Vintage and Modern Military Rifle and Handgun Matches will be held at the Lower Rifle & Pistol Range

Our 2017 event dates are:

  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16

TIMES:  The Modern Military Rifle Match begins at 9:00 A.M.  Modern Military Pistol Match begins shortly the Modern Rifle match. The Vintage Military Rifle Match will begin at approximately 11:30 the Vintage Military Pistol Match will begin shortly after the Vintage Rifle.  Please be here a half hour early to register and get set up. We are doing this to speed things up so we won't take up your whole day.

FIREARMS:  Vintage military arms will be rifles and pistols in centerfire calibers, either original or replicas, adopted for use by any army, navy, or other military service prior to 1948, in as-issued condition.  Modern military arms are those adopted in 1948 or later.  Firearms must be service-grade firearms and not target or sniper arms.

AMMUNITION: Must be of the correct caliber, safe to fire, and inert – tracer, incendiary and exploding projectiles are prohibited, as are sabots.  Handloads are fine, as are softpoint and hollow point bullets.

COURSE OF FIRE:  All matches are fired from the standing offhand position, 10 shots in 10 minutes, with three targets totaling 30 shots being fired in each match.  Rifle matches are fired at 100 yards on bull’s-eye targets, pistols are fired at 25 yards on bull’s-eyes.  Up to 3 supervised fouling shots per match will be allowed. We will count the top six scores for each shooter to determine high gun for the year.

FEES: Match fees are $5.00 per match for adults.  Juniors shoot free.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:  Eye and ear protection are required.  Prescription lenses meet this requirement but contact lenses do not.  Commercially manufactured earmuffs or earplugs are required.

For more information, contact:

Match Director Dennis Rutledge at 423-357-5812, or Jerry Paregien at 423-288-5716,,