Behind The Break - The Ultimate Clay Target Podcast
Clay Target Podcast with Host Justin Barker. We interview some of the best shotgun shooters, instructors and coaches in the world, review products and talk about past and upcoming events.
info_outline Jim Greenwood - Custom Stockmaker 09/07/2020
Jim Greenwood - Custom Stockmaker 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.
info_outline Dan Carlisle - Olympian, National and World Champion 07/14/2020
Dan Carlisle - Olympian, National and World Champion 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.
info_outline Dawn Grant - Mental Training and Hypnosis 06/04/2020
Dawn Grant - Mental Training and Hypnosis 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.
info_outline Episode #1 - The Road to Master Class Series 05/15/2020
Episode #1 - The Road to Master Class Series 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".
info_outline Derrick Mein - 2020 Olympian 05/02/2020
Derrick Mein - 2020 Olympian 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.
info_outline Before the Coronavirus Pandemic 04/26/2020
Before the Coronavirus Pandemic 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.
info_outline Time off with Zach Kienbaum and Desi Edmunds 04/19/2020
Time off with Zach Kienbaum and Desi Edmunds 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.
info_outline The Meadows Gun Club 04/01/2020
The Meadows Gun Club 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.
info_outline Philip Pilla - Pilla Performance Eyewear 03/24/2020
Philip Pilla - Pilla Performance Eyewear 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.
info_outline Tom Seay / Wendell Cherry 03/19/2020
Tom Seay / Wendell Cherry 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?
info_outline Jim Eyster - Heritage Gunsmiths 03/15/2020
Jim Eyster - Heritage Gunsmiths We get into the conversation about porting and how to overall make your gun shoot smoother and more consistent. We also discussed the spreader shell and find out just how they work.......or do they really work? Heritage Gunsmiths, Inc. does not use any automatic or production tooling, but rather completes each operation with individual handwork and hand-operated machines to insure each barrel is correctly adapted to achieve the best performance with the shooter.
info_outline Wendell Cherry - 2/2 03/05/2020
Wendell Cherry - 2/2 Continuing on from the first episode, we find out about the post-shot routine and continue to listen to how and why Wendell does certain things at tournaments and during practice. We also discuss a question that Anthony Matarese Jr. sent in about aging and eyesight.
info_outline Wendell Cherry - 1/2 02/27/2020
Wendell Cherry - 1/2 We were able to sit down with one of the sport's greatest shooters and coaches and get some very valuable information on what it takes to be a great shooter and what it takes to be a great coach. Find out what the "grid system" is and how to use it. Listen to how Wendell learned to shoot clays and how he teaches his students. Find out what a true practice session is and so much more in the first episode of the Wendell Cherry Series.
info_outline Taxi Cab Confessions with Anthony and Diane the squirrel hunter 02/18/2020
Taxi Cab Confessions with Anthony and Diane the squirrel hunter This is a Behind The Break Comedy moment. This is not a clay target based episode at all, but it will amaze you at the people in this world, what they do for a job and just what they know. Just a little fun with this short bonus episode. Anthony and Diane had a conversation with a cab driver leaving the Shot Show in Las Vegas and come to find out, he knew a lot more about guns than Anthony expected! Featuring: Diane the squirrel hunter
info_outline Beretta Champions Series #1 02/03/2020
Beretta Champions Series #1 Beretta invited Justin to the SHOT show in Las Vegas to interview 6 of the best shooters in the entire world. If you want to know how Kim Rhode, Vincent Hancock, Zach Kienbaum, Desirae Edmunds, Diane Sorantino and Anthony Matarese Jr have all been successful in shooting, this is the series for you. In this episode, the Beretta Champions introduce themselves and we get into how dedicated you have to be to obtain your shooting goals. Welcome to the "Road to Victory".
info_outline Winchester - AA Diamond Grade 01/24/2020
Winchester - AA Diamond Grade We were at Shot Show 2020 and caught up with the Winchester Product Manager, Ben Frank. Ben is very knowledgeable about ammunition as well as the parts and pieces that go into making one of the most legendary shotgun shells in the world, The AA.
info_outline Brad Kidd Jr. #2 12/30/2019
Brad Kidd Jr. #2 In this episode, Brad talks about how to prepare for the upcoming season, how to become a pro shooter, how to practice when you do not have a gun club nearby and his top 10 "Hot Shots" for the 2020 shooting season. Get great advice from one of the best in the game today
info_outline Cherokee Rose 12/16/2019
Cherokee Rose The all-new Cherokee Rose Shooting Resort was purchased in 2019 by Dave (DD) Dalton and Jean Bostick. The revival of this old gun club that sits off minutes of I-75 in Griffin Ga has been a process that all shooters will be amazed at once you visit. Nestled in the woods on just over 120 acres is 2 full sporting clay courses that cater to all skill levels. One course (blue) is an easier course while the other course (red) has championship-level targets all set by Chuck Frasier. Cherokee Rose has a pr
info_outline Haylyn Hanks 12/02/2019
Haylyn Hanks Haylyn Hanks, 16 years old, is definitely one of the best junior shooters in the country. She has won several shoots from huge regionals to the silver medal in 2019 at the World FITASC Lady's division. Haylyn is a very dedicated and determined shooter and we look for big moves for this young lady in the future. In this episode she discusses her shooting goals, her new coaching career and what she wants to do once she graduates college.
info_outline Fred Fanizzi - Quail Creek Plantation 11/08/2019
Fred Fanizzi - Quail Creek Plantation Fred is a lifelong resident of the state of Florida and a graduate of the University of Florida College of Agriculture Animal Science Department. Bringing many years of land and wildlife experience to the team as well as a keen understanding of the hospitality industry, Fred has taken a lead role in bringing Quail Creek Plantation from its humble beginnings to where it is today. Fred is a level one sporting clays instructor and has traveled the world in pursuit of hunting adventure. Fred feels truly blessed
info_outline The All New Beretta 694 10/30/2019
The All New Beretta 694 Designed and tested in collaboration with the Beretta Shooting Team, 694 is the new over-and-under platform designed specifically for competition shooting, with a precise objective in mind: to help shooters increase their success rate. Thanks to a meticulous mechanical and ergonomic design process, the 694 represents a perfectly balanced over-and-under competition shotgun. Natural and immediate when shouldering, it features a precise swing and it’s easy to control. The new shape of the action and the stoc
info_outline Dominic Gross 10/23/2019
Dominic Gross Dominic's experience as a top competitor has given him a unique understanding of the game that only a few possess. As a member of the U.S. Sporting Clays Team, Dominic has had the opportunity to represent the United States at World Championships and other international events on a multitude of occasions. In addition to titles, he has also set several records including becoming the youngest male PSCA professional shooter in history, and winning a world concurrent title by the largest margin ever record
info_outline Grace Callahan 10/16/2019
Grace Callahan Grace Started out hunting, and exploring a little in Olympic Bunker trap in high school, I soon learned that sporting clays would become my priority and main interest out of all the shooting sports! SCTP played a major role in my shooting career. I was on the varsity team and all four year of high school we went to Nationals in Sparta, Illinois. I won Lady Championship of my division all four years! I have recently expressed some interest in 3 gun and I would like to see where the future may possibly take m
info_outline Todd Hitch 10/13/2019
Todd Hitch Todd is 16years old, a junior in High School and lives in Maryville, TN which is in east TN about 30minutes south of Knoxville and about 45 minutes north of where Bill McGuire lives. Todd is Homeschooled which is a co-op set up so he has classes with other kids and they probably have as many options for clubs, teams & activities as a traditional school does. Shooting is a great motivator for Todd - if he doesn't have his homework done, he doesn't get to go to the shoot. In 2015 Todd started shooting a sh
info_outline Gary Fitzjarrell 10/02/2019
Gary Fitzjarrell Gary Fitzjarrell is a name that everyone knows. If it is not from the range, then it is from his very popular facebook group, Clay Target Shooters with nearly 13k members and growing rapidly. Gary tells it like it is, but you can always count on a good laugh or a friendly handshake every time you see him. Gary has been shooting clays his entire life with a list of accomplishments too long to mention here. However, some of his local achievements are a perennial member of the IL All-State Team, 2 Time St
info_outline Stories With Bill McGuire 09/28/2019
Stories With Bill McGuire Bill McGuire was in Macon Georgia at Kevin DeMichiel's house for the weekend for a clinic they were holding over the weekend. We sat down to telling stories and decided to record a podcast episode. We hope that you enjoy the conversation. There is not a lot of clay coaching or technique advice, but we had a good time with it.