The following activities are held at the Club. These are competitive events that range from informal Club level competition to National Match level events. Please see the Monthly Calendar and the Newsletter to find out when these activities are scheduled. In addition, the range is always open for your personal shooting use when an event is not in progress.
Metallic silhouette shooting is a type of target shooting that involves shooting at metal cutouts representing game animals at varying distances. The targets used are rams, turkeys, pigs, and chickens, which are cut to different scales and set at certain distances from the shooter.
Metallic silhouette shooting can be related to the instant gratification of a hunting trip when the trigger is pulled and you hear that thump and see the target go down. Our targets are perched on steel stands and you score either a hit or a miss. Either the target is knocked off the stand or it is still there, looking right back at you. One shot, one target one chance to score the hit. A solid hit in the center or a ram at 100 meters pushes it straight back and off the stand. A good hit on a chicken can send it flying back, spinning several yards through the air.
Silhouette shooting is one of the most challenging sports for individual marksmanship. Many great shooting competitions offer challenging shots at long range from a bench or other supported position. All our shooting is done from a standing position swaying in whatever breeze there happens to be. We shoot 10 chickens at 40 meters, 10 pigs at 50 meters, 10 turkeys at 75 meters, and 10 rams at 100 meters. A total of 40 rounds needed for a match plus sight in rounds. New this year, we will shoot two 40 round matches back to back for an 80 round event. Starting in April, our matches will be NRA approved for those participants wishing to continue their NRA ranking.
We shoot with .22 rimfire rifles. Any standard velocity or high velocity .22 short, long, or long rifle ammo is permitted but the extra hot rounds such as the STINGER or VIPER rounds are prohibited.
Our matches will be the second Saturday of the month from March through October at the McBride range. Our first match will be on March 9th, 2013. Setup will start at 7:30am. We will have a sight in period starting at 8:00am and will start the first rifle relay promptly at 8:30. Unless we have a huge turnout of shooters, we should be finished shooting by noon.
You do not have to be a pioneer member to participate. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Boys and girls as well are encouraged to try this fun and challenging shooting sport.
For additional information contact Mark Gish at 816-223-7984 or Email
PPC was started prior to W.W.II by the FBI., and it was termed the Practical Pistol Course until 1959. Two Indiana State Police Officers and a special agent for the FBI, developed the course of fire for police officer training. Several years later the NRA picked up on it and developed the National Police Pistol Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.
Today, the course is fired with a semi auto pistol or revolver at different positions ranging from standing, kneeling, prone, right hand barricade, and left hand barricade. Time limits range from 20 seconds to 2 minutes 45 seconds.
This is a good way to learn marksmanship and become proficient with a handgun.
Equipment required: Any center fire, open sighted, double action revolver, or semi auto pistol, 120-200 rounds of ammo, holster is desired. This match is open to anyone who wants to shoot it.
Match course of fire for the NRA 1500 course:
Match course of fire for PMA 1200 course:
Practice: Year round we will be indoors every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. for practice/instruction at the Brickyard Range. Entry fee for Practice is $2.00.
Entry fee for the Matches is $20.00. For more information contact Ken Keifer Email / phone (816) 246-4520.
United States Practical Shooting Association. What is USPSA Practice? It is the best way to increase all of your skills in practical shooting. Come out and see for yourself, or check it out on the web, USPSA.ORG.
We shoot every Tuesday night, indoors at the Brickyard Range, setup starts at 4:30pm and shooting 5:30pm. Bring your ear and eye protection, a handgun with a strong side holster, at least three magazines, 100 rounds of ammo, three dollars, and you are ready. We will have a safety walk through just before we start shooting.
Civilian Marksmanship Program (old Dept. of Civilian Marksmanship).
2013 CMP RIFLE MATCH SCHEDULE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING NON-PIONEER MEMBERS
5 CLASSES OF RIFLE
FIRING AT 200 YARDS [EXCEPT THE CARBINE]
The high power rifle program will change in 2013. We will be running a league type program. The matches will be 30 round matches with 5 sighting shots. The cost to enter will be $5.00 per match with the opportunity to shoot more than one match and more than one class of rifle per day. If you are good enough, you could enter and win all 5 classes. The class winners will receive prize money and recognition at the club meeting in October of 2013.
All classes will fire at 200 yards except the M1 Carbine, which will fire at 100 yards.
1. Ml Garand - as issued.- 200 yard military target
2. Military bolt gun - as issued - 200 yard military target
3. Ml Carbine - as issued.- 100 yard military rifle target
4. A service Rifle class with AR15s & M1's. prone slow fire on the 600 yard reduced military target prone rapid fire on the 300 yard reduced target standing on the 200 yard military rifle target
5. A hunting rifle class which would be any rifle with a scope or target sights. - 600 yard reduced military
The sighting period will be 5 shots in 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, a designated individual will paste the sighting shots with opposite colored pasters. Prone slow fire 10 shots in 10 minutes, prone rapid fire 10 shots in 70 seconds, with a mandatory reload [except for the Carbine and exceptions may be made for the hunting rifles on a case by case basis] based on a 7 second per shot rate of fire. Standing 10 shots in 10 minutes.
NRA Action Pistol i.e.: Bianchi Cup type shooting is open to all Competitors.
To get a classification card you must be a member of the NRA, or you can shoot in the unclassified class, which is the Master class.
We will have a .22 Rimfire Class at our match. This is for someone just starting out or for the person that just wants to shoot and have fun the inexpensive way. Just have a strong side draw holster for the gun, come out, and have some fun! Your scores will be submitted to the NRA and you will get a Classification in the Rimfire Class in NRA Action Pistol.
Other than .22 Rimfire the minimum caliber is 9 mm and the power factor required is 120,000. Bullet velocity times bullet weight equals power factor. i.e.: a 115gr bullet would have a velocity of 1044 fps to make power factor (115 x 1044 = 120,060). Guns used can be right out of a box or fully customized, that is up to you and your bank account.
To keep things fair, Action Pistol has five classes that competitors
shoot in according to their skill level.
We shoot at tombstone shaped cardboard targets and steel targets that are 8" diameter.
We shoot the four different Bianchi events each month.
Moving target event from 10 yds to 25 yds, 48 rounds
Timer activated turning targets on the Barricades and Practical events. Timer activated lock bars with auto resetters are used on the plate range with a horn to signal the start and stop of each string fired. The turners, horn and lock bars are run by an electronic timer. It's a lot of fun, come on out and give it a try.
Our normal monthly Club Level Matches are held on the first Sunday of the month and fees are $25.00 for new targets ($20.00 for used targets) to shoot.
Flagler Cup: for 2013 will cost $90.00 to shoot and will be held on May 19th, 2013 (practice on May 18th). This will be a good warm up for the Bianchi Cup. At this Registered match we're awarding several discounted Bianchi Cup entries to next years NRA Bianchi Cup and some cash for each class, plus a trip to the prize table to boot, followed by a set down lunch for all. We are expecting up to 60+ world class shooters to come in for this match. It should be a lot of fun to shoot and watch.
Regional Match: for 2013 will cost $100.00 to shoot and will be held on October 5th, 2013 (practice on October 4th). At the Regional we're awarding several discounted Bianchi Cup entries to next years NRA Bianchi Cup and some cash for each class, plus a trip to the prize table to boot, followed by a set down lunch for all. We are expecting up to 60 plus world class shooters to come in for this match. It should be a lot of fun to shoot and watch.
Practice: Year round we will be indoors every other Wednesday at 6:00 PM for practice/instruction at the Brickyard Range. There is a $5.00 fee to cover targets and lead fund. Bring a Friend.
Any questions or comments contact Mike Flagler, Phone No. 816-898-3524, or Ron DeJarnette 816-591-1653.
The Cowboy Action Matches draw shooters, men and women of all ages, who are dressed in costume for the old west period of time. This sport is recognized as the fastest growing shooting sport in the nation and is as much fun to watch as to participate. Matches are each month January through September. Sign-in will be at 9:30 AM, all matches will begin at 10:00 AM. Questions? Please contact the Lonesome Ryder (816) 686-3840 or Cherokee Half Breed 816-678-7307.
Casual shooting is on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM, McBride Range. A Shotgun Derby will be held on the 4th Sunday of each month at 9:30 AM. These will be held if the temperature is 32 degrees or above.
Air Rifle is not currently active but .22 Games allow pellet shooters to the Friday evening shoots. See .22 Games below for details. (no BB's due to steel targets)
The Centerfire Benchrest program runs from March to October on the third Sunday of each month, McBride Range. Matches start at 8:00 AM and a lunch is served. Cost of the match is $10.00 and includes the lunch (Oct program is $20.00).
Rimfire Preparation Period 8:00-8:30 AM
Varmint Preparation Period 9:00-9:30 AM
Wolf Preparation Period
Lunch 11:30-1:00 PM
Military Benchrest 1:00-3:00 PM
The program is broken into classes based on sophistication of equipment.
Course of fire is 15 shots at 100 yards and 15 shots at 200 yards. Occasionally 50 shot centerfire matches are held. Rimfire is 25 shots at 100 yards only. All targets are ranked by score (not group size).
All shooters from novice to expert are welcome to participate in this well attended activity. New shooters are always welcomed and encouraged to attend. If this sounds interesting - grab your gun and come on out - we'll be ready to show you the ropes and get you started in this shooting sport.
The October match ($20.00) is the season end and always includes a very fine dinner and door prizes from many of the best companies in the shooting sports such as Hodgdon Power and Sierra Bullets.
If additional information is needed about the Benchrest program, contact Rhon Ledbetter, 816-252-6057, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pioneer’s Junior Program runs year round every Thursday night, except the club’s general meeting night. We meet at 5:00 pm and are generally finished by 10:00 pm. Check the monthly calendar posted on this web site for the dates. This program is open for both girls and boys, ages 12 to 20 years old.
The NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is used as a basis for our training. We teach firearm safety first and then work on developing a youth’s firearm proficiency from Pro-Marksman to Distinguished Expert. Each stage of the youth’s progress is recognized with certificates and medals as they increase their marksmanship ability.
National Rifle Association certified Instructor/Coach personal teach the program. Our current youth leader has over 20 years of experience teaching firearm safety and marksmanship.
We also offer the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) Program. Our YHEC begins in February and continues through the regional and state championships on to the National Championship held in July. The youths are required to learn rifle marksmanship, shotgun shooting, muzzle loading, archery, compass orientation, hunter education, trail safety, and wildlife identification.
For further information on Pioneer’s Junior Program call Ed Camp at 816-333-7559.
Pioneer Gun Club Indoor Pistol League
Start – Monday night November 1, 2012
20 Weeks of Shooting.
Times – Relay One will start promptly at
Course of fire – Firing will be at 25 yards
for the center fire matches on B16 and B8 Targets.
Fellow competitors will score targets on the frame. Plug type scoring gauges will be used by Range Personnel only.
20 rounds of slow fire on B16 targets. B-2
targets for .22.
Fees and Prizes – The fee will be $5.00 per week for all shooters [You do NOT have to be a Pioneer member to shoot].
½ will go to the Pioneer Gun Club, ½ will go into the Prize Fund.
To be eligible to win prize money you must shoot 5 of the 10 weeks of competition [Missed weeks can be made up]. Your top 5 scores will be used for awards and classification.
Current NRA rules will be used to conduct this tournament and to classify the shooters.
Prize money will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall;
Prize money will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, and Marksman Classes in both the .22 and center fire competitions.
For further information contact Eric at 816-942-2028 Email: Eric
Anyone interested in Muzzleloader shooting, please call Francis Blake at 816-252-0459. Muzzleloaders are great fun for the whole family. NRA Muzzleloading Instructors are available and classes are held to teach the sport to those unfamiliar with it. Give us a call and get involved. Third Sunday of the month, 1:00pm, through November.
Nationally sanctioned .22 rimfire benchrest matches held at 50 yards. Each match consists of shooting 6 targets with 25 shots per target for score. Each target has 25 bullseyes. All matches begin at 8:30 AM and are held at the McBride Range. Entry fee is $30.00 per match. For additional information on matches contact Kevin Hutsell, 816-254-1148, email@example.com. ARA Home Page
The idea behind the .22 Games is to provide a safe and fun target shooting environment for adults of all ages and supervised youth. The games will challenge your shooting abilities while encouraging improvement in the practical applications of rifle and pistol target shooting. While remaining informal, casual, relaxed and fun.
Matches are open to anyone; you do NOT have to be a PGC member to participate.
The games are held at the Brickyard Range on the first 3 Friday nights during the fall and winter months (October - March). Sight-in and practice is from 6:00pm until 6:45pm. The time from 6:45pm until 7:00pm is for final range preparation, announcements and safety briefing. The match begins @ 7:00pm. We have 2 types of matches, normal matches which are held on the first 2 Fridays, and a "special/fun” match held on the 3rd Friday.
For both matches, with the exception of young shooters or those with special needs, NO shooting aids of any kind are allowed. This includes, but not limited to: shooting gloves or jackets, palm rests, bi-pods or shooting sticks. I do this to help keep this from becoming an "equipment" match and to promote as level a playing field as possible for everyone. “Back to the basics” you might say. But any type of .22 caliber rimfire rifle or pistol is allowed. Young shooters will be allowed to use a rest if needed on their first visit to help introduce them to the games, but not a continuing basis unless there is some kind of special need that requires them. A few specific rules to note:
The "standard" match is fired at 25 yards and consists of (usually) six targets, 10 shots fired at each one, for a total of 60 rounds. Shooters have 3 minutes to fire the 10 shots required for each target. We shoot 20 rounds standing, then 20 rounds kneeling or sitting (shooter’s choice) and finally 20 rounds prone. The targets for rifles are designed to be fun and different, and for scoped rifles. A 9X or higher power scope is suggested in order to clearly see the targets. Pistols also shoot at 25 yards and follow behind the rifle for each position. So we work though our rifle “relays” (groups of six shooters each), then pistols work through their relays for the same position. After both have gone through a position we start back with the rifle and the next position. Pistols do shoot at different and larger targets than the rifles, since most don’t use a magnified scope on their handguns. But a red dot sight or low power pistol scope is allowed, but not required. At our “standard” matches, since we are “punching paper” those who enjoy air rifles and pistols are also welcome to come join us.
The "special/fun" match is held with rifles and pistols all competing together. No air rifles or pistols are allowed on these nights due to the type of targets we use (rubber falling plates or steel dueling trees!) and ricochets would be a serious issue. Fired at 15 yards, participants are allowed to use any types of sights that they wish, as long as they are non-magnified. All shooters use the same targets and all fire from the 3 different positions (standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone). Rifles and pistols shoot together, not separate like during our standard matches. A total of 60 rounds are fired, and if not too crowded, shooters are permitted to shoot both rifle and pistol, on different relays of course.
For those who would like to use a single shot air or rimfire rifle or pistol, you would only shoot 5 rounds per target instead of the normal 10. This allows the shooter plenty of time to get all of their shot off without being rushed. This applies to all of our “standard”, and some of our “fun” matches depending on which “Fun” targets we’re using.
Entry fee for both types of matches is $5.00 for rifles and $2.00 for pistols. Shoot your rifle, pistol, or both! Cash awards are given out each night, except for out first month (October, where fees are only $1 per firearm). All prizes are based around a classification system based on that nights score, so shooters are competing against others of similar skill levels. We do keep running totals throughout the season so shooters can see how they are improving.
Our goals for the 22 Games are simple:
Make some new friends.
Learn from each other and improve our shooting skills.
For additional information, please contact Cal Kenslow, EMail