Provides the reader all he or she needs to begin ... learning the art of shooting a shotgun proficiently. --Shotgun Sports Review Foreword by Anthony I. Matarese Jr., 14-time NSCA All-American 15 basic target types and strategies for breaking them Gun swing and speed for the 3 main swing types: swing-through, sustained lead, and pull-away How to choose a pump gun, autoloader, side-by-side, or over-and-under, and check weight, balance, and fit Correct stance for the target speed and trajectory Understanding lead How to fix common mistakes, including lifting your head and stopping or slowing the gun as you shoot Practicing on skeet and 5-stand courses and preparing for competition
Mark Brannon is an NRA-certified shotgun instructor and a National Sporting Clays Association Master class shooter and a member of the 2009 NSCA Zone 1 Open all-star team. He serves as the national delegate from Maine for the NSCA and lives in Durham, Maine. Tom Hanrahan lives in Whitefield, Maine, and is a past member of the Maine All State Sporting Clays team. He is also the author of Your Maine Lands: Reflections of a Maine Guide (978-1-882190-91-1) and a columnist for the Northwoods Sporting Journal.