Shotgun Sports - CCFSA

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Shotgun Sports

 We shoot Trap, Skeet, and 5 Stand Sporting Clays. Shotgun shooting is a recreational and competitive activity where participants use shotguns to break clay targets flying through the air. CCFSA has 3 fields set up for either skeet, trap, and 5-stand. Please see the calendar for events and field availability and openings.
   

 Trap: Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a trap house located in front of the shooter. The trap rotates in a random sequence, presenting the shooter with a variety of going away shots, angling to the right, left and flying straightaway
   Skeet: Skeet uses the same clay targets as trap. Two trap houses are required in skeet-a "high house" at the left of the field and a "low house" at the right. Both traps throw targets at fixed angles. High-house targets start at a point about 10 feet above the ground, moving to the shooter's right. Low-house targets move in the opposite direction starting from a point about three feet off the ground.
   Sporting Clays (5-Stand): Many people think of sporting clays as golf with guns. For those of us that may be lacking in the time and money department, of getting a round of sporting clays in, there is an alternative: 5 stand. The set up takes much less space than a sporting clays course. It requires a lot less walking and saves a considerable amount of time. 5 stand is a cross between trap, skeet and sporting clays with the advantage that it is more action packed than trap, has more crossing/flying patterns than skeet and is faster and less expensive than sporting clays
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