Junior Rifle

Custer Sportsmen’s Club Junior Rifle Program

The Custer Sportsmen’s Club Junior Rifle Program provides a safe and controlled environment for both recreational and marksmanship training.

This junior rifle program is divided into three disciplines: Youth Recreational Rifle Shooting Program, Junior Small Bore Rifle Marksmanship Program, and Junior High Power Rifle Competition Program. All three shooting disciplines conform to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) requirements. All of these disciplines require parental involvement.

Youth Recreational Rifle Shooting Program

One of our club’s most popular events is the weekly Youth Recreational Rifle Shooting Program. Any boy or girl from the age five or older are welcome to join the fun. We will provide rifles, ammunition, targets, and instruction. All indoor shooting will be in the prone position. Rifles used will be bolt action .22 caliber and fired single shot. If a participant has their own .22 rifle and desires to use it, please ask permission beforehand. Youth recreational shooting starts every Monday evening at 7 PM, and it is advised to come 15 minutes early. Parents may be asked to assist their younger marksmen on the firing line.

Junior Small Bore Rifle Marksmanship Program

The Junior Small Bore Rifle Marksmanship Program is a self-paced shooting discipline that teaches rifle marksmanship fundamentals. These fundamentals include shooting from the prone, sitting, kneeling, and offhand positions while using only iron sights. This training conforms to the Winchester/NRA Small Bore Rifle Qualification Program, and the juniors are awarded medals as their shooting skills advance. Our goal is to see every young shooter in this program receive the nationally recognized “NRA Distinguished Expert Medal”. To date, we have had numerous juniors awarded the Distinguished Expert Medal, and some of them are now competing in both state and national high power competition matches. The recommended age for this program is twelve and up.

Junior High Power Rifle Competition Program

Once a junior shooter proves proficient in small bore marksmanship, they can move forward to the Junior High Power Rifle Competition Program.

The high power competitions are broken down to either the Service Rifle or the Long Range Palma Rifle. Beginning instruction in high power competition is with a service rifle, and this instruction will be provided at the Custer Range. After a junior shooter shows promise with the service rifle, they can be referred to the Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association (WSRPA) for advanced training and shooting competitions. These high power competitions can be state, national, or in a few cases, international matches.

Two of the most recent junior honorees from the Custer Sportsmen’s Club are:

Brianna Rachinski

2011 Australian Team Match Gold Medal*                                               2011 World Team Match Gold Medal*                                                         2011 National Jr. Long Range Winner                                                              * Age 25 and under

Natasha Pitre

2013 National Long Range Winner

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Youth Recreational Shooting Program

Location: Custer Sportsmen’s Club Indoor Range

Time:

7:00 pm

Dates:

1st and 3rd Monday nights until further notice

Discipline head:  Co-chaired by

Jeff Rachinski 

(360) 393-8978

ettski@comcast.net 

and

Bob Anderson

(360) 380-4800

plumbob46@excite.com

 

Junior Small Bore Rifle Marksmanship Program

Location: Custer Sportsmen’s Club Indoor Range

Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm

Discipline Head:

Jeff Rachinski

(360) 393-8978

ettski@comcast.net 

Junior High Power Rifle Competition Program

Location: Custer Sportsmen’s Club

Discipline Head:

 Bob Anderson

(360) 380-4800

plumbob46@excite.com

 

Jeff Rachinski

(360) 393-8978

ettski@comcast.net 

Bob Anderson

(360) 380-4800

plumbob46@excite.com

 

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