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Classes for clays?

Discussion in 'Firearm Training' started by adamsredlines, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. adamsredlines

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    Has anybody ever taken classes or gotten proper instruction for shooting clays? I used to shoot them quite a bit when I was younger with my dad...got pretty decent but never had official instruction. Now, its been many years since that and I think I wanna get back into it here shortly and make it part of my regular routine.

    Has anybody taken classes, assuming they are offered, at Tulsa Gun Club?
    Do classes not only help with technique, but also getting a gun properly fit to you and what to look for? I think I'd really enjoy a properly set up gun for my size as lets be real, they arent designed with people who are very tall in mind.

    I've got a pretty good gun to build off of...maybe its time to learn correctly how to use it!

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  2. CorpsVet

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    Been years (and years) since I've shot clays also. Pleaselet us know what you learn about "classes"
     
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    http://www.tulsagunclub.com/training/

    Dan Detmer is National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) Certified Shotgun Instructor, Level 1 – Beginners. If you would like to learn the games of skeet, trap, or 5-stand or improve your hunting skills, please give Dan a call. Learning the fundamentals of shotgun shooting can enhance your enjoyment of the shotgun sports and improve your success while hunting. Dan will teach you the three basic ‘lead’ techniques, proper gun fit, learn the different ‘chokes’ and which choke you should use, the correct way to hold a shotgun, ‘pattern’ your gun, which type of shotgun is right for you, and more. Regarding skeet and trap, there are fundamentals to be learned and employed at each station. Learning these fundamentals and having a solid and proven game plan will have you breaking more birds and bring more enjoyment from the game. Ask about shooting the 5-Stand game at the Tulsa Gun Club where you will add to your skill set – this will help your Dove and Pheasant shooting. A variety of shotguns can be rented for the lesson. Hourly rates apply and discounts for more than one person per lesson. Contact Dan at 918-627-2006 ordan@FirearmsOnTarget.com to schedule a lesson.



    Barry Hartmann offers private lessons at the club for members and non-members. Barry is a NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who help you improve your skills at American Skeet or Trap. Barry can even help improve your wingshooting. Hearing and eye protection is required for all lessons. To contact Barry, email him at threeat8@aol.com or give him a call at (918)803-2393.
     
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    I’m sure there are others but I know @Okie4570 knows a thing or two about this subject.

    Also, you might check into Oil Capital Rod and Gun Club in Coweta. They do quite a bit with clay sports last I knew.
     
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    About 10 years ago, my wife took a women's only intro to firearms class with Mr. Detmer, he was very good. I think I will contact him for sure! thanks
     
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    I don't have any experience with any of the state pro instructors other than the recent buyer of Silver Leaf. Shotgun fitment is important, most important on a trap gun than skeet or sporting clays. Greenwood in Augusta, KS is the only stock fit guy I know other than a guy at El Reno who helps the trap kids, he's pretty fantastic about getting the kids set up correctly. I can help folks with skeet, 5 stand and sporting clays as far as telling them technique and why they are missing and where their missed shot was. Trap on the other hand I can't. Learn skeet first and then sporting clays and 5 stand will fall right into place. Trap is it's own deal all together.

    Most common reason for misses
    -no idea where their shotgun shoots at a stationary target in the first place
    -cheek comes off of gun just before firing
    -underestimating how much lead is necessary
    -closing eyes when pulling trigger(way more common than you think)
    -stopping the gun
    -point shooting

    How tall are you Adam?
     
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    I'm 6'6"
    I've shot an Auto 5 my whole life and it probably fits me terribly but "I'm used to it" and it gets the job done. I'd like to see what a properly fit gun shoots like...but I'm unwilling to modify the Auto 5. That B425 posted above on the other hand, while a more expensive gun, is fair game. I'd think an adjustable buttplate incorporated with the adjustable comb on the stock already would get me fairly close. At least closer than it probably is in its stock form.
     
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    Proper gun fit will benefit most everyone. You want your head up and eyes level. Those two NSSA Certified Instructors at Tulsa Gun Club mentioned above can help with that in addition to teaching you Skeet shooting. I think Barry Hartman is the only Master Level Instructor in the State. Although, Chuck Black in OKC might be a Master level now; he was working on it last year. Barry also writes for NSSA’s weekly electronic publication TargetTalk.
     
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    Yeah you'll need something that's going to give you 15"-15.5" LOP or maybe more even, depending on arm length, chest size, neck length and size. Todd Nelson stocks are legit imo.
     
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