Trap shooting typically begins in early April and end in November (see calendar). Trap shoots usually begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. and go until approximately 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. The rifle range is closed during the trap shoots; however, the pistol range may be used.

Trap Rules

Guest must be accompanied by the member whose name is on the membership card or a family member this is authorized on the membership application. Family members authorized on the membership application may use the range.

Trap shooters are required to wear eye and hearing protection. No shot size larger than 7 1/2 and 3 dram equivalent.

Pistol Challenge

Pistol fun shoots are held on the first Saturday of each month, weather permitting (see calendar). Registration opens a 9 a.m. (safety meeting/walkthrough at 9:30), and conclude about 1:00 p.m. We usually build 2-4 challenging, fun stages, and appreciate those who stick around to teardown after the shooting’s finished. To compete, you will normally need a holster (no ankle or shoulder rigs please) and three magazines (for semi-auto shooters).

Pistol shooter

Monthly action pistol shoots and weekly practice sessions (snow permitting) will make you a better, more accurate shooter.

Keep in mind this is a cold range; you’re required to show up with an unloaded pistol. Guns will be inspected, and they are never loaded until the shooter is in the shooter’s box and has been told to load by the Range Officer. New shooters can get the help of an “Ambassador” — a more experienced shooter who helps shepherd them through their first competition.

During these shoots, the trap and rifle ranges are closed.

Pistol Practice

We sometimes run single-stage pistol practice sessions on a weekday night (typically Monday). You can shoot the stage any way you want (single handed, weak handed, reloads, etc), but we enforce a “cold range” rule, which means you arrive with an unloaded gun, and never load it until you’re in the shooter’s box and are advised to do so by the Range Officer.

A timer is available during practice so you can measure your progress and simulate the some of the stresses of competition.

More Information

For more information, contact Ed Pecis at 530.604.4155 or Guy & Marian Pasela at