Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Veteran ROBERT6500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SOMERSET / WILTSHIRE / DORSET.
    Posts
    5,913

    SHOOTING TIP No3: Pre-pull muzzle position or Hold Point

    Pre-pull muzzle position or Hold Point.

    The place that your muzzles are positioned before calling PULL! is absolutely vital to good shooting.
    Every target has what's known as a pick-up point. The pick-up point is the place that you first focus on the target. You will also have a gun hold point where you need to hold the guns muzzles. That place will be just a little ahead of the pick-up point. The exact place will be from your pick-up point X (times/multiplied) by your reactionary time. That is to say if you look at the pick-up point, call PULL! and then bring your finger up to the clay as fast as you can as if mounting the gun, your hold point will be where you managed to put your finger on the clay target. This is where you put your muzzles. But always put them JUST under the flight line of the target, as you should ALWAYS come very slightly UP to a target. This way you will never lose sight of the target behind the barrels as it fly's over the top of the barrels. If you have the muzzles too high it will cause all sorts of problems with your mount / swing / focus etc as you loose sight of it behind the barrels for a moment.
    So remember to ALWAYS come slightly up to the target (both clay and feathered).
    Last edited by ROBERT6500; 17-Feb-2017 at 01:44 PM.
    The Original Shootinguk Moderator.
    Resident Coach on Shootinguk.
    Association of Professional Shooting Instructors. (A.P.S.I.)
    C.P.S.A Safety Officer.
    B.A.S.C

  2. #2
    Veteran ROBERT6500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SOMERSET / WILTSHIRE / DORSET.
    Posts
    5,913
    I've been so busy lately trying to get peoples hold points correct to make a hard target so much easier.
    Around 70% of missing is down to the wrong hold point. So learn to get it right or you are on a hiding to nothing.
    If however you are uncertain of a hold point then hold the guns muzzles 1/3rd of the targets trajectory out from the trap. Look back for the clay but don't take the muzzles back there. Then call pull looking for the clay but don't move the gun at all until you see the clay. If it's super fast then 1/3rd + 1yd out from the trap. That will give you time to react correctly as you focus on the target making the shot so much smoooooother that it seems really slow.
    The Original Shootinguk Moderator.
    Resident Coach on Shootinguk.
    Association of Professional Shooting Instructors. (A.P.S.I.)
    C.P.S.A Safety Officer.
    B.A.S.C

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •