My dad was one of those who could never remember to work the slide between shots. I taught myself by loading two shells, having someone pull me a clay, shooting it, then calling for another, shucking out the empty and shooting that one. Then I worked my way up to doubles and after that I could go back and forth between pumps and semiautos without any trouble. I can only remember one time in the field when I was tired out at the end of a long day chasing pheasants, when I shot, missed, pulled the trigger of my BPS again and wondered why the gun wouldn't shoot. By the time I remembered to work the slide, the bird was gone.