JRGC Member Appreciation Day, Sunday, May 19

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This year the JRGC Member Appreciation Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 19.

WHAT:        JRGC Member Appreciation Day
WHERE:     Jasper Rifle and Gun Club
WHEN:       Sunday, May 19, 2019
TIME:          All day

JRGC Members and their family are invited to attend a full day of activities at the Club.

We will be having a Black Powder Rifle Match in the morning, Clay Target Shooting on the trap field starting around 12:30, Outlaw Steel Shooting throughout the afternoon and if time allows a Tactical/Varmint Rifle Match on the rifle range.

Benchrest .22 Rimfire Silhouette

Our newest shooting discipline will make its appearance on the 100-Yard Range as we introduce Benchrest .22 Rimfire Metallic Silhouette Matches. See our web site for additional information on this exciting shooting sport. <LINK HERE>

Cost of participating in any of these matches are FREE to JRGC members.

Remember to bring your eye and ear protection, firearms and plenty of ammunition!

We will be pulling burgers, hot dogs and brats off the grill around noon, so bring an appetite! You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert if you desire.

We will draw for the Half-Pot and other prizes that have been donated from area supporters at 2pm.  The “Grand Prize” of our “Unnamed Contest” is the winner’s choice of any one of the 106 firearms on our 2019 Raffle Prize List!  You DO NOT need to be present to win. 

As we want enough food on hand, please RSVP and let us know if you will be attending, and a total of how many will be in your party. If you do not reply, we will assume you will not be attending the festivities.

Anyone willing to help with the cleanup of the Club grounds the day before, we will be meeting at the Club on Saturday, May 18 around 10am.

Thanks to all our valued members for making our Club the best!

John Hochgesang        Charles Kolb             Steve Haggh           Kevin Haas
President                      Vice-President          Secretary                Treasurer

Apr 22

Outlaw Steel Match scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 11:00am

Click this link to find out What to Expect at a JRGC Outlaw Steel Match

  • Matches are open to the public, all ages (under 18 with an adult). ALL skill levels from novices to experienced shooters.
  • Matches will be scheduled the 4th Saturday of each month.
  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Time (EST): Setup-10am; Registration-11am; Safety Briefing-11:45am; Match Starts-12pm
  • Cost: Members $5.00 per shooter per firearm, Non-Members $10.00 for first firearm, $5.00 for each firearm after. Juniors free with paid adult.
  • Round Count: 25 (or more) per stage.
  • 4 to 6 stages depending on how many volunteers come out to help set-up and tear down.
  • The 25-Yard, 50-Yard and possibly 100-Yard Range will be unavailable for general member use during this match. The 10-Yard Pistol and 25/50-Yard Range will be available for member use.
  • For more information, email jaspergunclub@gmail.com or PM us on Facebook.

The Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA). The JRGC is currently running this match as a non-sanctioned “Outlaw” match.

Outlaw Steel is a speed shooting competition shot from a stationary position at five static steel plates per stage, ranging in size from 10″ round plates to 18×24″ square plates. Outlaw Steel is primarily a pistol and revolver game, but rimfire rifles and pistol-caliber carbines are also allowed, making it ideal for young and new shooters.

Outlaw Steel scoring is simple: Your time is your score. There are five plate targets, with four being primary plates and the fifth being the ‘stop plate’. Each of the primary plates must be hit at least once during each string of fire, followed by the stop plate, which must be hit last to stop the time. Competitors may fire as many rounds as they deem necessary for each string of fire. The best four out of five strings will be counted as the total score for each stage. The total score for all stages will determine the order of finish for final standings.

Each stage is unique in its design and offers a different challenge to the shooter. All courses of fire are shot from a single shooting box. We will have 4 to 6 different stages set up for this match depending on how many volunteers come out to help set-up and tear down.

There is no need for specialized equipment; shoot whatever you have. If shooting a center fire pistol or revolver, the start position is gun holstered, so you’ll need a holster that allows a safe draw. Rimfire shooters start from a low-ready position, so no holster is needed. It’s helpful to have enough magazines to reduce reloading time between strings and keep the match moving along. And, of course, appropriate eye and ear protection is always required while on the range.

Rimfire firearms (rifles and pistols) are to be chambered in .22 caliber only, while centerfire handguns must be chambered in the minimum caliber of .38 Special (9mm). All rounds must travel at a minimum of 750fps. Multiple-projectile and Magnum loads are not permitted.

Steel shooting offers a port of entry to the pistol shooting sports and is an excellent starting place for young or beginner shooters. Regardless of your shooting background or skill level, all shooters walk away smiling after shooting Outlaw Steel matches. This competition provides a level playing field for shooters of all backgrounds.

We encourage you to bring new shooters, inexperienced shooters, young shooters, spouses, children, or any other interested persons regardless of their skill, ability, or equipment.  We will make every effort to accommodate anyone who wants to try this exciting shooting sport as long as they can shoot safely.

For more information, email jaspergunclub@gmail.com or PM us on Facebook.

Apr 17

Benchrest .22 Rimfire Metallic Silhouette

2019 Dates: May 12, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 15, Oct 13

The Jasper Rifle and Gun Club is proud to offer another new exciting shooting discipline to our list of matches available to the general public. The JRGC Benchrest .22 Rimfire Metallic Silhouette Match is a “wildcat” match, meaning it isn’t governed by a specific body like the NRA, IHMSA, etc.

This kid-friendly match is intended to be a fun and exciting competition, knocking metallic silhouettes off their perches at various distances using .22 rimfire rifles and handguns fired from the bench. We will make every effort to accommodate anyone who wants to try this exciting shooting sport as long as they can shoot safely.

The initial matches will have one (1) bank of 10 targets at each of the 4 distances. As participation in this match increases, the Club will invest in additional targets and target stands to accommodate everyone.

Eligibility:  Open to the public, all ages (kid-friendly, under 18 with an adult). Signed JRGC Liability Waiver required.

Schedule: Matches will be scheduled the 2nd Sunday of each month. Setup 8:00am; Match Starts 9:00am. Competitors are free to stop by and compete at their leisure. Shooting will be available until mid-afternoon or after everyone has had their fill of fun!

Cost: Members $5.00 per shooter per firearm; Non-Members $10.00 for first firearm, $5.00 for each additional firearm. Juniors free with paid adult.

4 Classes: (1) Benchrest-class/No Limits Rifle,
                   (2) Hunting-class Rifle with 9-Power Maximum Scope,
                   (3) Handgun with Optics, and
                   (4) Handguns with Iron Sights.

All rifles and handguns must use 22 LR cartridges only. Any firearm damaging targets will be removed from the firing line. Eye protection and empty chamber indicators required, and can be purchased at registration.

Rests: Bipods, front rests or front sand bags permitted. Shooter must support the rifle’s butt stock in his shoulder.

Targets: A match consists of 40 rounds for score fired from the bench on one-fifth size standard silhouette targets as follows:
                   (a) Ten Chicken targets at 40 meters,
                   (b) Ten Pig targets at 60 meters,
                   (c) Ten Turkey targets at 77 meters, and
                   (d) Ten Ram targets at 100 meters.

Course of Fire: Multiple shooters will draw for starting positions. The range officer will call “shooters to the line”. At this time shooters will bring their firearm to their assigned bench. After the shooters have made the necessary preparations to their position, they will be given the command “READY”. At this time empty chamber indicators may be removed from the firearm, ammunition loaded and made ready. The “READY” period is 15 seconds long.

After the “READY” period the shooters will be given the command “FIRE”. Each shooter will then have 10 minutes to fire as many sighter shots on swinger target as they feel necessary, then ten shots (one per target) for record. When the shooter completes his sighter shots he will notify his spotter that he is going for score, and will then fire one shot at each of his 10 targets. After the shooter begins his record shots no further sighter shots will be allowed.

Scoring: Each shooter has a bank of 10 silhouettes at which to fire, one shot at each, left to right, in order, in the appropriate time. Hits out of sequence are scored as misses; for example, the second shot hitting the third silhouette is a miss. Any shot which does not knock the proper silhouette over or from its stand will be scored a miss. “Turning” a silhouette on its stand will be counted as a miss. A perfect score will be 40 targets.

Spotter: This sport is best shot with a spotter. It is up to each shooter to arrange for a spotter. The spotter’s task will be to keep score, read and interpret the wind and other conditions, and then relay this information to the shooter so that they can make adjustments as necessary to get and stay on target.

For Additional Information: Call Kevin Haas at 812.309.0043 or visit www.jaspergunclub.com/competition/silhouette.