Becoming a great shooter takes hard work and commitment. There is nothing better than learning through personal experience but here are a few tips to help if you are clay pigeon shooting in Leicester:
You should wear appropriate hearing and eye protection at all times. You should handle all guns as though they are loaded, however, it is important to keep your gun unloaded until you are ready to shoot.
Find the ideal gun fit
In order to aim correctly and ensure that you are shooting correctly, you need to make sure you have a correct gun fit. Mount and shoot a few shots by pointing at the target, without aiming.
Determine which eye is your dominant eye
Assuming you are right handed is a common mistake made by many. Your dominant eye may be you right eye or your left.
In order to check for eye dominance, you will need to stand tall and point to an object on the other side of the room. You should then close your left eye, and if you can still see the object at the end of your finger, you are right-eye dominant.
If the object has moved, open your left eye and close your right. If the object is still at the end of your finger, you are left-eye dominant.
Practice your mounts with the gun unloaded
Practice makes perfect! So try to make 10 practice swings every day. You should attempt to practice in front of a mirror to see that you mount the gun from the same position on your face every time, stand with your feet narrow and focus on creating an even swing.
Focus on the target
Training yourself to focus on the target rather than looking down the gun barrel or bead, takes practice. You do not want to aim, as aiming takes longer and you will find yourself shooting behind so get in the habit!
Use the correct stance
You need to make sure that your body is in the right position. Stand with your front leg slightly bent and your back leg straight. You should also bend a little at the waist and slightly lean forward into your gun.