Krieghoff Factory Service @ Fall Classic Tournament

To all Krieghoff shooters on the west coast – for the first time, Krieghoff will provide on-site factory service during our Fall Classic Tournament on September 9-11, 2022. If you’ve been putting off your annual service, now is the time to schedule it. Time slots will only be available during one of those three days and can be scheduled on the Krieghoff web site using this link –>>

You must state the event in the ‘message box’ in order to get on the schedule.

Target-Setting Class for Sporting Clays

Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School
Target Setting 101
2022

6181 Concomly Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026

Tuesday May 17th will be working on Sporting Clays target setting from 8:30 am – 6 pm

8:30 Class room

  • Introduce Students
    • Why are you taking this class?
    • What are you looking to get out of this class?
  • What makes a good target and why?
    • Rules to live by in setting targets
    • Which colors to use and why?
    • Type and size different targets
    • Using the line of the target (what is the line of a target)
    • Using terrain 

9:30 break

  • How to entertain the shooters not punish them
    • What is an easy target to you? Why?
    • Mix up the presentations, not all quartering away 
    • What is your “go-to target?” What does that mean?
    • Punish? what does that mean?  
    • How do you know when the sets are good?
  • Which traps and targets to use and why
    • What should a modern trap be able to do?
    • Why use different size targets?

10:30 Break

  • Shoot Some of Mid-Valley shooting targets
    • Why are they challenging? Speed? Distance? Edgy? Color? Sight? 
    • What Targets do you have trouble with?
    • What targets do you love to shoot? 
    • What have you noticed that is hard for other shooters? 
  • How to set club/soft and challenging world-class targets 
    • Spring soft?
    • Trap targets?
    • Incoming?
    • What makes the target a challenging world-class target? Distance? Speed?
    • What is a club-fundraiser target?
  • How make a menu 
    • True pair
    • Report pair
    • Following pair
    • Good menu can make up for iffy target’
    • Bad menu can mess up good targets 

12 noon lunch (included with class)

1:00 pm 

  • You will set 2-5 (if time permits) sporting stands with 2 traps per stand
    • Each student will have? stands to set for Boy Scout shoot
    • Each student should have helper to move traps (I hope) 

3:30 pm

  • We will shoot most stands and discuss what was good and why
    • Was it fun?
    • Was it all different? Thinking outside the box?
    • Challenge the shooter? But not too much?
    • Could you see the target & did you have time to shoot it?

5:30 pm

  • 10) Review Objectives and Outcomes
    • What is expected of you if you set targets at big event
    • Did you get what you wanted from the class?
    • What could have made the class better?
    • Write a review of the class

Thank you for participating in this target setting class!

Which Target Shooting Is Right for You?

Target Shooting

What’s the best way to learn to shoot and sharpen your skills? Of course, that would be clay shooting! With a low-pressure environment, proper instruction, patience, and precision, you can become a crack shot with the right effort. But how do you decide where to start with clay shooting? Here at Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School, we offer that comfortable environment you need and some of the best instructors in the Portland and Willamette Valley areas.
Additionally, we offer four different types of shooting: trap shooting, skeet shooting, sporting clays, and five-stand shooting. Each sport is designed to sharpen your skills, and each is enjoyable in its own way. First, let’s go over how they differ from one another.

Trap:
Trap shooting was the first method of clay shooting to be invented. In the 18th century, they would use live birds as targets but eventually switched to glass and clay targets. Little has changed in the way of trap shooting since its invention. Why mess with perfection? We offer singles and doubles here at Mid Valley Clays & Shooting School. Trap shooting is excellent for beginners hoping to get a taste of target shooting. Even if you’ve never held a gun before, you can still have success with a bit of trap shoot training.

Skeet:
Invented in the early 20th century, skeet shooting is ore about building your skill with crossing targets. The variety of angles is especially what sets skeet apart from trap shooting. Skeet shooting will help take you to the next level if you’re an intermediate shooter. If you want to get to that next level, get in touch with one of our instructors. They can sharpen your hand-eye coordination in a measured way, step by step.

Sporting Clays:
Sporting clays is one of the most popular shooting games in the US, typically made up of 10-15 stations on a course. Sporting clays was meant to simulate game flushing in the wild. You will rely on the skills you have built on the skeet and trap ranges. This is the perfect environment for hunters to sharpen their eye before or during bird season.

Five-Stand:
If you like each of the above practices but can’t choose one, five-stand might be for you. A spin-off of sporting clays, five-stand presents shooters with five targets at each of the five stations. It offers a different type of excitement, difficulty, and variety than any other shooting discipline. It is an excellent method for hunters to get back into the swing of things before their season begins. You’ll get the variety you need to refocus your skills before the real thing, from high fliers to ground grazers. Five-stand can be done by beginners but is especially helpful for advanced shooters and seasoned hunters.

Here at Mid Valley Clays & Shooting School, there’s something for everyone, no matter what type of shotgun shooting you’re interested in. Visit our pro shop before you start to get the right gear, then work with an instructor to have tremendous success on the range. Whether skeet, trap, sporting clays or 5-stand, Mid Valley Clays & Shooting School, Nestled in the Willamette Valley just south of Portland, Oregon, is the place to do it. Consider us for your next “claycation.”

MVC Ladies Group

Hey Ladies! Are you a shotgun shooter looking to shoot with other like-minded women?

Or are you a lady aspiring to be a shotgun shooter or just learn more about shotgun sports?

Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School is hosting a monthly informal ladies get-together on the third Sunday of every month from 2-4 pm. The next get-together is Sunday, August 21, 2022.

Bring your gear and find some new shooting buddies or, if you’re new to the sport, show up and get some words of wisdom from those a little further along in their shooting sports journey.

This is a no-host event, so if you wind up shooting, the normal target & rental fees and ammo prices apply.

There’s no cost to network and ask questions.

Meet inside the clubhouse building at 6181 Concomly Road NE, Gervais, OR 97026

Lissa Funk is the organizer and point of contact:  mailto:[email protected]

Mid-Valley Clays to Host Oregon State Sporting Clays Championship

Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School in Gervais, OR will be the site of the 2022 Oregon State Sporting Clays Championship.
Register here–>>

Oregon State Sporting Clays Championship June 23-26, 2022
Online registration will open sometime in February of 2022

Main Event Sporting – 200 Targets – $225
Rotation Days & Times:
8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm – Saturday & Sunday

Prelim Sporting – 100 Targets – $105
Rotation Days & Times:
8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm – Friday

FITASC – 75 Targets – $90
Rotation Days & Times:
8:30, 11:30 & 2:30 – Saturday
8:30 & 11:30 – Sunday

5-Stand – 100 Targets – $105
Rotation Days & Times:
8:30, 10:30, 12:30 & 2:30 – Friday

Super Sporting – 75 Targets – $85
Rotation Days & Times:
8:00, 10:00 & 12:30 – Thursday

Sub-Gauge Sporting – 50 Targets – $55
Rotation Days & Times:
20ga @ 10:00, 12:30 & 2:30 – Thursday;
28ga @ 8:00 & 12:30 – Thursday;
.410 Bore @ 10:00 & 2:30 – Thursday