Fairfield Sportsmen's Association
Home club of two 1996 United States Olympians



5-Stand is a 25 target compact version of Sporting Clays that offers some very unique and challenging targets. Our 5-Stand is set up on one of our skeet fields and has been in operation since the Fall of 2008. We currently have 8 different target presentations available: Outgoing tower shot, Incomer, Left Crossing (Skeet high house), Right Crossing (Skeet low house), Rabbit, Springing Teal, and ATA Trap. Our targets currently range from the standard (105mm) targets, Rabbit, Midi (90mm), and now also a Battue. We use the latest Sporting Clays traps from Promatic, Mattarelli skeet traps, and fully wireless controls to guarantee a great shooting experience.
To shoot 5-Stand you need your own shotgun (or borrow one from a friend), safety glasses (prescription glasses are acceptable), hearing protection, shotshells, and a shooting vest or pouch to hold at least 50 shells.

5-Stand Section Leader:

Bill Henggeler, 5stand@fairfieldsportsmen.com

Open Shoots:

Our open shoots are an opportunity for you and your friends to meet our friendly members and practice a few rounds of 5-Stand yourself. If you have never shot 5-Stand or even a shotgun, but you've got the "bug", stop down during our open shoots and ask the 5-Stand manager about instruction opportunities.
 Sundays9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Fridays6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 Cost per 25 Target Round:$5.00 Members; $7.00 Non-members

Non-Registered 5-Stand Events:

 Spring Clays Challenge (All Around) - Saturday, May 26, 2012
 Autumn Clays Challenge (All Around) - Saturday, October 6, 2012
100 to 125 target completions that includes a combination of Skeet, 5-Stand, ATA Trap, International Trap, and Wobble Trap. See posted event announcements (usually posted a month in advance) for event details and costs.


We have not yet established a training program for 5-Stand, but if you come to one of our open shoots there is usually a member around that will gladly assist you while you shoot a round or two. Please contact the 5-Stand Section Leader to express your interest in beginners training.

5-Stand Ammunition:

Only #9, #8.5 #8, and #7.5 lead shot shells can be used on FSA's 5-Stand/skeet fields for safety reasons. #6 size and larger (6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 00 etc.) CANNOT be used. Also steel shot CANNOT be used. Obviously NO slugs EVER!
Rules of Thumb:
  1. The shells you hunt with normally cannot be shot on the Skeet Fields.
  2. High brass shells are normally an indicator of hunting loads, not Skeet Loads.
  3. If you don't know what new shells or reloads you have, please don't use them on the Skeet Fields without approval of the Skeet Manager on duty.
FSA has shotgun target loads (12ga, 20ga, 28ga, and 410) available for sale at the Trap House and the Skeet House during Sunday and Friday Open Shoots.
If you'd like more information on what 5-Stand loads may be best for you and your gun, stop by our Open Shoots on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons. We have a lot of seasoned shooters that would love to help you out. Make sure you bring your gun - we'd love to have you shoot with us!

5-Stand Rules:

5-Stand Rules of are posted in the Skeet Building.
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