Renewals are DUE – newsletter, annual meeting, and new rules

PCGC Members,
Hopefully by now y’all have received your newsletter in the mail.  If not – and you’ve checked your mail – please contact the Secretary using the contact form located here.

The Club’s annual meeting was held on Saturday, 4th of July and elections were held; results contained in meeting minutes here.

Dues are renewed in July for $100 for the year.  You can pay at any of the matches on 1 or 2 August or you can mail your check to the address located in the application located on the membership page here. Keep both your membership cards until the combination is changed (by the first weekend of August).

( Revised note 6/28/20) New safety rules and rules clarifying the use of calibers on specific ranges have been approved by the Board of Directors   They can be found under the membership section of the Club’s website here.  Please read and comply.  If you have any questions, please contact any of the officers using the contact form located here.

Thank you for your support of Panola County Gun Club! 

CMP Home Range Appreciation Series: 3-6 September

PCGC’s Highpower Extravaganza has been expanded and revised in order to participate in the CMP Home Range Appreciation Series. The revised program is here (updated 4 June). There will be highpower across the course matches; rifle and pistol Excellence in Competition (EIC) aka LEG matches (2 different days); and Garand/Springfield/Military rifle matches (2 different days). Come out and join in one or all of the events. Entries and payment must be received by 31 August.

So what is the Home Range Appreciation Series? Well, to fill the void of the unfortunate withdrawal of the 2020 National Matches from the annual schedule, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) have prepared a solution that will allow competitors to compete with one another during the summer months, from the comfort of their local ranges. The top scoring individuals across the U.S. will be invited to shoot against each other at the CMP’s Range in Talladega, AL, in November. For more details on the Series, see here.

2020 Schedule of Matches

PCGC is excited to announce its schedule of matches for 2020. We will be holding a Mid-Range Regional in which, as an NRA registered match, scores will be eligible for national records. Additionally, several classics such as a 1,000 point aggregate (across the course) as well Garand, Springfield, and Vintage rifle matches and pistol (along with rifle) Excellence-In-Competition (EIC aka LEG) matches.

Check out the website calendar Upcoming Events and change “view as” to list or month, depending upon your preference. Programs are available as follows: Monthly Highpower Matches (updated 5/5/20); Monthly Mid-Range Prone Matches (updated 5/5/20); Mid-Range Prone Regional photos and results here; Highpower Extravaganza (rescheduled to 3-6 September; program expanded & revised 6/4/20)

Also scheduled and programs to be posted when available, are:

  • 3rd Annual Four-States, Two-Man Team Championship 13-14 June (new date) – program here
  • Texas Service Rifle Championship 24-26 October (rescheduled date);
  • Texas Highpower Rifle Championship 23-25 October (in conjunction with the SR Champ)

Intersted in competing? Come out to a match, introduce yourself and we will set up a time/date to give you a detailed orientation.

Intro to Competition

Competition is a great way to hone and improve your marksmanship skills. PCGC hosts monthly highpower (also called across-the-course, XTC) and mid-range (MR) prone matches. We would like you to join us or at least come out, watch a (portion of) a match, and come back and shoot with us. If there is enough interest, a “basics of competition” clinic can also be arranged.

The XTC matches are fired with either service rifles or match rifles. The course of fire is as follows: slow-fire standing at 200 yards, rapid-fire sitting at 200-yards, rapid-fire prone at 300 yards, and slow-fire prone at 600 yards. The following articles describe these types of rifles: Service Rifle Match Rifle

MR Prone matches are fired with service rifles, match rifles, tactical rifle, and F-class rifles. The latter two rifle types are described here: Tactical Rifle F-Class Rifle. The course of fire is slow-fire prone at 300, 500, and/or 600 yards.

PCGC also occasionally hosts smallbore rifle (.22) prone matches (50 yards) and bullseye (aka precision) pistol matches (25 and 50 yards). Be sure to check out the schedule of matches for currently planned events and check the homepage for new announcements.