2nd / 3rd Saturday (October – July); 9 AM – Noon
The mission of the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club Junior Program is to provide youth (ages 8 – 19) with the opportunity to participate in shooting sports, with an emphasis in three-position smallbore rifle, international air rifle, sporter air rifle, and BB Gun. Regardless of skill or ability, all members can have a safe and enjoyable time. The program focuses on marksmanship and team comradery. All equipment is provided, including guns, ammunition, and targets.
All participants are required to enroll in Michigan 4-H. Enrollment is free.
Orion National Air Rifle League (Precision or Sporter Air Rifle) – The league consists of eight regular season matches (September – November) and a postseason (November – December).
National Rifle League (Precision Air Rifle) – The league consists of 10 postal matches fired January – March.
Mid-State Rifle League (4×10, conventional target) – The league consists of 10 postal matches fired January – April.
Orion’s Three Position Smallbore Rifle Virtual Matches (3×20, metric target) – Occurs monthly.
Orion’s Standing Air Rifle Virtual Matches (60-shots, standing) – Occurs monthly.
Orion’s Three Position Air Rifle Virtual Matches (3×10, precision or sporter) – Occurs monthly.
Orion’s BB Gun Virtual Matches (4×10) – Occurs monthly.
Aces Postal (Air Rifle) – Occurs quarterly.
American Legion 3-Position Junior Air Rifle National Championship Qualifier– TBD (November 2023)
US Army Junior Air Rifle Championship Sectional Qualifier – December 16, 2023, 8:00 AM
CMP 3 Position Air Rifle Championships (Precision or Sporter) – TBD (January 2024)
USA Shooting Junior Olympic Qualifier – TBD (December 2023)
4-H State Shooting Sports Championships (Air Rifle, BB Gun, Smallbore) – August 19, 2023 @ Centerline of Calhoun County
The club participates in various other local, regional, and national matches hosted by the American Smallbore Shooting Association (ASSA), Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), Michigan 4-H, National Rifle Association (NRA), and USA Shooting (USAS) throughout the year.
The junior club is always accepting cash donations or in-kind contributions to help support.