Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club

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Our Affiliations

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Founded in the 1920s and chartered by the NRA in 1945, Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club
has grown from humble beginnings to a premier shooting location in Escambia County, Florida.

Celebrating Over 75 Years of Marksmanship Excellence

special 75th Anniversary Logo with rifle, pistol and shotgun represented

In 2020, Pensacola Rifle & Pistol Club celebrated a milestone recognizing 75 years as chartered by the NRA in the 1940s. Although we can trace our history back to the 1920s-30s and four different range locations, we have not forgotten our past and aim to create not just a location to shoot, but a destination for sport and recreational shooting.

Our Club has always been totally dedicated to the preservation of constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms. We are a 100% NRA Club and membership is required for membership in our club.

Our facility is a private shooting range available for the use of our membership and their guests. However, we hold several sport shooting events every month. Membership is not required to participate in any of our club's shooting sports.

Want To Try Something Different?

Take a look at our Shooting Sports pages to see if any of our organized shoots look like something you would like to try. The directors of our shooting programs can answer any questions to help you get started. New shooters are welcome and membership is not required to shoot in any of our matches

We try to keep match fees very reasonable with no additional non-members fees. Keep watching the website calendar for dates and times of our events.

Shotgun Trap Shooting

Second Saturday at 10 a.m.
Third Sunday at 2 p.m.
Fourth Saturday at 10 a.m.

A round of trap is 25 birds, cost per round is only $5.

Our Trap Director, Michael Bamford wants to invite everyone to join him for some good fun shooting trap. Nothing beats the thrill of shooting a flying target. Club membership is not required to attend, the range gate will remain open during the event.

trap shooting with shell ejection

Our new trap machine brings an entire new experience with more consistent target throwing and updated voice launch command system.

If you have never shot Trap before, that's ok since Michael can teach the basics and then coach to improve your shooting. Many times if a new shooter comes early, he will launch a few birds on the manual thrower to teach technique. There are no excuses not to at least try out this fun sport with reactive targets.

trap shooting

If you are unfamiliar with shotgun trap, check out the sports page of our club website. Trap is a great way to learn to shoot moving targets, for the hunter and just for fun. Just make sure to bring an extra box or two of shells since one round just won't be enough!

Michael hopes to see you the next time he fires up the launching machine.

NRA League High Power Rifle - 2024 Schedule

2024 Schedule
February 3
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
September 7
October 5
November 2

2024 Rifle Match Program PDF File

NRA High Power Rifle matches are fired on the first Saturday of most months. Club membership is not required to participate.

For those who have participated in an Appleseed Event, this is the next logical step to continue using and enhance the skills learned.

prone position competition rifle shooting standing position competition rifle shooting

The match at our club is fired on the 200 yard rifle range. The 300 yard and 600 yard stages are fired on targets reduced for 200 yards. The "reduced distance" match is a great starting ground for new shooters to learn and is used for honing the skills of experienced shooters. New shooters are encouraged to ask questions and coaching is encouraged in our format.

The match takes about two hours to complete. It is an 800 point aggregate score encompassing 20 rounds for each of four disciplines including: standing, rapid fire sitting, rapid fire prone (simulated 300 yards) and slow fire prone (simulated 600 yards).

competition targets set up for the match

NRA League 2700 Precision Pistol Matches - 2024 Schedule

2024 Schedule
February 10
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 12
November 9

2024 Pistol Match Program PDF File

The 2700 pistol matches are fired on the second Saturday of most months with the NRA league beginning at 9:30 a.m. Our pistol range has 45 turning targets at 25 yards with stationary targets at 50 yards. Club membership is not required to participate.

2700 is the total of three independent 900 point (90 round) matches: .22 rimfire, center fire pistol and .45 caliber. Three pistols can be used, but if you only have a .22 and a .45 caliber pistol, such as a 1911, the .45 caliber can be used twice so equipment does not have to be a limiter.

Girl shooting precision pistol competition Man shooting precision pistol competition

IHMSA Silhouette - Now Featuring Electronic Scoring

Second Saturdays, 9 a.m. and the fourth Thursday each month at Noon on the Silhouette Range.

Shooting paper targets is one thing, reactive targets are something else completely. On the second Saturday as well as on the third Thursday of the month, our club hosts a silhouette match fired with pistols or cowboy rifles.

the silhouette range set up for a match

Rimfire Benchrest

Held on Friday mornings. All matches fired on the .22 rimfire range (weather permitting)

Starts at 10 a.m. during standard time and 9 a.m. during daylight saving time.

Several years ago our Club had an air rifle group with regular competitions and a dozen regular members. When age and attrition gradually reduced the number of participants, they decided to convert to a more modern format using .22 Long Rifle as the standard. Many people own a rifle that could compete and we welcome Club members to join us. Our group decided to setup for ARA (American Rimfire Association) and use their targets.

the silhouette range set up for a match

The Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club (hereinafter "Club") is a 501(c.) (7) tax exempt club, organized primarily for pleasure, recreation, commingling and other nonprofitable purposes of its members. Substantially all of its activities are for such purposes and no part of the net earnings of the Club inure to the benefit of any private shareholder. As such, the utilization of club facilities to conduct personal business by any member, including, but not limited to, classes for license/permit preparation or training, is strictly prohibited as a level 1 violation of Club rules. Any such activity will, upon discovery, subject the member to Club disciplinary procedures. However, no portion of this rule shall be construed to restrict occasional (non-dealer) private sales activities between member and other members or guests, including demonstrations/test of salable items by members.