Upcoming Matches

Highpower Rifle: Saturday, 5 February. Gate open ~ 7:15. Registration closes 7:30 a.m. Match starts by 8 a.m.

Mid-Range prone: Sunday, 6 February. Gate open ~ 7:15. Registration closes 7:30 a.m. Match starts by 8 a.m.

Match programs detailing course of fire, etc., are found in the “2022 Competitions” post on the homepage.

2022 Competitions

The highpower competitions (across-the course (XTC) and Mid-Range (MR) prone) schedule overview is here (this shows you all the matches at the range). The monthly XTC program is here. The monthly MR prone program is here (corrected 1/18/22). Note: CMP and NRA rules for MR sighters are now the same: unlimited first string, 2 on subsequent strings.

“Big” matches and their programs are as follows:

5-6 March: Four States, Two-Man Team match program/entry. Registration is open! Match is filling up – space for 1 team remains (as of 1/25, 5 p.m.).

1-3 April: Highpower Extravaganza with Rifle and Pistol EICs program/entry.

20-22 May: TSRA Highpower Championship. Program/entry to be posted soon (updated 1/25/22).

28-30 October: TSRA Service Rifle Championship. Program/entry to be posted when available (updated 1/25/22).

The smallbore prone matches will resume on Saturday, February 26, with a start time of 8:30 a.m. (set-up & registration at 8). The program is here.


Panola County Gun Club is proudly affiliated with the following organizations who support and defend our Constitutional Rights to own firearms, promote firearm safety, and marksmanship training.

The National Rifle Association. Become a member here (discounted rates) and/or donate here. Check your classification here.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program. Obtain a competition tracker number (CT#) here to check your classification and/or donate here.

The Texas State Rifle Association; become a member here and/or donate here.

Why Competition? and An introduction

Whether you are a plinker, a hunter, or just interested in proficiency, come compete with us!

Competition is a great way to improve your marksmanship skills and reinforce safe, responsible firearm handling. Parents read this article about why a teen-aged female loves to compete. Hunters read this article for an example of how competition improved the skills of these hunters.

PCGC hosts monthly highpower (also called across-the-course, XTC) and mid-range (MR) prone matches along with smallbore rifle (.22 LR) prone matches (50 and 100 yards) and bullseye (aka precision) pistol matches (25 and 50 yards). 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. Be sure to check out the schedule of matches for currently planned events and check the homepage for new announcements.

The across the course (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. This article provides an overview of XTC competitions. The following articles describe these types of rifles: Service Rifle, Match Rifle

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

Learn about what it means to be in the pits (where the targets are pulled and scored) by reading this article.

Looking to improve your skills? Read this article for general tips; this article for quick tips; this article for offhand (standing) shooting; this article from the 2012 F/TR Champion; and finally, the three part series on “Climbing the Highpower Ladder from Marksman to Master and More”. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

If you are shooting an iron sight on your service rifle, read this article. If you need info on how to transform your iron sight service rifle to a flat-top upper for a scope, read this article.

Some interesting facts about F-Class shooting are found here.