I've never shot a match before, how do I get started?

Come out to a match. There are plenty of opportunities to watch an Indoor Match if South River Gun Club is too far.  If you have not seen the new shooter's briefing, you will receive that briefing at your first match and be assigned an experienced shooter who will help you through the match.

When does the match start?

Our Monthly Outdoor Match starts at 10:00 am. However, you have to come early to check in.  Check-in starts at 9:00 am and ends promptly at 9:45 am.  New shooter briefing is at 9:30 am.  Plan on the match lasting 4 to 5 hours.

Each Indoor Match has its own schedule and dates.  Check each page to find out the details.

How much does it cost?

    • Outdoor Match fees are $20 for monthly GAPDA members, $17 for annual members
    • Members who assist in setting up the match shoot for free. Set up is the day before
    • Indoor Match fees are usually $15.

Do I have to be a member of GADPA to shoot in the match?

We encourage you to Join GADPA in order to take advantage of the benefits we offer.  You can join right below this paragraph.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A GADPA WAIVER AND A SOUTH RIVER GUN CLUB WAIVER ON FILE, or you can complete one when you come to your first outdoor match.

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Do I have to be a member of South River Gun Club to shoot a match?

No, you do not.

How many rounds of ammo should I bring?

Bring 200 rounds for the Outdoor Match.  Bring 75 for an Indoor Match.

What else do I need to bring?

    • Concealment garment if needed
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Water or soft drink (no alcohol)
    • Dress for weather conditions
    • Sunscreen and/or insect repellent

I'm a minor and want to come out to my first match.  If my father or mother accompanies me, would I be able to enter the match?

Yes, minors 12 and up can shoot our matches as long as a parent or legal guardian remain with them at all times.

What else do I need to know?

    • South River Gun Club's and all indoor ranges' rules must always be observed
    • Anyone suspected of alcohol or drug intoxication will be asked to leave
    • Minors must be under the control of a parent or legal guardian at all times
    • ABOVE ALL, BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN.

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