Instruction

On-site instructors are available for everyone, from beginners just starting out to advanced shooters looking to improve their game. We have Coordinated Shooting Method (CSM), National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) and USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS) certified instructors who can teach fundamental to advanced skills and help you achieve your shooting goals.

Lessons can be difficult to accommodate on a drop-in basis, so we recommend that you book a lesson in advance by Booking Online, calling the club at (503) 792-3431, or sending an email to [email protected].

Whether you are new to the clay target sports, a seasoned shotgunner or somewhere in between, professional instruction is a great way to gain a foundation in skill building shotgun techniques or refine skills you already have.

Due to the onset of COVID-19 in our world we are having to rethink how we do things, which includes shotgun instruction.  With that said, all shotgun students and instructors alike must wear a face cover during lessons. 

Here’s what we offer…

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Private Lesson

It’s all about you! The entire lesson is focused on you and you alone.

What you get

  • individual instruction
  • basic gun fit assistance, if you need it
  • eye dominance clarification
  • instruction on the fundamentals, if you need it
  • instruction based on your specific requests
  • instruction on safe gun handling and etiquette
  • use of a rental shotgun, if you need one*

What’s not included

  • Face cover
  • targets thrown during the lesson
  • shotgun shells
  • eye & hearing protection, required

*Shotgun shells must be purchased from us for use in rental guns.

Buddy Lesson

You’ve decided to share! This lesson is a mirror image of the private lesson but requires shared one-on-one time with the instructor.

What you get

  • shared one-on-one instruction, you and one other individual
  • basic gun fit assistance, if you need it
  • eye dominance clarification
  • instruction on the fundamentals, if you need it
  • instruction based on your specific requests
  • instruction on safe gun handling and etiquette
  • use of a rental shotgun, if you need one*

What’s not included

  • Face cover
  • targets thrown during the lesson
  • shotgun shells
  • eye & hearing protection, required

*Shotgun shells must be purchased from us for use in rental guns.

Introduction to Defensive Shotgun

Using a home defense shotgun is much different than busting flying clays.  Do you have a shotgun that you use for home defense but have not been able to try it out?  There are many myths related to using shotguns in a defensive environment.  In this training shooters will be instructed on specific topics for this use and allow them to practice the skills.

If you are new to shotgun shooting and would like just to learn the basics of safely operating your firearm, these sessions will provide instruction and the opportunity to practice shooting non-moving clays.  Shooters will see how their guns pattern at typical home defense distances.  Stances, shooting multiple targets, reloading, using cover and other related topics are included in the sessions.

What you get

  • private one-on-one instruction, or
  • shared one-on-one instruction, you and one other individual
  • Help with stock fit if needed (different for home defense guns)
  • Fundamental operations based on your skill level
  • Information on selecting a defensive shotgun
  • Safe gun handling skills in close quarters
  • Information on what accessories are beneficial
  • Ammunition types and the advantages of each
  • Demonstration on how distance effects the shot spread with your gun

What’s not included

  • Face cover
  • use of a rental shotgun, if you need one*
  • shotgun shells
  • eye & hearing protection, required

*Shotgun shells must be purchased from us for use in rental guns.