Match Director: Noel Burkhead
Phone: (352) 332-7745 home
No Formal Shooting Experience Required: The Bullseye discipline follows NRA rules and course of fire for bullseye pistol shooting (.22 caliber only). The purpose is to refine the pistol-shooting skills in a safe club setting. New participants will receive help, instruction, and encouragement from knowledgeable shooters. Bullseye matches are held the third Thursday at 1PM.
Required equipment: A reasonably accurate semi-automatic 22 pistol with two magazines; revolvers may be used; optical or red dot sights are permitted and are used by most shooters. Common pistols used are Ruger Mark II - IVs, various models made by Beretta, Browning, Colt, Kimber, Marvel, Nelson, S&W, and others. Also needed are:
- 100 rounds of ammunition
- Roll of masking tape (to tape holes)
- A 6.5 x 8.5-inch clipboard (for score sheet)
- Spare battery for red-dot scope
- Any tools you may need to deal with malfunctions
- For ammo, check out: http://ammunitionstore.com/categories/22lr-rimfire-ammunition/22-lr.htm, http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/rimfire/22lr/, or https://www.wikiarms.com/group/22LR.
Brief Description: FWGC matches are 25-yard outdoor matches. Shooting is one-handed, but two-hand shooting is allowed. Participants will learn the fundamentals of precision pistol shooting and regular attendance to matches will increase one’s pistol shooting skills. Shooters fire beneath a covered shelter and matches occur rain or shine (if it is raining, bring a raincoat or umbrella). Matches will be cancelled in the event of scary, severe weather.
This is a non-classified club match; Scores are not submitted to the NRA for classification. However, if the shooter wishes, scores will be sent to the NRA for classification for an additional fee; the NRA will grant an Outdoor Pistol Classification if 360 match shots are fired, scored, and reported (i.e., scores from four matches). The goal of this discipline at the Fort White Gun Club is to enjoy the fine art of precision pistol shooting in a safe, friendly atmosphere. If you are a classified bullseye shooter, the FWGC match is another opportunity to practice your passion.
Where and When: The matches occur on the FWGC pistol range on the 3rd Thursday of each month from October to March; matches begin at 1:00PM and usually last about 1.5 hours.
Cost: $3.00 per shooter; targets are provided.
For tons of information about the art of bullseye shooting, visit the website “The Encyclopedia of Bullseye Shooting” at http://www.bullseyepistol.com/. If you have any questions, feel free to call Noel Burkhead (match director)