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. 

 

FAMILY & FRIENDS MATCH FOR 28 APRIL, 2018 IS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE YET TO BE DETERMINED. 

MISSING TARGET; PLEASE RETURN! A Chicken Swinger target was mistakenly left on the range a couple of weeks ago. It is the personal property of one of our members and they would like it returned. The owner thinks another member may have picked it up with the intention of keeping it safe and returning it. If so, please put it on the upper range table or contact the webmaster (link at bottom of the page) so it can get back to it's owner. Thanks in advance.

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 urged to attend and let your voices be heard.

HOME PAGE CHANGES - To unclutter the club's home page, routine current notices and information will be posted on a separate page. Only the scheduled matches and other selected information will be available here. All members are responsible for staying informed and up-to-date. The latest and best information available will be found on our web site. Urgent and other important notices will still be posted on the home page for a few days before being moved to the Information Page or deleted.  

Click HERE to access the information page. 

SHOTGUNNERS!! The ONLY place on the range where shotgunning is permitted is in the last pistol pit all the way in the back on the lower range. DO NOT use shotguns on any other range unless in an authorized match during competition. As ALWAYS, shotgun pellets or slugs MUST impact a berm. DO NOT shoot into the ground for any reason. It puts furrows in the ground and the shot or slugs may richochet. BE SAFE.

This post has been on this page for several months. There is NO REASON for ANY member to NOT know the club policy. If anyone knows who used A SHOTGUN on this brand new board, PLEASE let one of the officers or the webmaster know.

 

BATTLELINE TACTICAL TRAINING CLASS for defensive pistols/carbines is coming to the Fort Valley Gun Club. The course is two days with 13 hours of instruction taught by Kris "Tanto" Paronto and Dave "Boon" Benton assisted by other vetted tactical instructors from the intelligence community. Tanto and Boon are both ex-military snipers and fought against the terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They are the real deal. The classes will be held 4 & 5 October on the pistol ranges which will be closed to all except paying students. Non-paying onlookers will not be allowed for any reason. There are limited slots available and the cost is $650. Full details may be found here: http://www.kristantoparonto.com/battleline_tactical_is_coming_to_georgia. The local contact is Robert Stringer and if you have additional questions, please contact Robert at 478-919-2747. 

MATCH DIRECTORS & RANGE MAINTENANCE: The Executive Committee has noted that the range mowing doesn't include trimming of areas that the 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.

HOT NEWS - The FVGC now has an archery range! It's located on the parking lot above the pistol ranges and offers targets at 10, 20, 30 & 40 yards. If you shoot a bow, please take advantage of our new facilities. You may thank current club President Butch Bennett for installing the targets. All safety rules apply, of course, and ONLY PRACTICE ARROWS may be used. NO BROADHEAD ARROWS ALLOWED!

MATCH CHANGE UPDATES:  Please read the match schedule below carefully as there have been numerous changes. The centerfire benchrest match will now be held twice monthly on the first and third Saturdays with the first Saturday match being 100 yards always. The third Saturday match will rotate between 100, 200 & 300 yards. The Tactical matches will now be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning in March.

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, 5 May.  - TACTICAL MATCH. This will be a centerfire pistol on steel event. Four stages from a shooting box. No stepping or running. Bring LOTS of cartridges!! Suggest minimum of 150 rounds but 200 will be better. Ear & eye protection. Bring food & water as necessary.  Setup at 8:00 AM and the match begins at 9:00 AM. Match fee is $15. Please contact Match Director Bob Stringer at (478) 919-4727 for additional information. 

                                                                                                                            - .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. Safety briefing at 9:00 AM with match starting immediately afterward. Come out and enjoy the fun! Cost is $7 per entry. Standard and Hi-Velocity cartridges ONLY. NO HYPER-VELOCITY CARTRIDGES ALLOWED! (They damage the targets.)

                                                                                                                           - .22 NRA Silhouette Match. Will be shot concurrently with the standard .22 Silhouette Match. All NRA Silhouette Match rules apply. This is an Official Sanctioned NRA Match. Match costs $7 and the Official Score Book is a onetime fee of $13. Match may be shot without score book in "Unclassified" category.

                                                                                                                           - Know Your Limit Match. This match is for .22LR rimfire rifles of any kind. NO HYPERVELOCITY CARTRIDGES allowed. The targets are six swingers, 2" in diameter down to 1/4" in diameter. One shot at each taget beginning with the 2" size. One point per target and you may stop at any time with your existing score. If you miss the next target you attempt, your score goes to zero and you're eliminated. Distance will be 50 yards and shot from a bench. Bipods or sandbags OK but NO mechanical rests. Time limit will be 30 seconds. Match costs $1.00 and begins immediately after the silhouette matches.

                                                                                                                           -  CENTERFIRE BENCHREST MATCH. The first Saturday match will always be 100 yards. It will not rotate distances like the third Saturday match. Five stages featuring five bulls eyes plus sighter target per stage. Total of 25 scoring shots with a possible of 250-25X. Compete in your class. Great fun for only $7.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                       Saturday, 19 May  -  CENTERFIRE BENCH REST MATCH. Begins at 9:30 AM. The third Saturday match will alternate each match 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 at 12:30 or after the Centerfire Benchrest Match if it finishes late. IBS 25 Bull targets will be shot at 50 yards. Any rifle shooting .22LR is permitted. Scopes necessary as the bulls are very small. Match fee will be $5. For more information contact Match Director Dave Witte at (478) 934-0385. 

                                                                                        Saturday, 26 May  - FAMILY & FRIENDS SILHOUETTE MATCH. Gates will open at 9:00 AM for practice and a safety briefing will be held at 10:00 AM. Match begins immediately after. Any .22LR rifle may be used but NO HYPER-VELOCITY cartridges allowed. 40 targets consisting of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams; 10 each placed at 46, 60, 77 meters & 100 yards respectively. Hit them and they go down. This is a fun match for the whole family so come out and have a great time.

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                       

 

The oldest NRA Affiliated Gun Club in Georgia

 

    President: Butch Bennett   Vice-President: Jason Heisterkamp

Secretary-Treasurer: Gary Kretsinger    Executive Range Officer: Dave Witte

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