SHOOTING DISCIPLINES

Range Rules & Regulations are available HERE

The GRGCC range is CLOSED To Firearms use every Sunday & Wednesday.

Instruction is available in pistol, rifle, and archery. The Club does not conduct firearms licencing courses (e.g. PAL or RPAL). Club weapons are generally available as "loaners" at scheduled shoots.

Members should bring their own paper targets for use during non-scheduled shooting, and take care not to hit the ground baffles, target frames nor bases when firing.

All shooters are encouraged to use an Empty Chamber Indicator (a.k.a. Chamber Flag) when their firearm remains unloaded and unused on the firing line. Normally, long guns are 'racked' between firing episodes on the rifle range.

HANDGUNS

The GRGCC uses a 25 metre outside range for handgun shooting. There are two ground baffles/barriers between the Firing Line and the target backstop to ensure no ground ricochets will pass over the backstop. All handgun shooting must take place within the insulated range SHED (to provide for maximum sound suppression).

There is one scheduled Monthly Handgun Shoot (2nd Saturday of the month), and the occasional significant shoot scheduled (e.g. Spring Trophy Shoot, Father s Day Shoot, Xmas Turkey Shoot) throughout the year.

Non-scheduled/non-organized shooting by individual members can take place on any approved shooting day. Currently, both Wednesdays and Sundays are CLOSED TO FIREARMS days at the range.

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The club has loaner rimfire pistols available for use by Members and Guests.

Target frames and stands are available for independant use. Please bring your own paper targets and stapler.

Shooters are requested not to use the target frames nor baffles for holding impromptu targets.

.22 Rifle FUN Shoot

On the 3rd Saturday of each month (starting at 10 a.m.), the GRGCC hosts a FUN Shoot for .22 rifles (any sight). The Shoot consists of differing firing stations utilising various firing stances, shooting at 40 metres, 50 yards and 100 metres targets . Two (2) Series will be shot (50 rounds to each Series) to constitute a Match.

Rules Of Engagement HERE

Course Of Fire graphic HERE

.22 Rimfire Benchrest Shooting Group

If you have an interest in this discipline, or would like to give it a try, contact Ken DeCarle at 250-247-7639 (pachyderm@shaw.ca) for details.

Schedule

  • On Demand

    Objective

    The objective is to provide an opportunity for friendly, low-cost, .22 rimfire benchrest rifle competition. After the official shoot (see Shooting Sequence and Scoring), participants are welcome to shoot informally until all ammunition, energy, or frustration is expended.

    Firearms, sights, and rests

    There is no limit on the weight of the rifle or barrel length/diameter. Triggers may be adjusted to a light pull, but must be safe.

    There are two (2) categories of sights used: "iron" and Enhanced.

    IRON

    Any factory-made single-shot or repeating .22 rimfire rifle equipped with iron sights. Aperture (peep) sights are permitted.

    ENHANCED

    Essentially, any sight other than iron. This may include telescopic, red dot, or laser.

    RESTS

    Only one-piece rests (or bipods) are allowed, and must be used to support the fore-stock or barrel only. Rests must not be secured to the bench, or be capable of "return to battery". In this case, return to battery means that the rest allows the rifle sights to remain on target after a shot is taken, with little or no input from the shooter required to re-acquire the target for the next shot.

    Ammunition

    Ammunition must be .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle ( also .22 WMR during permitted firing windows . . . Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between noon and 3 p.m.). Choice of ammunition manufacturer, grade, or quality is up to the shooter, as is bullet weight, (factory-applied) coating or lubrication, and use of solid or hollow-point bullets.

    Target

    Based on the Shooting Federation of Canada 50m Rimfire Rifle Target. See PDF target file available HERE (also available on the Library_Reference web page).

    Ken D. will print up the targets and charge a nominal fee for them at each meet.

    Shooting Sequence and Scoring

    Sighting-in

    20 rds

    On the shooter s own time, but not to exceed 20 minutes, on 2 targets. No official score recorded.

    Slow Fire

    20 rds

    10 rds, fired within 10 minutes, on each of 2 targets.

    Rapid Fire

    10 rds

    10 rds, in 2 strings of 5 rds each, fired within 1 minute for each 5-rd string, on 1 target.

    Maximum score on each Slow and Rapid target is 100. In the case of a tie, the smallest group wins. If more than one group measures the same diameter, the one closest to the X-ring wins. In order to count, a group must consist of all 10 rounds, and all 10 rounds must be on the paper for the target to count. Scores to be determined by the designated match officer, using an official scoring plug and template, if necessary.

    .22 Rimfire Rifle Silhouette Shooting

    We have 4 sand pits set up in accordance with common .22 rifle silhouette ranges (40, 60, 77 & 100 metres). Shooting is done "On Demand", rather than scheduled for this discipline.

    .22 Rifle Iron Sight Challenge 

    This Challenge has targets specifically for non-enhanced sights. See Rules Of Engagement for further details. 

    Printable targets are available:  50 Yards   and   100 Yards (requires 11" X 17" paper).