A trap launches clays at various speeds and angles and up to 5 people are able to shoot simultaneously with modified over and under 12 bore shotguns which have been modified to fire laser beams at the clays in a perfectly safe environment. There is no "kick", however, computer controlled sounds contribute to the realism.
Conventional clay pigeon shooting has one clay, one person shooting with only one shot. Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting has one clay, five people shooting and each person has two shots. A computer then determines within one thousandth of a second the order of hitting the clay. An indicator on the shotgun also gives instant feedback to the player so they know if they hit the clay or have missed! Spectators are able to follow the progress on the electronic scoreboard.
Three different games are available:
- Skill Shoot: Each person that hits the clay gets two points for the first hit and one point for the second.
- Rapid Fire: The first person to hit the clay gets five points, the second gets four points, the third get three points etc. It is possible for a person to be first and second to hit the clay and they would then score 9 points.
- Speed Shoot: Only the first person to hit the clay scores two points.
- Briefing and Demonstration.
- Practise session: up to five participants at a time play five games of "Skill Shoot". We note each person’s score. Once everyone has had a chance to shoot, we rank the player from highest to lowest and use this information to form four or five teams.
- Team Competition: These teams then compete against each other, with each person shooting a couple of rounds of Skill Shoot, Rapid Fire and Speed Shoot with their points adding to the team's total. The winning team will be the team with the highest score. (we can run a couple of team competitions)
- Knock Out: We can also run an "Individual Knock Out" competition. Four or five participants compete in "qualifying rounds" of a chosen game and at the end of each game the lowest scoring individual drops out. When there is only one person left this person moves through to the final. We repeat this process until all the participants have had a chance to qualify for the final. The winner of this event would be the overall winner. (We can follow a similar format to determine an overall winning lady or man.)