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Premier Sporting Clays and Wingshooting School

Paragon School of Sporting
Three Decades of Trust!

Dan Schindler
Nationally and Internationally Respected 
Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instructor 

From the moment you first contact Paragon School of Sporting, everything we do is designed to create a positive, successful, memorable shooting experience. If you are a social shooter, we'll provide you with a fun experience that allows you to create wonderful memories. If you are a serious shooter, your Sporting Clays or Wingshooting lessons will be tailored to move your shooting forward in the most direct manner. We'll take the time to talk with you to discuss what kind of instruction you are looking for, where you are with your shooting and what your goals are.  If you wish to proceed, we'll schedule your Sporting Clays or Wingshooting lesson(s) and go over the details of what you can expect from your time with Dan and what you need to bring. At the end of your lesson(s), you will be given a personal practice plan emphasizing what and what not to practice.

Check out Dan Schindler's Monthly Shooting Tips
Published monthly, Dan Schindler's tips have been viewed by thousands of shooters, each and every month since 2007. We're updating Dan's Tips every month so you can click to see them using this app!

Easy Connection to Dan Schindler's Blog 
Excellent opportunity for shooters to continually gain valuable advice and insights from a World Class Shooting Instructor.

Order Dan Schindler's Books 
Take Your Best Shot - Book I, 3rd Edition is expected to be released on January 25, 2019. Pre-orders are now being accepted. and To The Target - Book II - Cogent, simple, clear information to help shooters of all skill levels move their shooting forward! These books complement each other. Book III - the pinnacle of Dan's writings - was released in the June of 2017, and the reviews are excellent!

Schedule Sporting Clays or Wingshooting Lessons
Fastest way to improve your shooting is taking 1 or 2 lessons with Dan Schindler! For shooters who want to take the mystery out of their shooting, lessons with Dan will give you a solid  foundation for more consistent shooting, teaching you how to build a swing so you can consistently break targets; how to correct your misses on your own and repeat your successful shot! Call now 828.693.6600 to schedule!

Paragon Instructor Certification
Paragon's Center for Instructor Study (CIS) Program is the most comprehensive, cohesive and most respected Instructor Certification program available anywhere. Designed for those who want to build a solid foundation to teach shooters of all skill levels in a confident, competent and professional manner.

Questions to Ask your Shooting Instructor
If you have taken disappointing lessons, it's important to find a competent, seasoned, professional instructor you can trust. Most shooters do not know what questions to ask when seeking a competent instructor who they can count on to help them improve their shooting. Here's a list of questions that may help you.


Enjoy the Paragon School of Sporting Video!


Enjoy our shooting Gallery! Yes, that's Dan Schindler, Paragon's Sporting Clays and WIngshooting teacher in the blue shirt.

Meet Dan Schindler

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  •  Author Audio CD: Beyond The Target 

  • Author of more than 140+ Sporting Clays and Wing Shooting Articles

  • Gun Fitter

  • Chief Instructor, Paragon Center for Instructor Study (CIS) Training

  • Chief Instructor, 21 NSCA Level I & II Classes

  • Designer of 26 Sporting Clays Courses across the U.S.

Dan Schindler is one of only 55 worldwide members of the Guild of Shooting Instructors, U.K. and is one of the most highly respected Sporting Clays and Wingshooting Instructors in the US. Dan founded the Paragon School of Sporting with one goal in mind. Whether it be for the advanced competitor or providing the basics to the entry-level shooter, Paragon provides the simplest, most practical and most effective Instruction, Coaching and Mental Training for the Sporting Clays & Wingshooting enthusiast and teachers. Dan will move your game to the next level!


 "Dan Schindler is truly a world-class Sporting Clays and Wingshooting instructor capable of taking complex actions and breaking them down into simple, repeatable pieces . . . and good heavens, doesn't sport shooting need more of that!"
Michael Bane, Producer & Host of Outdoor Channel's Shooting Gallery
Garden and Guns Magazine was right, Dan Schindler is truly a World Class Sporting Clays and Wing Shooting Instructor.
John Deakle
"I know of no other course here in the United States or United Kingdom, Europe or Australia - where I have coached - that offers better value for the money than the Paragon Course."
Peter Harris, U.K. - Guild of Shooting Instructors, BASC Staff Tutor, Senior Coach & Assessor, CPSA Instructle
Just wanted to write you a quick note to say how much both Monica and I really enjoyed the last three days with you. Clearly you have the gift of teaching and we both found your instructions simple and easy to follow. You can tell that you care for your students. I particularly want to thank you for the gentle and loving way you we're always looking out for Monica and aware of her tiredness and pain level.
Doug Boxx

Learn How to Correct Your Misses and how to duplicate Your Successful shots!

Paragon School of Sporting's training improves your shooting, competition skills and more!

We work with shooters of all levels - those who've never held a gun all the way to Master Class.  All Paragon School of Sporting training sessions are tailored to your personal shooting goals. We have worked with shooters since 1990, and our tremendous experience allows us to move our clients forward to higher skill levels. For more information about Paragon School of Sporting shooting lessons, please email us at or call  828.693.6600.