Outdoor range activities:
Indoor range activities:
- Held every Wednesday evening 5:00pm until dusk
beginning in May. This is a 50 bird
shoot. There are 8 to 10 stations , each with its own challenge. The
course varies weekly and all stations are easily accessible for young and old
alike. Cost is $13 per round for members, $15.00 for non-members; youth
members-$11.00, youth non-members-$13.00. Each round purchased gets you a
ticket in a drawing for a free round of sporting clays.
Wednesday nights along with Sporting Clays. Cost will be $3.00 for members, $5.00 for non-members.
IDPA (Defensive Pistol)
second Saturday of every month April-October. Sign-up starts at 8:00am,
followed by a mandatory safety briefing at 8:45am. Matches start about 9:00am
and usually run until 1:00pm. Hearing and eye protection are required!
Cost is $17.00 for members of RR&PC and $20.00 for non-members. IDPA
emphasizes the use of practical equipment to solve simulated "real life"
scenarios. The main goal of IDPA is to test the skills and ability of
the individual shooter. Shooters are broken down into skill levels, so
shooters compete against others of equivalent skill. These matches are
open to any "Safe" shooter--of all ages, abilities, and with skill levels from
Novice to Master. Anyone is welcome to come and watch, so bring the
family with you. We have a growing number of wives, sons and daughters,
shooting matches and we would like to see that number continue to increase.
You will need very little in the way of equipment: (1) A serviceable
handgun of at least 9mm/.38 special or larger caliber, (2) At least 3
magazines or speed loaders, (3) A strong side hip holster, (4) Eye and Ear
protection, (5) 100 rounds of ammunition, (6) Match Fee, & (7) A good attitude
and a willingness to have FUN!
Ripon Defensive Pistol Form
PRACTICAL SHOOTING (USPSA/IPSC)
Practical shooting is a sport that evolved from experimentation with handguns
used for self-defense. The basic difference between IDPA and USPSA is slightly
different rules and longer rounds. Like IDPA, it attempts to measure the
ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a full power handgun, rifle,
and/or shotgun. Those three elements-speed, accuracy, and power-form the
three sides of the practical shooting triangle. By design, each match
will measure a shooter's ability in all three areas. To do this,
shooters take on obstacle-laden shooting courses (called stages) requiring
anywhere from six to 30+ shots to complete. Competitors move, negotiate
obstacles, run, speed-reload, and drive their guns through each of several
courses as fast as their skills will allow. There are competitive
divisions for most handguns. from revolvers, to scope-sighted,
recoil-compensated "race guns" developed just for this sport. For more
information, check out the link to the official USPSA site on our links page.
These matches will be held the fourth Saturday of each month from March
(weather permitting)-October. Registration will begin at 8:30am, followed by a
mandatory safety meeting at about 9:15. Match begins at 9:30am. The day should be complete by 1-2pm, with lunch
included. Cost is $20 for RRPC members, $25 for non-members, and
$15.00 for Juniors (under 21). The first
match will be a classifier.
Fox Valley Practical Shooters hold their IPSC
course the first Saturday of each month March-November. Same premise, different group.
Held the third
Saturday of every month April-October. Sign-up starts at 8:00am with a
mandatory safety meeting at 9:00am. Hearing and eye protection are required!
Cost is $17.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members of RR&PC. Junior
shooters aged 16 and younger are 1/2 price.
affiliate of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), The Ripon Rifle and
Pistol Club began hosting monthly Cowboy shoots in April 2000. Anyone
who ever dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl will recognize why this sport
is growing so fast. Participants get to dress up as cowpokes and shoot
their 6-shooters, lever action rifles, and shotguns at metal targets in a
scene from the old west. You may have to shoot from an outhouse,
through the bars of a jail window, from a blackjack table, or even dressed
in a bonnet and apron. Fun and safety are the two main ingredients of
a Cowboy Action Shooting Match. Events are timed--the faster you
shoot, the better you score. However, each target missed will add 5
seconds to your score, so the trick is to not go so fast that you begin
missing targets. Your fellow posse members will be happy to give
shooting tips as well as congratulations or good-natured ribbing, depending
on how you do! There are several different classes of shooters, as
designated by SASS. There are classes for ladies, black powder shooters, and
duelist (shooting one-handed), traditionalist (two-handed), and modern
(adjustable sights) shooters. All cowpokes carry revolvers in their
holsters and shoot lever action rifles (in pistol calibers) and shotguns.
ALL weapons must be copies of guns made before 1910, the end of the cowboy
era. (Most of our shooters acquired their gear and guns a little at a time
as they've gone along--after all, it's the Cowboy Way to share and we're
always happy to share with new cowboys and cowgirls!!) C'mon out and
join Doc Bonecutter, One Shot, Dirty Deeds, Ambush, Madam Feathers and the
rest of the Liberty Prairie Regulators for a fun-filled Saturday.
**A new website for more information and scores:
Range Rifle (600 yards)
At this time, there will be no 50 cal.
BMG shooting. Shooting at the 600 yard station WILL NOT be allowed before 12 NOON EVERY DAY.
600 yard Long Range shooting competitions are
held periodically throughout the summer months. Participants may shoot from
prone or sitting positions. A typical match will consist of several
ranging shots followed by 10 shots for score. All participants will
take their turn in the target pit spotting and marking hits. This is a
fairly informal and friendly competition and an excellent way to practice
shooting rifles at long distances. ***For those shooters wishing to
shoot long range on their own, we ask that you move the sawhorse into the
driveway at the bottom of the hill to give any arriving members a warning
that someone is shooting across the range. A compromise would then be
required to accommodate both parties and their desire to use the range.
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.22 RIFLE SILHOUETTE LEAGUE
Mondays at 7:00pm beginning in January. League fee is $20.
BULL'S-EYE PISTOL LEAGUE (.22 caliber rim-fire
Held Tuesdays at 7:00pm beginning in January. Pistol league consists of 10
National Match scores to be posted in time allotted finishing with a 900
Club Championship Match in April. A National Match course is 30 rounds
fired at 3 targets (slow-fire, timed and rapid) for a possible 300 points
and 20 X's. League cost is $20.00.
MEMBERSHIP IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO USE THE INDOOR RANGE.
$10 FEE PER SHOOTING ADULT PER 7-9PM SESSION. RANGE LIMITATIONS AS BELOW
Every Wednesday evening 7:00-9:00pm.
Acceptable weapons are limited to .22 caliber rim-fire rifles, rim-fire pistols and center-fire
pistols with a maximum velocity of 1,000 feet per second. Lead bullets
only, no jacketed bullets at all. No center-fire rifles, either. Cost
is $3.00 per adult MEMBER to offset heating costs.
Basic Marksmanship Class
class is open to all
youth ages 8-13. Class size is limited to 16 children. Air
rifles and ammunition are provided. This class is 4 weeks long and is designed to teach young shooters the
proper techniques of shooting well. Gun safety is enforced at all
times! An additional six weeks is available for the shooters to
practice what they have learned and to earn badges and medals as their
skills increase. This advancement can carry over year after year.
Class starts about the second or third Thursday of January from 7:00-8:30pm. Minimal
cost of $10 is put toward a pizza party at the competition shoot at the end
of the course. Parents
are welcome to stay and watch.