Levels of Instruction...

Three (3) levels of Trap or Skeet shooting instruction are offered:

1.  Private Group (5 shooters)
2.  Small Group (3-4 shooters)
3.  Individual (One-on-One) (1-2 shooters)

 

Note:  Be sure to watch for club sponsored Trap or Skeet clinics offered at your local gun club.  These clinics are aimed at novice and begining shooters, and I'll post them here on my website as a schedule develops.  I'll also be offering the NRA's Basic Shotgun Course several times per year, so watch for it at your local club as well.  

Important:  Contact me ASAP to secure one of the available dates and times listed below for Private Group; Small Group; or for Individual (One-on-One) instruction.


Special Note:  Minimum age for any shooter is 12 years.  For any child under the age of 18 where a parent or legal guardian cannot be present, a signed and dated permission slip is required stating that the child is allowed to handle a shotgun and take shooting lessons.   

 

Main Instructional Facilities:

Seattle Skeet and Trap Club

   Ravensdale, WA
Black Diamond Gun Club

   Black Diamond, WA     

Available Lesson Dates & Times...

UPDATE: (9-07-2017)

This morning I taught my last lesson for the Summer.  I'll be heading South for Arizona soon, but will be back in the Northwest next Spring.  Watch my website in March 2018 for April/May training dates.  All lessons are will be held at either Seattle Skeet & Trap Club or Black Diamond Gun Club.  Thanks again for a great 2017 season!

Payment & Refund Policy...

For club sponsored Clinics and Courses, payment in full (Cash or PayPal) is required prior to instruction, and to reserve your spot in a class.  A full refund will be made if your cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the start of the instruction, otherwise a 50% (non-refundable) payment will be made to the shooter.  If pre-paid instruction is cancelled by me for any reason, then a 100% refund is made to all shooters.

 

For Private Group; Small Group; or Individual (One-on-One) instruction, payment can be made prior to, or at the time of actual instruction.  Special Note:  For same-day cancellations or 

no-show's, prepayment in-full will be required with any rescheduling.    

Class Descriptions...

Private Group:
Covers the basics and fundamentals of trap or skeet shooting for individuals with little or no shotgun experience.  (range safety rules & etiquette; and safe gun handling is stressed) 

  • Three hours of instruction minimum
  • 5 shooters required (special arrangements are required if more than 5 shooters)
  • 50-75 targets each (2-3 rounds of trap or skeet each)
  • Included:  Shotguns, factory shells; eye & ear protection; target and range fees  
  • Cost:  $90.00/shooter  ($65.00/additional hour/shooter)
    (10% discount to shooters who provide their own shotguns
    and factory shells) 

Small Group: 

Covers the basics and fundamentals of trap or skeet shooting for beginners to experienced shotgun shooters.  (instruction specifically taylored to the experience level of the shooters)

  • Two hours of instruction minimum
  • 3-4 shooters 
  • 50-75 targets each (2-3 rounds of trap or skeet each)
  • Included:  Shotguns; factory shells; eye & ear protection; target and range fees
  • Cost:  $100.00/shooter  ($65.00/additional hour/shooter)
    (10% discount to shooters who provide their own shotguns
    and factory shells) 

Individual (One-on-One):       (10-1 my most popular request!)
Private “One-on-One” trap or skeet shooting instruction for beginners to advanced shooters.  (instruction specifically taylored to the experience level and needs of the shooters)

  • Two hours of instruction minimum
  • 1-2 shooters  
  • 50-100 targets each (2-4 rounds of trap or skeet each)
  • Shooters responsible for their own shotgun; factory shells; eye & ear protection
    (No discount is offered if I provide shotguns)
  • Shooters pay all target and range fees (payable thru the instructor)
    Cost:  $130.00/shooter ($65.00/additional hour/shooter)
    (10% discount to Seniors; Veterans; kids 12-17; First-Responders; Returning Students) (All-Inclusive Gift Certificates are available at $150.00/shooter)

    Special Note:  Minimum age for any shooter is 12 years.  F
    or any child under the age of 18 where a parent or legal guardian cannot be present, a signed and dated permission slip is required stating that the child is allowed to handle a shotgun and take shooting lessons.  



What to Expect...

9:00 - 9:30am (30 min)

(Chalk Talk):  We'll cover introductions; goals and objectives; gun SAFETY and proper gun handling; Range Safety Rules; shooting etiquette; and a brief history of the clay target games.  We'll cover eye & ear protection; shotgun fit and pattern placement (POI); eye dominance and corrective actions; and the proper eye/rib/bead/barrel alignment.  Most importantly, we'll cover the basics and fundamentals (the 5 key elements) of trap or skeet shooting, from proper set-up to follow-thru, post by post and/or station by station.  We'll make necessary gun-fit adjustments (as possible); 

 

9:30 - 10:00am (30 min) 

(On the range):  Student target shooting with individual post by post instruction coupled with detailed observation, analysis, and assessment of each shooters unique skill level and performance ability.

(1 round).

 

10:00 - 11:00am (60 min)

(On the range):  More student target shooting, with the application of individual corrective actions and adjustments to form, style, and technique.  Minor corrections and adjustments will be made at this time, and the students will begin experiencing a marked improvement in their shooting ability, skill, and success.  Final analysis and evaluation will be performed, and each shooter will leave with a detailed "things to practice" improvement plan.    

(2-3 rounds).

 

11:00 - 11:30am (30 min)  
(Chalk Talk):  Q's & A's, with a class and instructor feedback. We'll discuss proper gun care and maintenance; the mental attitude needed to successfully compete; and how to develop a disciplined approach to quality practice and competition.