I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on aiming my shotgun. My daughter asked me to teach her to shoot. When a teenager is willing to do something with her dad, dad has to take the opportunity. I have experience with rifles and pistols, and those were easy to teach her. We especially like our Hi Point carbine. Last week I got a shotgun, an Armscor M5 12 gauge. http://us.armscor.com/products/m5-matte-nickel-shotgun I have never done much practice with shotguns. We fired bird shot at 25 yards from a seated position and hit the targets well. Then I put some plastic bottles and cardboard boxes on the ground at 10-15 yards. We fired from standing and did not do so well. We both shot high on many shots. I could see the pellets impacting past what we were aiming at. I'm sure the problem is with the shooters, not the gun, but I'm not sure how to correct the problem. We were aiming down at an angle. Does that make a difference? When I took a kneeling position, I shot somewhat better. Maybe we weren't leaning into it enough and the recoil was raising the muzzle? Any advice would be appreciated!