5 Stand

Overview:

We Welcome all shooters young and old, new to expert, members and non-members.

5 Stand shot-gun shooting is designed to provide all types of simulated small game hunting. It is sometimes called a mini sporting Clay Course.

The game is designed to hone skills for beginners to experts, and most important to have fun.

Shooters shoot from 5 different stations, and shoot 5 shots from each station. The targets can come from any direction left, right, front, and back. They can be fast, slow, roll along the ground (rabbit) fly straight up (teal) or you can even shoot two birds as they cross in front of you. Usually there are 6 to 8 different targets to create a variety of challenges. A perfect score is 25 hits for the 25 shots available at each target. Fees are $5.00 per round

Any shotgun that can shoot 2 rounds rather quickly, a double, semi-auto, or pump all work well. We have folks that shoot 10 ga to 410s with 12ga being the most popular. Number 7 1/2 or 8 seem to be the shot size used. I like shooting my 410, I don’t hit as many, but I feel real good when I do.

Safety is a big factor for us. Eye and ear protection is a must to participate or watch.

We have skill levels from new shooters to expert, and the good thing is we can all shoot together and have fun. If you choose there are folks that will assist you, or grab your own style, and enjoy.

Anyone wanting more information, or some personal instruction call

Jim Gee 607 725 9189 or hit the contact us link provided.

A good resource on the sport can be found at http://blog.beretta.com/5-stand-when-theres-not-time-for-sporting-clays.

What's new with 5 Stand?

In 2018 we have constructed a new shooting platform; (see photo right) it has been enclosed to protect shooters from cold, wind, rain, and the blazing sun. We also have a viewing room just to watch.

So no matter what the weather we can have a good time, without the elements chasing us away.

Starting in May we have a league shoot on Tue evenings starting time around 4 PM. and we shoot till dark. League shooters have priority but there has always been time to squeeze in a fun round. League fees are a one time Entrance fee $20.00, that will provide a BBQ in July and a fun shoot, and maybe a small prize. We shoot 2 rounds a week for 8 weeks, at a cost of $5.00 per round. During the summer we have cold drinks and snacks available.

Facilities:

TCSA has one Five Stand field. See the satellite view of the club grounds. This range is staffed and available only during regularly scheduled events. We offer open shooting during from May Thru September on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM. Please check the Club Calendar for confirmation that there are no specially scheduled events that would preclude these shoots. Scores are recorded for bragging rights but not published. It's just all about having fun in a safe shooting environment. Come join us for some of the best shotgun shooting in New York State.

Equipment:

5 Stand is typically shot with a 12 gauge shotgun. Smaller gauge firearms (e.g. 20 gauge) can be used. All of our firearm shooting activities require both eye and ear protection for the participants. This protection is also highly recommended for spectators. Clay targets are supplied by TCSA.

Instruction:

These matches are very informal and welcoming to new shooters. We're a friendly bunch and eager to help beginners. You are missing a lot of fun if you want to shoot any of the clay target games, but are hesitant to show up for open shooting. Arrangements can be made for introductory lessons at other times to make you feel comfortable on the range. Lessons are also available to improve your wing shooting or skeet shooting abilities. Contact Dick Mider (607) 642-8419.

Contact:

Kat Gee at (607) 725-9189. Kat will provide a score sheet used for sanction matches, and will consider the option to have scores appear online.

Fees:

$5.00 per 25 round relay