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
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.