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Los Altos Rod & Gun Club

A Safe Place to Shoot Since 1953

Welcome to the Los Altos Rod and Gun Club Manual Trap Range

~ This may be downloaded as a printer-friendly 11-page PDF file. ~

Please obey all safety rules.

  • All firearms are to be carried MUZZLES UP, ACTIONS OPEN.
  • All firearms are to be placed in the racks, unloaded and with actions open, except when shooting.
  • No gun handling behind people.
  • Load only one or two rounds.
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Biodegradable Birds Only

  • Only Biodegradable Birds are allowed.
  • Keep clear of the throwing arm except when loading a bird.
  • Keep away from the foot pedal release except when launching a loaded bird.
Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 1

Cocking the Trap Machine

  • With your foot well away from the foot pedal release, rotate the throwing arm into the cocked position.
Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 2

Be Safe

  • Remove your hand from the throwing arm, and keep outside of the yellow safety ring.
Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 3

Loading a Bird

  • Load a biodegradable bird onto the cocked throwing arm, between the rubber bumper and the black line on the throwing arm. This is the only acceptable area on the throwing arm to place your bird.
Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 4

Use Caution

  • Remove your hand, and stay well outside the yellow safety ring.
  • The bird is ready for launching.
Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 5

Launching the Bird

  • With your hands well outside the yellow safety ring, place your foot on the foot pedal release and press to launch the bird.
Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 6

And Away She Goes...

Manual Trap Launcher Operation, Step 7

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

  • Clean up your hulls and trash during your stay, and before you leave. Help us with our recycling program by using the designated containers.
  • Never leave the throwing arm cocked unless you are loading and launching a bird.
  • Remember our 3 mph speed limit.
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