Indoor Range Activities:
.22 Silhouette League (.22 Rim-fire Rifle
Held Mondays at 7pm beginning in January. Due to our monthly meetings,
there is no shooting the second Monday of each month. League runs 12
weeks in which 10 scores are needed. Cost is $20/members,
Bull's Eye Pistol League
Held Tuesdays at 7pm 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. Cost is $20/members, $50/non-members.
Every Wednesday evening 7-9pm and Sundays 2-4pm (starting January 21,
2018). Acceptable weapons are limited to .22 caliber rim-fire rifles,
rim-fire pistols and center-fire pistols with a maximum velocity of 1000
feet per second. Lead bullets only, no jacketed bullets. No
center-fire rifles, either, due to the rating on our current backstop.
Members are asked for donations to help with heating costs; non-members,
$10 per shooting adult per night; youth shoot free.
Junior Basic Marksmanship
This class is open to the public--all youth ages 8-13. Air rifles and
ammunition are provided. The first 4 weeks are instructional with
practice and the following 6-7 weeks are for applying what the shooters
have learned and recording scores to earn badges and medals as their
skill increases. This advancement carries over year after year. Class
starts about the third Thursday of January. Due to popularity, a second
class time on Sundays from 12-2pm was added. Minimal cost of $15 per
shooter is put towards a pizza party/award ceremony at the end of the
course. Parents are welcome to stay and watch or to return at the end of
their child's class.
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Held every Wednesday 5pm until dusk May-August. Sporting Clays is a 50
bird shoot at 8-10 stations and varies each week; Trap is 25 birds. All
stations are easily accessible. Cost is $13/members, $15/non-members;
$11/youth members, $13/youth non-members. Each round purchased is given
a ticket to enter a drawing for a free round. Trap cost is $3/members,
THE TRAP KIDS
WORK FOR TIPS ONLY!
USPSA (United States Practical Shooting
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 6 to 30+ shots to
complete. Competitors move, negotiate obstacles, run, and speed-reload
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 official USPSA website:
Fox Valley Practical Shooters use the County Road FF Range the first
Saturday of each month. Ripon USPSA shoots the 4th Saturday of each
month. They shoot March (weather permitting)-October. Set up will begin
at 8am. Registration can be done online or at the range from
8:30-9:30am. Match begins at 10:00am. Shooting is usually done by 1-2pm.
Cost is $25. RRPC members or those that help with setup/take down are
$20. Juniors to age 21 are $15. See
for monthly details of match and scores.
IDPA (International Defensive Pistol
Held the second Saturday of every month April-October. Sign up starts at
8am, with a mandatory safety meeting at 8:45am. Matches start about 9am
and usually run until 1-2pm. Ear and eye protection are required. Cost
is $15 for members of RRPC and $25 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 with
proper ear and eye protection. 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!
SASS (Single Action Shooting Society)
Held the third Saturday of every month April-October. Sign up starts at
8am with a mandatory safety meeting at 9am. Hearing and eye protection
are required. Cost is $20 for RRPC members and $22 for non-members.
Junior shooters aged 16 and younger are 1/2 price. Lunch is included.
As an affiliate of the Single Action Shooting Society, the Ripon Rifle &
Pistol Club has been hosting monthly Cowboy shoots since April 2000.
Anyone who has 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 get 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 gunfighters. 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 acquire their gear and guns a
little at a time as they go 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 and the
rest of the Liberty Prairie Regulators for fun-filled Saturday.
For more information, check out the local website:
national one: www.sassnet.com.
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600 yard Long Range
600 Yard Long Range shooting is scheduled during the summer months. We
shoot for the fun of it. Participants may shoot from a prone position or
off a bench. We shoot 20 rounds per person and all participants will
take their turn in the target pit spotting and marking hits. Cost
is $15.00. Shoots are
always informal and friendly and an excellent way to practice shooting
rifles at long distance. If you wish to keep a score, we will provide
you with a score sheet. New shooters wishing to learn and practice are
encouraged to join us as there are always experienced shooters willing
Ripon Rifle and Pistol Club
members may also shoot long range at other times but must move the
sawhorse into the driveway at the bottom of the hill to give any
arriving members warning that someone is shooting across the range. We
ask that you work with others also wishing to use the range. It is
suggested that pistol shooters use the new range on S. Koro Rd.
Yet to be determined...
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