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I don’t have my own equipment. Can I rent a shotgun? 2017-09-17T09:32:10+00:00

Quick answer: Yes, we do rent guns. However, you must meet one of the criteria below. If you do not meet any of these criteria, you need to either join the club membership or take a formal lesson with one of our instructors where you’ll receive a Gun Rental Card upon completion.

  1. Is a member of Moore N’ Moore Sporting Clays.
  2. Is a law enforcement agent and can provide ID.
  3. Is an active military personnel and can provide ID.
  4. Has obtained a Moore N’ Moore Gun Rental Card by taking a lesson with one of our instructors.
  5. Has a valid CA Hunting License.
  6. Is a member of the NSCA, NSSA or ATA.

Semi-Auto Rental: $20.00
Over/Under Rental (Blaser F3/Beretta DT11): $40.00

I’m a beginner, should I try Trap or Skeet before Sporting Clays? 2017-09-18T08:14:29+00:00

While Sporting Clays is arguably the most difficult of the shotgunning disciplines, it’s also a great place to start. Many new shooters are told that Trap and Skeet are the best places to start. While all target shooting is good practice, this information is incorrect. At a facility like Moore N’ Moore, we have targets that are even easier than the presentations you’ll find on a Trap or Skeet range. With 4 machines at every station, we have targets for all skill levels.

How do I join the NSCA? 2017-09-14T23:40:58+00:00

You can join at any of our NSCA events. Or you can visit the NSCA Member Enrollment website.

Do I need to notify the club that I’ll be attending an event? 2017-09-14T23:35:27+00:00

Yes, please! We always like to hear from you anyway. When you let us know you’re coming, it helps us to prepare how much food to serve at our AMAZING lunches. Our NSCA events require you to pre-register on ScoringPRO or by calling us at 818 890 4788 at least 12 hours prior to the shoot.

Which tournament is right for me? 2017-09-15T00:09:32+00:00

“Just For Fun” Shooting Events

If you’re brand new to shooting, we recommend the Big Bonanza Blast or The Night Shoot. Both of these events are perfect for new shooters to get their competitive-feet wet without feeling intimidated. Both are very casual events where the target presentations are set on the less-difficult side. Check out more about the Big Bonanza Blast and The Night Shoot.

NSCA Shooting Events

If you have some shooting experience and you’re ready to get competitive, try The Silver Series or Mulligun 400 NSCA events. When you signup for either one of these events, we’ll submit your name and information to the NSCA who’ll then give you a complimentary membership for the remainder of the year.

The NSCA is the governing body of Sporting Clays where a set of rules are used to set a level playing field for all shooters. It’s a great way to meet shooting friends and to experience an entirely different aspect of shotgunning. Joining the NSCA comes highly recommended as it offers years and years of fun and it’s a great family past-time.

The NSCA events are where trophies and cash prizes are up for grabs and since you’ll be competing in your designated class, your chances of winning are as good as the next person.

Always remember,

Whether you shoot the Big Bonanza or one of the NSCA events; don’t feel intimidated.  Focus on having a fun. That’s what this is all about, isn’t it? Everyone starts somewhere and most veteran shooters are willing to lend a helping-hand if you need it. Come give it a try, you’ll be glad you did.

Where should I buy my first shotgun? 2017-09-15T07:24:22+00:00

Moore N’ Moore highly recommends Pacific Sporting Arms. Let their knowledgeable staff steer you into the shotgun that best fits your body and your budget. The one thing you can feel sure about when buying a gun from PSA is that you’ll always be buying a quality firearm. Visit their website here.

Also, if you’re a member at Moore N’ Moore, you’ll receive 5% off any new shotgun at Pacific Sporting Arms.

I may have an eye-dominance vision challenge to overcome. Can this issue be addressed? 2017-09-14T21:56:59+00:00

Definitely. Part of the first few minutes of the first lesson will be spent with your instructor checking your vision, discussing any physical issues you have, and discussing safety.

What do I do when I arrive at Moore N Moore for a lesson? 2017-09-14T21:58:29+00:00

Check in at the main office. We will notify your instructor that you have arrived and are ready to begin the lesson. Your instructor will greet you and help you get “suited up” to begin.

What if I’ve scheduled a lesson but I cannot attend? 2017-09-14T21:59:12+00:00

Call us at 1-818-890-4788 and let us know as soon as possible. If you’re calling outside of our normal business hours, please leave a message on the club answering machine or email us here. Please let us know at least the day before your lesson is scheduled. If you are on your way and will be a few minutes late due to traffic, call the range at 1-818-890-4788 and ask them to tell your instructor you’re on your way.

As a new shooter taking lessons, when can I shoot on my own? 2017-09-18T09:19:56+00:00

Generally, after the first lesson, you should feel comfortable to come to the Range and shoot on your own. In fact, we encourage you to come to the Range and shoot on your own to apply what you and your instructor have discussed.

If the instructor considers your gun-handling skills to be satisfactory, you’ll receive a Gun Rental Card upon completion of your lesson where you can return to the range and rent shotguns whenever you like.

Is there an age limit for children on the range? 2017-09-14T22:03:12+00:00

Our insurance does not allow for children under 10 years old to be on our course, with or without the company of an adult. For ages 10 to 17, the minor must be in the company of an adult, whether shooting or not.

My child wants to learn to shoot. Why would I support their participation in this sport? 2017-09-14T22:04:10+00:00
  1. Unlike many other sports, shooting does not require any particular body type, weight or height. Therefore, a young person who may feel intimidated in trying out for other sports that do require a certain body type can participate in shooting with confidence.
  2. Shooting builds hand-to-eye coordination by learning to analyze the flying target’s trajectory and speed, the shot making required to lead the target in the sky, and the timing of when to pull the trigger.
  3. Learning how to shoot safely translates to learning the importance in doing other things safely.
  4. If your child comes to enjoy shooting, you may find that you can use the opportunity to shoot as a reward for good performance in school, completing assignments around the house, and other activities.
  5. Taking lessons in any new activity teaches how to focus, listen, and apply what is taught. Shooting moving clay targets has the added benefit of a very tangible reward when lessons are applied correctly – seeing the breaking target in the sky.
  6. Learning how to handle a shotgun is learning how to handle an ingenious mechanical device with moving parts, and how to keep it clean and operational. This skill applies to using other devices in life and promotes understanding of how mechanical things work.
  7. There’s so much incorrect hype about guns in today’s society, it’s better to obtain understanding first hand, under the supervision of a good instructor.
  8. We could go on, but we suggest you bring your child to a lesson to see for yourself.
My child wants to learn to shoot. How can I make sure that he or she is shooting safely? 2017-09-14T22:04:53+00:00

Schedule a lesson with us. We have never had an accident during a lesson and we make sure we never will. Our instructors are very conscious of safety and will not let any situation proceed if it is not safe. We will teach your child the right way to handle a shotgun and to shoot with others present. As with many things in life, there are safe behaviours and there are unsafe behaviours – we will make sure that everyone present knows the safe way to shoot.

I’ve never shot a gun before. Do I need to take a hunting safety course first? 2017-09-15T07:27:44+00:00

No. For clay target shooting, we urge you get started by scheduling a lesson with us. For hunting game, you must first purchase a hunting license, and to be licensed you must take an official Hunters Safety Course. For information on the Hunters Safety Course, we suggest you call Angeles Shooting Ranges at 1-818-899-2255 or visit their website at angelesranges.com.

I’ve never shot a gun before. How can you help me build up to standing the recoil of a shotgun? 2017-09-14T22:06:51+00:00

If you are a new shooter, have a smaller body frame, or are sensitive to recoil, there are several tactics to making you feel more comfortable. First, to shoot clay targets we will be shooting target loads, which are shells with fewer pellets and less powder than field loads. Next, we can start you with shooting a 20 gauge model shotgun, which shoots a smaller shell and has less recoil than a 12 gauge shotgun.

Are there any gun or ammunition restrictions? 2017-09-14T22:07:38+00:00
  1. Ammunition shot sizes of 7.5, 8 or 9 are the only sizes allowed.
  2. No Buckshot, slugs or 3-inch hunting loads.
  3. 12 gauge is the largest gauge allowed.
  4. Barrel length (not gun length) must be a minimum of 24 inches.
  5. Shotgun must have a stock. No pistol grips.
  6. This is a shotgun range only. No pistols or rifles of any kind are ever permitted. If you’re looking to shoot a rifle or pistol, visit our neighbors at the Angeles Shooting Ranges.
Will I need a golf cart on your course? 2017-09-14T22:08:18+00:00

You won’t need your 1000 cc Polaris to cruise around Moore N’ Moore. Our course is actually quite small compared to other courses. There is very little walking involved, therefore, you won’t need a gas/electric cart.

How many stations do you have? 2017-09-14T22:53:28+00:00

Currently, we have 14 Sporting Clays stations. Each station has 4 clay throwers offering you a multitude of various angles (see fun). We also have Argentina Clays for the hunter who wants a true hunting experience.

What’s the average cost for a day on the range? 2017-09-18T08:39:53+00:00

That depends on how much you want to shoot. The average man or woman shoots 100 targets per visit. If the targets are 54 cents per target and you shoot 100 targets, that’s $54.00. You’ll need 4 boxes of ammunition for 100 targets. That’s going to cost you $36+tax ($9.00 per box). You’re welcome to use your own ammunition as long as long as it meets these requirements.

Non-member for 100 clays and 4 boxes of shells: $90.00
Member Cost for 100 clays and 4 boxes of shells: $67.16 when you buy the Fiocchi ammo deals. You can get the targets even cheaper by purchasing 1000, 2000 and 3000 target cards available to members only.

Check out the membership benefits here.

How much should I expect to shoot each visit? 2017-09-14T22:13:08+00:00

Most men and women will shoot around 100 to 150 targets each visit. Depending on your stamina and strength, it might be more. Remember, you only pay for the targets you use so it’s up to you.

How much do lessons cost? 2017-09-14T23:56:13+00:00

Lessons are $75.00 per hour for 1 person. For each additional person, the cost increases another $10.00 per hour. For instance, 2 people would be $85.00/hr, 3 people would be $95.00/hour. Instructor time and gun rentals are included in this price, however, targets and ammunition are not. You can click here to get a ballpark idea of how much those items will cost you.

Instructors are to be paid in cash. Ammunition and targets can be paid to the club by cash, check or credit card.

Lessons for 4 or more people are $100.00 per shooter for 2 hours. This includes 50 targets and 50 shells (ammunition), gun rentals and instructor time. Please call us at 818 890 4788 to schedule a 4+ person outing.