Generally ... a clay pigeon is launched, from the left or right, at an elevation angle between 15 and 45 degrees.
Judging from the recent photo op that was released, taking recoil into consideration - the most important factor is that this appears to be a shot at 'precisely 0 degrees elevation'.
Reading this photograph (?) ... perhaps Joe helping by standing down range at perhaps 15 to 20 yds., and taking the # 9 shot pellets into consideration, with a clay pigeon on his head, the fact that he hasen't been seen lately really makes one wonder ?
The only sense I can make of it, and with associated rumors that he's at home with what appears to be a temoprary case of severe acne. Well, I can only guess at what may have really happened ....
He shoots the clay's after they hit the ground. That way he rarely misses and the MSM can report that he is an excellent shot. After looking at the position of the butt of the gun on his shoulder, I wouldn't want to see that shoulder after very many rounds. This was a really stupid attempt at a very useless photo op.
Many gun ‘experts’ are claiming that is has to be photo shopped just by looking at the movement of the smoke from the barrel. I guess he doesn’t have too many gun ‘experts’ on his staff.