5 Stand Mgr: Rich Newman
Our Club 5 Stand which was activated a few years ago has become quite successful. For those not familiar with this great clay target game I’ll be brief with the hopes to wet your appetite.
The game is overlaid on a Skeet and Trap Field. In our case it’s on Field 2. We currently have 12 different target presentations: Outgoing over head, Center Incomer, Left Angle Crossing, Right Quarter Incomer, Left Crossing (Skeet High House), Right Crossing (Skeet Low House), Running Rabbit, Springing Teal, Center Right High , Right Crossing Battue, Right Low Quarter Crossing and Left Quarter Crossing.
The average 5 Stand in the country consists of 6 to 8 Traps, so you can be assured that ours not only meets all specifications but has a tendency to be an over kill. This of course means more fun!
This is a game which is challenging and it is designed to simulate field shooting. We’ve tried to simulate the flight path of game birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angle shots. The game can be competitive under the National Sporting Clays Association rules and regulations. However, more shooters participate in it just for fun. It’s a good warm up for the season if you plan to do some bird hunting. The fact is that 5 Stand which started about 1985 was specifically created with the Bird Hunter in mind.
Usually 5 shooters participate in a round and shoot at each of the 5 Stations that are setup with menu cards. On the first pass at each stand, the shooter gets a 2 shot Single target from one of the numbered presentations. Next, each shooter gets what is known as a Report Pair of targets. This is where after the first shot is fired, the second target is released. On the third and final pass on each stand the shooter receives a True Pair of targets with both targets thrown simultaneously. The Shooter then moves to the next stand. A total of 5 targets at each of the 5 stands for a total of 25 clays. A little like Trap shooting, but by some, a lot more challenging.