SP for Clays | Shoot SP
Do you feel there is something holding you back in your progress or maybe the scores are slipping a little?
If you struggle on a simple incomer or teal? then you may have the evidence already that you need to solve a problem.
Most shooters don’t have a fully dominant eye and will see two sets of barrels in their peripheral vision, This can make the execution of the shot difficult due to the confused picture you see.
Pick an object across the room (at least 8ft) or in the distance outside.
Using the index finger of the hand you hold the forend keeping both eyes open, lift the finger and point at the object. Now close the eye that matches the side of the finger you have lifted. Are you aligned – if so great you have a good indicator of strong dominance, If not, read on.
If the index finger is slightly to the left (right-handed shooters) or slightly to the right (left-handed shooters) with two equally strong fingers in your peripheral vision then this is indicating central vision or equal dominance.
If the finger jumps to one side away from the object this is an indicator of cross dominance where the eye opposite to the shoulder you mount is the stronger eye.
The SP stimulates the eye over the rib and will correct these results – if your eye is aware of the SP in your peripheral vision you will naturally place the gun correctly as if you have no dominance issue.
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‘Focus on the clay’ is a term we all have heard during our early days and will hear it on the clay ground regularly – but if you are struggling to reference the gun in your peripheral vision then gun placement becomes difficult with extra time needed for you to take the shot.
When you can reduce the time to bring the gun and target together you can start to improve your technique and your scores will start to improve.
The introduction of the SP will reduce and even eliminate the problems you are having which come from the off eye image confusing you and ultimately slowing the shot.
Simply the SP creates a unique picture to the eye over the rib, it has been designed to do this in your peripheral vision so your focus can stay on the clay. There will be a small profile unique to one set of barrels, this will identify the correct barrels much the same as if you had one set of barrels – like a shooter with no dominance issue. (they will have one set of barrels from their very strong eye and a ghost or no image from the eye off the gun).
Initially, it’s important to build your trust in the lead and not to question the shot, otherwise, you will look at the gun or stop your swing to check. Use targets like an incomer or teal before progressing to more difficult presentations.
The SP will only be effective if it can be seen solely by the eye over the rib – the eye on the same side that you shoulder the gun.