Trap is a traditional shotgun sport. Four inch
orange clay discs (or birds) are thrown from a machine in
the trap house. The house is 16 yards away. Each
shooter gets 5 targets at 5 stations. Targets can be
thrown straight away from the shooter to the left, to the
right, or anywhere in between. A total score of 25 is
possible. There are many types of trap including
Doubles Trap, International Trap, and Wobble Trap, each of
these offer different challenges.
Skeet is another traditional shotgun sport. Birds
are thrown from 2 houses, a high house on the left and a low
house on the right. Shooters move a group to each of
the 8 stations. At each of these stations 2 or 4
targets are presented. At stations 1, 2, 6, and 7 the
shooters gets a high house, a low house and then a double.
Targets follow a consistent path (unless there is a good
wind) A total score of 25 is possible. Again there are
multiple types of skeet this includes International Skeet,
and Doubles Skeet.
Sporting Clays is a
relatively new shotgun sport. This is often considered
the golf of the shooting sports. Participants often
walk through the woods shooting at a variety of targets in
various sizes. There is no rule on where targets come
from and go too. Every Sporting Clays course is
different, and can change from day to day. Sporting
Clays courses can be 25, 50, 75, or 100.
Bulls eye Pistol
This consists of
firing 30 shots at a black circle which is fired at a target
which is 25 - 50 yards away. This is completed in
three sections, slow fire (10 minutes - 10 shots), timed
fire 10 shots 20 seconds, and rapid fire 10 shots 10
seconds. This is most likely the first pistol sport,
and the most popular.
This is slightly different; 6 Steel plates are placed at
a distance when you hit your target it falls over. The
person who knocks down all the plates in the fastest about
of time wins.
6 bowling pins are placed on a wooden table at a
pre-determined distance. Your goal is to shoot the
bowling pins off the table so that they fall onto the floor.
The person who knocks all the bowling pins onto the floor in
the fastest time wins.
Small Bore Rifle
Using a .22 caliber rifle,
An NRA conventional outdoor prone match consists of 160
shots, a perfect score would be 1600. All from the prone
position. Matches are specified as either Iron sight or Any
sight (scope permitted). The match consists of eight 20
shot stages, or 4 two stage matches. Each stage is 20
minutes. Each with unlimited opportunity to sight in on a
Using a rifle used by some country, you fire at paper
targets. Yardage and number of shot vary from competition
to competition. Firearms can include a M1-Garand,
M1-Carbine, or an Enfield.
There are many
other sports which are out there, if you have a particular
interest please ask and we will help you out.