Ben Avery Clay Target Center


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The Copperstate Double Gun is a unique sporting clays shooting tournament that benefits Phoenix Art Museum. Organized by the Men’s Arts Council, the Copperstate Double Gun features a full day of challenging stations, entertainment, and the camaraderie of fellow double gun enthusiasts. To date, the Men’s Arts Council has donated more than $9 million to Phoenix Art Museum.

The Copperstate Double Gun features double barrel, break action shotguns, which may be over/under or side-by-side configurations, with or without hammers. Trophies will be awarded in the categories of over/under and side-by-side configurations for large (12 and 16 gauge) and small (20 gauge and under, including 410 bore) shotgun classes.

The tournament will challenge even the most seasoned shooter. In addition to the tournament course, the event also offers a Specialty Station. Shooters buy chances to shoot at the Specialty Station and go head-to-head against the ladies from the Xavier Hot Shots. Net proceeds being shared by the winning shooter and the Hot Shots. The Hot Shots are sponsored by Austin Potenza with May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, P.C.

Please note: Copperstate Double Gun does not offer guns to rent or borrow; you must bring your own shotgun, shells and safety equipment. Sharing is permitted.

2022 Date

The Copperstate Double Gun will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

Returning in 2022—the Tatham Cup

In addition to highest individual scores, we will be awarding a trophy to the team, in any gauge class, with the highest overall score. The trophy honors the events founder, John Tatham, and will be an annual award.


The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is a public shotgun-shooting facility in north Phoenix owned and operated by Arizona Department of Game and Fish. Surrounded by beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape and mountain backdrops, the Clay Target Center provides a southwestern recreational venue for skeet, trap, and sporting clay. Ben Avery is located at 5060 W Skeet Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85086.


Registration and Breakfast

Safety Presentation

Tournament Start

Bar Opens

Lunch & Raffle



Participants are invited to register to shoot at Registration is open now and closes on February 1, and is capped at 160 shooters. All participants receive one competition round with 75 targets as well as breakfast, lunch, a happy-hour with a no-host bar, and a shooter swag bag.

Foursome – $1,000
Individual – $300
Non‐Shooter – $50

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