Introduction to the FITASC discipline
There are four disciplines shot in this country: Sporting, Compak Sporting, Helice ZZ and Universal Trench
Cartridges: max of 28g
Often known just as FITASC. A more advanced form of English Sporting.
Shot gun down, with the line 25 cm from the shoulder axis, the heel of the gun or highest point of the stock if a Monte Carlo stock or comb raiser is used, must be below the line.
Targets may be: standard, midi, mini, rabbit, battue, flash and ZZ, of various colours including black, blaze (orange), green and white.
A combination of singles with full use of the gun and pairs are thrown on each stand of the layout with multi layouts often used in competitions.
A more advanced form of Sportrap.
The area is delimited by a rectangular zone over which the targets must travel, 40 m wide and 25 m deep with a least six traps throwing a variety of sporting type targets. Multi layouts often used in competitions.
Also know as UT or five trap. A very good stepping stone to OT.
The centre five traps of the trap pit are used, throwing targets to a distance of 60 – 75m, height of 1.5 – 3.5m at angles from zero to 45 degrees.
The targets may appear random but are set to the trajectories from any of 10 schemes.
100 are shot (over four rounds of 25) or 200 over two days.
A completely different discipline with limited grounds offering the discipline but try Invicta (Kent), A1 (North of London), Rugby & District Trap Club (Warwickshire). Originally created to simulate a form of live pigeon shooting. Also known as ZZ.
Big shots: Nathan Hales, 2013 World and Junior Champion
One shooter is on the line at a time, standing on the edge of a circle facing the traps in front of the shooting line. When the machines are turned on, the plastic targets with helicopter blades begin to spin on the machines. See diagram for range layout.
When the shooter calls for the bird, one target is released. It can go in any direction except directly towards the shooter. The shooter then has two shots to separate the white plastic cap from the helicopter part of the target. The cap must fall within the boundary in order to score a hit.
Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives des Chasse is the IGB for: Compak Sporting, Fosse Universelle (Universal Trench/UT); Parcours de Chasse (Sporting); Tir aux Hélices (Helice ZZ) and Combined Game Shooting. For the rules, results and information see the FITASC website www.fitasc.com