Shooting Leagues

We offers a number of competition leagues during warmer months for members to test their skills. We run a weekly pistol league (Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m.), a monthly muzzleloader league (pistols, rifles, traditional and modern, 1st Wednesday of the month, 4:00 p.m.-dusk), and a rifle league (pistol-caliber-chambered rifles, 2nd Wednesday of the month 4:00 p.m.-dusk).

Rifle League

Bring your old .22 pump, lever, bolt or semi-auto; your brand-new Ruger 10/22 Space Gun; or your center fire carbine (M1 Carbines are allowed). Matches will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 4:30pm to dusk, through October, at the pistol range.

We fire the NRA National Gallery Pistol course (as described in the Outdoor Pistol League description, except we allow more time for bolt action rifles) for a total of 30 rounds per relay. There are two courses of fire; “iron” sights at 25 yards and optical “anything goes” equipment at 50 yards. You can shoot either or both courses in rim fire or center fire or both. The rifle must be held off-hand (no external support); slings are allowed. There is a nominal cost per relay to cover the costs of targets, awards, etc. Match results will be published. A copy of the rifle league rules is posted at the pistol range.

Outdoor Pistol League

The Outdoor Pistol League holds matches every Tuesday from 4:30 pm until dusk from April through September.

The League fires the modified NRA National Gallery Pistol course at 25 yards which is ten rounds slow fire (10 rounds in ten minutes) on an NRA B2 target, ten rounds timed fire (5 rounds in 20 seconds, two times) and ten rounds rapid fire (5 rounds in 10 seconds, two times) on NRA B3 targets. The participants alternate these 30-shot relays between .22 rim fire and center fire (.32 caliber or larger) pistols. Participants may shoot either or both types of pistols.

Participants routinely bring their own firearms and ammunition though some provisions may be made by the League coordinator. Every participant and observer must provide your own eye and ear protection. Limited instruction is available during the match. Scoring is done with a “handicap” system that rewards improvement as well as actual score.

This program, which was started in the 1980s, is a very friendly and enjoyable activity and participants look forward to meeting new shooters. There is a modest fee to cover the cost of targets, equipment repair, trophies, awards dinner, etc

Indoor Air Pistol League

The indoor Air Pistol League starts in the fall at the Chapter House on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Chapter pistols are available. This is a great way to learn or maintain one’s pistol shooting skills. This is a handicap (scoring) league, so new shooters are rewarded for improving their scores

Muzzleloader League

Muzzleloader matches will be held on the first Wednesday of each month starting in April. Start time is 4:30 P. M. at the pistol range. Chapter membership is not required.

You may shoot multiple relays in any combination of the following categories

  • 50 feet: pistols or revolvers, “iron” sights only, single-handed hold.
  • 25 yards: percussion, flintlock, or in-line rifles, “iron” sights only. Handguns with a two-handed hold are allowed in this category.
  • 50 yards: same equipment as used at 25 yards except any type of sights are allowed. This could be an in-line muzzleloader fitted with a scope, red dot, etc.

All relays will be 10 shots in 40 minutes, unsupported, slings allowed, using NRA B-2 Slow Fire pistol targets at 50 feet and 25 yards; and NRA B-3 Timed and Rapid Fire Pistol targets at 50 yards. 775 caliber (10 gauge) maximum. If a person shoots multiple relays in a category in one match, the best score will be kept.

“Sighter” shots are permitted and you are allowed to hang two targets for each category; a marked “sighter” target (a target with a diagonal slash through it) and an unmarked “score” target. Each shooter may first shoot as many shots on the “sighter” target as they wish, followed by 10 shots on the “score” target. All shots must be finished in the 40-minute time period. “Sighter” shots may be supported. It is the shooter’s responsibility to notify the range officer when switching from the “sighter” target to the “score” target.

Cost is $2.00 per relay for targets, awards, etc. You must shoot in a minimum of three matches in a category to qualify for an end-of-season award and for awards to be given there must be at least two qualifying shooters in that category. Averages will be kept to three decimal places. Match results will be published.