Enjoy the thrill of aiming at a target and pulling the trigger of a shotgun when you try the sport of clay pigeon shooting. You may not hit the flying clay target on your first try, but when you do, be prepared for a super rush of adrenalin.
There are numerous clubs and clay pigeon shooting venues located around Gauteng. Usually based from lodges or in game reserves, places with a lot of open space and scenic surrounds, venues offer instruction for all ages.
Clubs in Gauteng provide lessons and they host organised activities of weekly sporting shoots, mid-week shoots and competitions. Minimum age is often around six-years old.
Venues also offer packages for company teambuilding events, birthdays (teen and adult) and bachelor/bachelorette parties. No experience is necessary. Experienced instructors will ensure that you are ready to aim and fire.
Clay target shooting forms part of the shooting programme at the Olympic Games and as such this sport is represented by national associations and clubs. There are various disciplines within the sport and competitions are hosted throughout the year.
A shotgun is the weapon of choice and it is used to shoot at clay targets, which are released from a spring-loaded trap and flung into the air. The speed of the target is adjusted to accommodate shooters from beginner to expert. As shotguns are loaded with real ammunition, safety is paramount and shooting ranges are carefully selected.
Venues provide instruction, safety equipment, shotgun, ammunition and the clay targets. You should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather and, as you will be outdoors, remember your sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and a hat.