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. 

 

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.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS - Beginning on 1 June, 2019, replacement membership cards will cost $5.00. This is to cover materials, mailing and other expenses. Anyone who requires a replacement card due to loss, damage etc., please contact one of the Executive Committee members.

 

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,  2 Nov     -  CENTERFIRE BENCHREST MATCH. This match will begin promptly at 9:30 AM in order to finish before the monthly club meeting at noon. 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 100 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 12:30 ~ 1:00. It is shot from the benches on the Long Range at 100 yards. Targets will be the NRA TQ-3/5 with 5 bulls, each to be shot 5 times for a total of 25 scoring shots and a possible of 250-25X. There are sighter targets that may be shot as many times as desired. The X-ring is .4" and the 10 ring is .9" in diameter. 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. This month will be a Pistol match featuring 4 stages. Bring a minimum of 125 rounds. (Bob says he will bring 200 rounds) Setup at 8:00 AM and match begins at about 9:00 AM. If you have questions, contact Bob. Cost is $20. Ear & eye protection mandatory. Dress for the weather and bring food and plenty of drinks as it's going to be HOT.  This will be the last open Tactical match for 2019.

                                                                                        Saturday,  9 Nov   -   .22 STANDARD & NRA SILHOUETTE MATCH.  The matches will be shot concurrently. For the NRA match, all Official NRA rules apply. 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!  

                                                                                        Saturday,  16 Nov  -  CANCELLED - 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 200 yards. 

                                                                                                                            -  CANCELLED - .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 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, 23 Nov     -  FAMILY & FRIENDS .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. This match is for shooters of every age 6 and up. The match consists of 40 steel targets shot at 40, 60 & 77 meters & 100 yards. Shooters ages 6 ~ 12 shoot from a bench while 13 and up must shoot offhand. Rifles must be .22LR and any cartridge is permitted EXCEPT NO Hypervelocity cartridges allowed. Match fee is $7.00. If cancelled for weather, the match will not be made up. Rules for 2019 may be read HERE! The gates open at 9:00 AM and match begins at 10:00 AM.      

                                                                                           

 

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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