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Introduction to Trap Shooting

Andover Sportsmen's Club

Introduction to Trap Shooting
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Registration Type Sales End Quantity
Class Ticket 12 hours before event starts Free  

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NOTE: This course is intended for people with some experience with a shotgun that want to learn the game of trap!

Student requirements and logistics:

  • Club member or family member and at least 18 years of age (bring membership card to the class please). You must provide your valid membership number when registering at this site.
  • Bring your own shotgun of any caliber (12 or higher) or you may borrow one of the clubs guns. Must be double barrel, semi-auto, or pump for shooting doubles stations. Put your modified/improved modified or similar chokes in both barrels
  • Bring 2 boxes of 7.5 or 8 target load shotshells along with eye and ear protection. If borrowing one of the club guns please bring 12 gauge (7.5 or 8) target load shells.
  • You must be familiar with safe operation, handling and shooting of your shotgun

Class topics:

  • Trap field layout and stations
  • Safety topics
  • Recommended Chokes and cartridges
  • Explanation of equipment required for Trap Shooting
  • Sportsmanship and Protocol
  • How/when to shoot the birds
  • Trap scoring and verbal cues
  • Strategies for breaking birds at each of the 5 stations
    • crossing birds
    • overhead going away birds
    • Birds coming at you
    • Station 8 challenges

The class will begin with the above formal instruction followed by a round of trap for honing your skills.


  • Safety will be stressed at the start of the class
  • Any students observed in violation of range safety best practices will be asked to leave the class

Cancellation/Noshow Policy:  This class is very popular, if you sign up and and then decide not to attend, you must go back to the EventBrite site and cancel your registration to free up your slot for someone else at least 7 days prior to the class date. If you do not do so, you will be invoiced for a $25 "No Show" fee. To cancel a registration: 1. Go to the EventBrite site and log in ( 2. click on the "My Tickets" link. 3. Click the "View Order" button for the class you want to cancel. 4. Click the "Cancel Order" button and confirm.

Have questions about Introduction to Trap Shooting? Contact Andover Sportsmen's Club

When & Where

Andover Sportsmen's Club
655 Middleton Rd
North Andover, MA 01845


Andover Sportsmen's Club

Andover Sportsmen's Club is dedicated to safe participation in the shooting sports by people of all ages in a friendly social setting.

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