Suffice it to say that my recently begun clay target shooting isn’t going so well. I stare at the bird so hard that I am afraid my eyes will pop out, but the target doesn’t, very often, break when I shoot. I’m all over the place. So I was thinking this is a lot like shooting a pistol from the hip or shooting a basketball. A certain coordination of the eye and the hands is assumed. But let’s face it, not everyone is Matt Dillon or Stephan Curry. And most folks don’t even come close to that standard . That’s why we learn to aim a pistol using the sights. Too bad there is no crutch for the basketball. So what if I just can’t shoot a shotgun that way? What if the gun doesn’t automatically get on the target just because my eyes are there. Is there an alternative? One problem is that I can’t see where the shot is going if it doesn’t hit the target. So I don’t know how to adjust what I am doing. Coaching helps with this, but lessons are pricey. What say you guys?