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.