We often say “Shoulder the gun,” but what we should really say is “Cheek the gun.” To be a consistent shot with a shotgun, it must shoot where you look, and to do so your cheek must be firmly on the comb. Look around your local gun club and you’ll see that 99 percent of the shooters shooting from the low-gun position ram the gun into their shoulder, then arc the muzzle up to their cheek. That’s backwards. The bird is up there, not on the ground. It must be cheek first, then shoulder.