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.

 

 

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.

 

RANGE ABUSE!! Please click on the thumbnail below to see the damage that has been caused on the pistol range. There is absolutely no excuse for shooting the target frame posts; NONE!! This cannot and will not be tolerated. The actions of one irresponsible member or their guest effects the other 150 members who follow the rules. If anyone knows anything about this, it is your responsibility to contact a club officer or the Webmaster. We cannot allow this kind of damage to club property to continue.

 

DUES FOR 2018~2019 must be paid NLT close of the regular club meeting on 3 February, 2018. NO GRACE PERIOD! Annual dues are $75 and may be paid by check, money order or cash. Checks & money orders should be made out to the Fort Valley Gun Club and can be mailed to: Fort Valley Gun Club, P.O. Box 1291, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Do not mail cash. Dues may also be paid to any club officer.

 

FAMILY & FRIENDS MATCHES for 2017 are finished. The young shooters and the adults all had a great time. Great fun was had by all and the skills of all shooters improved. An end of season banquet and awards ceremony was held for the competitors and their families. The award pictures can be seen on the 2017 Family & Friends Rules page. It can be accessed through a link on the "Matches & Results" page or by clicking HERE! Click on the thumbnail images to see the full size pictures. 

CORA & ABBEY ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH!! The Heisterkamp sisters, Cora and Abbey, competed in the NRA .22 Silhouette National Championship matches at the Ridgeway Rifle Club, Ridgeway, PA, this past weekend. They both came away NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! Their dedication and training under the direction of their father Jason has paid off spectacularly. The full list of their awards is long so only the final awards will be listed. Cora: 3 Match Aggregate (Overall) resulted in "Standard Rifle High Intermediate Junior National Champion". Abbey: 3 Match Aggregate (Overall) brought home "Standard Rifle 2nd Place AA National Champion"; "Standard Rifle Sub-Junior National Champion" & "Hunter Rifle Sub-Junior National Champion". Shoot like a girl indeed!! 

CORA IS IN THE TOP 50 WOMEN COMPETITIVE SHOOTERS!  https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/6/19/top-50-women-in-competitive-shooting/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=insider&utm_campaign=0617 The list includes the top 50 competitive women shooters who are currently active and making the biggest impact in the shooting sports. It's fantastic that the Fort Valley Gun Club's own Cora Heisterkamp is included in that list. It's something to be very proud of.

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, 27 Jan.  - FAMILY & FRIENDS SILHOUETTE MATCH. This will be the first match of 2018. Gates will open at 12:00 noon for practice and a safety briefing will be held at 1:00 PM. 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. (Note that February match times are the same but in March they will change. Gates will open at 9:00 AM and the match begins at 10:00 AM.) 

                                                                                         Saturday, 3 Feb.  - TACTICAL MATCH. This will be a 5 stage Pistol & Rifle Match and require a minimum of 100 rounds for each. Safety briefing will be at 9:00 AM and the match begins at 9:30 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.)

                                                                                                                          -  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, 17 Feb  -  CENTERFIRE BENCH REST MATCH. Begins at 9:30 AM. The match will alternate each match between 100, 200 and 300 yards. See the matches & scores page for more details. Until further notice, this match will now be shot only once monthly.

                                                                                                                           -  .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, 24 Feb.  - FAMILY & FRIENDS SILHOUETTE MATCH. Gates will open at 12:00 noon for practice and a safety briefing will be held at 1:00 PM. 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. (Note that in March, match times will change. Gates will open at 9:00 AM and the match begins at 10:00 AM.)

                                                                                

                                                                                       

 

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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