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FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. From what to bring to what to expect, our FAQs tell all. Can’t find what you are looking for? Give us a call and our friendly staff will help you with anything you need.

Is sporting clays like skeet or trap shooting?

The only similarity is the use of a shotgun to shoot clay targets. Sporting clays is designed to simulate field shooting and mimics the flight path of gamebirds (flushing, crossing, incoming), as well as rabbits rolling across the ground. You’ll move from station to station where new target presentations are thrown in pairs (usually 3-4 pairs per station).

Do I need experience?

No! Our courses are designed by skill level: Orange for advanced shooters, Blue for Intermediate and Green for beginners. Even if you’ve never held a gun, our instructors will have you breaking targets in no time!  If you have never shot a firearm, we highly recommend scheduling a lesson.

Do you offer lessons?

Yes, we offer lessons for all levels and abilities from first timers to advanced shooters. Give us a call to discuss your needs!

What if I do not have my own gun?

We offer loaner guns for a minimal charge of $12.00 per gun.  If using out loaner guns, shells must be purchased from our clubhouse. However, you’ll find our shells are competitively priced.

Do you sell guns, ammunition and other related merchandise?

Yes! Our Pro Shop is fully equipped with a variety of shotguns for sale, as well as competitively priced shells, shooting accessories and a whole host of outdoor apparel.

Can I bring my own gun?

Yes. If bringing your own shotgun, please note the following:

Barrel Length Required:

Shot Size Required:

Recommended:

What shot size is allowed on the course?

Target loads only. (1/2 oz. through 1-1/8 oz. of shot depending on gauge)

No shot size larger than 7.5 (acceptable sizes: 7.5, 8, 8.5 or 9). Note: the higher the number, the smaller the size of the actual BB’s.

No Dram Equivalent greater than 3 ¼ (amount of powder in the shell).

How many shells should I bring?

100 shells per person for the full course or 50 shells for half. However, you may want to bring extra shells to shoot additional targets at the stations you enjoy most!

If bringing your own gun, you are welcome to bring your own ammunition. Or we sell 12ga, 20ga, 28ga, and .410 shotgun shells at competitive prices in both standard and premium grade.

What is the minimum age to shoot?

Generally, 11-12 years of age (approximately 75-80 lbs. and mature) is required, however it will be up to the discretion of the Range Safety Officer or Instructor.  Note: Lessons are required if the child never used a shotgun and/or is shooting with an adult who is also inexperienced.

Can I shoot by myself?

Yes, it’s easy to shoot solo! Our automated system throws targets in a delay after you push the trap release button. When you arrive, our Range Safety Officers (RSO) will gladly get you up to speed!

How long does it take to shoot the course?

You can expect to spend one to three hours on the course depending on the number of clays thrown and the size of your group.

Do I need to bring anything?

Can I bring my own golf cart or ATV?

Yes! Personal golf carts and ATVs are permitted. However, for the safety of all our guests, the carts must be in good working order and approved by our clubhouse manager prior to entering the course. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and follow cart/vehicle rules. For the safety of all of our guests, horizontal gun racks are not permitted. LVSC cannot be held liable for damage to the vehicle while on our property and the owner/operator is responsible for any damages to LVSC or our guests’ property.

Do I need reservations?

Reservations are accepted for motorized shooting carts (golf carts), pushcarts, loaner guns and lessons only. Course access is on a first-come, first-served basis.  For groups of 12 or more, please call in advance.

Are you open year round?

Yes! Our staff works extremely hard to quickly clear snow and other weather-related obstacles to ensure maximum, year-round access to our facility.

Hours of Operation?

LVSC is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round and Monday/Tuesday for private events (must be reserved in advance). Please check our Facebook page or website for updates on extended hours.

Do you have competitive leagues/events?

Yes! We have a 10 week Winter League “Quarry Freeze”. Learn more.

Do I need to sign any release forms?

Yes. You’ll be asked to fill out any required waivers at check-in, or save time by completing prior to arrival using the links below.

General Release Waivers – required for first time guests and by anyone who hasn’t been to our facility within the past two years, even if not shooting.

Loaner Gun Waivers – required for anyone using our loaner guns (even if you have been here and used our loaner guns in the past).

More questions?

Call the clubhouse at 610-261-9616 or email us at info@lvsclays.com