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  • 09/23/2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2018 Sunshine State Games are upon us!  Below is the current schedule of events. All FSSA members are invited and encouraged to participate. 

    2018 Sunshine State Games Sport Shooting Festivals:

    -       9/23   Bullseye Pistol, Hernando Sportsman Club

    -       9/29   USPSA, Volusia Hunt & Gun Club

    -       10/7    Smallbore Metallic Silhouette, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club

    -       10/13   Bigbore and Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette, Seminole County Gun & Archery Club

    -       10/13   Smallbore 3 Position, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club

    -       10/13   Smallbore Prone, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club

    -       10/20   Air Rifle 60 Shot Standing, 3P 3x20 Precision & Sporter Air, Boca Raton High School

    -       10/27   Rimfire Benchrest, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club

    -       10/28   Fun Pistol Match, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol Club

    -       11/3    International “Style” Double Trap, Skyway Trap & Skeet

    -       11/10   International “Style” Trip, Skyway Trap & Skeet

    Registration and more information can be found at:  https://www.flasports.com/ssg-sport-shooting/


  • 08/17/2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Event details

    • When:   Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • Where: Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club, Jacksonville Fl 
    • Price:     $35.00

    *** Firearms and ammunition will be provided ***

    Join us for a day of learning firearm safety and shooting everyone will have an opportunity to shoot a variety of   firearms.

    Ladies will be divided into groups with experienced instructors. 



  • 08/16/2018 5:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2018 Florida NRA State Precision Pistol

    Date: October 20 and 21, 2018 

    Location: Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club, 9301 Zambito Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210 

    Eligibility: This Tournament is open to all shooters and new shooters are welcomed. However, The State Champion must be a Florida State resident and current Florida Sport Shooting Association (FSSA) member. Refer to NRA Precision Pistol rules for further guidance. 

  • 08/16/2018 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sept. 22 2018: 3x20-600, Sept. 23 2018: XTC

    • Oct. 27 2018: 3x20-600, Oct. 28 2018: XTC      - XTC match may be cancelled or changed because of conflict with the FSSA XTC Championship
    • Nov. 3 & 4 2018: CMP Small Arms Firing School
    • Nov. 17 & 18 2018: 3x20-1000
    • Dec. 1 2018: Pearl Harbor Commemorative Match( Garand & Sniper)
    • Dec. 2 2018: 3x20-600
    • Jan. 12 & 13 2019: 3x20-1000
    • Jan. 26 2019: 3x20-600, Jan 27 2019: XTC
    • Fed. 23 2019: 3x20-600, Feb. 24 2019: XTC
    • Mar. 23 & 24 2019: 3x20-1000
    • Apr. 6 2019: 3x20-600, Apr. 7 2019: XTC
    • May 18 2019: 3x20-600, May 19 2019: XTC
    • June 8 & 9 2019: 3x20-1000


  • 07/03/2018 6:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club (GRPC) hosted its third NRA Women On Target pistol clinic on June 2nd. We had 15 ladies attend, all of whom had little or no firearms experience. Sue Carter was the Clinic Director, Ted Carter was the Range Safety Officer, and Larry Watkins served as the Chief Range Officer. The ladies spent the first half hour discussing firearms safety and range commands, then another half hour learning the fundamentals of a good shot. They were split into two groups and took turns on the firing line on Range 1 at 15 yards. Each group spent 30 minutes learning to group their shots. They then came back to the line and had 15 minutes to shoot and pop balloons.


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  • 06/08/2018 3:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summer is here and winding down for the summer. No IHMSA match, the last NRA at Chuluota for the summer and Smallbore at Central Florida silhouette matches this month. 


    This Sunday (6/10), the Chuluota Sportsman's Club will be hosting NRA Silhouette Competition. Yes, Father's Day, so get Dad out there! $5 per relay entry. Setup at about 8:00, match starts at 9. We shoot Hunter's Pistol, Small Bore rifle, and Cowboy rifle. Both iron sights and scopes are permitted, except Cowboy Rifle is irons only. NRA Hunter's Pistol starts at 9AM and we shoot 2 relays. Early arrivals to help set up are appreciated.  Smallbore and Cowboy rifle at Chuluota starts about 1130-1200.  

    There are several clubs hosting shooting sports during the Florida Sunshine Games from September through November.  We'll send out an email when the schedule is firmed up.

  • 05/16/2018 5:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oviedo, FL 

    Another season has come and gone for the spring youth program. The Chuluota Sportsmen's Club hosted another great series of sessions focused on introducing local youngsters to safe shooting sports. This was a six week program, with children ages from 10 to 16. The youngsters learned firearm safety and shooting with the club's 22 rifles. The instructors were quite impressed with the talent that the kids demonstrated during the six weeks. Some were had some limited experience, but for most it was their first exposure to shooting. A number of different targets used each week provided a variety of opportunities to learn and later compete. Balloons, regular paper targets, large playing cards were all used in shooting games.  For a finale. we had a mock silhouette competition.

    Several children have shown interest in competing with other youth programs throughout the area.

    In the fall we will begin another season, again starting with a safety program, this time with 20g shotguns. This time the program will be centered on shooting clay birds and ending with shooting trap.

    Pictures are provided to show the various children and targets. We had a great group. The instructors are outstanding. See Media Gallery on Home page for photos.

    Stephanie Wilson

    Chuluota Sportsmen's Club


  • 05/12/2018 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We'll have both IHMSA (at Geneva) and NRA (at Chuluota) silhouette matches this month. Lots of information, so here goes.

    We'll shoot IHMSA on Saturday (5/12). Big day as this will also be a club swap meet. The swap meet will start at 8:00 am and will run until around noon. Food and drinks will be provided by the boy scouts.  They do a good job and put out a great burger.  Any item, gun related or not, may be bought, sold or traded.

    We are shooting first relay at 0830 so that everyone can shoot and get out before my sweat level gets too high. This will be the last opportunity for SCGAA members to shoot IHMSA qualifying scores for the 2018 club championship, but you can still enter scores from smallbore, CMP high power and benchrest. Right now, 2 members have completed the 3 scores needed to qualify - so it is wide open - you can win the trophy. 

    We expect extra visitors (and hopefully participants) to the range, so please be considerate of those shooting for championship points. Remember our range safety rules, and do not bring firearms onto the line, cased or uncased, during cold range periods. Open chamber flags are required. Also, this will be the last match before summer break.

    NOAA calling for mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon, prepare to stay hydrated. Non-member entry fee for all SCGAA competition events is $15, call my cell 407-415-1707 for gate entry. Hope's number is 407-415-2112 as a backup.  Remember, cell coverage is not so good out there, so keep trying. Early arrivals to help set up are always appreciated.

    This Sunday (5/13), the Chuluota sportsman's club will be hosting NRA silhouette competition. Yes, Mother’s Day, so bring mom out too. $5 per relay entry. Setup at about 8:00, match starts at 9. We shoot hunter's pistol, small bore rifle, and cowboy rifle. Both iron sights and scopes are permitted, except cowboy rifle is irons only. NRA hunter's pistol starts at 9am and we shoot 2 relays. Early arrivals to help set up are appreciated.  Smallbore and cowboy rifle at Chuluota starts about 1130-1200. 

    Please remember that central Florida rifle and pistol club hosts smallbore rifle silhouette on the last Sunday, setup starting at noon.  Contact us for more information.

    Any questions, please email or call.

    Bill and Hope


  • 04/12/2018 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Weather getting warmer in April and the turnouts are getting better. 20 Hunter's Pistol Silhouette relays fired at Chuluota Sportsmen's Club on Sunday 4/8.


    Some good scores turned in both bigbore and smallbore competition. Joe L, visiting from Wisconsin, had the high overall score for the day with a 30. Greg S led all smallbore shooters with a 26.


    Lighter turnout for rifle competition, but Mary W's fine 28 was tops there. Special thanks to several club officers for standing in to help Match Director Rod B. Next match will be Sunday 5/13.


    Highlight scores- Bigbore Irons
    • Joe L 29
    Bigbore Scopes
      • Joe L 30
      • Tim D 15
    • Smallbore Irons
      • Tim D 20 Dean 13
    • Smallbore Scopes
      • Greg S 26
      • John H 23
      • Jerry S 19

    Saturday, 4/7, Seminole County Gun and Archery (SCGAA) held their monthly IHMSA shoot. 10 participants, but some good scores and light lunch provided by the club. Scores fired during the match can be submitted as qualifiers for the 2018 SCGAA club championship, which runs in April and May. The championship requires participating in at least 3 of the club's 4 regular monthly disciplines including IHMSA Silhouette, Smallbore Prone, Benchrest and CMP Highpower.

    Next match will be Saturday May 12. Special reminder for participants in Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club's Ladies Day on April 14, smallbore rifle silhouette targets will be setup to give our favorite game a try. Highlight scores-
    • Smallbore UAS
      • Bill H 40
      • Don T 37
    • Bigbore UAS
      • Bill H 38
    • Bigbore Production
      • Joe L 37
    • Cowboy Rifle
      • Don T 16
      • Hope H 13

    Bill and Hope Hyde Oviedo, FL
  • 04/06/2018 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club hosted the Metric Prone Regional Match on the first week of March, 2018.  Fifteen shooters participated in the event with two juniors travelling from Lakeland area, Emma James and Kyle.  Len Remaly, a veteran four-position shooter from Massachusetts provided the description of weather conditions below.


    Special appreciation to Al, Mick, Luke, and Sean for their efforts in running the match.  Congrats to EmmaJames and Kyle on their performance with some windy and cool conditions.   Len Remaly supplied a report on the conditions – as Matt was in the statistical office


    Both match days started cool in the low 50's to high 40's on Sunday, but warmed up to low 70's or so, after several days in the high 70's and low 80's.  Some Locals complained about the cool temperatures, but not Massachusetts resident Len Remaly, who was skiing on deep snow in Vermont just before driving south to shoot the match and visit family.


    As for wind during your match, the first day, the high wind I recorded was about 19.5 MPH, and 26 MPH on Sunday.  Both days, winds switched around pretty much all day with 50 yds. flags and wind at the firing point seldom in agreement and mirage hard to read and different from flags.  There were some good targets, but everyone had the honor of getting some surprise very wide shots that usually did not correlate with prediction.  Shawn Wells shot a fine(metric) 196 to start the (second) Any sight day off with Len Remaly 2 points behind in wind starting to break 15 mph.

    Shawn Wells took top honors and skillfully worked hard to win the gold medal.  Austin Fletcher worked just as hard and won individual matches in the close competition

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