Successful Shotgunning

How to Build Skill in the Field and Take More Birds in Competition

Peter Blakeley



ISBN: 9780811700429

PUBLICATION DATE: December 8, 2020

CATEGORY: Management and Instruction

BINDING: Hardback


Expert teacher and coach Peter Blakeley shares years of experience in this solid guide for becoming a better shot.

Successful Shotgunning focuses on wing-shooting and sporting clays techniques and will help you gain a better understanding of the shooting process as a whole, as you sharpen your skills and become a better shot.

You will learn:

  • How to evaluate moving targets in wing-shooting situations in the field, in a competitive environment, on a sporting clays course, or on a skeet field.
  • Choose the correct gun and gun fit for you.
  • How to diagnose some common eye problems and correct your aim.
  • Tame recoil.
  • Deal with the challenges of various sporting clays targets.

Peter says "Successful shotgunning isn't an inherent trait, it is a skill and it must be learned like any other skill. It requires systematic study and the ability to accurately calculate the variables of moving targets. My coaching methods involve an intuitive technique that is based on pure logic and a systematic breakdown of all the variables involved. This is how the experts shoot. Over a period of time they build up a personal mental repertoire of sight pictures, which they can then successfully apply to each target, regardless of whether it is a quail, dove, duck or clay target. They then have the ability to see a subtle but consequential target/barrel relationship on every shot and adjust to each different shooting situation".

Meet the author Peter Blakeley

Peter Blakeley grew up in Stockport, and shot and operated a gun shop on the Duke of Buccleuch’s Estate in Langholm. He earned his credentials as a shooting coach at Annandale Shooting Ground in Dumfriesshire and Westside sporting grounds in Houston and the Dallas Gun Club. He lives near Dallas, Texas.