Since he had no bad habits I was able to start him with a good stance, holding the gun the right way on the side of his dominant eye. The kid was an athlete, so he understood the importance of looking at the target, not the gun (I often ask kids, "Did you ever play baseball? What would happen if you looked at the bat instead of the ball?"), but he kept missing. The gun would lurch to the target, then stop and he would miss behind.