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Shotgun Life Women: Shooting tips from Deborah McKown

Confidence is a big part of successful wing and clays shooting. Believing you can actually hit the target plays a deciding role in the outcome. With that in mind, one of the best ways to boost your confidence is with your call. When you call “pull,” say it with conviction. Don’t call “pull” as though you’re asking permission; instead it puts your squad on notice that you intend to obliterate the target. Your call doesn’t necessarily have to be loud, but it should be authoritative. In addition to serving as a request for the target, “pull” functions as your own internal trigger to focus on the target, maintain the line of the target and execute the shot. “Pull” starts the entire process of completing an effective shot.


Deborah McKown is the Editor of Shotgun Life, an NSCA Level I instructor and an NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor. You can reach her at contact@shotgunlife.com.

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