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 below to access the GSSA and CMP web sites.
WANTED: The FVGC Executive Committee is looking for four Team Leaders to be responsible for a chosen or volunteer team to perform ground keeping and facility maintenance in four specific areas of the FVGC property. The four specific areas are: the 350 yard range, the 22 range, the 50/100 range with three pistol ranges, general grounds maintenance and upkeep. The Fort Valley Gun Club Executive Committee is Butch Bennett, Bob Schaeffer, Larry Warren and Robert Fudge. Interested individuals can contact any of the four EC members or email the web master at email@example.com. Please help to keep your club in the best possible condition.
UPDATE: Tom Magerkruth has accepted the 22 range. Tom Hodge has accepted the 50-100 rifle and 3 pistol pit ranges. Volunteers are needed by both to help with the maintenance.
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.
DON'T DO IT!! Yesterday, 14 November, there was clear evidence on the upper range of target being placed on the ground about 25 or 30 yards from the benches and shot with either a pistol or shotgun with buckshot. In places it appeared that the ground had been plowed! This is absolutely FORBIDDEN!! 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 bullet impact is into a berm.
FRIENDS & FAMILY 2013 AWARDS - On 16 November, 2013, the Friends & Family crew had a picnic. It was well attended and the food was great. Thanks to Larry Warren and everyone who brought the eats. After everyone was full, season awards were presented to both Junior and Senior participants in the matches. Everyone was a winner! It was a great season and pictures of the award winners can be see by clicking HERE!
CONGRATULATIONS to our club benchrest shooters Butch Bennett, Alan Pagett and Bubba Canon who shot in the GEORGIA STATE INTERNATIONAL BENCHREST SHOOTER'S MATCH on 9 - 10 November, 2013. Alan took FIRST PLACE in the 100 yard aggregate with a fine score of 250-22X. Butch and Bubba both posted very respectable scores as well. Next time you see one of them, congratulate them for making the Fort Valley Gun Club look good!! Pictures of them on the line can be seen HERE!
MATCHES CANCELLED! The Big Bore Ram Buster and Steel Buster Lever Action Matches have been cancelled until February, 2014.
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. Important topics of interest to all FVGC members are discussed and voted upon. Be involved and let your voice be heard.
FRIENDS & FAMILY .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH: UPDATE: For 2014, the F&F Match will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please plan accordingly. There are rule changes. To view the new rules and for general information, click HERE!
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 DECEMBER: Saturday, 7 Dec. - .22LR SILHOUETTE MATCH. Shooter's meeting at 9:00 AM. Match Begins immediately afterward.
Sunday, 8 Dec. - .22LR 2-GUN (PISTOL/RIFLE) TACTICAL MATCH. The final Tactical match of 2013 will feature 2 Speed, 1 Skill and 1 Field event... and maybe something else! Bring at least 150 rounds of .22LR cartridges and plan on having FUN! This is also a "Present" match which means you are to bring a wrapped present for someone else. Safety briefing at 9:30 AM and match begins at 10:00. Match fee is $5.00.
Saturday, 21 Dec. - CENTERFIRE BENCH REST MATCH. Begins at 9:30 AM. Beginning in May, the match will alternate monthly between 100/200 yards and 200/300 yards. See the matches & scores page for more details.
Saturday, 28 Dec. - NRA .22LR SILHOUETTE MATCH. No matches in November or December. Next match will be the 4th Saturday in January, 2014.
FRIENDS & FAMILY .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. Matches for 2013 are over and the next match will be in 2014.
NEW YOUTH CLASS announced for the .22 Silhouette Match! The .22 Silhouette Match on the first Saturday of each month will include a Youth Class for teenagers who are 14 through 16. We want to encourage our young shooters to compete and become active in club events. It's a great way for sons and daughters to enjoy time with their parents and friends.
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: Robert Fudge
Secretary-Treasurer: Bob Schaeffer Executive Range Officer: Larry Warren
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