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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Laser trap shoot unique opportunity at Gothenburg

    TRUDY ELSE - North Platte Telegraph

    GOTHENBURG — Besides shooting fireworks for the Fourth of July, Gothenburg residents and visitors had the opportunity to shoot from one of two laser trap-shooting systems in the United States.

    The system was brought to Gothenburg by the Gothenburg Trap Shooting Club as a fund- raiser and was set up at the Lake Helen location.

    Bill Nalley with wife, Karen, and daughter, Karlie, run the system and came from Omaha to help with the fundraising project with relatives Wendall, Kathy and Cooper Brott of Gothenburg.

    “There is only one other laser shooting system in the United States,” Bill Nalley said. “ We learned about the sport from an acquaintance who saw it in Ireland.”

    The Nalleys purchased the system from the United Kingdom and are hoping it will become a desirable sport in Nebraska and surrounding states.

    It is a competitive, entertaining and safe laser-shooting system. The clay pigeons are actually made of plastic and look similar to a small frisbie. The target is launched by remote control from a conventional clay shooter. Five people can shoot at the pigeon at the same time and their individual scores are recorded on the automatic scoreboard.

    The participant uses a modified shotgun that shoots an infrared beam and weighs about 8 pounds. The pigeons have reflective tape and the laser bounces off the strip to the scoreboard. There are no bullets fired, no recoil action; no hearing or eye protection is needed. Most importantly, there is no projectile from the gun so even small children can be in the area.

    The space needed for set up is relatively small, about 25 feet wide by 75 feet in length and most of the time is set up outside. However, the portable unit can be set up indoors because the guns have an indoor mode to reduce any bouncing off walls.

    The system can also be used at night. There is a night mode and the clay pigeons become illuminated with a strobe light. The sound affects are acoustically done and can be regulated for the area. There is low maintenance to the laser trap shoot as the pigeons are reused and all the equipment has rechargeable batteries that last about 12 hours at a time.

    There are many benefits to this system as opposed to the conventionally trap shooting.

    “There is no fear of the gun or recoil, so those people who want to shoot but had fears can easily shoot with this system,” Nalley said. “There are no liability issues because it is completely safe. Boy Scouts have used this system to get their shooting badges.”

    Nalleys have had the system since September and have been at various events including Vala’s Pumpkin Patch near Omaha where they plan to be again this fall.

    “Everyone can shoot,” Karen Nalley said. “We had 10 year olds and 70 year olds shooting. It is safe and fun.”

    For more information, Nalleys can be reached at Bullseye Laser Sport Inc. at 18367 Atlas Street, Omaha or at www.bullseyelasersports.com
     
  2. oz

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    sounds like a piece of cake, no lead (that's leed) no figuring flight, just point at the target and shoot. shot 1200 fps. infared beam 186,000 fps. I don't get it. oz
     
  3. Joe Potosky

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    Laser trap shoot unique opportunity at Gothenburg

    TRUDY ELSE - North Platte Telegraph

    GOTHENBURG — Besides shooting fireworks for the Fourth of July, Gothenburg residents and visitors had the opportunity to shoot from one of two laser trap-shooting systems in the United States.

    The system was brought to Gothenburg by the Gothenburg Trap Shooting Club as a fund- raiser and was set up at the Lake Helen location.

    Bill Nalley with wife, Karen, and daughter, Karlie, run the system and came from Omaha to help with the fundraising project with relatives Wendall, Kathy and Cooper Brott of Gothenburg.

    “There is only one other laser shooting system in the United States,” Bill Nalley said. “ We learned about the sport from an acquaintance who saw it in Ireland.”

    The Nalleys purchased the system from the United Kingdom and are hoping it will become a desirable sport in Nebraska and surrounding states.

    It is a competitive, entertaining and safe laser-shooting system. The clay pigeons are actually made of plastic and look similar to a small frisbie. The target is launched by remote control from a conventional clay shooter. Five people can shoot at the pigeon at the same time and their individual scores are recorded on the automatic scoreboard.

    The participant uses a modified shotgun that shoots an infrared beam and weighs about 8 pounds. The pigeons have reflective tape and the laser bounces off the strip to the scoreboard. There are no bullets fired, no recoil action; no hearing or eye protection is needed. Most importantly, there is no projectile from the gun so even small children can be in the area.

    The space needed for set up is relatively small, about 25 feet wide by 75 feet in length and most of the time is set up outside. However, the portable unit can be set up indoors because the guns have an indoor mode to reduce any bouncing off walls.

    The system can also be used at night. There is a night mode and the clay pigeons become illuminated with a strobe light. The sound affects are acoustically done and can be regulated for the area. There is low maintenance to the laser trap shoot as the pigeons are reused and all the equipment has rechargeable batteries that last about 12 hours at a time.

    There are many benefits to this system as opposed to the conventionally trap shooting.

    “There is no fear of the gun or recoil, so those people who want to shoot but had fears can easily shoot with this system,” Nalley said. “There are no liability issues because it is completely safe. Boy Scouts have used this system to get their shooting badges.”

    Nalleys have had the system since September and have been at various events including Vala’s Pumpkin Patch near Omaha where they plan to be again this fall.

    “Everyone can shoot,” Karen Nalley said. “We had 10 year olds and 70 year olds shooting. It is safe and fun.”

    For more information, Nalleys can be reached at Bullseye Laser Sport Inc. at 18367 Atlas Street, Omaha or at www.bullseyelasersports.com
     
  4. oz

    oz Active Member

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    sounds like a piece of cake, no lead (that's leed) no figuring flight, just point at the target and shoot. shot 1200 fps. infared beam 186,000 fps. I don't get it. oz
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    It could be used as a tool to promote clay target shooting.

    Set it up at regional events that would never have targets shooting of any type. Annual fields days, car dealerships, 4-H events, etc.

    A video or two showing the real thing always running and a information table setup with local club information, as well that for national orgainizations.

    White Flyer or one of the major gun companies could run with this, maybe even Gander Mt. or Bass Pro...
     
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