Shooting Coach

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  1. Terry

    Terry Gold $$ Contributor

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    When a Golfer gets in a funk the go to a Golf Coach. They work on the fundamentals.

    Is there such a thing for shooters?
     
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    55000 opinions on this site aren’t enough?:eek::D:eek:
     
  3. WyleWD

    WyleWD Gold $$ Contributor

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    Terry, I was just thinking to call you to see if you gave lessons.:)

    Seriously, Just tagging this to see what you get. I'm curious too. WD
     
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    ;)All the wind coaches that I've ever been associated with, including myself :(, as we fade or get into a rut, we just start drinking more and talking about how good we used to be.:p

    Dan
     
  5. Terry

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    Get two books & read them carefully: "The New Toughness Training for Sport" by James Loehr (I haven't read this one but I do still have his original "Mental Toughness Training for Athletes") & "Psychocybernetics" by Dr. Maxwell Maltz.

    To break down the task into fundamentals is not difficult. The mistakes we make are usually mental. Practice form & fundamentals. Read these books, they are a really good resource.
     
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  7. Uthink Uknow

    Uthink Uknow Gold $$ Contributor

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    Those golfers pay for those instructions; would you be willing to pay for a bench rest tutor?
     
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  8. BenPerfected

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    Hey Bart, would you be my shooting coach? To save a few $, we could practice shooting Berger’s
    Ben
     
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  9. Terry

    Terry Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yes, or do it with others I trust and admire.
    I have used video to coach others. I have considered recording my shooting to gain a different view.
     
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  10. K22

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    When I was in the Army I shot on the post pistol team. We had an NCO who served as the team leader and coach. He was absolutely great.

    Case in point, I can remember a stretch when I was having trouble with my trigger pull, just couldn't get the trigger to break clean because I was pushing too hard for the perfect shot. He turned the target around and had me shot a few strings at the back of the target (no bull) just focusing on the front sight and working on my trigger pull. It helped a lot and I got back on track. I often used this drill afterwards to keep sharp.

    So yes, if you have a good coach it can make a big difference. He can see things you are doing wrong and help you correct them.
     
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  11. BartsBullets

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    I have several people a year come to the house to working on their shooting. Some are looking to improve but most have hit a wall/slump and can’t work their way out of it. One of the biggest problems shooter’s have is figuring out if it’s something they are doing or if it’s their equipment.

    Bart
     
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  12. highplainsdrifter

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    Short answer: yes. I once hired Mark Fricke of Prescott to spend a day with me working one on one on my rifle marksmanship. Watching me do what I needed to do to send a round down range to where he told me to send it. There are numerous instructors who can be engaged to do one on one coaching. It isn't cheap, but I found it to be a bargain.
     
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  14. BartsBullets

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    C’mon over! No Problem!

    Bart
     
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    I can see a small problem....about 12 hr drive from Dallas. What’s the closest commerical airport to your range? I have a gun case I could fly with on AA using frequent flier miles.
    Ben
     
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    Hey Bart, I think the wife, the dog and I can be there in about 10 hours. I'm at the point I need professional help.
    Joe Hynes
     
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    Louisville Ky
     
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  18. BartsBullets

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    Cmon down before it gets too cold here!
     
  19. vahena

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    I always go back to the basics and that gets me back on track.
     
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    +1 , this usually fixes problems with any sport....
     
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