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.

GPS Coordinates: 32.548409 - 83.932387


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! 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. 








MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION - The Fort Valley Gun Club is a limited membership club with a cap of 150 members. The club requires two members in good standing to sponsor a prospective member. The way to meet members is to participate in club matches and come out for work days. Match schedules are listed farther down this page and are open to the public. Work days will also be listed. The club looks for those who will benefit the club by participation in activities and serve as Match Directors and/or Officers. Prospective members must undergo a criminal background check by local law enforcement authorities at their own expense. However, a current CCW that Georgia recognizes as valid, or a current FFL will satisfy the background check requirement. Once accepted, a new member must complete a mandatory range orientation and safety briefing. A new waiting list was established on 3 June, 2023, and there are 21 names on it. No more applications will be issued or additions made to the waiting list. It is anticipated that it will require 24 ~ 36 months to deplete the current list.

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 12:30 PM. 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 - Replacement cards now 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.

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

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,  6 Apr -  .22 BENCHREST MATCH. TIME CHANGE!! This match will begin at exactly 11:00 am. It is shot from the benches on the Long Range at 50 yards. It will be shot on the IBS 50 yard target with four sighter bulls and 25 scoring bulls. Each scoring bull will be shot 1 time for a total of 25 scoring shots and a possible of 250-25X. The sighter bulls may be shot as many times as desired. The 10-ring is .5" and the X- ring is .1" in diameter. The time limit is 25 minutes for sighters and scoring shots. Cost per match is $5.00. A tremendously fun match, it's proving to be popular so come out and enjoy yourself. WE NOW HAVE TWO CLASSES: FACTORY & UNLIMITED. Factory class rifles will closely follow ARA rules with possible exceptions as determined by the Match Director. Factory class allows three modifications to an out-of-the-box rifle: Length of pull, action bedding and new or modified triggers. High end target model rifles, although factory original, will not be allowed in factory class. Examples are Winchester models 52 & 75, all Anschutz and similar rifles. Unlimited allows any .22LR rimfire rifle and one or two piece rests.


                                                                                          Thursdays, Every Week  - RETIRED OLD PEOPLE (ROP) MATCH.  This match will be shot on the Long Range on each Thursday every week. The match will begin at 12:00 Noon.  While primarily for our retired members who are off on Thursdays (and every other day), all club members are welcome. We shoot "cheap" .22LR cartridges at 50 yards on the IBS 50 yard target. "Cheap" means any .22LR cartridge that would have cost $7 or less per box of 50 pre-Covid. More expensive ammo is not allowed. We shoot two targets for score. Each target has 25 scoring bulls and four sighting bulls. The shooter may fire as many sighters as necessary and 1 shot on each scoring bull for a total of 25 scoring shots within the time limit of 25 minutes. Thus we shoot 50 scoring shots plus sighters. A possible would be 500-50X. This match is FREE although a $5 fee is collected from each shooter when targets must be bought; about twice a year. Any .22 rifle and scope may be used. A scope of at least 14X (higher is better) is recommended. The match is shot from the bench using a rest or sand bags. The winner has bragging rights until the next match.      


                                                                                             Saturday,  13 Apr -  ARCHERY MATCH. Targets are Professional Delta McKenzie and there will be a 20 ~ 50 yards practice range. Scoring will be in accordance with ASA Rules. All classes except Bow Hunter will be known distances. There will be a Pro Class with payout if there are five or more competitors. Sign in begins at 9:00 am and closes at 2:00 pm. For more details, click HERE


                                                                                              Saturday  20 Apr -  .22 BENCHREST MATCH. This match will begin at 12:00 Noon. This match will be shot from the Long Range benches; IBS 50 yard targets at 50 yards and will consist of TWO targets totaling 50 scoring shots. Any rifle shooting .22LR cartridges and any .22LR cartridge 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

                                                                                                                                 - TACTICAL MATCH. The April event will be a Centerfire Handgun - Pistol/Revolver - match. There will be 4 or 5 stages and approximately 100 rounds will be needed. Setup begins at 8:00am and the match begins at 9:00am. Match fee is $15. All safety rules are enforced. Dress for the weather and bring food and drinks as needed as there is none available at the club. Match Director is Bob Stringer (478) 919-4727.


                                                                                             Saturday  27 Apr - FAMILY AND FRIENDS SMALLBORE SILHOUETTE MATCH. Gate opens at 9:00am for practice and match begins at 10:00am. This match is for the whole family but is primarily to teach young shooters firearm safety and marksmanship. It is shot from the bench with .22 rimfire rifles at steel animal silhouette targets. Distances are 40, 60, 77 and 100 meters. The animals are chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams. This is a great fun match that young shooters truly enjoy. The match fee is $7 per shooter. MATCH DIRECTOR: Jason Heisterkamp (478) 397-4443.








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    President: Butch Bennett   Vice-President: Jeff Sohler

Secretary-Treasurer: Robert Hanlin    Executive Range Officer: Allen Ross

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