The Swiss Rifle Club of Arizona

Not just a Club of Swiss shooting Rifles in Arizona,
A Club of Arizonans shooting Swiss Rifles

K-31 Schmidt Rubin, 7,5 x 55 mm

Come shoot the monthly "Obsolete Bolt Rifle" Matches at Rio Salado or the 300m matches at PRGC
or the CMP Western Games at Ben Avery in October

Youtube video of shooting the K-31 in the vintage bolt rifle match at Rio Salado.

Justin Z workin' the bolt on his K-31 at match at Rio Salado.

That brown stuff is Arizona DIRT!

2011 Swiss Shoot! Sunday 19-Jun 7AM at PRGC!

All events are open to all safe participants regardless of ethnic, national or linguistic origion.

Most events are held concurrently with other events that are not limited to Swiss rifles.

Where to find them (not fully updated since may 03):

This “club” has no members, officers, dues, range, regular meetings, possessions, facilities, liabilities, assets, insurance or legal standing.

Matches hosted by Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club, High Power Rifle Division, Mesa AZ, Phoenix Rod & Gun, Phoenix PRGC or some other club. Publicity provided by
Here's how they do it in Carmel

All Swiss rifle shooting is done at a range of 300 meters, prone.   For most of the shooting you may use a knapsack (or anything else you like) to rest your rifle on. Juniors and Seniors may fire all matches rested.  Most shooters, by far, use Swiss K31 rifles to shoot the matches, and many have invested in match sights.  This is allowed under the rules, provided they are iron sights that require no gunsmithing to install.  On the other hand, one time a shooter bought a K31 at Big Five, brought it straight to a match and cleaned everyone's clock.  Go figure.  Anyway, if you don't shoot a K31 or some other Swiss service rifle, you may be required to shoot a higher score to qualify for a medal.

There are three targets used in Swiss shooting: the A10 round target, the A5 round target (actually just the A10 scored differently), and the B4 camouflaged silhouette target.  The A10 target has a 10-ring that probably rightfully should be measured in Angstroms, and the B4 target is nearly impossible to see in bad weather.  All are challenging at 300 meters, and will really test your skill.

There are three basic formats for Swiss Matches:
Obligatorisch - (required of all Swiss citizens; no medal awarded; may shoot rested)
            sighters as required
            5 rounds for record, A5 target, slow fire (1 round per minute)
            5 sighters, B4 target, slow fire
            5 rounds for record, B4 target, slow fire
            2 rounds for record, B4 target, 30 seconds
            3 rounds for record, B4 target, 30 seconds
            5 rounds for record, B4 target, 60 seconds

Einselwettschiessen - (unrested, very challenging)
            sighters as required
            10 rounds for record, A10 target, slow fire

Feldschiessen - (NO sighters, rested)
            6 rounds for record, B4 target, slow fire
            3 rounds for record, B4 target, 60 seconds
            3 rounds for record, B4 target, 60 seconds
            6 rounds for record, B4 target, 60 seconds

 K31 at a match
K31 at a summer match at PRGC

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