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.  

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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! 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.

A NEW .22 MATCH: KNOW YOUR LIMIT!! This match will immediately follow the .22 Silhouette match on the first Saturday of each month. Targets will be 8 swingers sized from 2 inches in diameter to 1/4 inch. Distance will be 50 yards and time limited to 60 seconds. May be shot prone using a bi-pod or from the bench using a bi-pod or sandbag but NO mechanical rests allowed. ANY .22LR rifle may be used. Swingers will be shot in sequence from largest to smallest with one point per hit. HOWEVER, miss ANY shot and your score becomes ZERO. You may stop at any time and your score will be the number of hits to that point. Example: The shooter hits the first six swingers and elects to stop; i.e., they know their limit. Their score will be recorded as six. Should they elect to shoot the seventh swinger and miss, their match is over and their score will be zero. This match will be fast and fun so plan on participating.

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, 2 Dec   -   .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.)

                                                                                                                           -   KNOW YOUR LIMITS MATCH. Immediately follows the completion of the Silhouette matches. Any .22LR rifle is allowed. ONLY Standard or Hi-Velocity ammo allowed. Eight targets from 2 inch to 1/4 inch shot at 50 yards, May be shot from the bench or prone using sandbags or bi-pod. NO mechanical rests allowed. Scoring is as follows: If the shooter hits 5 targets and stops, their score is 5. If they elect to shoot target 6 and miss, their score becomes zero. Konw your limit and stop before you miss. Time to shoot: 60 seconds. In the event of a tie, there will be a shoot-off.

                                                                                                                           -  TACTICAL SHOOTING MATCH. This month will be a four stage Pistol Match. Bring a minimum of 100 rounds. There will be some steel targets. Distances will be 7 ~ 30 yards. Match fee is $15. Setup at 8:00 AM and the match begins at 9:00 AM. Please contact Match Director Bob Stringer at (478) 919-4727 for additional information. (The Nov match is scheduled to be a pistol match. Contact Bob Stringer for specific information.)

                                                                                                                            - CENTERFIRE BENCHREST MATCH. The first Saturday match will be 100 yards permanently. 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, 16 Dec  -  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.    



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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