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 no 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 on the 100 Yard Range.  You MUST have completed the Orientation portion of the process to attend the Rifle Shooting Qualification event.  Signups for the Shooting Qualification will be conducted via Signup Genius.

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.  As described above, the Range Orientation and Shooting Qualification are separate steps in obtaining the range certification card.

After completing the Range Orientation, you will need to bring a 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, with a minimum score of 25 required to pass.  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 or NRA Basic Rifle plus a Multiple Position Bay class taught monthly (4th Saturday of the month).

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?
Yes.  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.

Can I use a Pistol on the 100 yard range without qualifying?
Use of handguns on the 100 yard range is restricted to those approved by the Rifle Chairman.  AR-style pistols or pistols that shoot high velocity center fire rifle rounds must be shot at the 100 yard range.  NOTE:  Current Action Qualified personnel are exempt from this restriction.

Can I shoot my Pistol at 25 yards on the 100 Yard Range?

No, unless the pistol fires high velocity center fire rifle rounds or is approved for use on the 100 Yard Range by the Rifle Chairman.  Any other pistols using pistol rounds must be shot on the 25 Yard Range or the indoor ranges.

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.