Skill 227: Hold a Shotgun Tenderly
Whether you enjoy beating the bushes in hopes of flushing a covey of quail, hiking through the opens plains in search of cackling ringnecks, or simply enjoy transforming fluorescent flying disks into fluorescent flying powder, you can do it better by getting your grip right. The manual relates the proper grip to the way you handle a common household item. Using the grip pressure instructed, this is what I noticed:
- The gun shouldered in the correct position naturally
- My usual sight tremors disappeared
- It seemed much easier to sweep the target and continue with my follow-through.
The moral of the story is this: after taking the book’s advice, it became clear that I have been holding my shotgun wrong for twenty years.