Our annual membership is only $20.00 and $10.00 for Junior Shooters. (See "Membership Information" page for additional info.)
MEMO: There will be tables reserved for our club, at the Yuma Territorial Gun Show, on the 30th and 31st of August 2014, at the Yuma Convention Center. We would like for anyone who has equipment, pertaining to shooting, to donate any items no longer needed by you. It will greatly help generate funds for the club and its programs. You can call Jerry Brooker at: 928-387-1704 for additional details.
MEMO: Range will be closed on the following days: 8 thru 12, September, 15 thru 19, September, 22 thru 26, September 2014. The range will be open on weekends. APS is doing work on their towers, those days.
Safe shooting is a priority of our club.
The following are the basic rules of shooting safely:
President Joe Murek
Secretary-Treasurer G. Brooker
Rifle & Pistol Match Director P. Lerma
* Mike Jones has offered to make his services available. Mike has a number of years experience in gun-smithing. He may be available at our matches. You can call him at: 928-627-3833 Thanks Mike.
We have a new sign with much larger lettering, showing us as part of the Arizona Adopt a Highway Program, at Mile Post 38. It is on the right going north on US 95, just this side of the canal.
A Practice is scheduled for, Friday, August 1, 2014 6:30AM.
All *Juniors are most welcome. The emphasis will be on the next high power rifle match.
Our next scheduled NRA event is September 21, 2014, Sunday; the Across the Course, High-Power Rifle, 800 Aggregate Match.
Our next event will be the Vintage Service Rifle Match on Saturday, the 20th of September 2014.
Additionally, to all Junior Program Members: We will always have a practice match alongside the Vintage Service Rifle Match shooters. Make sure to bring your equipment and ammo with you.
Look on the Schedule page for details of both.
Our sign-up needs to start at 7:00AM.
All Junior Members are invited to shoot a practice match by using the same course of fire as the Vintage Service Rifle Match; at the same time. Ammo will be provided for the Junior Team.
Practice Matches - our practice matches are dedicated to the next match scheduled; as an example getting ready for the next Long-Range Palma Match. This Long-Range Match is shot from the 800, 900, and 1,000 yard lines. Normally, we only shoot a few rounds to make sure we have our correct DOPE (Data On Previous Engagement) [elevation & windage]. Using whatever number of rounds it would take to get there. Ten rounds should get most there, per yard line.
We have radio communication in the pits/butts and on the line which gives us the ability to determine immediate results. We alternate pulling targets between relays.
We normally hold at least one rifle match a month. We alternate our matches by holding a different match every other month. One alternate is the Across the Course High-Power Rifle Match, 800 Aggregate using the 200, 300, and 600 yard lines. It is shot using both slow fire and rapid fire. We fire this from standing, sitting and the prone position. A minimum of 88 rounds (center fire) are necessary to compete (800 points aggregate).
The second alternate is the Long-Range High-Power Rifle Match* (a 450 point aggregate) using the 800, 900, and 1,000 yard lines. All of which is fired in slow fire only, from the prone position using *any safe rifle, any sights. This match includes those who wish to shoot in "F" Class (using both scope and bipods). A minimum of 55 rounds (center fire) are necessary to compete. There are three possible categories. One is "Iron-Sights, only", and Two is "Any- Any", either Iron-Sights or the use of a scope (without the use of a bi-pod), and Three the "F" Class using both scope and bi-pods.
*All high-power rifles used must have enough velocity to travel over 1,000 yards safely. There are a few rifles whose ammo will not go above subsonic. Carbine type rifles, M4's, G3's, and Mini 14's, etc., these may be center fired, high-power, but they do not have the necessary velocity needed to shoot a long-range match such as ours, safely. Some rifle ammunition, as well, may not be able to attain the necessary velocity. They just will not go that distance safely.
*A Palma style match.
Additionally, we hold a Vintage Service Rifle Match, on the Saturday prior to our regularly scheduled match. Using those service rifles which have been used in the military of many countries; such as the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 Springfield/A3, Krag, Mosin-Nagant, and the Mauser. Just to name a few. This match is fired at the 200 yard line only. We use standing, sitting or kneeling, and prone. Rapid Fire is also shot in this competition in prone and sitting. This usually consists of a 500 point aggregate score. You will need a minimum of 55 rounds of ammo for your rifle. The first 5 rounds are for sighting (sighters), and the remaining 50 rounds shot are recorded for score. This is a real fun match.
In the near future we fully intend to have competitive National Match Pistol events. We need input from those who would like to compete. Use the "Contact" page of this website if you are interested.
Photo Credits: M. BEAVERS and G. BROOKER