Lafayette Gun Club offers many juniors programs for students aged 5 to 18 from Air Rifles to Shotguns.

Junior Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Program

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This open-to-the-public program is perfect for juniors age 9 to 18, especially new shooters.  The program runs year-round meeting every Friday evening from 5:30 to 9:00 P.M., with one-hour firing relays at 6, 7, and 8.  All slots are reserved using the Friday Night: Rifle Marksmanship Program ( link using password "LGC".  

We are limited to a maximum of 2 new shooters per week as shown by the New Shooters sign up.  New shooters should arrive at 5:30 on their first night to complete the required release forms and will receive a safety and introductory breifing followed by first-shots instruction from an NRA certified instructor/coach.

The program is offered at a nominal fee thanks to annual grant support from the NRA Foundation, which raises funds through the Friends of the NRA activites.  

   Following the NRA 4-Position Qualification Program shooters earn incentive awards for their developing and improving marksmanship skills using .22LR caliber,  bolt action rifles. Progression is self-paced with requirements becoming more challenging as skill improves.  New participants begin by learning safe handling of firearms and the basics of marksmanship under close instructor supervision while firing from a bench.  Progressive shooting positions include prone (laying on the floor), sitting, kneeling, and standing.  The courses of fire in the qualification program are designed to take shooters from beginning skill levels (Pro-Marksman, Marksman) through intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert) up to a nationally recognized skill level—Distinguished Expert—the pinnacle.  As each level is achieved, medals and certificates are provided.

4-Position Rifle Quals
  Shooters do not need to bring any equipment as all equipment is provided (rifle, ammunition, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc...) and the first night is free.  The weekly cost thereafter is $3 for LGC members and $5 for non-members.  Participants are welcome to attend as often as they like with attendance ranging from competitive minded shooters attending every week, to more casual recreational shooters attending once a month or less frequently.  Interested participants demonstrating developing marksmanship skills are invited to join the Junior competition team.

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