Many times after we finish our shooting, we see a group of new shooters that seem to be struggling with the game they’re trying to shoot.
You, as a more knowledgeable shooter, might just ask them if they would like some help.
This is not a bad thing to do if it’s done in a helpful and friendly manner. In fact, it shows that it’s a friendly club and that you welcome new shooters. If you approach them in a helpful manner, they may even want to join your club.
When I encounter struggling shooters I’ll ask them if they need help understanding the principles or some hints on how they might shoot a target they happen to be having a hard time hitting.
I’ll always approach them by asking if they’d like a hint on how to hit that target they keep missing. If they don’t that’s fine, but if they do, you may have a new friend and may have recruited a new club member.
There are a lot of new shooters that come to the club. If we as members show them friendliness without being pushy, we may help the sport and the club grow.
Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who can help you improve your skills at American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at (918)803-2393.