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Jim Greenwood - Custom Stockmaker

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Release Date: 09/07/2020

Jim Greenwood - Custom Stockmaker show art Jim Greenwood - Custom Stockmaker

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Jim completed his degree in Gunsmithing in 1984. Afterward, he served a year apprenticeship in Kalispell, MT under three well known gun makers. In ’86, he went on his own to do contract work for Champlin Firearms in Enid, OK. While he was building his clientele, he met an English gunsmith, Jack Rowe, who fostered his desire to learn about shotguns. At which time he began competing in sporting clay competitions.

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Dan Carlisle - Olympian, National and World Champion show art Dan Carlisle - Olympian, National and World Champion

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Dan served for many years in the US Army as a shooting instructor for the US Army Marksmanship Unit. Carlisle competed at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, with a bronze medal in trap in 1984, and shooting both trap and skeet at the 1988 Seoul Games. He was a seven-time gold medalist at the Pan American Games, winning the individual trap title in 1975, 1983, and 1987.

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Dawn Grant - Mental Training and Hypnosis show art Dawn Grant - Mental Training and Hypnosis

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

As a Mental Trainer & Hypnotherapist,  Dawn has found great avenues to reach out & assist others in experiencing greater health & wellness, peak performance, inner peace, tremendous joy & ultimately unlimited love. After earning a Bachelors in Psychology from Westfield State College Dawn's journey led her to Amelia Island, Florida. In the first few years of her profession, She recognized a strong desire to help people make more profound changes.

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Episode #1 - The Road to Master Class Series show art Episode #1 - The Road to Master Class Series

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

In this episode we discuss how to get started into clay target shooting.  What you need as far as equipment and guns, what to expect when you go to a gun club for your first time, how to find a coach and what to expect, basic practice and so much more.  This is the first time we have all been together to record an episode in the same room in a while, so be prepared for a fair amount of jokes.  We also introduce our new "assistant".

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Derrick Mein - 2020 Olympian show art Derrick Mein - 2020 Olympian

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

We talked to Derrick to find out what it took for him to make the 2020 Olympic team, the training involved, the sacrifices and the reward.  We talked about his outlook on the current sporting season, how he thinks it will affect the sport and what to expect once it starts back up.  Derrick also goes into detail about what bunker trap is and how to shoot it.

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Before the Coronavirus Pandemic show art Before the Coronavirus Pandemic

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

We recorded this episode right before Coronavirus hit the entire world.  We discussed past tournaments and shoots that were upcoming along with Alex's super sporting win and Kevin's FITASC win at the Seminole Cup.  We had no idea that the sporting clay world would be turned on its head with the spread of the virus, so here is what it was like not knowing that would happen and the conversation about upcoming events.  We touched on the sub-gauge rule, master class and more.

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Time off with Zach Kienbaum and Desi Edmunds show art Time off with Zach Kienbaum and Desi Edmunds

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Kevin and Alex talked to Zach and Desi about what they have been doing in their off time during the quarantine now that they live in Savannah Georgia.  Zach is thinking of building golf carts and Desi is building furniture along with some fishing and shooting in between.  I think everyone agrees that we are all ready to start shooting again.

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The Meadows Gun Club show art The Meadows Gun Club

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Kevin and Alex sat down with the new owner of thew Meadows Gun Club in Forsyth Georgia, Dominic Bethel.  Dominic discusses all of the new ideas he has and what he is implementing at the club.  One of Georgia's premier clubs is going to get even better with another course, a covered pavilion, new trap and skeet fields and so much more.  We are glad to be associated with the Meadows and we are really excited to see what is coming up in the future.

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Philip Pilla - Pilla Performance Eyewear show art Philip Pilla - Pilla Performance Eyewear

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Find out how Pilla Performance Eyewear started, how it has evolved and how it is now the leading eyewear in shooting sports. We also discuss other sports and professional fields that Pilla eyewear is used.  

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Tom Seay / Wendell Cherry show art Tom Seay / Wendell Cherry

Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast

Tom Seay, one of Wendell's students, sits down and asks questions only he knows how to ask to be able to get a little further into the methods that one of the greats teach.  Learn even more about the thought process that goes into simply shooting a clay target.......or is it that simple?

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Jim’s passion for guns came from his father, Jerry, who was a gunsmith when Jim was growing up. After high school, Jim attended Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. He completed his degree in Gunsmithing in 1984. Afterward, he served a year apprenticeship in Kalispell, MT under three well known gun makers. In ’86, he went on his own to do contract work for Champlin Firearms in Enid, OK. While he was building his clientele, he met an English gunsmith, Jack Rowe, who fostered his desire to learn about shotguns. At which time he began competing in sporting clay competitions. A few years later, he moved to Kansas and started to focus more on shotgun stocks and now specializes in competition and hunting stocks. He has built a clientele of shooters from around the world. Now he travels and sets up shop at a few select locations a year building pattern stocks for his clientele. Currently, he is located outside Wichita, Kansas.