Trap Shooting Lessons

Trapshooting University

West Chester Gun Club is chartered to support the sport of trapshooting and gun safety. We have many (NRA) certified coaches and helpful members willing to take new shooters and introduce them to the game.

We offer instructional classes through a partnership with Chester County Night School as well as group and individual lessons with one four coaches.

Introductory Lesson

Currently we offer a Introductory lesson with 1 round of targets with a coach and a box  of shells for $50. Use of a club gun included if you don’t have your own. This is perfect for those looking to get started in trap shooting or the clay sports.

Course Audience:
Brand new shooters or new to shotguns and clay target shooting.

Course Agenda:

  • Safety Briefing
  • How to use our guns
  • Game Description
  • Live Fire

Students can continue the lesson for an additional round for $6 (plus cost of shells) and may opt to complete their safety check.

Students may opt to join the club after their lesson and successful completion of a safety check.

This product is a certificate which is printed. You will need to schedule time with a coach booking on our online lesson reservation system.

Online Lesson Reservation System

Trap Shooting Fundamentals

This course is designed for individuals with some prior experience in firearms and looking to get started in trap shooting. Students may use their own firearms after inspection from the instructor, or one of the club guns. Students will spend 2 rounds with the instructor and estimated 2 hours of time.

Cost: $100

Course Agenda:

  • Safety Briefing
  • In-depth orientation about shotgun selection and ammunition
  • Basic Shotgun Fit
  • Implications of choke selection
  • Live Fire (2 rounds – 50 targets)
  • The second round will act as the students safety check to continue shooting as a guest at the club

Students may opt to join the club at a reduced cost of $50 after their lesson (only valid the day of their lesson).

You will need to schedule time with a coach booking on our online lesson reservation system.

Youth Lessons

All ages are welcome with any of our coaches. Parents are to judge if the child is ready for the sport. Our coaches will determine if the child is able to hold the firearm safely and continue with the sport before starting the lesson.

Group Lessons

Do you have a group looking to learn? We can accommodate groups who wish to learn together as a team building or fun outing. Contact us about groups over 3 to schedule a day on the range.

Boy Scouts of America Lesson and Merit Badges

Contact us about bringing your troop out for their shotgun merit badge.  We are here year round. This merit badge does not have to be a summer only project.

Brush Up

Having a issue advancing your score to the next level? Have one of our coaches watch your round to spot where you are making a mistake. once we identify your weaker skill, we can tailor some unique skill training exercises to get you back on track or get you to move that score up.

Private Lessons

Private instruction is available and prices are set between the student and the instructor. We can suggest some instructors who are members of the club to assist you.

Guest Instructors

From time to time we host professional coaches who will hold their trapshooting clinics at WCGC.

Next Coach: Harland Campbell Jr. – August  2019

Video Library

Coming soon. Club members can have access to our trapshooting training videos from all of the big names in trapshooting.


Feel free to ask.