Behind The Break
Don Currie #45
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Don Currie #45

July 13, 2019

Don is the chief instructor of the National Sporting Clays Association and one of the most sought-after shooting coaches in our sport.  Competing in the shooting sports since age 8 and instructing as an apprentice at age 16, Don is that rare combination of Champion, Instructor and Coach.  Don regularly propels shotgun enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels to breakthrough performance whether in the field or in competition.

His qualifications include:

  • Chief Instructor, NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association) (2014 – present)
  • Professional, Full-time Shotgun Coach – Specializing in clay target sports (Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap) and upland bird hunting
  • Master Gun Fitter – partnering with select manufacturers and stock-makers to create custom fitted shotguns for discerning clients
  • 2011 National Champion in Side-by-Side Shotgun
  • 2012 Florida State Champion in Side-by-Side Shotgun
  • Master Class NSCA Competitor
  • Certified Level III NSCA Instructor (National Sporting Clays Association)
  • Fellow, Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (FAPSI), UK
  • Member of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors (MICSI), UK
  • Author of Mastering Sporting Clays (Stackpole Books)
  • Co-Producer of two instructional DVDs: Focus-Movement-Faith and Target Tactics for Sporting Clays
  • Writer and columnist for ClayShooting USA and Clay Target Nation (formerly Sporting Clays Magazine)
  • Certified NRA Instructor: Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol and NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Orvis® Wingshooting School Instructor
  • Orvis® Fly Fishing School Instructor
  • Former General Manager of the Gilchrist Club, an exclusive 27,000 acre upland hunting resort
  • Experienced guide and avid upland bird hunter
  • Instructor, US Army Infantry and Ranger Schools (Fort Benning, Georgia) – Instructor of marksmanship, weapons and tactics
Mike Luongo #44
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Mike Luongo #44

July 7, 2019

Mike Luongo has been shooting for over 18 years. At the young age of 17 he started teaching new shooters basic fundamentals, the proper stance, eye dominance, and gun mount. After college he took a job as the head instructor and sporting clays manager at the prestigious Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Shooting Academy.

Michael spent five years there developing a dynamic approach to clay target shooting. Michael now works at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays as the Club Pro and Sporting Clays Director.

Methods Taught: Michael’s primarily teaches sporting clays and wing shooting. Michael also teaches trap and skeet to multiple-time national champions SCTP Quail Creek Young Guns. Michael’s primary method of teaching is pull away. This allows the shooter to always be in control with the target as well as connected with the target. This technique uses core principles and is easy for anyone on any level to understand. Students will go home with worksheets and a practice schedule to help reach their full potential of shooting. This style of shooting is based on perfect fundamentals along with having a plan every time before the shooter calls for a target. Michael and his team have worked countless hours with some of the game’s best instructors

 

Dr. Richard Colo #43
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Dr. Richard Colo #43

June 27, 2019

In the 46 years that Dr. Colo has been in practice in CT, he has created a unique specialty niche related to shooting that has drawn both national and international shooters to his practice. Rich has developed a system of dominance evaluation that has been accepted as the benchmark among some of the nation’s top instructors. His role is not that of shooting instructor; rather, it is to maximize the visual efficiency needed to complement proper shooting mechanics.  

His passion for his profession and favorite avocation are infectious to all who seek his counsel.

Rollins Brown #42
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Rollins Brown #42

June 20, 2019

Rollins Brown is a competitive shooter that lives in Florida and travels the country shooting on the Championship Tour in the NSCA.  Rollins is married to Kemble duPont from duPont Krieghoff and you will see both of them at shoots all over the world.  Rollins is a big part of the NSCA and has plenty of great ideas to help grow the sport.  We talk about shooting, hunting, fishing, his families citrus farms and the NSCA.  

We were glad to have him on the podcast!  We hope you enjoy this episode.

Malcom and Melanie Parker #41
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Malcom and Melanie Parker #41

June 19, 2019

Malcolm and Melanie Parker have been a shooting duo for several years.  On the weekends you can normally find the Parkers shooting a local tournament or traveling to the next big shoot.  Malcolm is a member of the Georgia Sporting Clays Hall of Fame and Melanie was inducted this year at Big Red Oak Plantation.  After 20 years of shooting, their goals are still set high and plan on shooting for years to come.  These are two of the friendliest people you will ever meet and we were glad to have them on the podcast with us.

David Stewart: Founder of ShotKam

David Stewart: Founder of ShotKam

June 18, 2019

A family-owned business established in 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida. This startup story features David Stewart, the innovative founder of ShotKam. From humble beginnings to now, ShotKam has created the world’s most powerful gun camera engineered entirely for you.

Anthony Matarese Jr. 2 #40
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Anthony Matarese Jr. 2 #40

June 12, 2019

Anthony Matarese Jr. came back on the podcast to touch upon some topics from episode #31.  If you want to figure out how to be a better competitor, then this is the episode you need to listen to.  So much valuable information from a World Champ!

Bonus Episode: RE Ranger

Bonus Episode: RE Ranger

June 11, 2019

RE Ranger frames offer the best in comfort and target enhancement, with a variety of engineered advantages we’ve spent years perfecting. Our brand is driven by the same commitment to performance, precision, and comfort that has elevated our parent company, Randolph Engineering, to one of the most respected eyewear brands in the world.

The first RE Ranger products were crafted and engineered in the early 1990s by our late president Richard Waszkiewicz, the son of Randolph Engineering co-founder Jan Waszkiewicz. Richard partnered with the shooting industry’s leading optical experts to design and execute many of the original styles that form the base for our current line.

Today, RE Ranger continues to strive to deliver the best possible products to our customers. We partner with Olympic and other elite shooters and coaches and spend endless hours field testing in order to create innovative, high quality, and exceptionally high performance shooting eyewear.

Joe Scull #39
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Joe Scull #39

June 7, 2019

Joe Scull purchased Cedar Creek Sporting clays in 1994 and for 22 years has been a dominating force in the sporting clays industry. He is a sought-after target setter at national and international shooting events.  As an NSCA Certified Instructor and a Paragon Shooting School Certified Instructor, Mr. Scull focuses on shooters from the beginner to the advanced shooter using his knowledge of target tactics to enhance the student's ability to read the line of the bird. The emphasis is on doing your work and the result is breaking targets.

Tony Rivera #38

Tony Rivera #38

May 31, 2019

A very funny guy and a man with a lot of stories.  Tony Rivera is a National Champion and has been in sporting clays for a long time.  He is ranked one of the best Veteran shooters in the US and continues to compete on a national and world level to this day.