What is Handicap?

Shooting a handicap round works the same as described above, but the shooter stands further away from the trap based on known ability. This known ability is generally established by participating in ATA Registered Handicap events but may be assigned by local clubs for non-registered shooters.

The shortest handicap is 19 yards and the longest is 27 yards. In other words, an inexperienced shooter may be shooting at 20 yards, and an experienced one at 27 yards. This helps shooters to compete at an even level.

*If shooting handicap you can only be 1.5 yards closer or further from the trap house as the shooters to the left or right of you for safety.

A round is 25 attempts at 25 targets from a distance over 18 yards.

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