Rivanna Rifle 
            & Pistol Club, Inc.

Club Activities


Bullseye Pistol (High Nooners)

Precision Pistol Program

Cowboy Action -Rivanna Rangers

High Power Rifle

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

Rimfire Steel Plate Shooting

Shotgun (Skeet, Trap, Wobble, & 5 Stand Sporting Clays)

Tactical Shooters Group (TSG)

Womens Programs- Well Armed Woman

Youth Shooting

Members may Contact Activity Chairmen for additional information  HERE


There is a lot of activity going on at the club regarding archery. The ladies group has become very active in archery and have become particularly fond of Clout Archery. A clout is just a flag stuck in the ground and from distances of up to 140 yards, you try and shoot your arrows as close to the clout (flag) as possible. The closer to the clout, the more points you score.

Target Archery Matches

The new archery target range is located next to the clubhouse (on the opposite side of the clubhouse from the skeet range!). The new range location is open and inviting. There are marked targets at 20, 30, and 40 yards. Please come by and check it out.

These are not sanctioned matches so we can really do what we want.  If you want to bring playing card paper targets and tape them to the bags and have a poker match at 10 yds, we can do that too.

Re-member, NO BROADHEADS are allowed on ANY archery ranges or on ANY targets.

From time to time, target matches are scheduled based on NFAA (National Field Archery Assoc.) guide-lines. Usually these matches are shot at 20 yards on a 40cm target face. It s a great way to test your mental toughness.

For more information contact archery@rrpc.org or 
Peter Netland 
(434) 249-5588 or 
Michael Lilly at 
or Jim Wilmoth at wheelgun5@comcast.net.

Archery Lessons at Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club (RRPC)  (2022 Brochure PDF)

Time: 4th Sunday of each month; 12:30 to 1:30 PM -  See Calendar for dates.

Place: target range behind clubhouse or indoor range depending on weather. 

(Address for RRPC on GPS: 1570 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville) 

We have 2 USA Archery/NFAA certified instructors who give archery lessons for beginners from youth (usually 10 years old) to adult and open to non-members. Lessons are conducted as a group activity on the 4th Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. 

After a 5-lesson series, a USA Archery recognition is given. The cost is $5 per group lesson. You do not have to commit to the entire series. Please check to calendar for schedule. Ladies group lessons are posted by the ladies group separately. All equipment is provided by the club.

If you are interested, please email the archery chair at archery@rrpc.org or contact Director Archery Peter Netland at pnetland@gmail.com (434-249-5588). Director Archery Instruction: Michael Lilly locked31@gmail.com (804-922-2091), or Instructor and Women's Archery Coordinator Judy Brochu-Blake at jbmtjoly@gmail.com

3D Archery Layout

3D archery is a sport that simulates hunting. You shoot at foam animals from varying distances. There are scoring rings on the targets which coincide with hits on the vital organs of the animal. Located on the hill to the right of the road leading to the lower ranges, there are 15 shooting lanes set up. Yardage plates are located in the ground. The 3D range is like the plinking range for archery. Shoot for fun or to hone your skills. 

Please remember to use FIELD TIPS ONLY and do not shoot if the temps get below 45 degrees. This could cause undue damage to the targets

High Nooners - Bullseye

High Nooners is an informal match every Wednesday for the .22 caliber portion of the 
Bulls-Eye Pistol competition. We use  25 yard turning targets on the outdoor range with standard range commands. All skill levels welcome.
Come observe a course of fire. Match leader will provide a brief tutorial for beginners.

  • Small fee for range supplies
  • Held every Wednesday, year round
  • Match begins at noon in cool weather , in hot weather we start at 10:30  (see calendar)
  • Concludes by 2:00 p.m or by 12:00 when we start early.
  • Nice weather shooting is on lower Pistol range, colder or wet weather on Indoor range.

Contact HighNooners@rrpc.org for more information

Precision Pistol Program

Accuracy is the key to success in competitive shooting, and to the enjoyment of any of the shooting sports, as well as successful self-defense. This session is designed to help members who wish to improve their pistol marksmanship skills. 

In particular this is designed for the interest of beginners, but shooters at any skill level are welcome and will benefit. Family members who are not members may also participate as long as the RRPC member is present. 

Format will be fundamentals of bullseye pistol, which develops skills that are readily adaptable to other disciplines including the speed sports of IDPA, IPSC, and Steel Challenge. Pistol or revolver up to .45 caliber that is permitted by RRPC Safety Rules will be allowed on the indoor range.

Coached Precision Pistol Practice  -  1st and 3rd Wednesday nights (See Calendar)

"After Hours" Precision Pistol Competition  -  2nd and 4th Wednesday nights  (See Calendar

All skill levels welcome Small fee $1.00 for targets.   Both start at 7:00 pm at the Clubhouse indoor range 

Contact: Mike Davis  jmdavis45@gmail.com  (804) 307-3428

Cowboy Action Shooting  (CAS)

CAS is a shooting sport celebrating many things Old West. If you like cowboy movies (Tombstone or  3:10 to Yuma), cowboy t.v. (Gunsmoke or Yellowstone) or cowboy video games (Red Dead Redemption); this is the shooting sport for you. As shooters evolve in this game, they select an alias, dress in period style clothes, and shoot  reproduction period correct firearms.  We shoot single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles and SxS, pump or lever action shotguns.  Shooting is timed with penalties for misses and procedural errors.  This is your chance to step back in time, and participate in the Old West frontier experience.

The RRPC sponsors the Rivanna Ranger Co, which is affiliated with the Single Action Shooting Society [see www.SASSnet.com for more info].  The motto there is “Come for the shooting, stay for the people”. We shoot 6 stages (scenarios) per match. Stages are read, explained and monitored by Match Directors/Range Officers for safety.  Our matches are held 2nd Sat of the month, Mar thru Dec. We strive to be a “Newbie Friendly” club. For more information, see our website cowboyaction.blogspot.com, or contact Captain R Hugh Kidnme {captrhk@gmail.com} or Big Gus {bayernman@aol.com} for additional details.

High Power Rifle

High power Rifle match is held every first Saturday of the month. Any centerfire rifle capable of reloading for the rapid fire strings is acceptable. Both scopes and iron sights can be used.

The match consists of a total of 50 rounds including standing (offhand), sitting   and prone (rapid and slow fire). The first relay begins at 9:00 and the second relay starts at 11:00.

Rules are as posted in the NRA High Power Rifle Rule Book. Entries must be made the day of the match at the range.  Entry fee is $15.

Complete details are found at High Power Rifle.

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Rimfire Steel  - Steel Plate Shooting

The Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club "Rimfire Steel Plate Matches" are designed to be easy, fun, safe and affordable for shooters of all ages and experience levels.  

Day of the match: 4th Saturday of every Month from March through November, and not hosting matches in December, January, or February due to unpredictable weather conditions.

Time: Set up starts at 9am, and shooting starts at 10am.

Location: back half of the bullseye pistol range.

Stages : There will be 4 Stages per match, 2 pistol and 2 rifle.

Contact: Committee Chair email to rimfiresteel@rrpc.org

Matches include both 22LR Rifle & Handgun stages, and the competition is open to all safe and responsible individuals who can legally own or handle a firearm in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

A typical shooting stage is set up with 5 to 6 steel plates at distances of 20 feet to 30 yards. You will shoot one shot on each plate and the time will stop when the last plate is hit. This string of fire will be shot 5 times by each competitor, with the slowest time thrown out.

  • $10 for ages 13 and up
  • $5 for ages 12 and under
  • $20 maximum per family

All repeating firearm styles are allowed (except full auto).

If all you have is a semi-auto .22lr pistol or a lever action rifle, bring what you have and have a good time. The club will also have both rifles & pistols available for participants to use if desired.

These matches are designed to be fun for the whole family, so kids, bring your parents along! This a great event for beginner shooters, and will be a challenge for the experienced competitor too.

So – if you have a .22LR rifle or handgun in your safe or in the closet collecting dust, now you have another reason to clean it and bring it to the range.

For any further questions, contact RimfireSteel@RRPC.org


Sunday Afternoons

  • For members and non-members.
  • 1:30 pm – 5 pm  most every Sunday except for major 
  • Skeet, Trap & Wobble fields (only!) are Open to the public *(see specifics below).
    All other ranges remain CLOSED to non-members.
  • Skeet, Trap & Wobble, except for 2nd Sunday of Month,
    when 5 Stand replaces Trap.
  • Sign up for squads on a first come, first served basis.
    Members take precedence over non-members.
  • Cost per round: $3 for members, $4 non-members.
  • You must bring your own shotgun, along with 
    ear/eye protection; club does not provide loaners. 
    Shot shells may be purchased-required shot size #7 1/2, 8 or 9 only.
  • Familiarity with the various clays games, your shotgun, 
    and range safety is required. (See the Calendar for 3rd Saturday orientation class).
  • Those not familiar with shooting on a squad for the official games of skeet, trap, etc. are required to attend an orientation class held 3rd Saturday each month. You must pre-register - see club calendar, click on the date/activity for registration specifics.
  • No instruction or coaching provided on Sunday. 
    Beginner-members should inquire about practice sessions 
    See the Calendar
  • Observers are welcome, subject to range safety and wearing of eye & ear protection. Every effort will be made to be a welcoming host for our members, and our guests clay target interests.
  • Severe inclement weather cancels event.

Trap Shooting

The sport of Trap Shooting that includes sixteen yard (Singles), Handicap (19 to 27 yards), and Doubles are taught throughout the year on the following days: Trap shooting every Wednesday from 4PM to 9PM (day light savings time), except during the weeks of the General Membership meeting the second Thursday, and the Board of Directors meeting the third Thursday; Trap is shot on those days from 3PM to 6PM prior to the meetings.. During Eastern Standard Time we cease shooting at Sunset.

Mike Kreynus, NRA/ATA Certified Trap Coach and Trap clinic student of the late Frank Little and advanced student of Kay Ohye, teaches the fundamentals of Trap Shooting, Trap etiquette, and ATA Trap Rules.

Not like Sunday afternoons where basic shotgun knowledge is required, Trap practice sessions give the novice or beginner, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of shotgun handling and the sport of Trap Shooting.

Each day of Trap shooting starts with the fundamentals and any person, Club member or non-member, are welcome to attend and learn one of the oldest of our National sports. Recreational and novices Trap shooters are welcome, but most of the squads are devoted to properly learn to shoot the sport of Trap and instruction is ongoing.

RRPC offers a Trap Shooting Program for organizing ATA Registered Trap Shooting. Our organized Trap shooting members are known as the Rivanna Trap Shooters. Mike Kreynus is the Trap Program Director. Craig DePiazzy assists with the program and coaches the UVA Shotgun Team.

RRPC members and guests are offered ATA Registered events and practice shooting on other dates. ATA events of 300 Birds Shoots and BIG50s are announced by published and posted Programs. Sundays, excluding the 2nd Sunday of each month, Trap practice is open to the public from 1:30PM-5:00PM. For any Trap inquiries, you are invited to contact Mike Kreynus at mkreynus@verizon.net, or 804 263-1008.

Tactical Shooters Group (TSG)

The TSG is made up of enthusiasts of "tactical" rifles [AR-15, AK-47- FAL, etc.] in a forum suited to their deployment and use.  Our practice sessions tend to be more dynamic than more traditional disciplines and more formal than casual plinking, while maintaining safety and having fun.  Our members share a wide range of skill level and experience, from former and current military / law enforcement to regular civilians.  If you have an AR, AK or any "tactical" type rifle and want to have some fun, hone your skills, or are just curious, please join us.

Currently, we do not have official events lined up, but they are in the works for the upcoming year.  We are planning to have a carbine class as well as a carbine match this year; contact info is below so you can get put on the internal TSG email list.

We try to have an informal practice session on Sunday afternoons, depending on the time of year, range use and the weather.  Sessions usually occur on the AP&T range.

There are a few minimum requirements that should get you through 98% of what we do.  At a minimum you should have [in addition to the requisite safety gear]:

  • Safe and serviceable primary weapon system [semi-auto carbine/rifle] in at least an “intermediate” rifle caliber or higher [i.e., 5.56x45mm/.223, 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm, 7.62x51mm/.308, etc.]
  • Sling for your primary weapon system [tactical-type single point or two point sling, mounted properly]
  • Proper holster for secondary weapon [preferably one that allows for one-handed re-holstering]
  • Spare magazines for primary and secondary weapons [2 for carbine and 2 for pistol is okay; 3/3 is better, 5+/5+ is even better]
  • Range bag or case to transport weapons, ammo + gear
  • Weapon lube
  • 1 target stand, cardboard backer, Sharpie marker

The following would be helpful to have, but not required:

  • Spare magazine carriers [for both primary + secondary weapons]
  • Shooting-specific gloves
  • Knee/elbow pads
  • Field repair kit of some sort for your primary weapon system

If you are interested or have specific questions, please contact: Ron, TSG Interim Chair at tsg@rrpc.org.

Women's Programs

The Charlottesville Chapter of the Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters:

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides a safe and comfortable environment for women to gather, learn, train and discuss issues important to women gun owners.  Our mission is to Educate, Equip and Empower women in the shooting sports and self protection.

Leader Instructors, Kim Smalley and Judy Levine are certified as Instructors by the NRA and DRAW Academy and have passed the Instructional Development Standards of the Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters.  Along with co-Leader Jean Packard they provide a variety of topics and discussions relative to the female shooter.  The Charlottesville Chapter often invites members of RRPC who have special skills and expertise to provide additional support to our members.

The Charlottesville Chapter is open to RRPC members who are female and 18 years and older.  Interested women may attend one meeting without joining the national organization; participation in live fire for non members is prohibited.  Chapter meetings occur on the fourth Sunday each month 1:30-3:30 PM with the first hour dedicated to a topic and the second hour shooting.

For more information e-mail: TWAWRRPC@gmail.com

Youth Shooting



The Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club (RRPC) Youth Shooting Program is financially supported by the membership of the RRPC, grants from the National Rifle Association Friends of NRA Foundation State Grant Program and donations from a number of supporters of youth shooting of their time, equipment, supplies and monies. Currently, the program charges no fees to the participants and is open to any youth in the community between the ages of 10 and 18.


The primary program involves shooting .22 caliber rifles at paper targets on the RRPC’s indoor range.  Air rifles, air pistols, .22 pistols, BB rifles, centerfire rifles (“high power”) and shotguns may also be fired, depending on the interests of the youth and their parents, as well as the availability of firearms.  The RRPC supplies the equipment necessary for youth to participate, but individuals are welcome and encouraged to bring their own equipment if it is suited to the types of programs that we conduct.  Safe gun handling and marksmanship skills are emphasized.  Participants can earn NRA qualification awards (certificates, patches, pins, medals) as they continue to participate and improve.  There may be opportunities to participate in competitive events on the local, state and national level.  Age for participation is 10 to 18.  Currently, the cost of paper targets, .22 ammunition and pellets, safety glasses and hearing protection are borne by the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club.  Types of shooting other than .22 rimfire and pellet gun require the participants to pay the costs related to the shooting (i.e. ammunition, clay targets, etc.).

A parent, guardian or an adult who is responsible for the youth participant must stay at the club during the practice time and such adults are encouraged to participate in the program with the youths (or just wait in the club room, if they choose).

Practice times currently are the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month from 4-6pm (check calendar for months with five Sundays, where there will be 3 weeks between practices).


For more information, and/or to verify that practice will be held, contact either:

            Email: youthshooting@rrpc.org, or

            Phone: Paul Benneche 434-260-4559 (cell)

Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club

Website:   www.rrpc.org
Phone:     434-977-5482 (only answered when people are at the club near the phone).
Location:  1570 Old Lynchburg Road (other names: 5th St. Extended or State Route 631), about 5 miles south of Charlottesville, right hand side of the road. The road to the club is the 2nd Charlottesville exit off of I-64 when coming from the west or the 3rd exit when coming from the east.

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