I had the opportunity to help teach a boy scout troop about shooting at Airfield Shooting Club again this weekend. I took as many pictures as I could and still fulfill my obligations in helping instruct.
This time I helped out with the Shotgun part.
Although I grew up shooting shotguns and rifles, I must admit that the finer points of shotgun technique is my weakest area of the three disciplines I’m certified to teach, listening as Dale lead the classroom portion was as much a learning experience for me as it was the kids.
First establishing eye dominance.
I have to say that Dale is excellent with the kids…especially the younger ones…helping them with their stance and handling the guns and staying very encouraging and positive.
I don’t think there was a kid out there who didn’t break at least one target and some of them got quite good by the end of the session.
With a few of the kids who were hitting more consistently, I put my camera in auto mode and took some progressive pictures to get some action shots of clays being broken.
Some of them came out quite good I thought…on a few you could actually see the shot in the air at various stages.
And in this one, I captured it right as the shot was impacting the bird.
It was a very fun day, I learned a lot of new things and got to pass on some new things to about 30 new shooters.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday.
Finally, the grand finale: I put a bunch of the stills I took together as a video. it’s only about a minute long: