Rifle Qualification

The Rifle Range qualification procedure is a 2 part process that includes an Orientation to the Range and a shooting qualification portion using a course of fire described below.  Both parts of the process must be completed to obtain a Rifle Range qualification card.

  • The Rifle Range Orientation is run on the SECOND Saturday of each month from 12:00-1:00 PM (immediately following the monthly work party) on the 100 yard range.  There is not a shooting component to the Orientation- you do not need to bring anything to attend the Orientation.  Signups for the Orientation will be conducted via Signup Genius
  • The Rifle Range Shooting Qualification is run on the FOURTH Saturday of each month from 10:00AM-12:00PM (immediately following the monthly Rifle Clinic) on the 100 Yard Range.  You MUST have completed the Orientation portion of the process to attend the Rifle Shooting Qualification event.

Range Qualification Procedure

In order to qualify to use the 100 yard range, you will need to demonstrate safe gun handling skills and participate in a range orientation.  The qualification is run during the rifle refresher once a month.

You will need to bring a high powered rifle in a case and enough ammunition to qualify.  We recommend that each member bring 40-50 rounds of ammunition.  NRA SR1 100-yard targets will be provided.  Bring your rifle in a case to the range.  An instructor will work with you to help you get set up safely and review any rifle operation questions you may have.  After zeroing your rifle, you will need to make 5 hits in a row on a 2ft. x 2ft. target at 100 yards.  Once you have successfully completed the shooting portion of the qualifier, we will review the outdoor range rules and answer any questions you may have.  The range rules can also be found online at the LPRGC site.  You will be given a range qualification card and then will be able to use the 100 yard range at your convenience.

Multi-Position Qualification

The Multi-Position qualification allows members to shoot rifles from standing, seated, kneeling, and prone positions using the bay on the left hand side of the 100 yard range or to use these positions on the 25yd or the Indoor ranges.

In order to be eligible for the multi-position qualification, you must have completed either Revere’s Riders, NRA Basic Rifle, or Carbine 1 AND Carbine 2 class that was taught at LPRGC.

Classes taken at other locations are only accepted if approved by the Rifle Chairman.  Eligible members may qualify during the rifle qualification or via prior arrangement with the Rifle Chair.

To qualify, members must place 10/10 rounds on a steel gong target from each position they wish to shoot from, and demonstrate safe rifle handling while at the firing line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a .22lr rifle to qualify?
If you only own a .22lr rifle, you may use it to qualify.  If you own a higher caliber rifle, please bring it instead.  We want to be sure that you can safely handle your firearm.

Is there a “largest caliber” restriction like the indoor range?
No.  Once you are qualified to use the outdoor range, you may shoot any caliber allowed under the 100 yard range rules.

When should I arrive?
Please help out at the work party because if we finish early, we will start qualifications early.  Late arrivals may not be able to qualify if we run out of time.

Can I use a Pistol on the 100 yard range without qualifying?
No.  You must qualify before using the range.

Can I qualify at a different time?
Please contact the Rifle Chairman to make arrangements.

What should I bring?
Bring your rifle in a case, 40-50 rounds of ammunition, and eye & ear protection.