Frequently asked questions

Choosing The Right Trap Has Never Been This Easy With Laporte®

First of all LAPORTE is the first equipment supplier dedicated to Ball-Trap and has been for nearly 90 years!

Our Group fasimultaneously bricks targets and launchers always in such a way that we are the undisputed pioneer of our sport.

This is how Laporte launched the first automated launchers such as the Skeet 1000 or the legendary Multitrap 2000 which revolutionized high-level competitions or even the first towers, American trap bunker, flash targets, drone targets, noon and many more.

  • Laporte is the fastest trigger record holder on his Olympic machines.
  • All our launchers benefit from exceptional trajectory regularity and very low energy consumption.
  • Laporte, a French family company with an international reputation, has made its service and garnaties a recognized trademark since 1927

The constant evolution of the materials used in the design of our launchers guarantees our equipment a lifespan of well over 30 years, as many customers can testify.

Laporte’s technological choices are based on the long experience shared with our thousands of users around the world, thus offering exceptional reliability and very low maintenance costs!

You can use an “automotive” type battery. Consult us for the power required depending on the launcher model.

Laporte also provides you with a 220/12V transformer specially designed to provide a constant voltage adapted to the needs of your equipment.

It is possible to ensure the recharging of your 12V battery by a SOLAR device with voltage regulator. This system ensures continuous operation and minimal maintenance, a source of savings.

For the sake of flexibility and compatibility given the use of our equipment by almost all countries of the Globe.

In addition, 12V eliminates the risks associated with alternating current and facilitates the movement of equipment.

As of December 1, 2016, the maximum capacity of trays on a launcher is 800 trays for the TwinLap model for example.

For the record, LAPORTE is the creator of the first automatic launchers, the famous MULTITRAP 2000 and SKEET 1000 with a capacity of 1000 trays; record never before broken!

Our course launchers have proven by design that they can operate fully loaded under the most extreme conditions and inclines without loss of trays or degradation of characteristics.

First of all, make sure that any electrical power supplies are switched off.

• The first step, if conditions permit, is to put the launcher in a dry and safe place.

Of course, it is necessary to consult the after-sales service before any attempt to restart, even if the experiences that have been reported to us have almost all resulted in the complete restart and without consequences of our machines after drying.

If the spring is tightened and mounted to the maximum, then the launcher reaches its maximum distance indicated on each product sheet.

(Ex: 75m for the PC 75)

  • If the owner of the machine knows how to go about repairing the launcher then the after-sales service will deliver the appropriate spare part directly to him, on average there are 1 to 5 working days.
  • If the owner of the machine knows little or nothing about it, the intervention times will be specified by our after-sales service according to the schedules of our technicians and the place of intervention.

Our equipment has a very low failure rate. We also strive to provide our customers with the guides (paper or video) necessary to carry out the first checks in complete safety.

In France the delivery time depends on the areas (mountainous, remote etc.) it can take between 1 and 3 working days.

For export, contact the after-sales service or the export manager in charge of the area concerned (see team chapter)

There are 5 options in terms of remote control:

  • Cable remote controls
  • Foot controls
  • Lavalier microphones
  • The radio
  • Sonopull

A pitcher is expected to meet the requirements of both shooters and the club that wants to satisfy them…

Our machines, which are particularly stable and balanced due to the choice of the materials they are made of (cast aluminum, steel) offer the best consistency on the launcher market, in terms of trajectories and precision.


With Laporte, a trajectory defined by the club technician is perfectly invariable except for extreme weather conditions which would only have an influence on the flight of the pigeon.

It is a system of transmitter and receiver which is set up with a very particular coding, if it is well configured from the start there is no risk of interference.

Obviously the use of heterogeneous radio systems requires special attention. It is recommended to consult our technical services who will advise you in your choices.

Our sales representatives are at your disposal to help you choose the best option.

In addition, you will find on our site a means of depositing your offers of second-hand equipment in order to benefit from a wide visibility.

Of course it is always possible to buy equipment with a simple phone call or email… However, our desire for perfection leads us to limit this possibility to spare parts and a few of the simplest machines.

Indeed, pre-sales services and advice will allow you to acquire, without any doubt possible, the equipment that will best meet your expectations.