CANCELED: Black Powder / Muzzleloader Day 2020

Don't miss out on this marvelous opportunity for knowledgeable instruction, loads of fun, and the unique smell of blackpowder smoke!

EVENT IS NOW CANCELED: Black Powder / Muzzleloader Day 2020

Muzzleloading enthusiasts will gather for the annual Black Powder Clinic and Shooting Match, Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Did you receive a blackpowder firearm as a present and don’t know what to do with it? Are you ready to test your skills against others in the afternoon shooting match and compete for prizes? Don’t miss out on this marvelous opportunity for knowledgeable instruction, loads of fun, and the unique smell of blackpowder smoke!

Participants will meet at the Rifle & Pistol Range at 9:00am. Inlines, percussion or flintlock shooters are all welcome. There will be instruction time for new shooters or those with new muzzleloaders while “veterans” and more experienced shooters will sight-in their guns.

Bring the muzzleloader that you want to shoot or let Mark Gochnour know in your email that you would like to try one out so he can arrange for a loaner. Learn directly from individuals having experience and knowledge. (Mark is a certified NRA/NMLRA Blackpowder Instructor.) If you have never fired a black powder gun or you have one you have never used before or are having issues with one you have forgotten about in the gun safe, come during the morn- ing but stay for the shoot!

Lunch will be served in the Chapter House around 12:00 noon with the shoot- ing competition beginning at 1:00pm.

Match participants will be provided opportunities to shoot at some unusual novelty targets again this year, including – The Flopping Plate. Targets will be shot at a variety of ranges from up close and out to 100 yards with prizes awarded to individual shooters. An overall Grand Prize could be a frozen turkey or ham. During the afternoon match, due to safety issues, only muzzleloader shooting participants will be allowed to use the Range. (After its conclusion, Range Officers and their guests may shoot.) Others may shoot in the morning but the range will be under the ERO working with the muzzleloaders but there may be limited shooting lanes due to blackpowder shooters.

Contact Mark Gochnour at for further details, questions, or to pre-register for the event. It is important to contact him; especially, if you are bringing a new gun because you may need extra equipment or gear that you were unaware of and its lack could sabotage your expe- rience.

Cost is only $20 for lunch and the shooting match. Any applicable R&P range fees are extra.

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