Garand Match

 

Registration will start at 8:00 am and the match will begin at 9:00 am. There will be a 15 minute sighting in period from 8:45 am until 9:00 am.  There will be no sighting periods during the match.

Fee: $10.00.

Where: Bellwood Sportsmenís Club. There are 20 shooting points per relay, with overhead cover. Match will be held rain or shine (or snow!). A range master will conduct the shooting and the handling of weapons at the firing line.  All rifles must be pointed forward of the firing line. SAFETY is the first concern, and FUN is the second. This is a fun match only!

 

Equipment: Any of the following rifles in safe operating condition. M1 Garand, M1 carbine, 1941 Johnson, Springfield 1903, A3, A4 and Model 1917 U.S. Enfields. All rifles must be in original as "issued" condition. Eye and ear protection strongly recommended.

Course of Fire: 50 shots at 100 yards at the SR1, SR21 and MR31 targets. All firing will be done from full magazines. There will be no sighter shots. The use of en bloc (Garand) clips and stripper clips (for bolt rifles) will be required, except for the M1 carbine. M1 carbine shooters may fire 24 rounds from a 30 round magazine, or from two 15 round magazines.

OFFHAND: 16 rounds in 15 minutes

KNEELING: 8 rounds in 1 minute

RAPID PRONE: 8 rounds in 1 minute

SLOW PRONE: 18 rounds in 20 minutes

 

Not permitted: The use of competition equipment of any kind is not permitted for this match. This includes but is not limited to: competition slings, sights, coats, stools, shooting boxes, gloves, spotting scopes, hats or timers. However, mats of any kind may be used for safety reasons.

 

Permitted: The use of binoculars and military issue web or 1907 leather slings. Any other equipment issued or used in WW1 and WW2. The use of helmets and uniforms are encouraged if you have them. This is a fun match and everyone is welcome to attend. You do not have to be a "competitive" shooter to participate in this match.

 

Contact: For questions or information please contact Gib Moyer @ 814-355-0547. For directions, look here.