Junior Program

Day/Time: 

2nd / 3rd Saturday (October – July); 9 AM – Noon

Contact:

Stanton Tang

Overview:

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.

  • Smallbore: A smallbore rifle must be chambered for .22 long rifle cartridges only. It must be single shot. Open, iron, and adjustable peep sights are permitted. Telescopic sights are not permitted.
  • Air Rifle: An air rifle must be chambered for .177 caliber only. It must be single shot. Open, iron, and adjustable peep sights are permitted. Telescopic sights are not permitted.
  • BB Gun: BB guns may be spring or pneumatic operated. Barrels may be smooth bore or rifled. Rifling may be equivalent to that found in the barrel of the Daisy 845, but not of greater precision. Multi-pump BB guns are not allowed. Open, iron, and adjustable peep sights are permitted. Telescopic sights are not permitted.

Enrollment:

All participants are required to enroll in Michigan 4-H.

Leagues:

Orion National Air Rifle League (Precision or Sporter Air Rifle) – The league consists of eight regular season matches (September 26 – November 20) and a postseason (November 28 – December 18).

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.

Matches:

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– 11/12/2022, 9:00 AM

US Army Junior Air Rifle Championship Sectional Qualifier – 12/17/2022, 9:00 AM (Precision), 10:30 AM (Sporter)

CMP 3 Position Air Rifle Championships (Precision or Sporter) – 01/14/2023, 8:00 AM

USA Shooting Junior Olympic Qualifier – 01/21-22/2023 (Pending Confirmation); 7534 W Old River Trail, Lansing, MI 48917

NRA Junior Sectionals

4-H State Shooting Sports Championships (Air Rifle, BB Gun, Smallbore) – August 2023 (Pending Confirmation); 23100 13 Mile Rd, Bellevue, MI 49021

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.

Collegiate Shooting:

Donations:

The junior club is always accepting cash donations or in-kind contributions to help support.

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