CHAMPION Debuts Their Workhorse Electronic Trap

Workhorse Electronic Trap

Champion Traps & Targets likely asked themselves some hard questions when developing the Workhorse Electronic Trap. What is the biggest hindrance to shooters using an automated thrower?… The sheer size. What else deters shooters from buying automated throwers?… The big price tag.

Champion hopes to have solved both of these issues in their newest trap thrower. They tout it can fit in most any vehicle’s trunk. So it is very compact relative to throwers in the past or competitors. It also has a removable “magazine” which can hold up to 50 clay pigeons. This is partly for the compact dis-assembly and convenience in loading it.

The Workhorse Electronic Trap can be set to launch pigeons from 3 different angles potentially out to 75 yards. So whether it is near or far you should be able to find a way to challenge yourself. It also features a 2 1/2 second reset so veterans and novices alike can test their skills.

The staff at Champion Traps & Targets is pretty excited about this new installment including Eliza Graves, Brand Manager for Champion:

Moving up to an electronic trap was once a major investment in space and money. Not anymore… The Workhorse Electronic Trap helps you shoot better and have fun with ease and a minimum investment.

The Workhorse Electronic Trap has an MSRP of $359.95 making it pretty affordable. Most gun shops should be displaying these for quite a bit less once they become readily available. After all, MSRP is only the suggested retail price.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Wish I had one of these, a couple of acres and a pallet of 20 gauge.

  • Sledgecrowbar

    “an MSRP of $359.95 making it pretty affordable.”

    I do not think this word means what you think it means.

    Yeah, you mention that actual price will be lower, but this is not even in the ballpark of affordable. Existing launchers of this type go for 1/3 of this MSRP, so I’m confident that I don’t need to be interested.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      I’ve never seen electric traps in the $120 range.

      Manual powered ones, sure. But most electric traps START around $400 or so and go into the thousands.

      I’d say this is pretty affordable. Cabelas already has it listed for $319.

    • Spencer

      Champion’s MSRPs are ridiculously high. I would expect to see this on Amazon for just over $200.

    • Blake

      I don’t think “of this type” means what you think it means.

  • Spencer

    I bought a Champion Wheelybird last year from Amazon for $220. It has an MSRP of $478.45, but normally sells on Amazon for about $270. This makes the average price about 40% lower than MSRP, and my sale price about 55% lower.

    I would expect this model to be available for $200-$220 on Amazon all day long. The fact that Cabelas has it listed for $319, would also suggest low $200s on Amazon.

    Also, I LOVE my Wheelybird. At $220, I wish I had bought two just to have a spare.

  • Nashvone

    What deters me from buying one? Having to lug a friggin’ car battery around with me to power the silly thing!