Junior Rifle Program

JUNIOR RIFLE PROGRAM

General Information

The Junior Rifle Club is sponsored by Haltom City Rifle & Pistol Club and is affiliated with the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is a skill development program.  Our instruction provides the guidance for training new shooters with the basics needed to participate in 4-position target competition using a .22cal single shot rifle.

 

Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. Statistics compiled by the National Safety Council, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program, confirm rifle and target shooting are among the safest of all sports.  Our program is intended to make them even safer by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling, the mechanical characteristics, and handling characteristics of the firearm being used.   Shooters learn safety lessons that last a lifetime

 

At Haltom City Rifle & Pistol Club we believe safety instruction is most effective when kept simple but is repetitive in its implementation.  At HCR&PC we focus on four (4) basic rules of safe gun handling:

 

  • Muzzle control, keeping the muzzle always pointed in a safe direction, either up or down range,
  • Open action, all actions are open with an Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) inserted in the rifle chamber when not firing,
  • Fingers are kept off the trigger until the shooter is aimed and ready to fire,
  • Be sure of your target and what is behind it prior to aiming and firing the rifle.

 

The course of fire in the qualification program are designed to take the shooter from beginning skill level (Pro-Marksman and Marksman) through intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, expert) up to the nationally recognized skill level of Distinguished Expert.

 

For more information on the NRA Marksmanship Program go to:

http://nrahq.org/education/training/marksmanship/index.asp

 

Our program presents shooting as a popular Olympic sport which is practiced all over the world.  It is a sport with a rich heritage.  Practice makes the difference in developing ability, control, discipline, concentration, and extreme precision but most of all it can provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment.  It is a sport that is open to all. Gender, size, speed, or strength does not determine success.

 

What, When, and How Much

  • The Junior Rifle Club meets each Sunday at 2:00 P. M.
  • ORIENTATION:  Each new shooter must attend a safety orientation focusing on safety (range & gun) before they are allowed to participate on the firing line.
  • The minimum age requirement is eleven years old. The 4-Position rifle discipline, combined with the weight and length of our rifles requires the size and strength typical of ages eleven through high school.
  • JRC shooters or their parents do not have to be a member of HCR&PC.
  • Rifles, targets and instruction are free. Currently there will be a $3.00 charge for a 50-round box of ammunition while shells are available. 
  • Eye and ear protection are required. Ensure you have them when you show up at the range.  (parents are also required to have eye and ear protection inside the shooting range)
  • Clothing appropriate for shooting prone lying on a rubber mat is highly recommended.
  • Sunday sessions are devoted to practice and earning NRA marksmanship awards.
  • Club matches and NRA sanctioned matches are held on alternate 3rd Sundays of a given month.
  • Shooters are responsible for the monthly match fees. The fees are $1.00 for the Club Match and $5.50 for the NRA Match ($4.50 of the match charge will be forwarded to the NRA)

For more information call:

Richard Curbello: 817.614.6566 or Kraig Baum 817.431.0465