• Trap


    Fall Trap Nights 2015

    Wednesday Nights 6:30 - 9:30 pm

    September 2 November 18

    $7/round for league*
    $6/round for open shooting

    for league*
    for open shooting
    *League may form if enough interest

    Mainly shoot 16 yd singles, but can shoot other rounds.

    Open to all skill levels.

    Eye and hearing protection required.

    We're serious about safety and having fun.

    What is Trap Shooting?
    Trap shooting is a specific form of clay target shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). There are many versions but American Trap is the most popular type in the United States, primarily as sanctioned by the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

    The sport is in some ways a replacement for an old game where the targets were live pigeons. Indeed, one of the names for the clay targets used in shooting games is clay pigeons.

    Trapshooting is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire, and break the 4 1/4 inch disc which are hurled through the air, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter.

    The layout of modern trap shooting is only one house that releases targets and the shooters only move through 5 different positions.
    American trap is broken down into three categories: 16 yd singles, 16 yd doubles, and handicap (shot between 18 and 27 yds). In singles, each shooter takes one shot at each of five targets in each of the five positions in sequence, while standing 16 yards (15.6 m) back from the trap house. The trap rotates back and forth so it is impossible to know which way the target is going to come out. There is no second shot on any target in American trap singles or handicap.

    The shooter is required to shoot at a target after he calls "pull." It does not matter in scoring if the shooter hits only a small piece of the target or whether he shatters the target. The target is considered a "dead" or "lost" bird. If the target is hit it is "dead." It is the shooters responsibility to check his own score.

    When shooting American Trap, each person will shoot 25 targets. American Trap is generally shot with a 12 ga. single or double barrel shotgun. Semi-autos are also popular due to the low recoil and versatility. Most shooters wear a vest or belt that will hold 25 cartridges with a second pocket for the spent shells. American Trap is shot with lead target ammo, with a shot size between 7 and 9 (2.0-2.4 mm).

    From www.Wikipedia.org and www.shootata.com
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