What are registered targets?

Registered targets are trapshooting competitions where the final score for each shooters is sent off to the ATA and added to that shooters yearly, and lifetime total and average. Since all registered shoots are governed by the same rules, this allows shooters to be classified and handicapped with fellow shooters from around the country.

A registered shoot is a shooting program pre-approved by the ATA and scheduled well in advance so that all shooters know, and can attend the program. A typical program involves one day of shooting for 100 singles, 100 handicap, and 100 doubles targets.

There are many variations with major tournaments encompassing anywhere from a weekend or long weekend to an entire week. The Grand American Trap shoot is the super bowl of trapshooting and takes place each year in August at the home grounds in Vandalia Ohio. For more information on registered targets visit the ATA Home Page.

West Chester Gun Club shoots registered shoots regularly. Search the events for ATA & Registered shoots for the complete schedule.

What is the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)?

The Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) is the governing body for the sport of trapshooting. It is one of the oldest rule-making bodies in the all of the shooting sports. It’s headquarters is currently in Vandalia Ohio, though it is likely to be relocated due to growth and changing land use within the next couple of years. Most clubs operate their trap shoots according to ATA rules and regulations whether or not they throw registered targets. For more information on the ATA visit the ATA Home Page.