Bowling Pin Shoot at Fairfax Rod & Gun Club

Join this fun shoot. Come any time on June 8, 2014 between 8:50 am and 12:00 pm to sign up and shoot your .22 or center fire pistol at real bowling pins an metal plates. Or, if you are not sure what this is all about, stop by and watch as the shooters take the line to try and knock down the bowling pins and steel targets. After watching and getting a feel for the game, sign up and give it a try. You'll also have a lot of fun talking with the other participants. We do talk about our guns and other topics too. It is a very friendly atmosphere. Anyone new to the game, ask questions and ask for instructions, we'll be glad to help.

The shoot is on Sunday June 8th. Sign up begins about 8:50 am and runs through about 12:00 pm. Shooting begins at 9:00 am. This fun shoot is open to non-members and members. Bring your .22 pistol and/or center fire pistol (semi-automatic or six shooter), and a minimum of 20 rounds of ammo. More ammo, if you want to shoot several times. Once at the club, turn right and follow the dirt road, cross the lakes causway, continue past several ranges, go down a steep hill to the range we will be shooting on. This is really a fun shoot. I've been shooting in it for the past three years. More details are at the web site: Scroll down to see their navigation bar. Hover over 'Pistol', from the drop list scroll down to 'Bowling Pin Matches'. When at that page scroll down to read the rules. Directions to the club are on the web site too.

Basically, you sign up for one run ($5). A run is 10 shots at 6 bowling pins set on a table at 7 yards. The pins must fall off the table. Then you shoot 10 shots at 6 metal plates that are the shape of a bowling pin, set out at 15 yards. Scores are a combination of the time to shoot the two sets of bowling pins, plus a 3 second penalty for each pin or plate left standing. After you shoot one run, you may want to sign up for another run. Each run is $5.00. Just remember to bring enough ammo to shoot a maximum of 20 rounds per run. Prizes this year for Center Fire and Rim Fire are: 1st place- two free entries at a bowling pin match. 2nd and 3rd place - one free entry at a bowling pin match.

It is a lot of fun. Martha

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  • Lisa G.

    Lots of fun. Great way to practice on multiple targets, something you just don't get at an indoor range.

    June 9

  • Patricia C.

    Beautiful, and fun!

    June 8

  • Toni

    What a wonderful meetup. Excellent and fun way to improve shooting skills. Highly recommend. The personnel at Fairfax Rod and Gun very nice and helpful.

    2 · June 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was fun!!!! Great meeting all of you!

    3 · June 8

  • Laquetta

    Wimping out on Sunday. I've got the virus that won't die. RATS! These bowling pin shoots are the highlight of my month.

    1 · June 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm glad I signed up to come on Sunday. Looking forward to shooting my Ruger SR22.

    June 5

  • Lisa G.

    OMG....I've been waiting for one of these! I'm SO EXCITED!

    2 · June 4

  • Patricia C.

    I hope to have my gun by then! Any suggestions on how much ammo to bring?

    1 · June 3

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