Moving shotgunning out of the dark ages.

Have you ever wondered why your clay didn’t break? Of course you have...
we all have.

Well, finally you have access to a product that will show you exactly where your shot-cloud (shot pattern) was in relation to the clay. Look closely at the below pictures and see how DryFire takes the guess work out of every shot. When you hit a target you see the exact relationship between your shot-cloud and the target. If you miss, you see the exact reason why you missed. The visual results DryFire presents answers the age old question of why you missed.

Are you aware that before DryFire, shotgunning was the most difficult sport in the world to learn? Why was it the most difficult to learn? Because, there is no credible feedback to help you improve your skills. If you missed a target, the only thing you learned was that you “missed the target.” Based upon this information, what could you do to improve? If you hit a target what did you learn? The only thing you learned was the clay was somewhere within you shot-cloud. With that knowledge, what could you do to improve your skill? Not much.

Think about all of the sports you are familiar with and ask yourself the following basic question. Does this sport provide useful feedback?
Archery: When an archer shoots an arrow at a target does he or she get useful feedback?
Rifle shooter: When a rifle shooter examines the target does he or she get useful feedback?
Baseball player: Does a baseball player get useful feedback?
Basketball player: Does a basketball player get useful feedback?
Hockey player: Does a hockey player get useful feedback?
Of course, the answer to all of these questions is “Yes.”

Shotgunner: With DryFire, we are now able to answer the question ….. “When a shotgunner takes a shot, does he or she get useful feedback?”
The answer is now a resounding “Yes!”

Since the year 2000, when DryFire was first introduced, the problem of no useful feedback has been solved. Therefore, we can no longer say that shotgunning is the most difficult sport in the world to learn.

In 2010, DryFire USA, pioneered the concept of Slow-Motion Training. It was not necessary to make any hardware or software changes, it was only necessary to grasp the concept of how slow-motion training could be applied to shotgunning. Of course, slow-motion training isn’t a new concept, as many sports have been using this method for years, but it is new to shotgunners. When a shooter tells the DryFire software to operate in slow-motion, the speed of the target on the wall is reduced, but the required target lead remains the same.

Why is this important? Because, there is definitely a secondary problem for new shooters or those shooters that are attempting to improve their skills. The speed of the target can be “too fast.” In the beginning, too much eye-hand coordination is required, in too short of a period of time, to be classified as effective learning. The obvious answer was to slow down the target, allowing the shooter more time to see the target, move to the target, and accurately execute the shot. This slow-motion technique is a very powerful tool and allows the shooter to more quickly develop the required skills.

When working with new shooters, we normally start at 50% of speed and then as their skills develop, we increase to 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and finally 100%.

This new DryFire technique provides a path to controlled, incremental learning and thus allows a shooter to perfect the required skills many times faster than could be accomplished outdoors.

Final results? Improved technique – Improved confidence – Improved scores!