Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club

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Founded in the 1920s and chartered by the NRA in 1944, Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club
has grown from humble beginnings to a premier shooting location.

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.

Shotgun Trap Shooting Resumes in September

Our Trap Director, Dave Howery wants to invite all of our club members and their guests to join him for some good fun shooting trap. Club membership is not required to attend, the range gate will remain open during the event.

The new schedule is the 2nd Sunday at 5pm (illuminated at dusk), 3rd Thursday at 6pm (illuminated) and the 4th Saturday at 9am. A round of trap is 25 birds, cost per round is only $4.

If you are unfamiliar with shotgun trap, check out the sports page of our club website. Trap is a great way to learn to shoot moving targets, for the hunter and just for fun. Just make sure to bring an extra box or two of shells since one round just won't be enough!

Dave hopes to see you the next time he fires up the throwing machine.

Notice of Rezoning Request


Signs have popped up recently about a proposed rezoning request on property that borders our range on three sides which could bring major development close to our facility.

Click here for the PDF of proposed rezoning request.

A hearing is anticipated to be heard before the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) at 5:45 p.m., October 8, 2015, at Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, Board Meeting Room, First Floor, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL.

Our facility has been in it's current location since 1979. Although our range is protected by state law, it is still important that members make your voice heard by your county commissioner so they know when making a decision that this is being proposed next to a long established firing range (36 years).

Special CMP Pistol Events Coming Halloween

Civilian Marksmanship Program approval received 8-6-2015

On October 31, 2015, our club will be hosting a Halloween - No Tricks And Earn Your Treat pistol event that is geared toward introducing new and seasoned pistol shooters to a classic form of pistol shooting.

All you need is a pistol and case, at least two magazines, ammunition, eye and ear protection and a stapler. A spotting scope can be helpful for the slowfire stage.

There will be a “Warm-Up Event” where everyone can get the “feel” of a true classic pistol match, also check their pistol zeros and then shoot again for special matches for the Civilian Marksmanship Program with rimfire or center fire pistols.

The twist of these events is they are fired strong hand only. It is about grip like a firm handshake, couple that with sight alignment and trigger control.

Check out the webpage for the event HERE. Photo below is a new pistol shooter at a CMP match at Camp Perry using gear loaned by another competitor, which is the kind of help that can typically be found on the line in shooting sports.

New shooter with borrowed gear

Want To Try Something Different?

Take a look at our Shooting Sports page to see if any of our organized shoots look like something you would like to try. The directors of our shooting programs can answer any questions to help you get started. New shooters are welcome and membership is not required to shoot in any of our matches.

We try to keep match fees very reasonable with no additional fees for non-members. Keep watching the website for new events that we are planning for this fall.

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.

CMP Rifle Games - May 30, 2015 Results Here

CMP Games Reminder Photo

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.

Click here for more information and the match results are here.

1st Place SSG Patrick Franks (2014 National Pistol Champion)
2nd Place SFC Michael Gasser
3rd Place SFC Adam Sokolowski.

Fiesta Match 2015 Winners

Range Workday

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.

Event Links

Halloween CMP Pistol EIC

Shotgun Trap Practice

NRA Highpower Rifle

NRA Conventional Pistol

ARA Rimfire Benchrest

IHMSA Silhouette

2016 Fiesta Pistol Match

CMP Rifle Games

Range Workday

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