Sporting Clays FAQs

  • What is “Five Stand” Sporting Clays?
  • The game of Five Stand Sporting Clays is often called golf with a shotgun and is designed to more closely simulate actual hunting conditions.  There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from. There are 8 traps in the field that throw targets (clays) at different angles and trajectories.  Participants shoot in turn at 5 different targets at each of the 5 stands and various combinations of targets are thrown at each stand. There is a menu card at each station that will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets.

  • I have never handled a gun. Is this something I can do?
  • Absolutely! We love new shooters! We will teach you the skills you need to safely handle a firearm and start breaking clays!

  • What does a “round” consist of?
  • A round is one box of 25 shells (bullets).  There are 8 different targets that each fly in a different direction.  Each shooter will be trained on the best way to shoot each target.

  • How long will it take?
  • Well that depends… Brand new shooters will take 1.5-2 hours whereas very experienced shooters can shoot a round in 30-45 minutes.

  • Are you open to the public?
  • YES! Along with being a membership club we are also open to the general public.

  • Can I bring my own gun?
  • Absolutely! As long as you have a 12 or 20 gauge shot gun you are welcome to bring it!

  • Do I need to bring my own gun, eye or ear protection?
  • NO. We will provide you with everything you need to shoot!

  • What is the youngest age that is allowed to shoot?
  • Shooters 12 years old and older are welcome to participate.

  • Do I need any license or certification to participate?
  • Nope! All you need to do is show up!

  • What is the maximum number of people for one time slot?
  • Five.  Our five stand is set up for five shooters.  We recommend if you have a large party just call us and we will accommodate you!

  • Do I need reservations?
  • We certainly recommend that you do.  You can just drop in and see if there is a spot open but space fills up fast so if there is a specific time you want to come, making a reservation is a sure way to guarantee your time slot.

  • Can I bring my own ammo?
  • No. You are only permitted to shoot ammo provided to you by KESC.

  • Do you offer pistol or rifle shooting?
  • No. At this time We are only permitted to shoot 12 and 20 gauge shotguns.

  • Is there a dress code or anything specific I need to wear?
  • No, what ever you are comfortable in will be just fine. (As long as you’re wearing something!)

  • Are there any restrictions?
  • Yes, Please read the Hawaii State Statute concerning prohibited possession of a firearm HRS 134-7

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