Trap Shooting

G.S.S.F.’s Trap Shooting Committee starts off 2016 with successful Practice Session

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation, officially opened its sport shooting season last Saturday 16th January, 2016 by hosting a Practice Session for its members in the usual regulated manner at the GDF Range at Yarrowkabra.

Members who turned out after the long Christmas holidays returned to the range to warm up their trigger fingers in both handgun practice sessions and Trapshooting fun.

Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shooting utilising shotguns. It is a game of movement, action and split-second timing which requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire one shot in an attempt to break the 108mm clay discs which are hurled through the air at speeds surpassing 65kmh.

In registered trapshooting, the rules specify that targets must be thrown no more than 52 yards and should reach a height of between 8 and 12 feet at 10 yards from the trap house. Shooters stand a minimum of 16 yards from the trap houses and take turns at calling “Pull” for the targets to be launched when they are ready.

G.S.S.F. Launches Trap Shooting in Guyana

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation, in its quest to promote the various disciplines and art of sport shooting, on Saturday 17th October, 2015 marked another momentous day when the first clay was launched in a regulated manner at the GDF Range at Yarrowkabra. GSSF Member and renowned shotgun enthusiast, Mr. Gerard Mekdeci, was invited to fire the first shot at a Clay target to mark this ceremonious occasion. He held true to the task, hitting the biodegradable clay target with his first shot causing it to shatter in several pieces thus launching the sport of Trap shooting locally.

The GSSF at the end of 2014 secured affiliation to the Amateur Trapshooting Association. Since then, it formed an internal Trapshooting Committee tasked with pioneering this sporting discipline in Guyana which ultimately resulted in last Saturday’s Official Launch of the sport of ATA Trap.