Come join the fun for 5-Stand on Sundays from 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

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  • Only Range Officers are allowed to set-up, turn on, shut off, and tear down traps.
  • Members and shooters are allowed to assist with moving Shooting Stand Safety Windows, shell hull collection tubs, cases of targets and any other help needed by the Range Officer.
  • 5-Stand tickets are purchased, and shooters will sign-in, at the Trap Cashier window before shooting.  
  • Empty shells can/will be picked up after shooting.
  • 5-Stand uses a manual controller to release every target. The Range Officer operates this controller and pushes the appropriate button to release the correct target for each shot.


  • Ammunition: The largest size shot to be used on the 5-Stand Range is #8.

  • Target Setting: All targets will be set such that they require a point of aim below the shortest tree tops – from any position at which those targets appear on the menu, except as provided below.

  • Tower and Overhead #1:

  1. Tower targets will be thrown from a maximum height of 20 ft., just high enough for the targets to clear the top of the house. This height is identified by the red flag fixed to the lift cable.

  2. Tower and Overhead #1 targets may command a point of aim above the trees provided that the horizontal direction of aim is into the far corner of the property (approximately Trap #6 – 7 target fall area, because in this direction it is 300 yards to our property line.

  3. These targets may only be shot from positions that ensure the required point of aim.

  • When on 5-Stand, place your muzzle through the safety stand window at each station, keep the muzzle through the safety stand window until the MOVE to the next station.

  • Two shells may be loaded. (Be sure your gun will reliably feed and fire two shots before shooting Doubles, Continental or 5-Stand


The following excerpts from the NCSA Official Rules and Regulations are provided for reference only. While GHSC 5-Stand has done everything possible to conform to these rules and regulations, if a disagreement exists, GHSC Range Safety Rules, Policies, and Procedures always take precedence.

5-Stand rules are set and governed by the National Sporting Clays Association.
5931 Roft Road
San Antonio, TX 78253-9261
(210) 688-3371
(210 688-3014 fax

(The following is copied from Chapter V. Official Rules and Regulation)


NSCA 5-STAND Sporting events consist of targets shot in 25 bird increments from five shooting stands with each shooter rotating from station to station. The game offers several skill levels and utilizes six or eight automatic traps to simulate game birds. Targets are release in a predetermined set sequence marked on a menu card in front of each shooting cage. Targets are registered separately under a special set of rules; however, they utilize the NSCA Classification system and all targets are included for total targets shot for the year. NSCA 5-STAND Sporting rules must be followed at all times while conducting this event.


  1. Six (6) or eight (8) automatic traps are recommended.
  2.  Machines should include a rabbit trap and a vertical trap (minimum 60 percent).
  3. Five shooting stands not less than seven (7) feet tall and not more than 54 inches across the front opening. 
  4. One tower not less than twelve (12) feet in height is recommended. 
  5. Controller (any NSCA approved).  
  6. Target sequence menu cards.  
  7. Trap location numbers.
  8. Shooting stand numbers.
  9. Safety rules sign. 


  1. Shooting stands must be in a STRAIGHT LINE (for safety) not less than four (4) yards apart or more than six (6) yards apart (recommended five (5) yards) center to center.
  2. Trap placement and target flight paths may be arranged to include the following:
    1. Left to right crossing and/or quartering away target. 
    2. Right to left crossing and/or quartering away target.
    3. Vertical target (Springing Teal). 
    4. Rabbit Target. 
    5. Tower target going away. 
    6.  Incoming target. 
  3. For safety reasons, traps must be placed in a position that prevents broken targets from hitting the competitors or causing a competitors gun to be pointed in an unsafe direction. Traps placed  parallel or too close to the shooting stand line can create a serious hazard. Recommended five yard minimum for any trap placed in front of shooting stands. Tower placement must be a sufficient distance back or to the side of the shooting stand line to prevent broken targets from falling on the competitors. Traps placed to the side of the shooting stand line should be a sufficient distance forward or behind the shooting stands to prevent competitors from selecting a hold point too close to the shooting stand line when calling for the target.



1.    Gun must be open and empty while changing stands. 
2.    Shooters may not leave their station until instructed to do so by the referee/ Range Safety Officer or until the last shooter has fired his/her last shot.
3.    May only load gun while in shooting stand in ready position.
4.    Shooter’s feet must be behind the front opening of the shooting stand except when changing stands (applies to open front cages). Shooters will be warned, a NO-BIRD will be called, and continued disregard will result in losing a target or being disqualified. 
5.    No chokes may be changed after the round has begun. Failure to comply will result in loss of targets attempted (in that round) after the choked changed.
6.    Target sequence cards must be posted.

NOTE: Chapter and numbers correspond with official Federation rules. The Federation may from time to time change or alter rules Parcours de Chasse (F.I.T.A.S.C.) or Compak during a NSCA shoot year. Should a material change of rule occur please take note that the Federation rules supersede the rules contained in the Parcours de Chasse (F.I.T.A.S.C.) And Compak sections of this rule book. Any material changes will be clearly posted on www.mynsca.com website and take effect upon posting. 

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