“The simulator is pretty important to me. My shooting got much better after I had put in some simulator time and I have found it is a great way to keep sharp when the winter weather keeps us from shooting at the clubs. I shoot in a fall league, but in Pennsylvania, that ends in December and there is very little really good weather for about 3 months after that due to snow, cold, and wind. Then, in April we start a spring league. Helps to be in form already.
And, if I want to know how targets will behave on a given day, I just put in the wind and practice a couple of rounds at home before going out to the club. This helps me pick up a few more targets since I am not surprised by the way the targets are flying. This is sure a lower cost way than going out and practicing on at the club. Also, if it is raining, snowing, etc I can still get in some practice at home in the daytime or nighttime.
I have also used it to introduce a couple teenage children, of friends, to trapshooting so that they already understand the game before they even shoot a gun. This really helped keep them from getting discouraged right off the bat, since they were able to go out and break some targets their first time.”