Trap Shooting Lessons

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

Introductory Lesson

Trap Lessons are offered every Sunday morning at 9:00 am except on club “special event” days. Class size is limited to 5 students and reservations can be made by (1) visiting the clubhouse during operating hours, (2) signing up for a desired date, (3) completing a liability waiver and (4) making payment in advance to guarantee your spot!

This course is appropriate for new shooters interested in clay target shooting to even more experienced shotgun shooters with a desire to establish a foundation in clay target shooting.

Instruction includes the “Daily Fee” for club use, initial shooting at the patterning board to understand the mechanics of shooting followed by a full trap round on the trap field. Key elements are proper and safe gun handling, the key elements of the game of trap, etiquette when shooting with others and strategy for maximizing success breaking clay targets. Areas of class discussion include shotgun selection and ammunition, basic shotgun fit and implications of choke selection.  Class fee includes 50 clay targets, 2 boxes of 25 shotgun shells, and the use of a Browning BT-99 Premium trap specific shotgun. If you own a shotgun suitable for trapshooting, that can be used instead of the Club trap shotgun.

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 of 5 or over to schedule a day on the range.

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: TBA


Feel free to ask.