Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

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Shotgun Range

Upcoming Events:

Shooting Ranges Open this week [9:00 AM-] (except as noted below)

5/27 Shotgun Range CLOSED [10:00 AM-2:00 PM]

6/3 Shotgun Range Open [10:00 AM-2:00 PM]


Be sure to display your membership card while at the range. You cannot shoot without a membership card.

No shot larger than 7½ on this range.

No handling weapons during a 'Cold Range'

A "Big 50" ATA certified trap event started Wednesday, March 28, at 4:30pm. See the flyer for more details. The cost of shooting a round of 25 at the trap range on Sundays has increased to $5 for members to keep up with the cost of running the range. Stafford Clay Shooters The club sponsored youth Trap Team, the “Stafford Clay Shooters”, has begun recruiting. Youth from 6th through the 12th grade are eligible to join the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) certified team. The team will practice at 2 pm each Sunday. On the third Sunday of each month the team will practice immediately following the monthly meeting. Questions concerning the team can be addressed to Coach Andy Peters at Virginia Hunters Education Association is holding a Sporting Clays FUNraiser at: Shady Grove Sporting Clays 11986 Lucky Hill Road Remington, VA 22734 Saturday, April 7, 2018 9 am – 2 pm – Rain or Shine Adult per person per round of 50 - $35.00 Adult team of 4 per round - $140.00 Youth only $25 per round Youth Team of 4 per round - $100 Register TODAY at On-line registration closes on March 31, 2018. No pre-payment required Walk-in registrations will be accepted the day of the event Benefits: The Virginia Hunter Education Association, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit association, dedicated to improving hunter education, promoting hunting safety, and preserving hunting for Virginia’s next generation. Scholastic Action Shooting Program: The chapter’s youth trap league is sponsored through the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. The foundation has two groups, the Scholastic Clay Target Program (under which our youth trap league operates) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). SASP is for school aged kids and is very similar to the Steel Challenge. Kids shoot at five steel targets (four "bang" plates and one stop plate). There are only four different stages and I think they are a little easier than the Steel Challenge. Kids 5th grade and younger compete with a rimfire rifle (iron sights or optics). 6th - 12th grade can do rimfire rifle, rimfire pistol or centerfire pistol (all iron sights only). For centerfire, any caliber can be used, but most use 9mm and there is a separate category for 1911/2011s. Shooters shoot from a 3’x3’ box and there is no movement during the stages. All stages start with the gun out and pointed at a cone that is 12 feet in front of the firing line. Rimfires get one "mulligan", if they have a jam. You shoot each stage five times and they throw out your worst time. Add your total time for your score. At this point, we are only trying to determine if there is enough interest from our members to form a team. A team must have a minimum of four shooters and a head coach. There is no maximum number of shooters. For more information on the SASP go to: If you think your child would be interested or if you think you would be interested in being an adult volunteer (Head Coach, Asst. Coach, Scorekeeper, etc.), please let me know. The team must practice at least six times before any competitions. When would be an appropriate time for practice (weeknight, weekend)? What time? How often practices (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)? Please feel free to share this with any other members that have children that might be interested. Guy Marangoni

Stafford Clay Shooters with NRA Grant check
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The shotgun range will open Sundays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, for members who want to shoot clay targets from electric throwers. RSO volunteers run the shotgun range during this time and members can bring up to four non-members.

Members only may use the shotgun range with their own targets and throwers any time (from 9am until sunset) when the trap range is not open.

Groups of four or more may request a special opening of the range by appointment on days other than Sunday. A range operator must be available to run the range. Email AJ Pappas (chair) to request a group appointment.

For more information, contact:
Rachel McBride, Shotgun Range Committee Chair , rachelmcbride[AT]yahoo[DOT]com , (Log in to see phone number)
Aslanis Pappas, Shotgun Range Committee Chair , AJ-IWLA[AT]outlook[DOT]com , (Log in to see phone number)

For more information on Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports, see IWLA Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports