HOW TO SHOOT A GAME OF 5-STAND
On the first pass at each stand, the shooter gets a single target from one of the numbered traps. The shooter may shoot a second shot at this single target if he/she misses with the first shot. Next, each shooter gets what is known as a Report Pair of targets. This means that the first bird in the pair is thrown when the shooter calls for it and the second bird is thrown on the "bang" or report of the shotgun when the shooter triggers the shot at the first target. On the third and final pass on each stand, the shooter receives a True Pair of targets. True Pair means that two clay targets are thrown simultaneously on call from the shooter. After the final shooter finishes shooting a True Pair each shooter then moves to the next stand to their right with shooter #5 moving to stand #1. This comes to a total of 5-targets at each stand for a total of 25 clay targets per game. Note that a shooter should bring at least 30 shells to the stand since it is possible to take two shots at first single target at each station.
Of the games shot at NTSA, 5-Stand is probably the closest to a small game / bird hunting simulation. Our traps are changed frequently to offer new and unique challenges to our shooters.
Shotgun – 12 gauge shotgun or smaller – any type, as long as it fires at least two (2) shells.
Ammunition – 30 shells 7.5 shot or smaller, same gauge as your gun.
A shell holder you wear to carry your ammo as you move between stands.
Ear Plugs – MANDATORY
Eye Protection – MANDATORY
Baseball Cap - MANDATORY
All shooters are required to pick-up hulls and leave the 5-Stand field clean and ready for the next member to use.
5-Stand Leagues and Club Championship Match
Members can participate in Spring and Fall 5-Stand leagues. Both leagues run for eight (8) consecutive weeks with shooting starting at 1:00pm each Wednesday.
In addition, a Club 5-Stand Championship Match is held the 4th Saturday of each month from March through September. Shooting begins each Saturday promptly at 10:00am. Shooters across the Club from every discipline are encouraged to join. If you have ever thought about trying 5-stand, but have yet to "pull the trigger" contact Jim Peterson at 940-387-1017 for a personal introduction to the sport.