Welcome To Our Club!
Located just a few miles north of Cantonment, Florida off Highway 29 at Matheson Road, the Pensacola Rifle & Pistol Club was chartered in 1944 by the National Rifle Association and has maintained affiliation since that time.
Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club is a civic organization that recognizes the need in the community for a safe place to conduct all varieties of recreational and competitive shooting and has received national recognition for its civic activities. Our goal is to be a destination for not just competition shooting, but also safe recreational shooting for our members and their guests.
The Club is totally dedicated to the preservation of constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms. We are a 100% NRA Club and is required for membership in our club.
CMP Rifle Games Coming Up, May 30, 2015
Our club will be hosting a Civilian Marksmanship Program Rifle Games Event. CMP Games are recreational shooting events that encourage us to use as-issued WWI bolt actions right through to today’s semi-auto rifles in a 35 round course fired at 200 yards.
If you like shooting military rifles or have used one to shoot a Appleseed Event, this match could be for you. This event is open to members and non-members and is only $10 per rifle event fired! No special equipment is needed, however something to lie on for prone, a small stool and a spotting scope are helpful.
This match occurs one week before the June 6 grand opening D-Day commemorative M1 Garand Match at the NEW CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park (check it out below on this page). Planning to go? Get some practice and preparation by shooting here first!
Fiesta of Five Flags Pistol Match
Another Fiesta Match is in the books, our winners this year of the NRA Gold, Silver and Bronze Regional Medallions went to a clean sweep by the US Army Marksmanship Unit.
1st Place SSG Patrick Franks (2014 National Pistol Champion)
2nd Place SFC Michael Gasser
3rd Place SFC Adam Sokolowski.
Members: Time to renew for another year!
June will be here before you know it and membership renewals will be due. Sometimes a reminder letter is sent, but that should not be a prompt to renew. Our membership secretary would appreciate renewing members to begin the process sooner rather than later.
It certainly helps record keeping, plus you don't have to worry about being without a key on July 1 when the gate lock is changed. On July 1 the waiting list begins taking possession of open memberships. If you intend to renew, don't wait, your dues must be in the hands of the membership secretary no later than June 30, 2015, avoid the rush renew now!
Keys for 2015-2016 will be mailed this year.
CMP Opens Their New State Of The Art Range - June 6, 2015
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has built a multi-million dollar range near Anniston, Alabama just 2 miles from the Talledega Speedway.
To inaugurate their new range, they will be holding a D-Day commemorative M1 Garand Match on June 6, 2015. On June 7 they will be holding Rifle and Pistol Excellence in Competition matches, usually known as "leg matches" for those trying for Distinguished status.
The best part is that all scoring is electronic, so there is no target pit duty on the rifle range, just shooting! Plus there is a BBQ at the end of the Garand Match and you will have access to the nearby CMP Store and Creedmoor Armory.
While you are waiting to shoot, enjoy the 13,000 sq ft Club House featuring indoor and outdoor views of the main rifle range. Inside the Club House, Creedmoor Sports has set up a fully stocked Pro-Shop for all your shooting needs.
The CMP Games held at our club the week prior on May 30 is the same course of fire as the D-Day Match, so if you want to be a part of a historic event, you can get some practice before you go.
Click the image above to go the CMP website for more information or HERE for the match program.
The National Matches at Camp Perry, also known as the "Disney World for shooters" have opened registration for this year. The matches are held every summer by act of Congress and are broken down into two categories: National Trophy Matches and CMP Games Matches.
The Rifle Trophy Matches are fired using iron sight service rifles at 200/300/600 yards. The CMP Games are more casual and include M1 Carbines at 100 yards, M1 Garand, Springfield bolt actions and Vintage military bolt action rifles at 200 yards. The Pistol Trophy Matches are fired at 50 and 25 yards.
If you are unfamiliar with matches of these kind, the US Army Marksmanship Unit holds Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) for rifle and pistol. Classroom training combines with range practice and culminates in friendly competition where participants can earn 4 leg points that go toward earning the badges for Distinguished Rifleman and Distinguished Pistol Shot!
Please Leave The Front Gate Open During Special Events
During matches or other official events on our calendar, our front gate remains open by the director to allow participants who are non-members to enter and exit. After the event is over, the director will close and lock the gate. Please abide by the sign that is posted on the gate to leave it open during special events. This is the only time the gate may be left open.
The Board of Directors would like to remind members that the third Saturday of the month is range clean up and workday. There is no shooting on that day until all the work is finished. Finsh time will depend on what is being done that day. All of our facilities are maintained by the membership not just through dues but also many volunteer hours.