell us an EMPTY SAFE shotgun in front of a mirror works just fine. In the bargain, the shooter develops muscle tone necessary for shotgun shooting. Practice can be done in air-conditioned comfort.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS!!
STEP ONE: Instead of shooting a BB gun at cardboard box, week one of the video, use your EMPTY AND SAFE shotgun and 'play like' it is the BB gun. Your nose in mirror becomes your target. Please don't shoot the mirror.
MOUNT YOUR GUN THE EXACT SAME WAY EACH AND EVERY TIME!!
Following the instructions in the video, substitute your EMPTY AND SAFE shotgun for the BB gun. Every time you pick up a shotgun, open it and make certain it is EMPTY AND SAFE.
Stand in front of a mirror with your feet pointed at the mirror. Mount the gun and look, over and parallel with barrel, at your nose. You may have to move the gun on your shoulder and adjust your body in order to have the gun point at your nose. Watch your nose in the mirror to make certain it doesn't move. Slowly dismount your gun without your nose moving. You will have discovered the position you need to be in BEFORE YOU START TO MOUNT your shotgun!!
Make certain your knees are unlocked and your eyes are locked and looking through the imaginary “donut hole.” If your want to look at a hole in a trap house the gun moves with your eyes. Don't have the gun point with your eyes looking somewhere else. So much time, in nanoseconds, is lost in getting the eyes looking where the gun is pointed, the target runs off and hides.
WHERE THE GUN POINTS THE EYES LOOK AND WHERE THE EYES LOOK THE GUN POINTS.
Stand 10 to 12 feet from a mirror. Look at your feet your feet. Your feet are the platform from which you shoot. They should be planted firmly on the floor with your toes pointed at the mirror.
Remember, the gun is a shotgun not a rifle. Mount your empty EMPTY SAFE shotgun and look at your nose in the mirror. You will notice you need to adjust your mount several times to get the gun where you want it. Look at your nose in the mirror and dismount the gun without your nose moving. Keep your body in the exact same position and mount the gun again. If your nose didn't move the gun it will point to the same place it did. Pretty soon you will discover you have to get your body in position to receive the gun before you even start to mount it. Assuming you started this morning, this evening walked toward the mirror, stop, look at your nose in the mirror, get your body in position to mount the gun, mount, with the gun pointed at your nose.
This evening, repeat what you did this morning. If you have to reposition the gun, or your head, to get the gun to point at your nose, your body was not in proper position. It is virtually impossible to repeat a successful shot or correct to miss unless the gun is mounted in the same way each time. Mount five or six times and put the gun away. Good shooting is a game of finesse, not brutality.
Mounting a gun smoothly requires toning muscles on the front and back of your arms. We don't use those muscles in that sequence for anything else. Just like the expert Archers lock point, the little sweet spot on your cheek controls where a gun will shoot. Same pressure, same feel each and every time you mount the gun. It should feel like a gentle little kiss. Next morning go through the same drill and continue to start each session with your body in proper position. Add one or two mounts to each session until you can mount the gun 15 to 20 times in a row without your nose moving or you having to reposition the gun. You should be able to position your body, push the gun towards your nose in the mirror, pull the gun back to your cheek and shoulder, in that order, without your nose moving. Repeat 15 to 20 times before moving to the drills in Step 2. This should take about seven days.
DON’T STOP THE GUN AS YOU COME ACROSS THE NOSE IN THE MIRROR!!
Step 2 of the video adds to Step one. Remember, you're building muscle strength as you progress. Mount your EMPTY SAFE shotgun with it pointed at your nose in the mirror. Where your eyes look your gun points. With your eyes locked and looking through the imaginary “donut hole” swing 90 degrees to the right, then swing 90 degrees to the left, swing back 45 degrees and dismount the gun. For example, start the mounted gun pointing 90 degrees to the left swing 180 degrees to the right, swing back 45 degrees, and dismount the gun. Don't stop in the middle, you're already stopping, and you need to avoid it. Next time start the gun pointing to the right and swing 180 degrees to the left, switching each time you mount the gun.
NOTE!! WHERE THE GUN POINTS THE EYES LOOK. WHERE THE EYES LOOK THE GUN POINTS!!
Your swing should be slow and steady. Remember, you are on the pivot end of the gun. It takes very little motion, on the pivot end, to move a load of shot 8 feet at 30 yards. When you can mount and swing 20 to 25 times without undue effort, move to the next step in front of the mirror. Ask someone one to stand behind you to see if the gun so much is hesitates as the trigger is pulled. DON’T STOP THE GUN AS ATHE TRIGGER IS PULLED!! Make doubly sure your gun is empty and safe and the safety is on. Mount, swing, and touch the trigger (don't snap the gun) as your eyes come across your nose. Don't stop the gun until you have swung 90 degrees passed your nose. The gun shouldn't stop, hesitate, or speed up. The fact you touched the trigger should not affect the speed of the swing. The amount of shooting you have done to this point will it determine how long it takes you to “keep swinging as the trigger is pulled.” The drill is to teach you to instinctively keep the gun swinging AS the trigger is pulled.
Develop the finesse it takes to be a great shotgunner. Find the balance point on your EMPTY SAFE shotgun. Cup your fingers on the hand with the trigger finger around the balance point on your shotgun, with the gun close to your waist. You can control the gun with one hand if it's balanced. Carefully place a penny flat on the rib just behind the front bead. Gently and gingerly mount your gun. swing 90 degrees one way or the other. Swinging the gun back touch the trigger as you come across your nose and keep swinging until you swung 90 degrees the other way. Dismount the gun and take the penny off. Repeat repeat the process starting from the opposite side. Dismount the gun and take the penny off each time. When he knew do when you can do this 25 times in a row without the penny falling you're ready to shoot something. Don't have a rib or are using a side by side double gun? No problem. A piece of wood a quarter by 1/4 inch square by two inches long and two rubber bands solve the problem. When you are comfortable with your mount and satisfied with your swing, a trip to a clay target run range will be money well spent. Your degree of expertise is in direct proportion to the time spent in front of a mirror and the number of empty shells you create.