Steel Challenge in Jackson Hole

Steel Challenge in Jackson Hole

Steel Challenge in Jackson Hole

Steel Challenge in Jackson HoleAs you might have noticed on our calendar, we now have a steel challenge on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month!  This is a fun match!!!

Guns and Gear

You may bring any IDPA, USPSA or Cowboy Action SASS gun.  You must have a safe and high quality holster.  Start position is with wrists above shoulders.

You may also use a .22 pistol or rifle with iron sights of optics of your choice.  With these guns your starting position is Low Ready

Steel Challenge Course of Fire

There are 8 different stages in this discipline and we will typically set up 3 stages for each evening.

Each stage is 5 shots and will be run 5 times, each time is called a “string.”  Because we are kindly folks, your lousiest string will be tossed away, and we will add the remaining 4 strings for your score.

When you come to the firing line, bring an empty gun and enough ammo / magazines for the 5 strings (25 shots).

Entry fee is only $5 per gun, and you are welcome to shoot different guns.  In other words, you can use a USPSA race gun, then a cowboy action revolver, then a 22 caliber carbine.  Doing this would make your entry fee $15 for the evening.

Safety.  We are very strict with safety and we use the IDPA/USPSA protocols.

  • When you get out of your car at the JHGC, you may not have a loaded gun.
  • Do not load your gun until a Match Director gives you the order.
  • Do not handle your gun until you are on the firing line and the range is hot and you are ordered by a Match Director.
  • If you have any safety questions, please ask the Match Director before making your move.
  • Always keep your guns pointed downrange with no humans forward of the muzzle.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

Steel Challenge in Jackson Hole

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation for a grant of over $7,000 to buy the steel targets for this match!  Also thanks to the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience for the loan of an ATV & Trailer that makes setup and take-down much easier!  Also a huge thanks to Mark Roundtree and Scott Grauer for their passion for this sport and their countless hours making this steel challenge series happen!

 

Jackson Hole Gun Club

Rangemaster Opportunity – Position Filled

Update, we found a super-duper new RangeMaster!  We invite you to stop in and welcome Jim during public hours on Sat & Sun!

New Rangemaster in Jackson Hole!

Dear Jackson Hole Gun Club Members,

As many of you know Dan Dugan has left the gun club to pursue other opportunities. We want to thank him for his years of service and wish him well in his future endeavors.

His departure leaves us shorthanded at the gun club until we can find a new, permanent Rangemaster.  Keifer Williams and Alan Brumsted have been doing a great job filling in as Rangemaster in July & August and we thank them for their service. Keifer’s last day was the 13th of August as he is moving out of town and Alan’s last day will be soon, since the start of school is right around the corner and he is a local school teacher. Mark Roundtree, as usual, has gone above and beyond in helping during this transition so please thank him when you see him!

The Jackson Hole Gun Club in conjunction with Jackson Hole Shooting Experience is providing a Range Safety Officer class on Saturday, the 26th of August 2017 from 8:30AM – 5:30PM. This class is normally $225.00 per person, but there will be no charge for anyone willing to help fill in as Rangemaster at the JHGC. Anyone filling in as Rangemaster will be compensated for their time. We will need help over the next few months and on special occasions in the future.

This class is capped at 12 students, so if you are interested, please follow the link for NRA RSO Training in Jackson Wyoming.

As stated above, we are looking for a permanent Rangemaster. If you or anyone you know are interested in the position please have them contact us for more details about this Rangemaster opportunity!

Best Regards,
The Jackson Hole Gun Club Board

Jackson Hole Activities

Rifle Target Shooting in Jackson Hole Summer 2017

The Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation (JHSSF) has teamed with the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience to improve and maintain targets beyond 100 yards in the Rifle Bay this summer.  This is great news for sportsmen that get their kicks from Target Shooting in Jackson Hole!

  • The JHSSF will pay for targets, miscellaneous chains, tools, bolts, wind flags etc.
  • JHSE will donate the management, purchase, installation & maintenance of targets.

A color-code has been implemented, which will help in identifying and describing target distances.  A constant problem we have identified is that range users try to describe a particular target or distance to their companion, but have great difficulty.  This is a simple solution!

  • 200 yards = Red
  • 300 yards = Orange
  • 400 yards = Blue
  • 500 yards = White
  • 600 yards = Red

Cans of spray paint will be left within 15 yards of each target, and members are encouraged to pitch in and touch up the paint when you are up hanging paper targets!  If we all jump in and help out, our targets will look better and be more fun for everyone!

What to do in Jackson hole targets

The JHGC Board extends its gratitude to the JH Shooting Sports Foundation and to the JH Shooting Experience!  “A huge thanks is also due Andy Ward for all the targets he built for the 22 bay, what an incredible gift to the users of our club” commented Jake Hanson, Jackson Hole Gun Club Board President.  “Andy not only donated dozens of hours and his equipment for welding targets, he also donated way more time working beside Mark Roundtree over the last years getting our shotgun bay up an going.”

Shepard Humphries of the JH Shooting Experiences encourages shooting range members to immediately notify him if a target is in need of repair.  info@shootinjh.com Attn: Shepard

Target Shooting in Jackson Hole

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Summer in Jackson Hole!

Summer in Jackson Hole has arrived! our awesome range is ready for you anytime, and we hope you will come and have fun practicing your skills!

Jackson Hole Gun Club USPSA

Mark Roundtree

Our first USPSA match was last Saturday the 15th of April, and a fun time was had by all, even if those times were not as tiny as some had hoped. The USPSA matches are a great example of the fun activity that shooting can be. We encourage you to check out these matches! Weather allowing, they are held every 3rd Saturday in the spring, summer & fall. Our board member Mark Roundtree organizes and officiates these events, and is welcoming of new safe interested folks!


Summer in Jackson Hole!

Cowboy Action Leader

Our Cowboy Action SASS matches are great fun and include revolvers, rifles and shotguns. Contestants and observers are encouraged to wear late-1800’s era clothing, and a fun time is had by all! Our board member Tom Jordan is heavily involved, and is happy to tell you more about these matches.


Our IDPA matches are the first and third Wednesday of each month, and are a great way to keep your personal protection skills sharp.  Our board member Mark Roundtree organizes and officiates these events, and is welcoming of new safe interested folks!   Spectators are welcome to attend for free, just bring a pair of glasses and some ear protection or use some of the eye & ear pro that is available for free thanks to the JHSSF.


Jackson Hole Shooting Range

Whatever discipline you prefer – or ALL of them; come on out and have fun this Summer in Jackson Hole with us at the shooting range, a beautiful range with a long history since the 1890s!

Fun Activity in Jackson Hole Falling Plates Shooting Match

The fun times are back!  Beginning this coming Saturday the 14th of January 2017 at 10am, the Jackson Hole Gun Club’s winter series of Falling plates matches begins!  This is an excellent way to hone your skills and have fun with friends old and new.

Falling plates is considered the perfect “beginner-level” match to attend.  In each string, only 6 rounds are fired, and only 48 total rounds are fired all morning.  There are some expert shooters, but most competitors are simply there to have fun.  the group is very welcoming of new shooters, and if you show up planning “to just watch this time” you will be persuaded to join in!  The group is very friendly!

The above video is from the “old days” when these matches were held in the rifle bay.  These days, with the new Pistol Bay (Thanks JHSSF!!!) we have our own area and don’t interrupt rifle shooters.  If the JHGC gate is not open when you arrive, you may walk up to the pistol bay and ask a falling plates competitor to let you in.  (Please do NOT push on the electric gate)

A big thanks to Peter Burch and Shepard Humphries for these videos!

The match director is Mark Roundtree, who also serves as a JH Gun Club board member.  If you have any questions, he can be reached at roundtree at silverstar.com .  To see a lot more videos of our awesome shooting range, click HERE.  To see our Gun Club calendar, click HERE!

 

Fun Activity in Jackson Hole Falling Plates Shooting Match

 

Jackson Hole Gun Club Est. 1896

Jackson Hole Gun Club Est. 1896

Back in 1896, there were rumors of an “Indian Uprising” so local white folks came out to this canyon and began shooting.  For many years, it was not “official” but was used by local individuals and government agencies since then.

Range user Shepard Humphries recalls visiting the range in 1989 and the small shack that had been used by law enforcement for gas training.  “When you walked in and kicked things up, you could smell the gases” Humphries said.  “Back then you would bring your own refrigerator or TV to shoot at, and then leave it when you were done.”

Things changed in about 1992 when a group of 28 shooting enthusiasts decided to make things more official by forming a charter with the Wyoming Game & Fish division of State government.  Since then, land leases have been made with the US Forest Service division of Federal government and the Teton County government.

The Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation and the Friends of the NRA Foundation have been instrumental in funding improvements to the range.  Private donations and the emergence of the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience have increased revenues and membership further.

JHSSF

Today we boast a shotgun area with 5 Stand & Trap bays, an archery bay, a special use / tactical bay, a covered pistol bay with 12 benches, a covered rifle bay with 12 benches and a covered .22-only bay.  We have a warming room with a gas heater for winter months and a Shooter’s Education Building classroom where NRA, Tactical, verbal deescalation, Hunter’s Education and many other classes are offered.

 

Valentine’s Day

Nothing says love like shooting with your sweetheart, whether that person is a man or woman.

For many years shooting has mostly been a “man” thing, but not anymore!  Our range is frequented by shooting enthusiasts of all genders, and we love it!  Many couples come to our Falling plates matches as a date, and head out for beer and wings with their competitors afterward.

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A big thank to Annie Oakley and the other women that serve as role models for all of us to “get out and shoot!”

Come out for a date with your darling or come alone, but whatever you do, get some trigger time at the best shooting range in Wyoming, the Jackson Hole Gun Club!

Be safe & have fun!!!

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Range Closures in December 2015

Portions of the range will be closed several times throughout December.

  • The Rifle Bay will be closed on December 2nd from 6pm to 9pm for IDPA.
  • The classroom will be in use on Saturday December 5th for a Wyoming Concealed Carry (CCW) class, all other portions will be open.
  • On December 7th & 8th, all portions of the range will be closed from 8am to 5pm for Law Enforcement.
  • On December 1oth & 11th, all portions of the range will be closed from 8am to 5pm for Law Enforcement.
  • On December 14th & 15th, all portions of the range will be closed from 5pm to 10pm for Law Enforcement.
  • The Rifle Bay will be closed on December 16th from 6pm to 9pm for IDPA.

 

New members classes are on Dec 5th and 19th beginning at 9am.

Turkey Shoot 2015

The November 27, 2015 Turkey Shoot is going to happen, click HERE to learn more!


The Jackson Hole Shooting Experience crew have again teamed with the Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation, our Gun Club and local sponsors to provide our Jackson Hole community with this the 4th annual 22 Turkey Shoot, again without injury to any real turkeys!

This event is again open to all ages, and if you don’t have a gun, hearing protection, eye protection or shooting experience – no problem!  We are passionate about sharing our love of shooting sports with folks, both experienced and novice!

Click HERE to learn more about Turkey Shoot 2015!

JHSSF Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation

JHSSF Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation

The Jackson Hole Shooting Sports Foundation was organized to promote shooting sports education, safety, participation and ethics.

We organize and promote programs and projects designed to foster shooting safety, increase the public’s understanding of recreational shooting sports, promote greater participation in these sports and the development of infrastructure at local shooting facilities.

 

 

Check our Shooting Range Calendar

Our Shooting Range Calendar is important.

Why?

Don’t you just hate packing up all your shooting gear and grabbing a pal, and then when you arrive at the range law enforcement has claimed the whole range or a private group has reserved a particular bay?  We have a system in place to help you avoid this frustration!  Our Calendar!  🙂

Please check it before heading to the range, and remember that YOU may also reserve space.  It is expensive for individual, family and corporate members, but we DO make that option available.  Contact Rangemaster Dan for more information.

Visit our Calendar Page HERE.

Shooting Range Calendar

Shooting Range Calendar is important!