5-Stand is a clay target shotgun game that is fun and a challenge to any shooter.  5-Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two 5-Stands are exactly alike. The game consists of 5 different shooting stations arranged in line with each other. The game starts with up to 5 shooters; one at each station. Each shooter gets to shoot at 5 different target presentations from each station. A menu card at each station informs the shooter of the sequence of targets. Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking. A full round consists of 25 targets per shooter.

5-Stand Field Layout:

Six to eight traps are used on the 5-Stand field. Each trap throws a clay target in a unique presentation that simulates running rabbits to springing teal. Targets are also thrown in incoming, outgoing, quartering-away, quartering-in and other angled patterns.


On the first pass at each stand, the shooter gets a single target from one of the numbered traps. The shooter may shoot a second shot at this single target if he/she misses with the first shot. Next, each shooter gets what is known as a Report Pair of targets. This means that the first bird in the pair is thrown when the shooter calls for it and the second bird is thrown on the "bang" or report of the shotgun when the shooter triggers the shot at the first target. On the third and final pass on each stand, the shooter receives a True Pair of targets. True Pair means that two clay targets are thrown simultaneously on call from the shooter. After the final shooter finishes shooting a True Pair each shooter then moves to the next stand to their right with shooter #5 moving to stand #1.  This comes to a total of 5-targets at each stand for a total of 25 clay targets per game. Note that a shooter should bring at least 30 shells to the stand since it is possible to take two shots at first single target at each station.

Of the games shot at NTSA, 5-Stand is probably the closest to a small game / bird hunting simulation. Our traps are changed frequently to offer new and unique challenges to our shooters.

Equipment Required:

Shotgun 12 gauge shotgun or smaller any type, as long as it fires at least two (2) shells. 
Ammunition 30 shells 7.5 shot or smaller, same gauge as your gun.
A shell holder you wear to carry your ammo as you move between stands. 
Eye Protection MANDATORY
Baseball Cap - MANDATORY
All shooters are required to pick-up hulls and leave the 5-Stand field clean and ready for the next member to use. 

5-Stand Leagues and Club Championship Match

Members can participate in Spring and Fall 5-Stand leagues. Both leagues run for eight (8) consecutive weeks with shooting starting at 1:00pm each Wednesday. 

In addition, a Club 5-Stand Championship Match is held the 4th Saturday of each month from March through September.  Shooting begins each Saturday promptly at 10:00am. Shooters across the Club from every discipline are encouraged to join.  If you have ever thought about trying 5-stand, but have yet to "pull the trigger" contact the skeet-5-stand director (contact found on the 'Directors' page) for a personal introduction to the sport.