Specializing in the sport of precision marksmanship from 10 meters to 1000 yards.

Palma 2021
Scene from the Arizona State Palma Rifle Championships at Ben Avery

Palma 2021

Malachi G presenting the winner's medal to Oliver M, match winner of the 2021 Palma Championships at Ben Avery. While Chief Range officer Sherri G looks on.

The Arizona Teams (The Phoenix Rod & Gun Club Team and The Arizona Scorpions) at Camp Perry 2021
Write up        Pictures
 Adult Arizona Team
Arizona's adult team, the Phoenix Rod & Gun Club Rifle Team at Camp Perry

AZ Jr team 2021
The Junior rifle team, the "Arizona Scorpions"

We are actively recruiting new Junior shooters for the Scorpions team, must be large enough to hold up an AR-15 and under 21. Team will provide coaching and equipment.

We are actively recruiting new adult shooters to this sport. Active shooters will coach new shooters and loaner equipment is available!

Contact if interested!

Welcome to This web-site will provide match descriptions, tutorials, and other information including match schedules and announcements on competitive rifle shooting in and near Arizona. The primary emphasis of this site is Convention NRA/CMP Service Rifle, Vintage Rifle, Mid-Range, Long-Range and "Palma" Rifle as well as NRA & ISSF/Olympic Pistol and smallbore rifle. Occasionally other shooting disciplines, such as F-class & Tactical  Rifle and Hunting Rifle.

Typical Club Shoot/Match Schedules:

All events are open to everyone. Some require advance entry on Practiscore or other method. Arrive 1 hour early for set up! Always bring 10 extra round for sighters. Always show up at the listed "pits" time or an hour early.AZ


WOW! there is a LOT of shooting going on this winter/spring!

NRA/CMP High Power or Service Rifle (200-300-600yd, standing, sitting, prone, slow & rapid fire, bring 100rds):

NRA style Smallbore Rifle at Ben Avery  (.22 prone 50-100yds) see DSS smallbore    

            March 5 & 6 Roadrunner NRA Conventional Regional Smallbore Championship
            March 12 & 13 Diamondback NRA Metric Regional Smallbore Championship
            March 16 20 Western Wildcat Smallbore Match
            March 26 & 27 Arizona State Smallbore Championship

 NRA Prone/F-class (500, 600, 800, 900 and/or 1000yd prone, bring 100rds)  

Both clubs monthly, plus Desert Sharpshooters schedules some prone/F-class shoot at 600yds, 1000yds or combo 800-900-1000 yds almost every weekend & some weekday events at Ben Avery DSS

There will be a bunch of
Sporting Clays Tournaments
  at Ben Avery CTC, Tucson, Picacho and Rio Salado.

CMP "games" style rifle match, 200yds, prone & standing for mil and mil-surp rifles, bring 70+ rds   

  • The LAST SUNDAY of most months at:  PRGC

PRS/NRL style rifle shooting (various positions and distances, time pressure, CF or .22 bring 100rds)

  • NRL22 FIRST SUNDAY of most months at: PRGC
  • PRS SECOND SATURDAY of most months at:  Cowtown AZLRPS
  • PRS called "4-peaks" has been dropped from the schedule at:  RSSC
  • NRL22 The FOURTH SUNDAY  of most months at: RSSC  

NRA/Olympic style pistol (25 to 50 yds/meters slowfire or rapid/timed fire, .22, .32, .38, .45, bring 100rds each)

  • Some match or practice almost every weekend, thursday morning & wednesday eve at PRGC 
  • plus monday evening at   RSSC    

for exact dates,
see below!

ALWAYS goto the club website and confirm before driving!:
Recurring weekly evening shoots:
  • Wednesdays about 6PM, Bullseye Pistol outdoor in nice weather, indoor 50' in hot summer and cold winter months,  PRGC
  • Mondays about 5PM Bullseye Pistol.22 at RSSC
  • Tuesdays before 5:30PM, IDPA Pistol PRGC 
  • Tuesdays 3PM open, Steel Pistol RSSC
  • Thursdays 10am (earlier in summer) Bullseye pistol at PRGC 
  • Wednesdays 6PM, 10m Air Pistol RSSC
  • Thursday evening Junior Smallbore Rifle at RSSC  
  • Tuesdays  & Thursdays 6:30PM Junior Smallbore Rifle BASF contact:

Check Arizona Traffic before you drive to the match:

Weather at Ben Avery Range:

NRA style Rifle Shooting Championship Matches in Arizona:

Arizona's two main 2nd amendment oriented civil rights advocacy organizations: ASRPA and AZCDL.
AZ shooting notes

Arizona State Junior High Power Rifle Team
Washington's Birthday Match
  The 2022 Washington's Birthday Match will be held at Ben Avery

Trying a new way to show the upcoming calendar

Sat Sun BASF sat PRS NRL PRGC sat Pistol Sat Rio Sat TRC sat Both BASF sun PRS NRL PRGC sun Pistol Sun Rio Sun TRC Sun
1/8/2022 1/9/2022 BASF AZ High Power Championship AZLRPS Cowtown   Bullseye Pistol PRGC     BASF AZ High Power Championship BASF AZ High Power Championship 4 Peaks tactical RSSC        
1/15/2022 1/16/2022 BASF 1000yd       RSSC 80 shot highpower                
1/22/2022 1/23/2022 BASF 80-sh high power
      RSSC 500yd prone     BASF 600pr NRL RSSC PRGC CMP-style rifle Bullseye Pistol PRGC    
1/29/2022 1/30/2022 BASF 600pr     Bullseye Pistol PRGC       BASF 1000yd          
2/5/2022 2/6/2022 BASF Palma     Bullseye Pistol PRGC       BASF 1000yd     Bullseye Pistol PRGC    
2/12/2022 2/13/2022 SWN Long Range
AZLRPS Cowtown   Bullseye Pistol PRGC     SWN Long Range SWN Long Range 4 Peaks tactical RSSC        
2/19/2022 2/20/2022 WBM clinic & practice
    PRGC Desert Midwinter Pistol champs RSSC 80 shot highpower   WBM & DMW WBM 50-shot 4-man team high power rifle match
    PRGC Desert Midwinter Pistol champs    
2/26/2022 2/27/2022         RSSC 500yd prone       NRL RSSC        

Latest update: 10-Jan-22

Descriptions of many common shooting events. More coming.
NRA/CMP Service & High Power Rifle
Rattle Battle/NTIT CMP M1/C&R Mid/Long Range & Palma and F-class
NRA Smallbore & Olympic
NRA Bulleye & Olympic Pistol
Tactical Precision aka NRL or PRS

Below are 2019 pictures
          Perry 2019

Camp Perry 2019

July PRGC High Power Match 2021
High Power Rifle shoot at PRGC July 2021

e-targets at PRGCe-targets at PRGC
PRGC High Power Division is the first club in AZ to go 100% electronic targets.  We have 2 or 3 shoots every month.

Scenes from other shooting disciplines

              rifle shoot 2018
Annual Safari Rifle shoot at PRGC
winner gets a pith helmet (and has to wear it every subsequent shoot!)

Tentative Next shoot: TBA, Spring 2022.

animals at PRGC
its a zoo out there!

Hunting Rifle Shoot at PRGC
Next shoot: TBA

John Martin
John Martin, with a 1903A3, at Rio Salado in a 2002 photo
John Martin passed away in late July 2016.

Arizona Pistol Shooter Jay Shi came in 14th place in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
Here he is at PRGC practicing his 50 meter "Free Pistol" event.

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