Welcome To Our Club!
We are a civic organization that recognizes the need in the community for a safe place to conduct all varieties of recreational and competitive shooting. Our goal is to be a destination for not just competition shooting, but also safe recreational shooting for our members and their guests.
Our 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.
We hold several shooting events every month, membership is not required to participate in any of our club shooting sports.
Memorial Day Weekend
CMP M1 Garand and Military Rifle Games - May 28, 2016
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The CMP Rifle Games have become a tradition at Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club where each spring the old war clubs come out of hibernation for a toe to toe competition in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This particular day a majority of the rifles were M1s preparing for the CMP special D-Day Commemorative Match being held a week later at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park.
This year our top overall score of 286-9 came from Modern Military where Carl Wilson used an AR15 with a 1:9 twist, iron sights and M855 ammo. Our top M1 Garand of the Day with a 281-4 was Dan Karmolinski. We had one rifle in the Springfield match this year, an M1903A3 scoring a 270-5 by Mario Fajardo. In Vintage Military Rifles Wade Buckner used his K31 to shoot a 259-3.
The medal count was down from last year, but the “entertainment” for the line caller(s) kept things interesting. We had a loose front sight causing havoc, at least one loose rear sight and an elevation knob turned down instead of up. Rapid fire shenanigans included a #1 round that would not chamber until the shooter used both hands, one to hold the bolt back, the other to “touch” the bullet into proper alignment, then it became a rapidly fired rapid fire . . . and all rounds still counted for score!
Club Membership is NOT required to participate, cost is only $10 per match fired. Shoot twice with the same rifle as a Re-Entry or bring another in the same or different category. For those who have participated in Appleseed Shoots, it is a great use of the skills learned to become a rifleman.
65th Annual Fiesta of Five Flags Pistol Match - May 7-8, 2016
The week leading up to the Fiesta of Five Flags NRA Regional Pistol Match had been gray skies and strong winds, but broke into the most perfect weather just in time for the match with mild temperatures, low humidity and light breezes. That set the stage for some great scores accross all of the NRA classifications.
This year we hosted 35 shooters from several states. The US Army Marksmanship Unit fielded a team as well as the South Carolina National Guard.
The difference between the Gold and Silver NRA Medallion winners was just TWO points! The scores for the Civilian Marksmanship Program matches, called Excellence in Competition Matches, saw equally high scores. In 2015, CMP started awarding achievement pins in addition to the much sought after "leg" points. The pins are awarded for firing within a set range of scores for gold s silver and bronze. Nearly everyone who fired in those matches won a pin!
Gold NRA Medallion
SGT Ryan Franks, USAMU
Silver NRA Medallion
SSG Tim Barber, SCNG
Bronze NRA Medallion
SFC Eric Lawrence, SCNG
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.
If you have never shot Trap before, that's ok since Dave can teach the basics and then coach to improve your shooting. Many times if a new shooter comes early, he will launch a few birds on the manual thrower to teach technique. There are no excuses not to at least try out this fun sport with reactive targets.
Evening shoots will be fired under the lights which makes the birds glow and the when hit look like fireworks.
The NEW Summer Schedule is the 1st AND 3rd Sundays 2pm - 5pm, 2nd Saturday at 2pm AND 4th Saturdays at 9am. Thursday evening shoots will most likely return this fall and winter when darkness falls early for shooting under the lights.
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.
Bill Duffner JROTC Air Rifle Match - 39 Competitors!
The Duffner Memorial Air Rifle Match brought together JROTC rifle teams for a rare outdoor match. High School NJROTC teams from Milton, Pine Forest, Washington, Northview and Pace participated this year.
Club members Charlie Webster and Tom Skinner coordinated the match, Harry Stover helped Charlie install the target frames and Jim Knerr called the line commands. Jill Knerr snapped almost 100 photos during the match.
First Place: Pine Forest High School, Team 1
Firing Team Members: Zach Bergeron, Jackson Nall, M Schumacher, Joseph Lupton
Second Place: Pine Forest High School, Team 2
Firing Team Members: Ben Northcutt, Kyla Cheek, Jared Weber, Jay Ayer
Third Place: Milton High School, Team 1
Firing Team Members: Alexandra Manzano, Jared Stone, Donald Dennis, Nathan Matteson
2700 Precision Pistol Matches Now On Fourth Saturdays
Next Match March 26, 9:30 a.m.
The 2700 pistol matches have moved from the third Sunday to fourth Saturdays beginning in February. Club membership is not required to participate.
2700 is a total of three 900 point (90 round) matches: .22 rimfire, center fire pistol and .45 caliber. Three pistols can be used, but if you only have a .22 and a .45 caliber pistol, such as a 1911, the .45 caliber can be used twice.
A commom misconception is that someone has to shoot all three 90 round matches in order to participate. Nothing could be further from the case. Only care to shoot one match, maybe two? That's ok, want to shoot only .22 rimfire? That can be accommodated as well.
Check out the shooting sports link to the right for conventional pistol to learn more.
Club History Photo Collection Now Online
Quite a collection of photos from our club history have been turned into an online gallery with over 50 photos dating from the 1940s to the 1980s. As new photos are obtained, they will be included.
On October 31, 2015, our club hosted the Halloween - No Tricks And Earn Your Treat pistol event that was geared toward introducing new and seasoned pistol shooters to a classic form of pistol shooting.
Check out the webpage for the event results HERE. Photo below left to right is Jackson Leverett and Rob Case who earned leg points by firing the top scores during the .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC Match.
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 event 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.