- Trapshooting is an outdoors shooting sport that involves shooting at clay targets which are either placed in a distance (motionless targets) or flying clay disks (moving targets).
- Most people use trapshooting as a practice for hunting. It is a sport enjoyed both competitively and as a leisure pastime.
- It is important to practice safety measures when trapshooting to avoid accidents which can sometimes prove to be fatal.
- When you are getting a trapshooter a gift, make sure you analyze the use of it. How safe is the gift? How useful? How convenient?
WHAT IS TRAPSHOOTING?
Trapshooting ( also known as clay shooting, skeet shooting, or pigeon shooting) is a sport that originally was made for bird hunters to target practice which involves shooters shooting at targeted clay saucers or clay pigeons that are sprung into the air by a launcher. However, the sport has evolved and can now be enjoyed for recreational purposes by able-bodied children (supervised) and adults alike. The game is played in an open field and the flying disks are released at random intervals and angles and the shooter must pay attention and shoot the targets. The game is known to improve one’s handi coordination, sight, focus, and self-discipline.
Because the game involves firearms, safety must be observed at all times to ensure that shooters do not injure themselves or others as such injuries can prove to be fatal. It is advisable that guns remain unloaded whenever they are not being used.
Whenever you are looking to buy someone who has taken up clay shooting as a hobby, remember to always have their safety first in mind. Let your gifts surround the notion of safety around firearms which if handled carelessly can result in serious injuries. Show them that you care for them by getting them these carefully selected gifts that are safety assured:
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Quick Overview: Gifts for Trap Shooters
It is very important to protect your hearing when playing shooting sports because failure to do so can cause partial hearing. Gunshots can get very loud and since they are shot close to the ear when trap shooting, these earmuffs would make a great gift for someone who enjoys trap shooting.
These earmuffs have an inbuilt microphone which can be controlled to draw out some noises and cancel out some. It is specially designed for shooting and is compatible with most guns both short and long-range.
2. SHOOTING GLASSES:
It is important to wear shooting glasses that will protect the eyes from any gunshot residue from entering and potentially burning the cornea.
These glasses have a rubber frame and come with three extra lenses in different colors so you can match it with your outfit and also have a pair on standby in case one of them gets damaged.
TRAP GUN ACCESSORIES
3. SPOTTING SCOPE:
A shooting scope brings objects further away seem closer. This is a great gift for beginners in trapshooting who might need help with focusing on the flying disk. These can also help in long-range shooting.
This spotting scope is great for hunting but can also be used to practice target shooting especially for beginners. It is waterproof and has fog-proof lenses.
4. GUN CLEANING KIT:
A clean firearm is a safe firearm. Give this cleaning kit to your gun-enthusiast friend so that they may further enhance the safety of their shooting sports.
This gun cleaning kit comes in a travel-size and portable case that has compartments that help keep the tools organized and steady when being moved.
5. SHOOTING GLOVES:
These are great for reducing the impact felt when the trigger is pulled thereby preventing nerve damage. They are padded and comfortable to wear so that they do not disturb the feel or the weight of the gun in your palms.
These Mechanix gloves provide maximum protection to your palms while leaving your trigger finger(s) free with full range.
6. GUN SLIP:
Protects the gun from scratches and protects the owner from hurting their shoulder when shooting due to impact. This protects the shooter’s limbs and makes the drawback a lot less impactful than it would be without it which has oftentimes led to dislocated shoulders.
This gun slip fits on most gun sizes and does not slip off easily.
7. GUN SLING:
Helps to hold a shotgun safely in place during movement. This way the arms do not get tired from holding the weapon.
This is a great product for clay shooting and also hunting. the sling allows you free movement and leaves your hands free.
8. SHOOTING BOOTS:
It’s always nice to look the part whenever you are going shooting. Get your trapshooting friend or family member these amazing boots that aren’t only comfortable but also practical and look good.
These boots have a rubber sole which makes them super comfortable to walk in even on concrete.
CLAY SHOOTING GIFTS
9. SKEET THROWER:
What is trapshooting without the clay pots? This skeet thrower is an amazing gift for trapshooters because it is controlled by a wireless remote.
This skeet thrower throws disks every 17.5 seconds. It is recommended that you get more ammunition before going for practice because the thrower is so smooth, you will go through ammo quickly without even noticing it!
10. CLAY PIGEON TARGETS:
The skeet thrower needs targets to be placed in them for the practice shooting. These targets can also be placed on an elevated surface at a distance in the absence of a skeet thrower.
These disk throwing targets are great for beginners because they are easy to spot and their bright colors make them easy targets to shoot at. They explode in different colors when shot at and that is both beautiful and satisfying to watch.
11. TRAP SHOOTING VEST:
Shooting vests make carrying and accessing ammunition easier for shooters because they have pockets in the front which can hold a good number of cartilages.
This shooting vest is perfect for the summer because of its mesh body which allows for ample ventilation. It is made from cotton and is machine wash and dryer safe.
12. CLAY SHOOTING CHOKE TUBES:
These help with providing a wide range when shooting. They are perfect for clay shooting in a close range.
These skeet tubes are made from stainless steel.
OTHER GIFTS FOR SPORTING CLAY SHOOTERS
SOCKS: These ‘no-show’ socks are perfect for keeping your toes warm and comfortable without compromising your style. You can wear these with any sneakers and boots that you have to give then extra padding and comfort.
BASEBALL CAP: To keep the sun out from your eyes when you go shooting on a particularly sunny day. It has an adjustable flap closer which makes it easy to fit all types of heads and shapes.
CUFFLINKS: For the stylish gentleman. These are a perfect Christmas or birthday (or any other special occasion) gift for your trapshooting friend.
SHIRTS: Light shirts such as polos are great for shooting on a clear and warm day
TRAP SHOOTING LEATHER POUCH: This is great for carrying large amounts of ammunition in. It is sturdy and comfortable and easy to carry with its adjustable belt.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How safe is trapshooting as a sport?
Trapshooting is a very safe sport to play especially when conducted in a designated area that has imposed safety rules. Always remember to put on all the required safety gear and you should have no problem learning and getting the hang of it. However, trapshooting may not be as easy for people with neurological disabilities as target shooting requires precision and stealth something which neuro-compromised people might find hard.
In conclusion, trapshooting is a very safe sport to participate in as long as safety rules are adhered to and followed by the shooters. Make sure you always have an instructor to guide you through if you are a beginner and even when you are not.
When you are buying gifts for trapshooters, always remember to buy gifts they will find useful and that will enhance their safety when shooting.
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