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THE GAME OF TRAP

The Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club has 9 traps making it ideal for large tournaments.

A round of trap consists of 25 shots fired at clay targets thrown from a concealed machine (trap) 16 yards in front of the shooters. Normally five shooters compete at one time, each positioned on one of five stations located on a semi-circular walkway behind a small trap house. As each shooter calls, in turn, for a target, the clay target is thrown out from the house at varying angles. Each shooter fires 5 shots from each position, until 25 shots (5 from each station) have been fired. The moving target, flying away from the shooters at unknown angles makes this an exciting and challenging sport.

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THE GAME OF SKEET

The event is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The shooter shoots from 7 positions on a semi-circle, and an 8th position halfway between stations 1 and 7.

There are two houses that hold devices known as "traps" that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semi-circle. The traps launch the targets to a point 15 feet above ground and 18 feet outside of station 8.

One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground ("high" house) and the other launches it from 3 feet above ground ("low" house). At stations 1 and 2 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double where the two targets are launched simultaneously.

At stations 3 through 5 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house.

At stations 6 and 7 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double.

At station 8 the shooter shoots one high target and one low target. The shooter must reshoot his first missed target, or if no targets are missed, must shoot his 25th shell at the low house station 8.

This 25th shot was once referred to as the shooter's option as he was able to take it where he preferred. Now, to speed up rounds in competition, the shooter must shoot the low 8 twice for a perfect score.

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THE GAME OF INTERNATIONAL/OLYMPIC TRAP

A trap art for the truly skilled, this classic game has all the elements missing from its American counterpart. Lower profiles are couples with farther flights and wider angles (45 degrees each side of centre) making these clays significantly harder to break.

At 60 feet long by 8 feet wide and almost 7 feet high, this army style trench is dug into the ground so that the top is ground level giving it its nick name Bunker.

Each of the 5 shooting stations gets 15 traps broken up into groups of threes. Traps are set in the morning and then verified by a qualified panel usually consisting of shooters and organizers. Different height and distance adds difficulty to the game as traps leave at different speeds.

6 shooters rotate through the five stations and move after each try, always allowing the next shooter to fire before reloading. The fifth shooter will take his place out of line where the sixth started. This continues until each shooter has had his try at all 25 targets. Each shooter is allowed 2 shots (of which both count) at each target. The plot thickens. A computer controls all three machines a centre, a left, and a right ensuring that all shooters get the same number of targets from each direction.

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THE GAME OF 22 PISTOL/RIFLE
THIS SHOOTING DISCIPLINE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

50 metre pistol, formerly and unofficially still often called free pistol, is one of the ISSF shooting events. It provides the purest precision shooting among the pistol events, and is one of the oldest shooting types, dating back to the 19th century and only having seen marginal rule changes since the 1936. Most of the changes concern distance (30m, 50m, 50 Yards), caliber (.22), type of pistol. The target of this event has never changed since 1900, and the distance since 1912. Competitors have been using the single shot 22 rim-fire pistol since 1908. The sport traced back to the beginning of indoor flobert Pistol parlor shooting in Europe during the 1870s, which in turn traced back to 18th century pistol dueling.

The pistol used must be in caliber .22 Long Rifle ammunition, may only be loaded with one round at a time, and have conventional "open" or "iron" sights (i.e. optical and laser sights are not allowed). It must also be operated by one hand and not supported by any other part of the shooter's body. Apart from that, there are practically no rules for the pistol, explaining the former name of the event. Trigger weight may be as low as the shooter pleases, the grip may be designed in any way to enhance comfortable ergonomic fit as long as it does not touch the wrist for support, and there are no restrictions on size and weight. Precision pistols with long barrels, grips fitted to the shooter's hand, very light trigger pull, etc., are often themselves called free pistols.

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THE GAME OF AIR RIFLE

10 metre air rifle is an International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) shooting event, shot over a distance of 10 metres (10.94 yards) from a standing position with a 4.5 mm (0.177 in) calibre air rifle with a maximum weight of 5.5 kg (12.13 lb). The use of specialised clothing is allowed to improve the stability of the shooting position and prevent chronic back injury which can be caused by the asymmetric offset load on the spine when the rifle is held in position. It is one of the ISSF-governed shooting events included in the Olympic games.

Shots are fired from the standing position only, as opposed to some other airgun shooting disciplines such as for three positions (popular in the United States) or in disabled sports.

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL TRAP & SKEET CLUB

Since 1970, Ontario's premiere shooting range facility. Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club is the best shooting range for trapshooting, including trapshooting competitions, skeet, (sporting clays - currently under construction), 22 caliber/air pistol-rifle and ATA tournaments. Our facility is conveniently located in Innisfil close to Toronto and the GTA -