Interview with Terry Hetrick

Interview with Terry Hetrick of Double Guns of Nashville

In April of 2016 a new high-end gun store opened its doors in the heart of Nashville, TN. This new exclusive shop which offers such renown names of Blaser, Cosmi, Giulio Bernardelli, Verney-Carron, Rigby, Mauser, Krieghoff and Zoli, to name but a few, is Double Guns of Nashville. The proprietors are Terry Hetrick and Barry Rich.

The Grid

The Grid—A training field intended to emulate challenging sporting clays targets

Many gun clubs today have multiple clay target venues, such as skeet, trap and sporting clays. The larger clubs may have additional venues such as Olympic/Bunker Trap, Helice, 5-Stand and possibly even Powder Pigeon.

Mental Training > Trust Your Gut

“I've never gone wrong trusting my gut.”
—Dwayne Johnson

Do you remember in high school when you took those multiple choice tests and managed to eliminate two of the four answers and then picked the one that sounded best to you? And then you changed your mind only to find the first one was the right answer? Even though your teachers all said to go with the first thing that came to your mind?

Joe Hiestand - Legend and Champion

Joe Hiestand is someone many of our present day shooters — including many readers of this magazine — know very little about or have never heard of him. In my opinion, he was quite an interesting person and his story is a very important part of trapshooting history. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to write this story, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy telling the story.

Mental Training > Fight Versus Flight

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
Pogo creator Walt Kelly

My younger son, Roy, lives in Texas with his family. Those of you from Texas know there are only two seasons there, Football and Spring Football, and anything in between doesn’t count unless you win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Right now my sports intake on TV seems to be in that gray area of in-between. As a result, I have been watching a lot of basketball and golf.

Backridge Ammunition’s ITX Non-Toxic Shot

Test and evaluation hunts covering new products come in many packages, but in this case some former U.S. Army combat vets out of the 101st Airborne and active Special Operations soldiers helped take a brand new non-toxic shot type for 2018 to the wall, or better said, to the lake for testing.

Mental Training > How To Prepare For A Match

Many years ago I wrote about match preparation in what turns out to be a vague and general manner. That’s because 20 years ago I hadn’t read much about that aspect of competition preparation in any sport. Now we have much more information, and the science for this comes from a number of fields including sports, business and music. While the sources are diverse, the principles are pretty much the same and seem to apply across the board.

Training vs. Practice

I am sure if you ask ten people what the difference is between “training” and “practice” in sport, over half will probably tell you they are the same, and the remainder will all provide different definitions. However, training and practice are different. To become extremely proficient in any sport, an athlete needs to do both.

Mental Training > Getting Into The Zone

Recently I had a friend, a musician, who asked me how he could reach “The Zone” on a regular basis. If you have ever had this experience, you know The Zone is a real thing, an altered state in which everything seems to go on automatic. You are more or less an observer of the action, and there is a feeling of calm not normally felt. You are totally focused on the task, and things seem perfect.

Practicing and Competing with the .410 Bore

The .410 bore, commonly referred to as the little gun, has been a source of much discussion relative to how much practice one should do with it and one’s attitudes towards shooting it in competition. Let’s put it this way: some people like to shoot it and some people don’t for an assortment of reasons.

The question I am going to try to answer in this article is what the attitude towards the little gun really is; and if some of the more prominent names in skeet practice with it as much as they do other guns, and if so, why?

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