Specializing in the delivery of goods and services from 10 meters to 1000 yards

Camp Perry is going on right now!

Arizona Junior Team and numerous Adults are shooting good and winning medals!
AZ juniors Andy S & Tyler R WON the whistler boy team match!

see for these and other pics!
whistler winner
i don't know her name

Lou Roninger has left the range
Colonel Louis Roninger USA, 1915 - 2008

(Distinguished Rifleman 1960) of Phoenix was one of the central figures in Arizona shooting for decades.  Winner of the Palma Individual Trophy in 1963, Col. Roninger played an important role in the organization of the 1970 World Championships in Phoenix as well as keeping the Highpower shooting programs within ASRPA on track for many years.  When he passed away last week at age 93 years of age, Col. Roninger, was our oldest Distinguished Rifleman, and remained a shooter to the end, frequenting the Ben Avery range with his 1903 Springfield. (provided by German S.)
He will be missed. If you look him up, he was one of the true powers in NRA

HP back in the 50's-70's. He was heavily involved with NRA/DCM in those
days. One of the reasons we have what we do today is COL. Roninger.
 - - Derrick M.

The family will be announcing memorial services at a later date.

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 Conventional NRA Service Rifle & Highpower Rifle " National Match Course", CMP matches, "Palma Match" and NRA & ISSF/Olympic Smallbore rifle & NRA & ISSF/Olympic Pistol Shooting. But I will add information of other shooting disciplines as it becomes available.


if you email me,
use a real relative subject line, if it says "question" or "info please" I think it might be a spam email about v1agra or something

These coming Months' Schedules:
  • 3-Aug, "precision rifle" at PRGC (tactical rifles at various distances)
  • 8-Aug, the olympics begins, 15 shooting events.
  • 9-Aug, HP 50 shot summer league at PRGC
  • 10-Aug, 500yd Prone at PRGC
  • 10-Aug, sun, HP, C&R and Garand at Rio Salado 7am
  • 10-Aug AZ state Junior High Power
  • 16-Aug, 300m prone at PRGC
  • 16-Aug, sat,  50-shot HP at Rio Salado 7am
  • 23-Aug, sat, 500 yd prone at Rio Salado, 7am
  • 6-Sep, HP 50 shot summer league at PRGC
  • 7-Sep, 500yd Prone at PRGC
  • 13-Sep, 300m prone at PRGC
  • 14-Sept, sun, HP, C&R and Garand at Rio Salado 7am
  • 20-Sept, sat,  50-shot HP at Rio Salado 7am
  • 20-Sept, BPCR Silhouette, BASF
  • 27-Sept, sat, 500 yd prone at Rio Salado, 7am
  • 28-Sept, sun, [tentative] Beginner's HP & M1 clinic at Rio, might change to 26-Oct
  • 10-19-Oct, CMP Western Games & Creedmoor Cup BASF!
  • 11-Oct, HP 50 shot summer league at PRGC
  • 12-Oct, 500yd Prone at PRGC
  • 18-Oct, 300m prone at PRGC
  • 18-Oct, BPCR Silhouette, BASF
  • 26-Oct, tentative, clinic at Rio

Check Arizona Traffic before you drive to the match:

Rifle Shooting Matches in Arizona:

Ben Avery schedule available at
Ben Avery

If you want to be part of the organization that does the most to protect Ben Avery and civil rights of arizona's gun owner, join and stay in touch with ASRPA
AZCDL is another statewide organization, it is primarily civil rights oriented.

Recurring events (subject to change or cancellation):

Has a NEW volunteer director!
Richard Bassett

 Thursday evenings 6:30 till 9:30 at Ben Avery:


    • 9-Oct*, 16-Oct, 23-Oct, 30-Oct, 6-Nov, 13-Nov
    • (25-Sep tentative)
Latest update: 2-Aug-08


Match Shooting Disciplines:

Clubs & Organizations

Ranges &  Match Schedules

Phoenix area:

  • I try to keep club and match pictures here!


(I cannot guarantee anything except that I once found a web site at the link, no particular order)


Junior Programs (.22) :
    these are .22 programsfor absolute beginners
Additional Technical Info Highpower etc Articles by others Reference: the website.
Wickenburg High School Arizona Tax Credit form

other books:

Misc info on related matches & rifles. Links

Match Results


I would REALLY like to have match programs, Links, schedules, range directions, Photos etc, any additionalinformation you may have regarding our sport. I will include as much asI can on this site, with Olympic,  NMC and Palma taking priority. Please send me any stuff you may have! The more .html-ized it is, the sooner I can add it to the page!

I will add links to related pages. I probably will not accept paid commercial advertisements. I maintain this web-site as a public-service of my own devising. It might complicate things if I were obligated to others. My out of pocket expenses for this siteare less than I spend on tumbling media and resizing lube per year, andno-one could afford to pay me my hourly rate for the amount of effort Iput into this.Contact me.

Oh, by the way, some people have written to as tho they were writing to a huge corporation, "Dear Sirs, ..." and allthat..... Arizona Rifle shooting is ME, one guy, no business, no profit, no Java programmers, no office, no professional webmasters, no expenses other than the $30 or so a year hosting fee.... That's all. You can have a web site just like it too!

Hey! if you find this website useful, email me and let me know! I've had several people come up to me and say "oh, you're the guy with the web page"! I add new photos from time to time too!

Like the URL? a whole pile of domains available and they sell the "subdomains" for $30 set up and $30 a year or so. I bought the subdomain for this page. Other names are available, including ""should you be interested in setting up your own shooting page.

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"Se as armas queres ver, com tens dito,
Cumprido ese desejo te seria;
Como amigos as veras, porque eu me obrigo
Que nunca as queiras ver como inimigo"
              -  Camoes, Os Lusiadas c I, v66

"No te mostrare mi espalda sin razon.
No la guardare sin honor."
               -  engraved on a Spanish Sword in a museum.

Its not Liberty whose supposed to be blindfolded, that's the other chick, and neither of them should be bound and gagged.
    - quote on a friend's website

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference -- they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
         - attributed to George Washington

Molon Labe - come and get em!

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those who did not return."
 - Colin Powell (reported by Jeff Cooper)

In Calgary, near the Bow River, is a small plaza that must have been built as part of the '88 Winter Olympics. Set in metal letters right into the stone surface of the plaza is this sentence:
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle."
(attributed to Baron de Coubertain, founder of the modern olympics)

"We probably wouldn't be speaking the Navajo language - or even the English language - if it wasn't for the code-talkers."
       - some old Navajo code talker on a TV interview
If you can read this, thank a teacher...
If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier

    - bumper sticker

وَالسَّارِقُ وَالسَّارِقَةُ فَاقْطَعُواْ أَيْدِيَهُمَا جَزَاء بِمَا كَسَبَا نَكَالاً مِّنَ اللّهِ وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ   

"When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act." - Unknown

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
  --  Theodore Roosevelt

Three old rifle shooters are out walking.
First one says, "Windy, isn't it?"
Second one says, "No, its Thursday!"
Third one says, "So am I. Let's go get a beer."
- from fullbore list

"If a man stands just an hour with a weapon in his hands to fight Jihad, its better than being a preacher in Mecca for 100 years."
    -  -  unidentified Lebanese man who had gone to Iraq to join the insurgency and later returned, quoted in LA Times, 29-Dec-04

"Suppose the Second Amendment said, 'A well-educated electorate being
necessary for self-governance in a free state, the right of the people
to keep and read books shall not be infringed.' Is there anyone who
would suggest that means only registered voters have a right to read?"
-- Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Shooting is a lifetime sport
Le tir est un sport pour tout àge

           - from the Shooting Federation of Canada website

"It is Sunna that every Muslim has the right to bear arms."
  - quote from
(praise the lord and pass the ammunition)

No se caza para matar
Sino, al reves
Se mata para haber cazado
     - Jose Ortega y Gasset

aslihaat fi beit labnaniah

"'s not uncommon for households in the Middle East to have at least an AK-47 around the house..."

 - from a news report on Yahoo
(I'm likin' that place more all the time :)  image is tough to see, but there are 2 underfolder AK's on black cases at the back of the photo)

Le Pantalon Rouge c'est la France!
   - M. Etienne - ~1912

hommage de la nation
Hommage de la Nation
Pierre Francon mort pour la France
Le 21 Decembre 1914

"A country that makes a film like 'Star Wars' deserves to rule the world."
    — Philip Adams, former chairman of the Australian Film Commission

"[regarding]... female Marines ...there is one out here who is pulling more than her weight and is doing things no one else could do. She is an educated Syrian-born Lance Corporal, an absolutely delightful and fascinating person. Because of her particular abilities, she can go with units on a variety of missions and help calm a situation by speaking to the women and children, which is something no male Marine can do effectively. She has also done yeoman's work as a translator for the interrogators. All of that is even more impressive when you hear what career she walked away from to enlist in the Marine Corps: she was a practicing physician. I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it myself."
       - report of a correspondent of Jeff Cooper in Nov 04 -

"There is no past-time the equal of rifle shooting. Rifle shooting, pure and simply, will satisfy without the adjuncts of appplauding crowds, "pots" won or honours received, for the use of the rifle is in itself a sport unsurpassed."
     -    -    W. W. Greener, 1910

"The rifle is the queen of weapons and its effective use is one of the greatest satisfactions available to man."
    -   -    Jeff Cooper

"Big game hunting is an utterly different sport from target shooting - as different as baseball from cricket. And just as you use entirely different tools in those two games, so do you require different tools for the two different types of shooting - different weapons and different sights - whilst the methods employed are also quite different."
   -    -    John Taylor, 1948

Buying one gun a month is not just the law, its your duty
 - unknown

"They were very cliquish, elitist folks who weren't too welcoming to outsiders. Sort of like rednecks in green hats and lederhosen"
 - American describing German Jager (hunter) clubs, posted on an internet forum.

A 22LR is not a gun, they should be thought of as a condiment, in that they serve to increase the pleasure of life. Likewise they should never be counted in among the number of guns that you confess to having. They should be handed out as wedding and graduation presents to those poor souls who did not get one when they turned 10 or 12 (or even younger if you happen to find a very nice one for your 5 year old).
 - unknown

Ando gav bi juklesko, jal o pavori bi destesko
 - Romani saying

“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to prevail

  in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” 

  Edmund Burke, British statesman 1729-1797

"...I was entranced the first time I looked down a gun-sight with a finger on a trigger. It seemed to me the most private, the most intense moment of conversation with oneself, so to speak, with that split-second of right decision coming and going all the time, almost answering the movements of one's mind. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I feel that the religious excitement that is supposed to come to people who meditate on the flame of a single candle in an otherwise dark room was no greater than the pleasure I felt when I looked down a gun-sight and became very close to my own mind and consciousness. In a second the scale of things could alter and I could be lost in something like a private universe."

From Half a Life, 2001.  - by V.S. Naipaul

"French Soldiers, we do not accept your surrender, if you are Vichy, fight us, if you are Frenchmen join us!"
        - -  Line from the movie "The Big Red One"

"When you are abroad and can own several rifles without feeling 'suspect' as we feel at home, you will, sooner or later, begin acquiring rifles as some men do polo ponies and, the less lucky, golf clubs."
          - -  H. C. Maydon (for whom England was "home")

Habent Papam
 ...... wa la andna khalifa

"Omnes moritatem. Deus suos cognoscet."
    - Policy at the Siege of Beziers

更快,更高, 更强
Citius, Altius, Fortius


    (can't win'em all)

“只有不悲不喜的人,才能经得起大喜大 悲;也只有无所谓得失不等待回音的人,才能攀上人生的巅峰。

 陶璐娜Gold Medalist, AP40, Silver Medalist WSP,  2000 Olympics, Sydney