Clay Pigeon Thrower : The Ultimate Buying Guide

Clay pigeon thrower is a vital device in shooting sports and is becoming trendy today. For a beginner or newbie in shooting sports they may confused with a few term usually used by clay shooters. First of all, what is Clay pigeon shooting? Clay pigeon shooting or also known as clay target shooting is the skill of firing at unique flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets.

The shooters usually used a shotgun to shoot the targets and the machine which launches the targets is known as a “trap”. That is why sometimes you’ll hear somebody will call it trap thrower instead of clay pigeon thrower; nevertheless it is just the same thing.

Why they call it clay pigeon thrower? Well, shooting sports has been established ever since the late 18th century. The shooter is using a real pigeons at that time where the bird was placed under hats or in traps before released. As time goes by, the use of clay was introduced as a replacement for live pigeons. Indeed, one of the names for the targets used in shooting games is clay pigeons.

Clay Pigeon Thrower Comparison Overview

Clay pigeon thrower used to launch those clays high into the air and over long distances to see who the best shot with a shotgun is. This machine is commonly used at sporting clays courses, trap clubs, and shooting ranges but today you can easily buy it online or at any stores that sell this stuff for personal use.

As a matter of fact, there are already so many kinds of these clay throwers circulating in the market today. Hence, people get confused when it comes to choosing the best clay pigeon thrower that they can buy. The list of clay pigeon thrower below and the analysis that follows will help you decide what the best clay pigeon thrower that suites your needs. We all have our particular favorites on what makes a good clay thrower, and so am I.

How To Find The Thrower That Meet Your Needs – The Reviews

I’ve listed six items/product from 5 different manufactures which is for me was among the best seller products in marketplace.  All of the items listed are under different types/categories of clay pigeon thrower which I will explain below. I will include the advantages and disadvantages of each category to help you choose the best machine that not only will meet your needs but also may save your budget.

Automatic Clay Pigeon Thrower/electrically powered

The first 2 items Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap and Do-All Outdoors White Wing Automatic Trap are automatic trap throwers and powered with electric to launch the target. They are normally powered by a 12-volt battery and can store a stack of clays in a hopper. This type of trap can systematically feed clays one at a time onto the throwing mechanism. The clays then released either by a hand or by a foot-operated switch.

Auto feed clays – This machine can store up to 50 clays in a cartridge at one time and you don’t need a buddy to feed the clays at all times. With the long extension cords available for the hand and foot switches, you can easily change your angles around the machine, no matter where you’re standing.

A good stuff usually comes with an eyes opener price tag. They are obviously more expensive compare with hand traps and manual non-electrical thrower. The price of this product in marketplace is ranging from around $200 up to $800. But if you are really serious in this sport then the price should not be a problem to you.

Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap

champion wheelybird autofeed trapThe item is compact, lightweight and was relatively simple to assemble. It comes with DVD instructions for assembly, operation and adjustment. It’s bulky but not too heavy and can be carried around easily with a two-wheeled frame with pull handle. Trap includes on, off, and safety switches for operation and disarm, plus an arm path indicator ring guard.

Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap works great and can throws the clays fast and long. It can hold a good number of clays in the holder, moves things along and is very convenient. With this machine, it will be easier for you to get motivated to go out and have fun shooting.

If you owned a manual cock thrower before and it was such a workout and pain to use especially by yourself. I would recommend this to anyone thinking about buying it over a crappy manual cock, its all about that auto cock for me, sure its larger but some guys prefer the bigger size and better performance

Overall, this device works great . Much better experience than manual foot operated units. Really nice.

Features and Specifications

  • Adjustable launch angle, up to 30-degrees of elevation
  • Lightweight for easy loading in and out of a vehicle
  • 50-target capacity, removable magazine fits standard-sized clays
  • 25-foot release pedal cord accommodates various shooting positions
  • More than 3,000 throws from a fully charged 12-volt deep cycle battery
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 12 x 12 inches ; 48 pounds


Do All Outdoors White Wing Automatic Trap

do all outdoors white wingThe White Wing Auto Trap can hold up to 25 clay targets at a time with an auto-feeder that smoothly loads the targets onto an aluminum throwing arm without breaking the clays. The drop down aluminium throwing arm also gives the White Wing an incredibly throws the targets between 65-80 yards continuously.

You can adjust the throwing angle between 5 degrees and 30 degrees.The White Wing’s construction includes a powder-coated steel frame and a sturdy, four-leg base that can be simply set on the ground, without a need for bolts or stakes to hold the trap in place. The quiet, durable motor features two-second cycle times. Other highlights include a safety ring attachment and a foot pedal release that can be lengthened using your own standard extension cord. The trap can be assembled right in the field in less than 10 minutes.

Manual Clay Throwers

The second 2 items are Trius One Step Trap and Do-All Outdoors Professional Single 3/4 Cock Trap. This is a manual thrower, meaning that you will need a buddy to load and set the clay(s) by hand onto the machine arm. Furthermore, this kind of throwers uses a spring-loaded device which is hand cocked and then released by hand or foot. If you are in a tight budget, this manual thrower is a best choice for you to consider instead of the more luxurious auto electric throwers. The fact that this is a manual thrower, you need to manually set up clays and cocked the launchers and it can only load with singles or doubles at one time.

Trius One Step Trap

trius one step trapOne easy step cocks & releases target. One person can throw and shoot! The newest member of the TRIUS line, the One Step has become a very popular seller. Whether you enjoy shooting alone or with a group, the TRIUS One Step is almost effortless to use. Arm is set and targets are placed on arm without tension. Step on pedal to put tension on the arm and release targets in one motion. Aluminum arm plus oil impregnated bushings deliver years of trouble-free shooting. Throw regulation singles plus piggyback doubles. High Angle Target Clip Included! Large knobs for adjusting tension and vertical angle make the TRIUS One Step trap fully adjustable without tools.

Do-All Outdoors Professional Single 3/4 Cock Trapdo all outdoor three quarter clay thrower

Take this portable clays thrower with you to your backyard or any open country for hours of practice and fun. The unique design can be set up as a bench supported by a trailer hitch. The cocking mechanism swings back around three-quarters of the way so you don’t have to make a long, strenuous reach every time you reload. Positive locking trigger and quick pull release make throwing clays easy. Throws all five clay types as singles or stacked doubles. Adjustable speed and direction change. Throws targets up to 100 yards. Imported.

Hand-Held Thrower

The last two products is MTM Clay Target Thrower with Pivotal Arm Swing and SureThrow Clay Target Thrower. These two products are the least expensive solution to throw a clay pigeon. It is a plastic hand-held device which grips and releases that clay pigeon when a person swings it. You can get this low-tech device at as low as $8 in marketplace plus more with this simple device you can launch a clay at any angle you want. You need to practice a little bit to throw the clays and the thrower can launch only one or two clays at a time.

MTM Clay Target Thrower with Pivotal Arm Swing

MTM Clay Target Thrower with Pivotal Arm SwingI may said that this is the world’s easiest, handheld clay target thrower. No tricky gimmicks, no tangled bands or expensive mechanics to fumble with, just easy, affordable clay launching fun. The EZ-3’x new (patent pending) Power Pivot Arm makes sending clays easier than ever before.

People who normally lack the arm strength for a hand-held target thrower suddenly find themselves with no mechanical adjustments, means hours of challenging, fast paced shooting fun, at a price, less than a box of birds.

WingOne W1-R Hand-Held Clay Pigeon Thrower

Wing One hand held thrower
Wing One makes clay throwing almost effortless with their revolutionary design and quality construction.FEATURES: The Ultimate Hand Held Clay Target Thrower Simple Drop-In Loading Auto Cocking Quick Snap Release Multiplies Throwing Power

2 comments for “Clay Pigeon Thrower : The Ultimate Buying Guide

  1. 25 July, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Your mode of explaining the whole thing in this post is in fact good, all can simply understand it, Thanks a lot.

  2. 6 August, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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