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.

We would like to ask our membership to send their e-mail address to the webmaster for our database. As with all of our data this will be kept confidential, this will not be given to anyone other than the Executive Committee of the FVGC. If anyone has address or phone number changes that would help too. They can send these to the webmaster and we will designate someone to maintain the data. (Bob Schaeffer probably) To email the information, click on the "Webmaster" link in this message or at the bottom of the page.

HOT NOTICES:

                             APRIL MATCHES RE-SCHEDULED: The two matches normally held on the 3rd Saturday of each month - Center fire Bench Rest & Friends & Family matches - have been re-scheduled for the 4th Saturday in April. Both will be held at their normal times. Check the monthly scheduled matches for more details.

                              WORK DAY: RESULTS FOR SATURDAY, 12 APRIL - Thanks to the 10 people who showed up for work day. A lot has been accomplished but more could have been done with additional bodies. Sadly, there was not ONE person there under the age of 64 and one old decrepit individual who came will soon be 71. We need your help so please plan to be there for the next scheduled work day. It'll be posted here in plenty of time to make arrangements.

                                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.

 

 MATCHES IN APRIL:                Saturday, 5 Apr.    -     .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, 13 Apr.      -      TWO GUN .22 TACTICAL MATCH. Pistol & Carbine with a minimum of 150 rounds of .22LR. Three or more mags for the pistol and two mags for the carbine plus holster and mag pouches. Ear and Eye protection mandatory. 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, 26 Apr.   -     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.

                                                                                                                     NRA .22LR SILHOUETTE MATCH.  Match begins 10:00 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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