Sporting Clays Coaching Clips by Chris Batha
Chris Batha Bio
Chris Batha is considered one of the most qualified and most experienced shooting instructors in the world today, with over thirty years experience in wing and competitive clays shooting worldwide and life long passion for fine guns. Formerly the Chief Instructor and Gunfitter for London Gunmakers E.J. Churchill, Chris has appeared on national outdoor television, made instructional videos and contributes articles on shotguns and shooting in major publications worldwide. He has served as the elected director of the British Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, maintains memberships in the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors, and the National Association of Sports Coaches.
sptccxb013: How to Shoot Sporting Clays: An Overview
In the clay target games of trap and skeet, the targets fly a set trajectory and distance. Moreover, the targets themselves are equal in size, weight and even the thickness of paint that is applied. In sporting clays however, the targets can be anything: Any trajectory, any distance, any angle, and this is compounded by the fact that the clays are often out in the open and not projected by a trap or skeet house. This clip shows you the impact of these factors and why each target thrown is essentially a unique presentation.
sptccxb002: Essential Equipment
It is very important that you have the proper equipment before heading out on the Sporting Clays course. Some of this equipment is mandatory such as hearing protection and eye protection. Other equipment may not be mandatory but is really essential to insure you break more targets, improve your scores and maximize your enjoyment of the game. This tip offers some suggestions for top of the line equipment which can be considered essential for a successful day on the range.
sptccxb003: Indoor Gun Mounting Exercises
When you are out on the Sporting Clays course you are preoccupied with breaking clays and you don’t care what your style or form is like. Therefore, the best place to develop good shooting technique is at home with an empty gun and a safe environment. This tip shows the most common mistakes related to gun mounting, how to correct them and how practicing your gun mount indoors can dramatically improve your scores.