How To Shoot a Shotgun | Teaching Youth to ShootOct 28, 2021
Today we're talking about some important stuff! If you have a new or young shooter in you're life, you've come to the right place! Todays video is all about how to have a safe, fun, and successful time introducing someone to the shooting sports.
These basics apply to all types of shooting but this channel is all about shotguns, so that will be my (Target) focus. My son, Rylan will be my co-host, and example for how to go about getting your youth involved successfully.
I hope you find value in this content, and have the opportunity to share this lifetime sport with someone special in your life! A basic refresher course never hurt anyone either! So come along and learn all about how to shoot a shotgun with me!
I like to break it down using the "SFS" method - here's the just of it
S - Safe
Always reiterate basic gun safety with a new or youth shooter
Make sure the gun is always pointed in a safe direction
work on keeping safety on, and the chamber unloaded until ready to shoot
If your new shooter isn't having fun, be sure to be patient, and not push it. You don't want to create a bad experience
Make sure that they're willing to continue shooting - never push to hard
Make sure that the gun fits them properly and doesn't hurt the shooter
Make sure the recoil isn't painful - consider getting a falcon strike if the recoil is to much for your new shooter here
S - Successful
Lastly, you want to have an overall successful experience. This doesn't mean hitting every shot - this means having an enjoyable learning experience and sharing a lifetime sport with someone regardless of how many targets you hit
On a more technical note, make sure that your new shooter is properly mounted in accordance to their dominant eye. You will hit more targets if your eye is lines up correctly
Hopefully this helps you successfully get out and introduce this awesome life sport to someone special in your life. Remember, live target focused!
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