TRAP SHOOTING Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America and the reason why Wolverton Mountain Gun Club was formed. Trap Shooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets (sometimes referred to as "birds") into the air. Participants shoot at the birds 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. Trap is usually shot in squads of five shooters (6 possible at WMGC) and consists of a round of 25 targets per shooter. A trap field has five positions (6 at WMGC), or stations, numbered consecutively from left to right. Five clay targets are thrown for each shooter for each of five positions, with one shot being fired at each bird. After firing five rounds in rotation, each squad member moves one station to the right, with the shooter on the end moving over to station one. Contact Norm Reed at 360-225-9365 for more information.
COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS, also known as Western Action Shooting, Single Action Shooting, or Cowboy 3-Gun) is a competitive shooting sport that originated in Southern California in the early 1980's. CAS is now practiced in many places with several sanctioning organizations, including the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), Western Action Shootists Association (WASA), and National Congress of Old West Shooters (NCOWS). Cowboy Action Shooting is a type of multi-gun match utilizing a combination of pistol(s), rifle, and/or shotgun in a variety of "old west themed" courses of fire for time and accuracy. Participants must dress in appropriate theme or era "costume", as well as use gear and accessories as mandated by the respective sanctioning group rules (SASS for WMGC). Contact Chuck Moses for more information or check our website here. BOWLING PIN SHOOTING Bowling Pin Shooting is a shooting sport (primarily for handguns) in which the competitors race against one another to knock standard bowling pins from a table in the shortest lapsed time. Pin Shooting is often described as one of the most enjoyable shooting games and one of the easiest means of introducing a new shooter into regular competitive shooting. Depending on the caliber of handgun used and the table employed, the pins must be knocked backwards up to 3 feet to be knocked clear off the table and onto the ground. The pin shooting tables typically consist of one of the following varieties:
3 pins placed on a waist high table with 2 additional pins placed on a second tier over the others at each end, forming a crude "U".
5 pins placed on a flat 4 ft x 8 ft table with the pins being placed 3 ft from the back edge or 1 ft rear of the front edge.
INTERNATIONAL PRACTICAL SHOOTING CONFEDERATION International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) in a shooting sport association based on the concept of practical shooting. Competitive IPSC-style shooting originated in Southern California in the 1950's. Accuracy, power, and speed are all required to achieve a maximum score. Competitions are shot both with pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and rifles. Competitors are divided into different divisions based on firearm and equipment features. To keep shooters challenged and spectators engaged, IPSC competitions will have multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets. IPSC shooters need to blend accuracy, power, and speed into a winning combination. Contact Reuel Emery for more information. OTHER GROUPS THAT USE WMGC