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Clay Bird Specialties

 
Equipment Designer
Mike is also a designer of clays equipment.

I am a former range owner, course designer, target setter, shooter, and shooting instructor. Having over forty years experience in the clay target industry, I promise you that I have been there! I have faced the problems that a range owner incurs, and have tried many things to make my operations run smoothly. I have always wanted the best for my clients, but as a businessman I understand that spending money must be done with care and must always be cost efficient. I think my products do all of these things.

I hope that you agree and we can to do some business together,
Mike McAlpine

 
SHOOTING STANDS    GUN RACKS    BENCHES    ATTITUDE ADJUSTER
MENU BOARDS   MENU BOARDS FOR STANDS

 

Shooting Stands
Price $275.00 each
Price includes Trex Table and Menu Board

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My shooting stands are built not only for the shooter, but also for the range owner, trap help and target setters.

For the Shooter these stands give plenty of room to swing the gun. They are 42Ē wide from side to side. They do not have a top bar that limits a tall shooter, and the center bar is set at 33 inches to allow the shortest shooter to be able to make a move on a low bird. The top of the model has a table that includes a run rack on either side of the stand. Shooters, you no longer have to lean your expensive gun against the metal bars. All stands are built with a menu board that allows for easy vision for the shooter and the rest of the squad.

The Range Owner will love the quality of these stands. They are made to last a lifetime. These stands are made with one inch square tubing. (Bottom bar and feet are made out of 1x1x1/8 metal. The extra weight will give the stand stability and strength where it is needed. The middle bar and legs are also made of the same material, but these parts are made with 14 gauge square tubing which reduces the top weight of the stand and makes them easy to move. Your Trap Help will love this feature and this will make their job much easier. They will also like the ease of removing and putting out menus. CBSís trademarked design allows menus to simply slide in or out. Donít worry about a blowing wind. If installed right, menus will stay put. The table is made out of 1x6 inch Trex. This material will also last a lifetime. It will not rot, split or warp unlike wood that must be replaced every few years thus eliminating costly repairs and maintenance.

Your Target Setter will appreciate a stand that is easy to move. Stand placement is a key part of making a safe course. Everyone will appreciate this because an unsafe presentation, no matter how good, will not be accepted by anyone, especially the shooters. One of the fastest ways to empty your parking lot is to throw unsafe presentations! All stands are equipped with anchor holes and pins just in case you must set the station on a hillside. Also the bottom bar is set five inches off the ground so obstacles like rocks or tree roots can be avoided.

For the Range owner these stands will break down for shipping. With the removal of only four bolts (two per bar) the stand will break down into three pieces. This will make shipping easy and far less expensive. Because of the simple design it will take about three minutes to assemble each stand. I truly believe theses are the best stands on the market. Can you build a more elegant and expensive stand? Sure you can but the question is why would you want to? You can build big permanent stands and decks but again, why would you want to? Sporting clays is a game of variety. When stands are fixed to the ground and canít be moved you loose the ability to change your course. From experience I can tell you this will cost you money in the short and long run. Shooters who frequent your property will get tired of the same old course and either find another place to shoot or some other game to spend their money on.
 

 
SHOOTING STANDS    GUN RACKS    BENCHES    ATTITUDE ADJUSTER
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Gun Racks
Two sizes available

Claybird Specialties offers two great gun racks for the range owner. When designing these gun racks I tried to keep the range owner, the shooter, and the target setter/range help in mind.
details & pricing


 

 
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Benches
Price of frame is $185.00
Optional Signs and Seat pricing
vary depending upon preferences.

 

All clubs need benches at each station and many other places around the range.

To keep people shooting, benches are a necessity. All shooters, especially older ones and ladies, will want to stop and take a rest for a few minutes. I have been to clubs that don't have a place to sit down for a short rest, and I found myself shooting fewer targets.

I know that benches are another expense, but they are one that should not be overlooked. Good benches that are easy to move, will help the trappers. How much should a club spend on benches is a sixty-four dollar question. Here is my solution to avoid the expense. Buy my benches. They are not expensive, and can even be a cash source for the club by selling signage and increasing time spent shooting thanks to these rest stops. The benches that I build are made of 1Ĺ square tubing.

Because of shipping costs, we suggest buying only the frame. This will save you money. The cost of the frame is $185.00. The frames can be unbolted (four bolts only) for cost efficient shipping. For those on a budget, I think you will find that purchasing the frame only and purchasing the signs and seats locally will save money.

If you prefer a totally finished product, we can include the signs and your seat preference. The cost for the signs and seats can vary with materials used.
 

 
SHOOTING STANDS    GUN RACKS    BENCHES    ATTITUDE ADJUSTER
MENU BOARDS   MENU BOARDS FOR STANDS

 

Attitude Adjuster

Shown with Trap Machine
(trap machine not included)

The Attitude Adjuster was the first commercial tilting trap base ever built.

I got the idea for this base after a trip to River Road Sporting Clays in Gonzales California. I saw two traps on wooden pallets that had cinder blocks under one side. With the machines tilted, the targets that came out had a curl in their flight. Most of the shooters at this tournament (1996 US Open) didnít like these presentations. For some reason they seamed hard to hit. Being a target setter for the previous ten years, I looked at this idea as a new dimension in target setting. Here was something I could build a style out of. After playing with machines on pallets for a while I found I really like these presentations although they were hard to set. Thatís when the Attitude adjuster became a reality.

I sold many of these bases for years and was working with Andy Perkins (who had brought Promatic to the US) about selling the bases for me. Before we could work out a deal every machine manufacture began building a tilt with their bases. I found that presentations were unlimited. During the early years of the sport adding a curl to your targets was not very popular. Today throw an edge-on target and you will be hammered by many shooters.

I quit making the Attitude Adjuster for many years but after noticing so many older machines still in use I decided to start building them again. If you have an older trap that doesnít tilt, here is the solution.

No other tilting base can accomplish what the Attitude Adjuster can. I use an all thread rod and crank handles to make the base tilt. There are no tools required, and you can make adjustments in seconds. These bases come with wheels and a hitch for towing, or you can get them with a base that is designed for a forklift.
 

 
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Menu Boards
for Five-stand and FITASC
Price $55.00 each


 

These menu boards, my newest design, are built out of 10x12x1/8 inch flat metal.

They are free standing and include a handle for carrying. No more driving stakes into hard ground with these menu boards. Your Trapper will really appreciate this.

As with the menu boards on the stands, menus are simply slid in and pulled out. No more staples, clips or tape.

As with all of my products they are virtually maintained free. They will stack together for storage or shipping again saving you money.
 

 
SHOOTING STANDS    GUN RACKS    BENCHES    ATTITUDE ADJUSTER  MENU BOARDS   MENU BOARDS FOR STANDS
 

Menu Boards for Stands
Price $45.00 each

While all of my shooting stands come with a menu board, I do have them for your stands.

They are made of 10x12x1/8 flat metal. They are designed so the menu can be slid in out and do not require staples, clips or tape. They have predrilled holes to make for easy installation.

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