JUNIOR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP TEAMS
Shelby County Shooting Sports competitive rifle teams offer youths ages 9-18 an opportunity to learn develop their marksmanship skills.
Rifle teams are part of the Alabama 4H Natural Resources program. We have teams which actively train and compete in BB gun, Sporter Air Rifle, Precision Air Rifle, Smallbore (.22's) and Hi-power. Air gun teams such as BB and air rifle practice and compete year round. Practice is generally available on Monday and Thursday evenings at Range Richardson air gun range. Smallbore and occasionally Hi-power programs are during the warmer months of the year with practices based on the competition shedule. Since all rifle shooting is essentially the same, a team member may participate in as many of our rifle teams as time allows.
We always require a prospective team member to have completed a formal gun safety program such as the NRA / 4H (click here to find an NRA course near you) programs we offer or an equivalent. We offer such courses twice a year, spring and fall. At other times, as demand requires, an orientation course is offered permitting new members to get started in prone position.
We provide everything the student needs to participate in a beginning NRA / 4H course. Equipment is also available so that new shooters may participate in the sport with a minimal investment in equipment. As students see where their interest lies they will want to aquire their own equipment when they can.