Clay targets were originally developed for bird hunting practice. FCGC offers skeet, trap, sporting clays, or five-stand. We have them all!
FOCUS ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE TARGET…NOT YOUR BARREL!!!!
New shooters are often frustrated at not being able to break targets consistently, no matter how hard they try. One of the most common mistakes is failure to focus on the target rather than their gun barrel.
Most new shooters mount the gun, sight down the barrel, and look at their front bead. When they call for the target their eyes are focused on the bead rather than on where their target will appear; this results in shooting behind the target. When the shooter looks at the front bead, the gun doesn’t move with the target and will result in a lost bird.
Your eyes should be following the target, but you will see the bead in your peripheral vision. The space between target and the bead is the perceived lead. Your eye acts as the rear sight, so if you keep your gun well tucked, and focus only on the target, the muzzle will automatically move with the target and your subconscious will automatically lead.
In skeet, birds are thrown from two houses, one ‘high’ and one ‘low’. Shooters rotate through eight positions, firing at birds that fly left and right approximately 10-15 feet off the ground.
We have two regular skeet fields. We also have a third skeet field with a 5-Stand overlay.
Fees per round of twenty five targets:
Members – $4.00
Non-members – $6.00
In trap shooting, the birds are launched from a single house, generally directly away from the shooter. Shooters rotate through five positions.
Similar to Sporting Clays, Five Stand has a variety of targets; no two set ups are exactly alike. There are five shooting stands and somewhere between six and eight traps. Shooters rotate through the five stands and various combinations of targets are thrown. Usually there is a menu card that will advise the shooter of the target sequence. Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays-like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.