Join us to improve and hone your shotgun shooting skills at our trap events. The trap course of fire focuses shooters on the complete game from the very beginning. In this way, shooters can improve their shotgun shooting skills with the proportioned and progressive challenges offered in the NRA Marksmanship Qualification shooting program.
Registration: Prior to each event. First shoot starts at 10:00 a.m.
See calendar for dates of subsequent shoots. The trap shoots are typically conducted on weekends alternating with the Smallbore Rifle events.
Cost: $15.00 for patch/rocker awards and $5.00/round. Shooters provide their own ammunition. If you are not participating in the NRA Qualification Program, simply pay the $5.00/round fee.
Here is how the program works:
Unless otherwise stated, the following rules apply:
Trap – Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Rules.
To obtain Trap rules, go to the ATA website.
Any safe shotgun, 12 gauge or smaller, may be used. Different gauges and different guns can be used for any round or rating.
Shooters have the option of mounting the shotgun on the shoulder before calling for the target.
Any shotgun ammunition, factory or reloads, may be used. LCSA rules require 7 1/2, 8 or 9 shot size only, Velocity: 1200 fps maximum.
Standard clay targets are used.
In shotgun shooting the term “round" refers to a single series of 25 targets.
- Shotgun Qualification Patch
- Skill Rockers
- Parchment Certificates
Courses of Fire
|Pro-Marksman||11 or better out of 25 targets||2 times|
|Marksman||13 or better out of 25 targets||4 times|
|Marksman 1st Class||15 or better out of 25 targets||6 times|
|Sharpshooter||17 or better out of 25 targets||6 times|
|Expert||19 or better out of 25 targets||10 times|
|Distinguished Expert||22 or better out of 25 targets 10 times, or 84 or better out of 100 targets in two ATA or
NSSA registered shoots.