FORT VALLEY GUN CLUB

 

 

Welcome to the Fort Valley Gun Club

P.O. Box 1291, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030

 

Directions to the range: From the Butler/Reynolds direction, turn right toward Fort Valley on Hiway 96 at the Hiway 49 bypass intersection and turn right on Gun Club Road. Pass through the pecan orchard and go straight until the road turns to dirt & gravel and then go farther until you cross the RR tracks. DO NOT SPEED THROUGH THE HOUSING AREA!! There are lots of children and pets! PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS!! From Fort Valley on Hiway 96 West, at the 2 mile marker turn left on Gun Club Road. Follow as noted above. From Byron, take Hiway 49 South to the 49/96 bypass on your right just outside of Fort Valley. Follow the bypass for several miles until you see a left turn onto Hiway 96 to Fort Valley. Take the left onto 96 and then turn right on Gun Club Road. Follow the road as described above.

 

The Fort Valley Gun Club is an NRA Affiliated organization dedicated to primarily Rifle & Pistol shooting events. Our mission is to promote gun safety and awareness at the same time that we enjoy friendly but spirited shooting competitions. While we are a membership club, all monthly competitions are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! (We have the only 350 yard Buffalo Rifle Silhouette Match in Middle GA) Please visit our "Matches & Results" page for scheduled matches, match fees and rules. Everyone is welcome regardless of their experience level. SAFETY is paramount and all safety rules are enforced for everyone's protection. A "Porta-Potty" is on site for your convenience. Bring your own food, water or soft drinks as none is available on site. 

 

DUES for 2020 - It's time to begin thinking about paying annual FVGC dues for 2020. They MUST be paid not later than close of business of the regular FVGC meeting on 1 February, 2020. There will be NO grace period and that rule will be strictly enforced. Dues paid by mail must be postmarked 1 February or before. Annual dues for 2020 are $75 and may be paid to any club officer or mailed to "Fort Valley Gun Club, P.O. Box 1291, Fort Valley, GA 31030". Please do not allow your membership to lapse. The FVGC may be the best gun club bargain in the entire nation.

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING - The monthly club meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month from February through October on the upper range. It begins at 12:00 Noon. Only members in good standing are allowed to participate. All guests and visitors must stay on the other side of the Range Officers booth until the meeting is over. Important information and policies are discussed and voted upon so all members are encouraged to attend and let your voices be heard.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS - Beginning on 1 June, 2019, replacement cards will cost $5 each. This is to offset the expenses of materials and the cost of mailing. If you need a new card, please contact any member of the Executive Committee or email the Webmaster who will put you in touch with them.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For information not included on the home page, click HERE to access the information page.  

MATCH DIRECTORS & RANGE MAINTENANCE: The Executive Committee has noted that the range mowing doesn't include trimming of areas that the riding mower doesn't reach. They would like for the Match Directors to assume responsibility for trimming the ranges they use for their matches. Thanks for your help keeping the ranges looking good.

MATCH CHANGE UPDATES:  Please read the match schedule below carefully as there have been numerous changes. The Silhouette matches, standard and NRA, will now be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning in April, 2019. Times remain the same with the safety briefing at 10:00 AM and the match starting immediately afterward.

SCHEDULED MATCHES: All matches scheduled to be shot each month will be listed below by date. Some matches are held each month all year. Some matches are only scheduled for part of the year. To view detailed information and the annual schedule for each match, visit the "Matches & Results" page where each match is described in detail. With the exception of the Tactical Matches, each match is the same from month to month although the Match Director has the authority to make changes as he/she sees fit. The Tactical Matches vary each month as determined by the Match Director. While a tentative Tactical Match list is posted, events may be changed at the Match Director's discretion.

 

                                                                                         Saturday,  1 Feb    -  CENTERFIRE BENCHREST MATCH. This match will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. If you are not set up and ready to shoot by 9:30, you will not be allowed to participate. DO NOT BE LATE!!  Also note that first Saturday matches will now rotate distances in conjunction with the 3rd Saturday matches. This match will be 300 yards. Check the Match score page to see the rest of 2019's schedule. Matches consist of five stages featuring five bulls eyes plus a sighter target per stage. One shot per bull for a total of 25 scoring shots with a possible of 250-25X. Compete in your class. Great fun for only $7.

                                                                                                                           -  .22 BENCHREST MATCH. This match follows the monthly club meeting at approximately 11:30. It is shot from the benches on the Long Range at 100 yards. It will be shot on the IBS 100 yard Centerfire target with one sighter bull and 5 scoring bulls. Each scoring bull will be shot 5 times for a total of 25 scoring shots and a possible of 250-25X. The sighter bull may be shot as many times as desired. The X-ring is .5" and the 10 ring is 1.00" in diameter. The time limit is 25 minutes for sighters and scoring shots. There are two classes: Custom and Sporting. Cost per match is $5.00. A tremendously fun match, it's proving to be popular so come out and enjoy yourself.

                                                                                                                           - TACTICAL MATCH.  The first event of 2020 will be a Concealed Carry match. Pistols must be 9mm or larger, in a belt holster and with a cover garment. There will be six stages so bring a minimum of 150 rounds. Setup at 8:00 AM and match begins at 9:00 AM. Eye and hearing protection is required. Dress properly for the weather conditions and be sure to bring drinks and food as none is available at the match. The match fee is $20. For more information, contact the Match Director Bob Stringer at (478) 919-4727.

 

                                                                                         Saturday,  8 Feb  -   .22 STANDARD & NRA SILHOUETTE MATCH.  The matches will be shot concurrently. For the NRA match, all Official NRA rules apply. Warmup begins at 12:00 NOON with match starting at 1:00 PM. As the weather warms, the match will begin earlier so be sure to check here each month for start times. Come out and enjoy the fun! Cost is $7 per entry. Standard and Hi-Velocity cartridges ONLY. NO HYPER-VELOCITY CARTRIDGES ALLOWED!  

 

                                                                                        Saturday,  15 Feb   -  CENTERFIRE BENCH REST MATCH. Begins at 9:30 AM. The first and third Saturday matches will rotate in turn between 100, 200 and 300 yards. See the matches & scores page for more details. This month's third Saturday match will be 100 yards. 

                                                                                                                            -  .22 BENCHREST MATCH. Begins immediately after the Centerfire Benchrest Match so be there NLT 11:00 AM. This match will now be shot from the Long Range benches; IBS 25 Bull targets at 50 yards. Any rifle shooting .22LR is permitted. Scopes of 20X or more are suggested as the bulls are very small. Match fee will be $5. For more information contact Match Director Walker Smith at (478) 397-5854.

                                                    

                                                                                         Saturday, 22 Feb   -  FAMILY & FRIENDS .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. This match is for anyone who would like to shoot steel silhouettes with a .22LR rimfire rifle. Distances are: 40 meters (chickens), 60 meters (pigs), 77 meters (turkeys) and 100 yards (rams). There are 10 targets per distance so the match consists of 40 rounds total. Any .22LR rifle may be used with standard or hi-velocity cartridges but NO hyper-velocity cartridges or jacketed bullets are allowed. Children 12 and under may use a front and rear support and shoot from a bench. 13 and older must shoot while standing. The range will open for setup and practice at 12:00 noon. Safety briefing at 1:00 PM with the match beginning immediately after. The match fee is $7. As the season advances and temperatures rise, the start times will revert to 9:00 AM opening and 10:00 AM start time. Be sure to check each month for match start times. For complete rules, go HERE.        

 

                                                                                         Saturday, 29 Feb   -  BIG BORE BUFFALO SILHOUETTE MATCH. This match is for .38 caliber and larger "Buffalo" rifles with exposed hammers using black powder or smokeless powder. Sights are to be iron or period correct scopes. Rifles may be original or replicas of original rifles used during the buffalo period in the late 1800's. LEAD bullets only; NO jacketed bullets. Targets are steel silhouettes of chickens (100 yds), pigs (150 yds), Turkeys (200 yds) and rams (250 yds). Ten targets per bank and targets may be mixed; e.g., chickens and pigs at 150 yards. Forty total shots for score. Swingers provided for sighters and spotters allowed during sighters. Match to be shot while sitting on the ground or low stool and using crossed "buffalo" sticks for support. Setup at 9:00 AM and match begins at 10:00 PM. Entry fee is $2.00 which will go to the club. Match director is Jim Ellison.

 

The oldest NRA Affiliated Gun Club in Georgia

 

    President: Tom Andorfer   Vice-President: Butch Bennett

Secretary-Treasurer: Gary Kretsinger    Executive Range Officer: Jason Prichard

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