Do you allow rifles or pistols?
No, LWSSC is clay target only. The only firearms permitted are shotguns.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, we do have gift certificates available in any amount. We have several designs available onsite in the credit card format. We also have online purchase available that you may print or email here.
Do you have to be a member?
Yes, but we do allow the choice of day membership or annual memberships.
What is a day membership?
LWSSC is a members only facility. We do this to make sure everyone is safe and if not we do not have to allow them to participate. The day membership allows people to take advantage of the club a few times throughout the year without the expense of the annual membership?
If I can shoot with a day membership, why should I join annually?
The annual membership has several advantages. First the membership covers you and your immediate household. (Your spouse and kids are covered too.) As an annual member you get to bring guests without them having to worry about the day membership. There is a “rewards system” that is available only to members. We have events throughout the year available only for members. When we order supplies, you may “piggy-back” on the order allowing you to make purchases without the expense of shipping or haz-mat fees. Your membership works as a charge card too allowing you to charge shooting to your account and receive a monthly statement instead of paying daily. This comes in handy when entertaining customers; allowing you to charge and not be out of pocket until your business gets you the money.
What are the limits on guests?
You can bring as many guests as you want, and we encourage it too. You can bring the same guest three times before they will need to join daily or annually.
Do I need a special gun?
No, any shotgun is fine. Anything from a single shot to the most elaborate double barrels. (Since targets may be released two at a time, we encourage a shotgun that holds two shells but are not required.) Also, don’t have a gun of your own, we have gun rental available in our proshop too.
Do you rent shotguns?
Yes, we have several available in adult and youth size shotguns.
Do I need special shells?
No, simply look for some target loads or you may purchase shells from LWSSC. We encourage you to pick a light load as most people shoot more at clays than typically in the field. The only thing to pay attention to is shot size. The only sizes permitted at LWSSC are 7 ½, 8, 8 ½, & 9 shot. Shells are available at LWSSC in 12, 20, 16, 28, and 410.
Do I need to bring eye and ear protection?
The Club has plenty of safety glasses that you can borrow. We have several options for purchase on earplugs or you can borrow some of our earmuffs. The Club can provide everything you need for a day of shooting or you can bring your own gear too.
Are there instructors available?
Yes, there are many forms of instruction available at LWSSC. First our staff is always willing to help you when possible. A scheduled time is almost always an option with many instructors. Also, several times throughout the year, LWSSC hosts instructional clinics hosted by some of the top instructors in the nation. Last, LWSSC offers instructional clinics free of charge throughout the year (check the calendar for next session) for women and kids.
What is the difference between skeet, wobble trap, 5-Stand, and sporting clays?
All use clay targets. The main difference is how the targets are presented. An illustration with a specific description of each be viewed here.
Do I need Reservations?
Reservations are only required for lessons and special events. Reservations are not required on a normal business day. Our calendar highlights any days that we may be closed in red. The calendar is current and may be seen here.
What are your Hours of Operations?
Our Normal Hours of Operation can be found by following this link.
Are you open year round?
Yes, we are open year round.
Where are you located?
4758 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, AL. 36110 (Click here for directions)
Do you sell reloading supplies?
We do not stock any reloading supplies at this time. When we get a shipment from Gamaliel you may add your order to our truck to avoid any shipping or haz-mat fees.
Do you host tournaments?
We host a variety of events including NSCA registered events, benefit shoots, and Corporate shoots. Check Calendar for list of events by clicking here.
Do you have Golf Carts available?
We do have a limited number golf carts available for rent. They are on a first come/first serve basis. No one under 16 years old is allowed to operate our golf carts.
Can I bring my own golf cart?
You may bring your own transportation for the sporting clays with you assuming all liability. All people are expected to behave and maintain a proper speed.
What are your prices?
Do you have a patterning board?
A patterning board is available.
Is there an age limit for children?
There is no age limit, but more of a suggested weight. To ensure proper handling of a firearm and a positive experience we recommend about 80lbs.
Can I bring my dog?
Your pet is welcome at as long as it is well behaved or on a leash. All pets must be under owner’s control at ALL TIMES.
How much time does it take to shoot a round?
The length of time it takes to shoot a round of Sporting Clays is dependent upon the size of your group and their experience level. An experienced group of 4 – 5 shooters can shoot a round in approximately 1.5 to 2 hours with more novice groups taking longer.
Does someone need to escort me around the Sporting Clays course?
Our range is fully automated, allowing shooters to trap for each other. Staff members will begin the round with you to make sure everyone is safe and know where they are going before leaving. A complete tour of the course is also available before starting.
What type of choke is good to shoot with on your course?
We try to set all targets (except the tournament level sporting clays course) where an improved cylinder can comfortably hit all targets.
How long have you been open?
LWSSC opened its doors to the public on March 27, 2001.