Laporte Ball Trap

Exceptional Machines

Thousands machines leave our factory each year for delivery to the world. Their quality, durability and performance are our best publicity. They speak louder than words and demonstrate the engagement taken by our company for over 80 years.

20 reasons why you should buy LAPORTE®…

1. Aluminium and stainless steel construction with epoxy coating,   No rust.
2. Waterproof release cable delivered with 50m of cable and first class terminal plugs     (fewer breakdowns).
3. Nickel plated steel anti-corrosion throwing plate (no maintenance).
4. Re-arming time: 1.8 seconds (increases the shooting rhythm).
5. Lightweight due to the aluminium alloy.
6. Magazine capacity of up to 600 clays with double knife separating system.
7. Waterproof motor uses very little energy (motor Leroy Somer).
8. Lifetime guarantee on the throwing arm.
9. Motor protected by circuit breaker.
10.  Battery autonomy: 8000 clays.
11.Throwing distance: from 40m to 140m (depending on arming spring and options).
12. Anti-vibration system on the throwing arm (reduces the noise and amount of no-birds).
13. One-way bearing in monobloc (no maintenance, greased for life and easily interchangeable).
14. Operating temperature of between -20° and + 50°.
15. Lightweight injection moulded one-piece frame providing exceptional strength.
16. Extremely precise and constant trajectory.
17.  Shock absorbing drop-plate for anti-no-bird.
18. Electromechanical micro switch both robust and easy to adjust.
19. Safety on/off/de-cock situated 1m behind the machine on a stand for safety purposes.
20. Percentage of no-birds on LAPORTE clays:  less than 1%.

An exceptionnal durability...

Our after-sales service technicians see regularily LAPORTE ® machines of over thirty years of age passing through their hands and still working. This exceptional lifespan is our added value and our trademark since 1927.  Fully assembled by hand by our specialized technical team, each of our machines is voluntarily oversized and enjoys a corrosion resistant treatment. In addition, being constructed of more than 60 % aluminium alloy, our machines do no alter with time and have a moderate weight.

Real life tests...

What better tests than those imposed by nature to testify to the incredible reliability and robustness of our machines? The Olympic Beijing Games in 2008, where we were the official supplier, was the opportunity of a live spectacular test: after completely submerging floods for several days, the machines worked perfectly immediately after the water subsidence! Incredible strength and design extraordinary evidence.

A world reknowned guaranteed quality...

During their process of manufacturing, each of our machines has the expertise of our specialist technicians and electronics teams that implement an inimitable technical know-how reputed across 5 continents. Suppliers to the greatest international championships including the Olympic Games, we implement our strict quality controls on our production lines and we test each machine before delivery. Our only goal: your satisfaction.


  • Trade Shows

    Shot Show Las Vegas 2017

    Join us at the "Shot Show Las Vegas"
    Tuesday 17 January - Friday 20 January
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  • Trade Shows


    See us at the ATA TRADE SHOW
    Tuesday 10 January - Thursday 12 January
  • Olympic Games


    Exclusive Supplier Beijing Shooting Range in 2008

    LAPORTE® a valued partner for the Olympic Games since 1960…

    After the Olympic Games of Rome, Tokyo, Montreal, Moscow and Athens, the LAPORTE ® company exported its know-how and skills to China where it was the official machine supplier for the Beijing Games from the 8th to the 24th August 2008. This sixth Olympic selection is a consecration and the reward for over 80 years of experience, effort and discipline. It is therefore always with great pride that the LAPORTE ® teams combine and support the Olympic values of excellence, exceeding self-esteem and respect.
  • Olympic Games

    Athens 2004


    WITH LESS THAN 0,1% “No Birds”.