Gun down shooting
Set up as normal. As you position the gun, you’ll see the SP with your shooting eye but not the other. It isn’t important to see it once mounted.
Always focus on the clay – never the gun. If the SP is in your peripheral vision, it’s working.
Keep both eyes open throughout the shot: the SP will ensure that your brain chooses the real image from your shooting eye and isn’t confused by a peripheral image from your other eye.
Familiarise yourself with seeing the SP in your peripheral vision but don’t look at it directly – it isn’t a sight and shouldn’t be used as one..
Set-up for right-handed shooter
Once you’re happy with this, you’re ready to take a shot. A simple incomer / crow target is a good test: mount and shoot as usual. It’s important to trust the shot, as the image your brain is being told to see is the one with the SP, seen by the chosen eye, so if you have the lead right, you’ll hit the target. Try a teal next or driven, where line is important.
The effects won’t always be obvious on all targets but the SP is always working and ensuring that your chosen eye is used to take the shot.
Gun Up Shooting
Trap and sporting shots have used the SP to great effect. Some have used the SP on the side of the barrel, while others have taken advantage of a personal commission and have had a small, more discreet SP higher on the gun so that it can be seen at all times when mounted.
If the SP is set up for gun down shooting, the eye should be stimulated as the set-up is completed. This will ensure that the chosen eye will control the shot. If there’s a long delay, the ‘off gun’ eye could again take over. The solution could be a small SP, higher on the barrels, that can be seen at all times when mounted.
Enjoy your shooting !