FORT VALLEY GUN CLUB
Welcome to the Fort Valley Gun Club
P.O. Box 1291, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Directions to the range: From the Butler/Reynolds direction, turn right toward Fort Valley on Hiway 96 at the Hiway 49 bypass intersection and turn right on Gun Club Road. Pass through the pecan orchard and go straight until the road turns to dirt & gravel and then go farther until you cross the RR tracks. DO NOT SPEED THROUGH THE HOUSING AREA!! There are lots of children and pets! PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS!! From Fort Valley on Hiway 96 West, at the 2 mile marker turn left on Gun Club Road. Follow as noted above. From Byron, take Hiway 49 South to the 49/96 bypass on your right just outside of Fort Valley. Follow the bypass for several miles until you see a left turn onto Hiway 96 to Fort Valley. Take the left onto 96 and then turn right on Gun Club Road. Follow the road as described above.
The Fort Valley Gun Club is an NRA Affiliated organization dedicated to primarily Rifle & Pistol shooting events. Our mission is to promote gun safety and awareness at the same time that we enjoy friendly but spirited shooting competitions. While we are a membership club, all monthly competitions are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! (We have the only 350 yard Buffalo Rifle Silhouette Match in Middle GA) Please visit our "Matches & Results" page for scheduled matches, match fees and rules. Everyone is welcome regardless of their experience level. SAFETY is paramount and all safety rules are enforced for everyone's protection. A "Porta-Potty" is on site for your convenience. Bring your own food, water or soft drinks as none is available on site.
FVGC is now affiliated with the Georgia Sport Shooting Association (GSSA). As such, all FVGC members are now able to take advantage of the services offered by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Please click on the links to access the GSSA and CMP web sites. GSSA CMP
FORBIDDEN! The use of Tannerite Targets, Tracers, any & all exploding targets or devices and any ammunition or device that could cause a fire is STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the FVGC Range!!
EXECUTIVE NOTES: The following important information for members is from the Executive Committee; i.e., The FVGC Officers.
FVGC RULES CHANGES: The FVGC rules have been reviewed by three club officers and numerous changes have been proposed. The proposals are mostly to bring the rules in line with the 21st Century technology currently being used to disseminate information to the members. The suggested rules changes revise the use of monthly newsletters and replace them with our website. They also bring our monthly meetings venue, day and time up to date. These are changes to the club rules and DO NOT effect the club by-laws! The changes will be discussed and voted upon at the October monthly meeting.
LADIES ONLY PISTOL COURSE will be held on Saturday, 4 October, 2014, at the Fort Valley Gun Club from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Offered by the GA Firearms Training Academy, NRA certified Instructors Laura Ogburn and Michael Hanner will conduct the class. The class will be limited to 30 students. Cost is $100 per student. You may reserve a spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit. For additional information, click HERE.
SHOOT HOUSE WORK DAY: The scheduled Shoot House Work Day has been rescheduled from 23 August until 30 August, 2014, due to a scheduling conflict. Bob Stringer would like a head count of those planning to attend so please contact Bob if you'll be able to make it.
OPEN LETTER FROM OUR RANGE OFFICER: Tom Hodge, our Range Officer, would like feedback from members on improvements he's made to the lower range. Please read his letter to the members by clicking HERE.
NEW GA GUN LAW BEGAN 1 JULY: Be aware that changes to GA gun laws took effect beginning 1 July, 2014. It's your responsibility to know where the new laws allow open/concealed carry of firearms in the State of Georgia. Also be aware that some businesses may post "NO FIREARMS ALLOWED" notices at the entrances to their stores and you SHALL NOT carry on those premises. Businesses that currently do not permit guns on the premises include Waffle House, Target and McDonalds. If you know of others in GA, please let the Webmaster know and they will be listed.
SERIOUS PROBLEMS - Several bullet holes have appeared in the roof of the enclosed pistol range shed on the lower range. This is an UNACCEPTABLE safety violation and indicative of careless gun handling practices that WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!! Any member observed discharging a firearm into anything other than a berm-backed target may lose their membership. Members are also responsible for the actions of their guests so be sure the guest(s) are safety conscious and qualified.
- ALCOHOL & GUNS mix like oil and water. IF a member or guest feels the need to have a cold beer while on the range, BE CERTAIN that all shooting by them has ceased and all guns have been put away FIRST. ANYONE observed drinking alcohol and handling a gun on the range will seriously jeopardize their club membership.
DON'T DO IT!! If your shots do not impact the berm, you are in violation of club rules and it's a good way to lose your range privileges or even club membership. There is NO EXCUSE for violating this rule. Targets MUST be placed so that bullets impact into a berm not the ground.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: At present the club membership is at maximum capacity with a lengthy waiting list. Therefore, no new membership applications will be accepted until further notice.
MONTHLY MEETINGS: The Monthly Meetings of the Fort Valley Gun Club are held at noon on the first Saturday of each month beginning in February, 2014. Important topics of interest to all FVGC members are discussed and voted upon. Be involved and let your voice be heard.
MEMBERS & GUESTS: Please respect our range neighbors and DO NOT speed through the housing area. There are many children and pets so keep your speed at 25 MPH or less. We know the speed limit is 35 MPH but in our judgment, that's too fast. Please, be careful.
SCHEDULED MATCHES: Saturday, 6 Sep. - .22LR SILHOUETTE MATCH. Shooter's meeting at 9:00 AM. Match Begins immediately afterward.
- RAMBUSTERS SILHOUETTE & LEVER ACTION MATCH. Steel Silhouettes at 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards. Rifles may be period type single shots or lever action rifles of .38 caliber or larger. CAST bullets only! Match begins at 1:00 PM. Cost is $10.00.
Sunday, 14 Sep. - CENTERFIRE CARBINE/RIFLE MATCH. Ear and Eye protection mandatory. Setup beginning at 9:00 AM so be there early if possible. Safety briefing at 10 AM and match begins at 10:30 or sooner. Bring food, drinks and wear weather appropriate clothing. For more info, contact Robert Stringer at (478) 919 - 4727.
Saturday, 20 Sep. - CENTERFIRE BENCH REST MATCH. Begins at 9:30 AM. The match will alternate monthly between 100/200 yards and 200/300 yards. See the matches & scores page for more details.
- FRIENDS & FAMILY .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. Safety briefing begins at 1:00 PM and Match begins immediately thereafter.
Saturday, 27 Sep. - NRA .22LR SILHOUETTE MATCH. Summer Schedule: Match begins 9:00 AM with practice beginning at 8:00 AM. Classes are Standard and Hunter. Rifles must meet NRA class rules. This is a sanctioned official NRA match and is run IAW NRA rules.
PICTURES PAGE UPDATED! The Pictures page has been updated with a link to a new page featuring recent and current picture thumbnails. Click on the thumbnails and the full picture will come up. Use the back button to return to the thumbnails. To see the new page & pictures, click HERE... or go to the Pictures page and use the link there!
CURRENT NOTICES & INFORMATION - In order to unclutter the club's home page, routine current notices and information will be posted on a separate page. All members are responsible for staying informed and up-to-date. The latest and best information available will be found on our web site. Click HERE to access the information page. Urgent and other important notices will still be posted on the home page.
WEB SITE LINKS - A page with links to sites of interest to shooters. It's an on-going project that will eventually include information sites for shooters of most disciplines and sites that sell almost everything a shooter and reloader may want. To access the page, go HERE.
The oldest NRA Affiliated Gun Club in Georgia
President: Butch Bennett Vice-President: Walker Smith
Secretary-Treasurer: Tom Magerkurth Executive Range Officer: Tom Hodge
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