Centerfire Pistol

Range Director:

             Irvin Earles                     irvin.e@rcgc.club            336-627-1202       
 

Eye and Hearing protection are REQUIRED.

 

On the BULLET SIDE of the CLUB, the first three pits on the right, numbered 1, 2, & 3, are for CENTERFIRE PISTOLS ONLY. NO rimfire pistols, NO rifles and NO hand guns firing rifle cartridges are allowed in the 3 pistol pits. Rimfire weapons must use the Rimfire Range.

Irvin Earles, Pistol Match Director and Shooting Instructor

A centerfire cartridge is a cartridge with a primer located in the center of the cartridge case head. Unlike rimfire cartridges, the primer is a separate and replaceable component.

Place all spent cartridge cases in the buckets provided. If you do not want yours, there are others who will be happy to get them.  This includes aluminum and steel.
 

A steel Torso target has been installed in the first pistol pit. Also installed is an orange stake at 10 yards from the target. The stake marks the recommended firing line. To avoid the possibility of serious injury from ricochetes, Do Not shoot at any of the metal targets from distances closer than 30 feet.

 

Click here for video instruction on shooting the Torso target, improving your accuracy and time.
Click here to watch a shooter tackle the Texas Star.

Click here to watch a video clip on how to use and empty the brass baskets.

 

FREE Classes for Beginning Pistol Shooters

FREE Ladies-ONLY Pistol Classes
FREE Classes in Competition Pistol

and

Concealed Carry Classes

 

See details about the current classes on the Special Events page.

PISTOL MATCH SCHEDULE - Pistol matches are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, "WEATHER PERMITTING". Check the website for an announcement before you head to the Club. Bring your gun UNLOADED to the range. Registration is at 9:30AM. Shooting begins at 10:00AM.
Eligibility: Open everyone. Cost: for members $15. Guests $20. Match Rules: All RCGC range rules apply. We run a cold range with competitors assisting with pasting, resetting targets and scoring. Equipment: We encourage all competitors to shoot what they would carry. Magazines will not be loaded beyond 10 rounds unless otherwise stated. You may shoot any factory produced semi automatic handgun or revolver available to the public. The minimum caliber is .38/9mm. All handguns must be carried in a safe holster worn on the belt. It is recommended you wear your holster and magazines even with or behind the centerline of your body. Magazines are limited to the number you can carry on your belt. Scoring: IDPA style. Course of Fire:
We typically will have 4 to 6 stages that will require 6 to 25 rounds each. An explanation of each course of fire will be provided at the beginning of each match. First-time Match shooters should arrive at 9:30 for a Safety Briefing.


The Plinking Pit is CLOSED during the Pistol Competitions and will serve as the No-Ammo/Safety Zone.

RCGC Pistol Match 7-15-2017.pdf
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BUG Match 6-17-2017.pdf
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RCGC pistol Match 5-20-2017.pdf
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RCGC Pistol Match 4-15-2017.pdf
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RCGC Pistol Match 3-18-2017.pdf
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RCGC Pistol Match 2-18-2017.pdf
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RCGC Pistol Match Scores 12-17-2016.pdf
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The 2016 Christmas Toy Shoot to benefit local area needy children was the best yet! This photo shows just a few of the many toys, dolls, bikes and scooters, etc. that were collected. The black bags were filled with stuffed animals. Also, over $750 were collected in cash donations!

Since RCGC is a not-for-profit club, we are only as good as the volunteers who dedicate their time for the benefit of all. If you have a special skill (welding, accounting, sick mind for stage designs) or time to help out with match set up, scoring, maintenance, etc. please consider doing so. The matches will continue to improve and the efforts of those helping will be reduced as more help.
Tony Mitchell

 

Praise for Pistol Matches
 

"I have been attending the (pistol) matches since 2007 and I look forward to them like a monthly Christmas! Irvin, Tony, and Travis are both competent and friendly. They help and encourage the newcomers and the veterans so that all have a great time. I know I speak for many of the shooters when I say THANK YOU! for providing this event for us."

 

More Praise for Pistol Matches and Classes
 

Subject: Competition Pistol Class 9-5-15

Lil,

Just wanted to let you know I attended the Competition Pistol Class this past weekend and it was a great event. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful (and also very patient with us beginners). It gave me a much better understanding of what to expect when I attend a shooting event at the Club.

Addison Maille

 

Subject: BUG Shoot 5-9-15
Dear Lil,
I wanted to let you and the Board Members know what a great experience the BUG Shoot at the Pistol Range was today. Irvin Earles and the entire crew did a great job.

I started shooting competitively 40 years ago and not only enjoyed the shooting, but the camaraderie with the men and women at the range. My time at the range growing up taught me a great deal. I wanted my son, now 12, to experience what I did so many years ago, the desire to compete within himself, sportsmanship, discipline, and how to respect and help others. I took him to his first competition at RCGC today and I have to say, his experience may well have been better than my first one. Everyone at the range took the time to encourage him, offer pointers,
and above all they were patient, especially Irvin and the RSOs. Chase had a great time and is already talking about the next completion. We will be there.

I am shotgunner at heart and know virtually nothing about pistol shooting. Chase and I went to one of the monthly pistols shoots back in September to watch and see what we could learn. Irvin and the guys at the shoot were very helpful in directing me in what equipment he would need and making Chase feel welcome. It is small wonder that the pistol shoots are well attended. Both of my experiences were terrific and I wanted to share that with you. The Club has some real assets in the pistol crew. They really make novices feel welcome and run a safe, fun, efficient shoot. What more could you want?

Please feel free to share this email or to use it to encourage others to attend the monthly shoots at the Club.
Best regards,
Charlie Roberson

 

Ladies Only Class July 25, 2015

Concealed Carry Class March 21, 2015

Students and instructor agree ... the clubhouse is a great facility!

CCH Class participants take a lunch break with instructor Tommy Massey and his mom.

Tommy works with small groups of students who get plenty of individual attention.

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