Sep 19

JRGC 2018 Fall Youth Trap Shotgun Shooting Days

JRGC will be opening our trap fields for the next 6 Sundays (September 23 through October 28) at 2pm for youth shooters to participate, learn, and shoot. Youth may attend any or all of these dates; we suggest new shooters attend at least the first and second week to learn the basics. Activities will be supervised by NRA Certified Instructors and Coaches. We will be teaching shotgun safety, the rules and scoring for trap, and trap shooting fundamentals. Parents are welcome to attend, as well.

Each youth shooter may shoot 2 rounds (50 targets total) of trap each week. JRGC requires a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian be on file for each youth. Youth may bring their own shotguns, and we will also have several youth shotguns available to borrow as needed. Shooters may bring their own shells, or purchase 12 or 20 gauge shells at the club for special youth prices.

Thanks to the support of the Friends of The NRA and Jasper Rifle and Gun Club, the cost of a round of 25 trap targets will be $2, and a box of shells will be $3. These prices are only available during these events.

With enough youth interest, JRGC will sponsor a competitive youth trap shooting team in the spring. Please come out this fall to see what youth trap shooting is all about, and if you might be interested in participating in youth competition in the spring. There are many local, state, and national competition opportunities for youth trap teams.

For more information or if you have questions, please email youthshotgun@jaspergunclub.com, or call Steve Haggh at 812-482-9013 or Joseph Jones at 360-975-9284.

Sep 19

Outlaw Steel Match scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 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, September 22, 2018
  • 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.