NOTICE: Winchester Shoots, beginning in March, will be held on the 1st Friday, & the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays to provide more opportunity to participate in Winchester for those who are unable to shoot on Tuesdays.
IMPROVE YOUR MARKSMANSHIP
A SELF-PACED PROGRAM TO ACHIEVE LEVELS OF MARKSMANSHIP
The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Pistol Qualification program is offered by the Villages Straight Shooters club for the benefit of its members . The program is being managed by Floyd Dunstan, Club Manager - Shooting Programs. Floyd may be contacted at 804-832-8266 or emailed at email@example.com if you have any questions or wish to join the program.
Beginning March, Winchester Shoots are held at 8 a.m. & 9 a.m. on the 1st Friday and the, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays each month. Shoots sell out early, so sign up Now.
Register for Winchester Shoots: CLICK HERE
Do not forget eye and ear protection. Attire: billed cap, high neck shirt, no open toed shoes
For questions email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Qualification Program
Whether you have just purchased your first pistol, or are a seasoned shooter, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program has something for everyone. The NRA Basic Pistol and Defensive Pistol Qualification Courses provide the perfect self-paced shooting activity to help develop your skills and reward your achievements.
In summary, participants will be able to earn Discipline Patches, rockers, pins, and certificates of achievement for completing established set courses of fire for each rating within a specific discipline. You will be able to work your way up from Pro-Marksman to Marksman, Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert, and even to Distinguished Expert. Upon completing a Discipline Skill Rating you will be presented with the certificate of achievement at a Membership Meeting and your name will be posted on the VSSC website. So come on, accept the challenge see how far you can progress and how much you can improve your shooting skills.
The target utilized in the program is the AP-2 (15 ft). The target will be provided by the club for club participants. There is an AP-2 target is available as a PDF file, but when printed, it does not match the NRA standard AP-2 target dimensions. While the rings are somewhat smaller and the tombstone is considerably smaller (i.e., the 5 point area) it may be used for practice.
Rules of Participation
Participants will be required to pay $20.00 to enroll in the program. This will pay for targets, the Pistol Discipline patch, the pins, rockers, and certificates of achievement for the first three skill levels, Pro-Marksman through Marksman 1st Class. The Certificates, pins, and rockers for the Sharpshooter and Expert skill levels will cost the participant $6.00 each. The Distinguished Expert Certificate, pin and rocker will cost the participant $20.00 These payments must be made prior to the awarding of the Certificates.
Participants' are responsible for paying for ammunition and range fees.
Refer to the Winchester/NRA booklet, posted on the VSSC website, for rating requirements. The Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert and Distinguished Expert courses of fire shall be fired in the presence of, and witnessed by, a VSSC NRA Instructor.
Upon successfully completing the Rating Requirements for a specific Skill Level, the participant shall be awarded the appropriate Skill level rocker, pin, and certificate of achievement. The participant shall also have his/her name posted on the VSSC web site.
Shooting on Your Own
Participating in the VSSC sponsored Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is voluntary. You may desire to enter the Winchester/NRA Program on your own, purchase your own patches, rocker, pins, and certificates and shoot on your own. If you do so the only witness requirements are at the Distinguished Expert level. However only those who participate in the VSSC sponsored program will receive VSSC recognition.
View or Download the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet: HERE.