The National Shooting Sports Foundation this week weighed in on the attention surrounding President Obama's skeet shooting at Camp David. NSSF president Larry Keane wrote in a blog post that his organization helped build the skeet range at Camp David that Obama was photographed at, and offered the President a little advice on the sport.
"We provided one of the industry’s top facilities consultants, and donated tens of thousands of dollars of machinery, consulting and oversight to build the regulation field. We provided countless hours of shotgun and safety instruction as well. We were honored to provide this service for the office of the Presidency, and our investment appears to be paying off by recruiting new shooters. Welcome, Mr. President," Keane wrote.
Keane offered the President some shooting advice after seeing the White House photo of Obama at Camp David:
Mr. President, try leaning a little further forward into the shot to better manage recoil. Keep your feet about shoulder width apart, and put more weight on your leading foot. You appear to be shooting a gun with “neutral cast,” to wit, a straight stock. Since you’re shooting left-handed, you may want to look into a different stock cast to better accommodate you. And if you’re going to get a custom gun, make sure they measure your length of pull first. Proper gun fit makes an enormous difference in accuracy, and thus in your enjoyment of the sport.