Trap Lessons

Trap Lessons

Our Club is dedicated to encouraging participation in the sport of Trapshooting. Our instructor, Chuck Matasic, tailors his instruction to every skill level. Whether you have never fired a shotgun or are an experienced shooter, we’re ready to work with you. lessons@WestChesterGunClub.com

Quotes from students

“I’ve shot trap for years but had gotten rusty during COVID. A lesson with Chuck was just what I needed to get back in the groove.”

“Chuck was amazing with my 14-year-old. He knows how to relate to younger shooters and give them the discipline and encouragement to succeed.”

Trap Lessons: Details

For the new shooter, we start with fundamental safe gun handling and build your skill as you break your first clay target.

Experienced shooters, who have been away from the sport, find the course beneficial to sharpen their skills before stepping back onto the trap fields.
  • Saturdays, usually 2 a month
  • Lesson starts at 8:45am, sharp!
  • $125 Fee includes:
    • Instruction
    • Use of Club’s premium trap shotguns – includes youth & women’s sizes
    • Range fees
    • 50 targets – 2 rounds of trap
    • 12-gauge ammunition
    • Foam Ear Plugs
  • Participants provide their own personal eye protection
    • Safety Glasses from Home Depot are fine
    • Regular eyeglasses are acceptable
  • Class size limited to 5, ensuring individual attention
  • Class ends at Noon

How to register

  • Registration in person at the Club
    • Sunday 10am – 3pm
    • Tuesday 3pm – 7pm
  • Payment due at Registration, No Refunds
  • Classes fill quickly, register now to secure your spot

Basic Curriculum

  • Safe Gun Handling
  • Field Etiquette
  • Patterning Concepts
  • Effective Stance
  • Mounting the Gun
  • Target Strategy
  • How to Have Fun while breaking targets!!!

Chuck Matasic - Trapshooting Instructor

An avid trapshooter and successful competitor, Chuck has been teaching at WCGC since 2018. In 2022 alone, he gave trapshooting lessons to more than 160 students.

Chuck customizes instruction for students of all ages and skill levels with the goal of improving their abilities, understanding and enjoyment of the game.

As an instructor, Chuck is highly skilled at communicating the core knowledge required to shoot well. Lessons cover gun safety, gun fit, eye dominance, stance, shooting form and technique as well as the mental approach needed for ultimate success. He is also an experienced coach – able to assess what needs adjustment, and then provide guidance on how to fix it.

Involved in shooting and archery for over 50 years, Chuck began his love of shooting sports as a NRA competitive smallbore shooter at age 11.

His work experience contributes to his success as an firearms and archery instructor.
  • Retired Naval Officer (20+ years of service Active and Reserves) achieving Expert Qualifications in Rifle and Pistol
  • President of Sig Sauer USA
  • Industry representative with legislators on Capitol Hill about firearms legislation
Chuck has hands-on experience with a wide range of firearms. Additionally, he has visited many manufacturers in the US and Europe. His experience is very beneficial to shooters looking for advice on their first or next firearm.

Schedule your lesson today! Lessons@WestChesterGunClub.com

Here is what’s Chuck’s students have to say:

“Thank you for an amazing class. I now know what I need to address and the issues I need to work on.”

“As a female shooter, I felt so comfortable with Chuck. He knows the tips and tricks that work especially well for women shooters. I’m more confident now.”

“I’ve shot trap for years but had gotten rusty during COVID. A lesson with Chuck was just what I needed to get back in the groove.”

“Chuck was amazing with my 14-year old. He knows how to relate to younger shooters and give them the discipline and encouragement to succeed.”

“10 out of 10. I highly recommend to all my trapshooting friends.”

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